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sudosaurus
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Display doc library folder that matches name of list item

Hello,

 

I have posted in another thread however had stopped getting responses and still need assistance with this if possible.

 

So the main SharePoint list has a column called "Contract Ref"
contractref.png

When an item is created, there is a Power Automate workflow that creates a folder in the "Contract Documents" document library named with the same value as the "Contract Ref" column in the list. The folder column is called "Name" (default).

contractdocs.png

 

Documents are manually added to this folder in the document library.

 

contractdocs1.png

 

So when I open the list item named "LWCM-09-06-2020-10", I am expecting these documents to display in the Power Apps form.

 

I have therefore changed the 'Items' code to the below however I am not seeing any files displayed in the form 

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @sudosaurus ,

How many documents are you likely to have? Neither Name nor 'Folder Path' are Delegable Filters.

I just did a test this end and got exactly the same result (valid formula with Delegation Warning, but blank gallery).

There is a workaround however, which I use on thousands of Documents. Put the Folder structure in metadata fields (one field for each level) and your queries will become delegable.

 

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HI @WarrenBelz , there could be several documents in each folder.

 

How would I go about the metadata option? Users will be uploading to these folders and we want to make it as easy as possible.



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@sudosaurus 

 

I tried the same and it worked my Document Library named Account, the DataSource is Account but the library name in sharepoint is account

the Folder path however do not work with Account in Capital but it worked on account with small letters

Filter(Account,'Folder path'="account/yourFolderName"&"/")

 

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My Library name in URL 

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @sudosaurus ,

You would do it in your Power Automate with "Update File Properties". Depending on your file structure, you can make this one folder (with the full path as a text string) or one field per folder level (as I do). You are already naming the folder/s, so you have this information available to the Flow.

If for instance you used one folder for the full path, you would use this text in your filter instead of the folder path as you do now with the difference being text filters are Delegable and you will get reliable results

As I mentioned smaller data sets may work, but you will always get a Delegation warning (as the post from @Mira_Ghaly also displayed one of these). My practice is to simply not work with these as you are never sure you are getting complete results., particularly as the data grows in size.

 

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@Mira_Ghaly I am not sure what I'm doing wrong?

 

Filter(Contract Documents,'Folder path'="Contract Documents"&"/")

 

Contract Documents in the document library name.



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Folder path parameter should match your document library name as you see it in the URL when u navigate to the document library in sharepoint. 

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@Mira_Ghaly 

This is my path: https://mysite.onmicrosoft.com/sites/ContractSupplierRegister/Contract%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.as...

Should I be typing Contract&20Documents ? As the folder consists of two words even though the display name is Contract Documents ?



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@Mira_Ghaly 

 

This is my folder path URL:

 

https://domain.sharepoint.com/sites/ContractSupplierRegister/Contract%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.asp...

 

Contract%20Documents is the document library folder - does that mean I should use Contract%Documents or the Display Name "Contract Documents" ?



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YesPlease try

ContractSupplierRegister/Contract%20Documents/

 

Or

 

Contract%20Documents/

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