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AuroraS
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When creating multip items from one SharePoint list to another it duplicates them

I´m having a problem with flow. 

I´ve two lists

When a choice column is marked as YES the flow runs to create the item on another list but when changing for example 5 list items as YES. The other list gets 5 new items of each list item. It´s duplicating them the number of items that are modified.

 

I´ve tried two different ways and even recreated the flow but still have the same issue.

Example listsExampleLists.png

 

 

this is my first attempted flow:1stAttemptFlow.png

 

2nd attempt flow:2ndAttemptFlow.png

 

Your advice is greatly appreciated!

Thank you 🙂

 

 

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Super User
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Re: When creating multip items from one SharePoint list to another it duplicates them

@AuroraS:

 

I understand you to say that when an item is created or modified in list 1 and has a choice column set to YES that you want to duplicate the entry in list 2.  One entry in list 1 with YES in the choice column gets 1 item in list 2 created.

 

If I am correct about your requirements, a Flow similar to the following screen shot should work for you.

 

CopyItem.jpg 
Please let me know if this works for you.

 

If this does solve your issue, please mark your post as Solved.

 

Scott

 

Scott

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Super User
Super User

Re: When creating multip items from one SharePoint list to another it duplicates them

@AuroraS:

 

I understand you to say that when an item is created or modified in list 1 and has a choice column set to YES that you want to duplicate the entry in list 2.  One entry in list 1 with YES in the choice column gets 1 item in list 2 created.

 

If I am correct about your requirements, a Flow similar to the following screen shot should work for you.

 

CopyItem.jpg 
Please let me know if this works for you.

 

If this does solve your issue, please mark your post as Solved.

 

Scott

 

Scott

If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Scott

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AuroraS
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Re: When creating multip items from one SharePoint list to another it duplicates them

This is the flow I´ve put in place but the problem is that if for example I change 4 list items using "Bulk edit properties" or "Quick Edit" the flow seems to run the 4 times on each list item creating 4 new lis items on list 2 for each which will result on 16 created items. 😞 How can I prevent it from creating multiple ones when changing them?

AuroraS
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Re: When creating multip items from one SharePoint list to another it duplicates them

I´m testing removing the Get Items as your example! I tried with 3 and didn´t multiply as before. I´ll run it with more to confirm!

 

Thank you for your prompt response
I´ll mark as accepted once I finish running the test 🙂

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AuroraS
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Re: When creating multip items from one SharePoint list to another it duplicates them

It worked beautifully! You rock! 
Thanks a bunch Smiley Very Happy

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