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Yash
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Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

Hello,

 

How do I create copy of a SharePoint list to another including attachments using MS Flow? 

 

Thanks,

Yash

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Community Support Team
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Re: Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

If here you would like to copy one SharePoint list to another list, with the attachments involved, then please follow the steps below:

1. Add a manual trigger, then add a SahrePoint -Get items Action, specify the SharePoint site Address and List name (List 1),

2. Add the first Apply to each, within it, add SharePoint ->Get Attachments action, specify the Item ID from the Get items action:

3. After that, add a create item action, which is used to create item on List 2, map the value from List 1,

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4. After Create item action, add Apply to each 2, specify the Get Attachments body as the Input, then add the Get Attachment content action, specify the Site Address, list name to List 1, Item Id Choose ID from the Get items action, file identifier choose from Get Attachments,

5. After that, add an Add attachment action, Specify the Site Address, list to List 2, item Id choose from the Create item action, File Name choose DisplayName from Get Attachments action, file content choose attachment Content from the SahrePoint Get Attachment content action,

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Then save your Flow.

Running status from my side:

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Regards,

Michael

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

If here you would like to copy one SharePoint list to another list, with the attachments involved, then please follow the steps below:

1. Add a manual trigger, then add a SahrePoint -Get items Action, specify the SharePoint site Address and List name (List 1),

2. Add the first Apply to each, within it, add SharePoint ->Get Attachments action, specify the Item ID from the Get items action:

3. After that, add a create item action, which is used to create item on List 2, map the value from List 1,

41.PNG

 

4. After Create item action, add Apply to each 2, specify the Get Attachments body as the Input, then add the Get Attachment content action, specify the Site Address, list name to List 1, Item Id Choose ID from the Get items action, file identifier choose from Get Attachments,

5. After that, add an Add attachment action, Specify the Site Address, list to List 2, item Id choose from the Create item action, File Name choose DisplayName from Get Attachments action, file content choose attachment Content from the SahrePoint Get Attachment content action,

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Then save your Flow.

Running status from my side:

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Regards,

Michael

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.
Anonymous
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Re: Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

Under Get Attachments, I dont' see "ID" for id field, but see "Identity" instead. I try this value, but it doesn't work.

 

 

Super User
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Re: Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

I had the same issue as VincentK and worked around it by using Compose (although I could have used a variable).

Is this a bug or am I missing something?

 

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Anonymous
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Re: Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

I figured a way to work around it.  Just continue on to build your flow action. Under Get attachment content, highlight & copy "ID", then paste it under Get Attachments.

MD_0816
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Re: Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

I have create my flow following the similar steps suggested in this response.  The flow saves, and it states it's running succesfully.  However, the file is not copied into the designated library nor is the attachment added. 

 

Heres my flow: 

 

Flow 1 error.JPGFlow 2 error.JPG

 

When I try and check why my flow is not working. Like I mentioned before it states the flow has ran succesfully but nothing has happen.  And when I drill down, it's graded out.  Please help. 

Flow 3 error.JPGFlow 4 error.JPG

 

 

misssp
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Re: Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

Hi all,

 

I have the exact requirement - Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list.

I am going to try it out.

Thanks.

misssp
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Re: Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

Did it work for you?

MatthewBarr
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Re: Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

Hi,

 

Any solution to this in Sharepoint Designer, either 2010, or 2013? I don't want to use the Copy Item Action, rather the Create Item Action.

 

Currently I have a workflow which creates an item in a second list, once the first item is approved. Create Item allows me to custom map one field to another, rather than needing identical lists (as would be the case using Copy Item). The problem is, the attachments cannot be mapped (at least I can't see how to do it!).

 

Thanks,

 

Matt

rajdeep1510
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Re: Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

I have implemented this and it works fine. But the Apply to each which has Get attachments, Get attachment content and add attachment fails with error "ActionFailed. An action failed. No dependent actions succeeded.". However, the attachment gets copied over nicely. Any clue on why this is failing. Thank you.

AlbertoSP
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Re: Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

How would I modify this flow to just copy a single item?

So if an Item was approverd, copy that item only with its attachments (not the entire list) to list B

AlbertoSP
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Re: Copy attachments from one SharePoint list to another list

Never mind, just use the get Item instad if the get Items action Smiley Happy

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