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Content Type & Content Type ID coming back blank!

Hey folks ...

 

I'm super confused. I'm doing something I'd think would be fairly simple ... Trigger on "when a file is created" ... and then trying to just get the Content Type or Content Type ID (preferrably ID) from it. They're both default properties from the trigger ... but when I try to either look at them directly, or pull them into variables, they come back blank.

The library is content type enabled, there are several content types in it, the test item I'm triggering on is a Document Set that certainly has a name & ID but Flow seems to disagree with me...

 

 

The notification I get is "// ////" because it's all empty... 

 

What am I missing here?!

Thanks for any help you can offer!

Rhia

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ScottShearer
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@Anonymous:

 

To the best of my knowledge, Flow is not yet "content type aware" and does not yet function with document sets.

 

You may be better of using a Designer 2010 style workflow for your requirement.  Alternatively, you may be able to get where you want to go by using the "Send an HTTP Request to SharePoint" action and calling  one of the SharePoint web services

 

If this answers your question, please mark your psot as Solved.

 

Scott

 

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Anonymous
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Hi Scott - 

I'm not sure that answers it, but, it's interesting regardless.

My issue issue is that I can't pull back any of the data - even data showing in columns - regarding a content type. For example, in a column in my SP list, in the view I've selected, I've got the name of the Content Type displaying. Yet ... even when I pull that back ... it's blank! Is that expected?

Cheers,

Rhia

Hi @Anonymous,

 

Content type and Content type ID are now available for flow.

Please make sure you have clicked Yes under Allow management of content type of the library.

I have made the following flow for testing. Before creating the flow, I have enabled content type of the library.

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Then create a flow likes below. when a file is created in the library, a notification with Content type id and Content type name will be sent to me.

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Please try again with it.

Please check the following doc on library Content type for a reference:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/add-a-content-type-to-a-list-or-library-917366ae-f7a2-47ad-87a5-9689a1884e60

 

Best regards,

Mabel

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Anonymous
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Hi Mabel - 

Thank you for your response.

Unfortunately, this is exactly what I am doing and receiving a blank value.

Content types are allowed in the library - there are several already in there - so "allow management of content types" is already enabled.

Thoughts?

rhia

Hi @Anonymous,

 

The issue could not be reproduced by me. Could you share more details on your SharePoint library settings?

You mentioned that you are trigging on a Document Set, so I have made another test by adding Document set into the library, then create a document set triggered the flow properly. Of course, it returned proper Content type and Content Type ID.

Could you take a try with another library?

 

Best regards,

Mabel

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Anonymous
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Hi Mabel - 


Thank you for your responses. I was able to get what I needed using the HTTP SharePoint Request as pointed out by @johnnliu on Twitter. 

I will try to get the document set content type again on another library when I have a moment to test, and will et you know!

Cheers,

 

Rhia

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