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Helper I

update a column when a file is named with

I'm new to the forum and I'm not very good at English. I am sorry for that. I post here to get help on creating a flow to allow me to automate an action.
I use a document library with columns for progress tracking. I have a file for each case in this library. I would like:
when a file labeled "validated" is added to a specified folder of this library.
the "status" column of this library is updated with the mention "validated"


in other words, when I add or rename a file in a folder with the mention validated, the column is updated with the corresponding mention


Can you help me




Je suis nouveau sur le forum et je ne suis pas trés doué en anglais. Je m'en excuse. Je poste ici pour avoir de l'aide sur la création d'un flux pour me permettre d'automatisé une action.
J'utilise une bibliotèque de document avec des colonnes pour le suivi de l'avancement. j'ai pour chaque affaire un dossier dasn cette bibliotheque. Je souhaiteraisque :
lorsqu'un fichier portant la mention "validé est ajoutée à un dossier spécifié de cette bibliothèque.
la colonne "statut" de cette bibliothèque soit mise à jour avec la mention " validée"

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @Ulysse4733 ,


Need more information.

How do you labeled the file? 

What's the data type of 'status' column? Is it a choice column or anything else?


Best Regards,


How do you labeled the file? 

I save it with the signed mention at the end


What's the data type of 'status' column? Is it a choice column or anything else?

ccurrently it is a choice list column with 3 possible statuses

Solution Sage
Solution Sage

Hi @Ulysse4733 

can you as below 

where we would be having - for label in last for example filename to be helloworld-Choice 1.xlsx




We've to make sure the label name should be from choices column.



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Helper I
Helper I

Thanks for your help.

Is it possible to update the column of the file AND the folder the file is located ?

because, I track the status on the columns at the folder level

Hi @Ulysse4733 

here you go, apply as below





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Je rencontre un problème. Probablement un souci dans la traduction entre les commande en anglais et en Français 


I have an error. Probably a problem in the translation between the commands in English and in French


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Helper I
Helper I


désolé mais je n'arrive pas à effectuer l'opération. Je reprend donc l'exemple:

J'ai une bibliothèque de documents que j'appelle "BIBLIOTHEQUE" contenant des dossiers. 

Cette bibliothèque comprend une colonne "statut" de type choix (choix 1, choix 2, choix 3)

Je souhaite mettre à jour la colonne "statut" du dossier lorsque j'ajoute ou modifie un fichier contenu dans ce dossier en le renommant avec la mention "-valide" (cad file-valide.xls).

Pourriez vous reprendre  le modèle avec cet exemple pour que je comprenne SVP?




sorry but i can't do it. So let's take the example:

I have a document library which I call "LIBRARY" containing folders.

This library includes a choice type "status" column (choice 1, choice 2, choice 3)

I want to update the "status" column of the folder when I add or modify a file contained in this folder and renaming it with the mention "-valide" (for this exemple : file-valide.xls)

Could you repeat the model with this example so that I understand please?

thank you

Helper I
Helper I

Bonjour, j’ai finalement réussi à configurer mon flux pour mettre à jour une colonne selon la modification ou la création d’un fichier dans le nom se termine par « signe ». Je rencontre quelques problèmes.
1) Initialement à cause du caractère « _ » que j’ajoute qui a été résolu sans que je comprenne pourquoi.
2) maintenant je rencontre souvent des notifications d’échec.
Avez-vous des sujétions pour améliorer ce flux ?



Hello, I finally managed to configure my flow to update a column according to the modification or creation of a file in the name ends with "sign". I encounter some problems.
1) Initially because of the " _ " character that I add which has been resolved without my understanding why.
2) Now I often encounter failure notifications.
Do you have any suggestions for improving this flow?



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