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Update modified by in sharepoint without adding a version to file



Im trying to updated the modified by field in a sharepoint list using a send an Http request.

This works fine but the last part is where i dont want this to add a new version to the file.


My flow publishes a major version and then i set the modified by user. This results in me getting a version history where it says published major version 2.0 (By System account) and a published major version 2.1 (By user)


Im using this solution:


But the  bNewDocumentUpdate:true dont seem to work.

Anyone know if bNewDocumentUpdate:true stoped working? Or maybe have another solution.


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Super User
Super User

Hi @JimmyWork, I can't answer the question but in the uri field your ID should have apostrophes ('ID') round it.

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@RobElliott Thanks 🙂 it works without also 😉

But i need to come around updating the item without updating the version history, im just updateing the modified by field.


This is how the version history looks like. And i dont want the extra .1

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Resident Rockstar
Resident Rockstar

not sure if it works if you modify the editor or author properites, can you try just updating something else instead to see if it reacts the same way?

Power Participant
Power Participant

@Gristy It should work according to the web link.

They are updating time and date and editor.

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