I'm fairly new to Flow and am trying to update a document name.
i created a document library where i have a custom template. (excel file), when i open my template the name is Book1.xlsx by default. i don't want my users to change the name manually.I'd like the file name to be "XYZ-DateTime" but cannot figure out how to do it with the options available in flow.
I tried several things but nothing works. the latest one is
Does anyone have an idea how to do this ?
Thanks a lot for your help !
How is your file created? Do your users upload the files to library directly?
I am afraid that the flow you created might be not able to meet your needs. I have a flow on my side, please try if it will work for you.
The flow is triggered by “When an email is arrived, create file in SharePoint”, then add a Compose action to get the DateTime.
Please try it on your side to see if it will work for you.
thanks for your answer.
the document is a template set as a content type. the users do not need to upload a document. they just click on "new" and they choose the template.
oh !? the compose action...i didn't think about this !! 🙂 I will test and let you know.
I'm able to rename a sp doc library file by using REST:
select "Send an HTTP request to SharePoint" action,
then follow the below article to fill up the header and body of the HTTP REST POST request: (I used option 1 with success)
It's a variable i assigned in previous steps, you can find steps in this link: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Flow-Discussion/setting-local-variables-used-in-specific...
So I'm doing this exact thing in my Flow to attempt to update the Filename and extension in a Document Library, however when I run the Flow, it completes successfully but does not affect the filename at all.
I tried to also use the "X-RequestDigest" header with a digest value and that didn't change anything either.
Has anything to your knowledge changed regarding using FileLeafRef to update the name of a document?
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