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JoshPullan11
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SharePoint list datasource - item edited by me

Hello,

 

I'm using a SharePoint list as a datasource for a power app however when I look at the activity on an item in the SharePoint list, it says it was edited by me 5 hours ago (this is the same for all items).

 

I have not edited any of the items, so i'm assuming this is down to the data refreshing possibly? I'm wondering if this can be changed/stopped? The item activity needs to be used as a way of auditing changes made, therefore this makes it difficult to accurately say who edited the item.

 

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I have also created a flow to amend a column to display who last edited the item with a condition that if it's me, do not update the column in the list. This is a work around however the flow is running a crazy amount of times per day, even when nobody is making edits on the item.

 

Hoping this makes sense!

 

Thanks

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DownForce
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I'm not sure why it's seeing that you modified the items, unless you have another flow that does a modification in which the flow will use your credentials.

 

But the flow running all the time, I'm guessing you used the "When an item is modified" trigger and then your action is to modify the same item - which is a never ending loop. An item is modified, which triggers the flow, the flow modifies the item, but then it sees the item has been modified so it triggers the flow again, so it modifies the item...wash, rinse, repeat.

vikas1606
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Resolver I

Hi @JoshPullan11 ,

 

Automation that you created to track. Does it has When an item create or modified and inside the same are you updating the same list? If so then it would have a crazy update without any modification because it has endless update and trigger loops.

 

I'm using When an item or file is modified, I'm guessing that is the problem?

 

I won't ever modify the actual item, this flow is created to track other staff members making changes, therefore I set this up with hope that when a user makes any changes to an item, it will update a column with their name.

 

I totally understand now how this would continue to repeat. Is there a better way of doing this?

Yes I'm using When an item or file is modified, I can understand why this is causing a problem.

 

However is there a better way of doing this? I need to know which user has made a modification on an item, and was hoping flow could automate this.

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