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Using flow to copy from one column to another in a Sharepoint site pages library

I want to show the Modified date on my intranet pages by adding a Page Properties web part that will pick up and display this date. However the Modified column is not eligible to display in the PP web part.


So to achieve this I need to:


(1) create a column - call it Column X - in my Site Pages library that will copy the date shown in the Modified column for each item, and then

(2) Edit the Page Properties web part to display the current value of Column X


QUESTION: How to set up a Flow that will allow the values in the Modified column to be automatically copied to Column X?


I'm not that familiar with Flow, so hope someone can talk me thru how to set this up.

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@DavidBrooks you dont need a flow for this. Just create a new calculated column in your sharepoint list and set the formula to [Modified]

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Hi Krootz


That's what I thought but for some reason the Page Properties web part cannot display columns with a calculated value 😖

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@DavidBrooks oh I didn't know that lol. To use flow to update the same item when it's modified watch this first to avoid an infinite loop:


then on your update item action item in flow, just set the new column to modified date (screenshot shows issued_date being set to modified date). The ID is first action when it was triggered.


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Thanks, I will try that

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