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SharePoint Wait for file to be unlocked

When using the When File is Created Trigger on a SharePoint Document Library, frequently my flows have to update a column on the triggering file.  SharePoint Online file locking is a bit laggy in that the file will be closed, but SharePoint Online hasn't released the lock yet.

 

As a work around I ofter put a pause into the flow, which is ok, but not perfect.  Better would be to have a Flow Step "Pause until File Unlocked" 

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Same here.  With the limitations of Excel for Business not allowing dynamic filenames, I am forced to overwrite a file to keep a static file name for the EfB connector to work.  Unfortunately, this creates the SP file lock issue, even when using multiple static files for error handling.  This has been a major issue for a long time.

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Great idea!

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You need the ability to manually unlock the file.


@Dcurran12 wrote:

When using the When File is Created Trigger on a SharePoint Document Library, frequently my flows have to update a column on the triggering file.  SharePoint Online file locking is a bit laggy in that the file will be closed, but SharePoint Online hasn't released the lock yet.

 

As a work around I ofter put a pause into the flow, which is ok, but not perfect.  Better would be to have a Flow Step "Pause until File Unlocked"