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Update file property when a file is moved to another folder in same Library

I have a library where i have 4 folders: 


For this library I'm developing a SharePoint framework listview extension commandset so that I have extra buttons in the commandbar ribbon.


When i click on one of the buttons al selected items in a folder move to another folder in the same library (folder 3 => 4)

Now I want to make a simple flow that updates a choice field property of each file that is moved to the perticular folder. 

The problem that I have is that I can't seem to find a trigger that detects if a file is moved. I tried the when a file is created in a folder and the when a file is created trigger but these both won't do the trick.

Does someone now how i can detect if a file is moved to a specific folder in flow? 

Many thanks!

Jason Robesyn

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Hi @JRobesyn,


I have made a test on my side and as you said, the moved file wouldn't trigger a flow with trigger "When a file is created" or "When a file is created or modified".

So I afraid that your requirement couldn't be achieved if you move the file from one folder to another.

As an alternative way, you could take a try to create a new file to the new folder, update the file properties and then delete the original file.


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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