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liv0809
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When an item is modified, rename a sharepoint folder

I'm quite new to PA so please bear with me! Grateful for any help I might be able to receive.

 

I would like to create a flow that renames a folder when an item in a Sharepoint list is modified. I have been experimenting with some options but have hit a wall in terms of how to specify which particular folder to update. There is only one folder per item in the list.

 

I already have a flow that creates a folder when a list item is created and names it according to item field values First Name and Last Name. I've configured it to name the folder like this: LASTNAME Firstname

 

Once we generate a client ID number we add the value to the Sharepoint list in its own column, but this client ID number also needs to be added to the folder name so that it looks like this: LASTNAME Firstname (Client ID)

 

I basically need something like this:

  • When an item is modified
    • Condition (Client ID field contains a value)
      • If yes, locate the folder that needs to be renamed (this is where I'm getting stuck)
      • Rename the folder so it is like this: LASTNAME Firstname (Client ID) (I can do this part okay)

This is a very similar query to the one posted here, but there isn't a solution yet and it has been a few months.

 

Is this kind of thing possible?

 

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Andrew_J
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@liv0809 

 

I understand what you want to do have a look at the following:

 

https://www.expiscornovus.com/2022/11/15/rename-a-folder/

 

I am not sure how you would incorperate it into your Flow but I think with FIRST, LAST and ID you should be able to pull some of the data from your list into the above.  There are a lot of other useful stuff in @Expiscornovus site:

 

https://www.expiscornovus.com/

 

Hope that helps.

 

Regards,

 

Andrew

 

 

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Andrew_J
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@liv0809 

 

I understand what you want to do have a look at the following:

 

https://www.expiscornovus.com/2022/11/15/rename-a-folder/

 

I am not sure how you would incorperate it into your Flow but I think with FIRST, LAST and ID you should be able to pull some of the data from your list into the above.  There are a lot of other useful stuff in @Expiscornovus site:

 

https://www.expiscornovus.com/

 

Hope that helps.

 

Regards,

 

Andrew

 

 

liv0809
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Hey Andrew

 

This definitely pointed me in the right direction, thank you! Took me a while to figure out how to pull all of that data together and then set up a trigger condition, but it's now working really well 🙂 

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