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Re: Deleting a list item via app, moving item to recycle bin

@martinav wrote:

@PytByt ,


The short answer is no.  Not to my knowledge.  However, commands in PowerApps and/or Microsoft Flow can copy the existing record, create a new record in the archive list, then delete the old record in the old list You can have either Flow or PowerApps do a verification that the record exists in both lists before deleting the old.  I'm guessing that is why you dont want to do a delete.  I can understand the uncomfortable feeling of having the system delete one of your reccords.  The quick system check should relieve any risk from that action.  It is not impossible that the record may not copy correctly just due to the occasional (more frequent than it should be) overall system problems.  No check would be risky.


I do not use the workflow features in SP, so I am not sure about how to copy that historical information, or if it can be.  If that is an issue, then that needs to be investigated further.  I build in workflow history in my lists with approver name and approval date columns.  I find that to work quite well.

Hi @martinav 


So, its not posible to move the record between SP list on the same site?

Is it FLOW can do what i want?



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Re: Deleting a list item via app, moving item to recycle bin

@PytByt ,


I'm sorry, but Flow pretty much does the same thing, but with actions you can actually track if for some reason the "move" fails.  It is still will do a copy, and delete.  The benefit with flow is that you can also handle a document list or attachments much easier.  


Unless someone else can post a way, I do not know of a single "move" command.  This is actually what is going on behind the scenes in a "move" function anyway.  Its just that you create the steps in a more manual way.  With Flow or PA, I might even consider it one step better in that you can test that the copy was successful (automatically) before deleting the old.  

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