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How to prevent overwritting value of created by when copying an item from the list to another

Hi, 

When copying an item from list to another list, original “Created By” is overwritten by person who copies. Is there a way that item’s original “Created By” can be kept when copying? 

 

Thanks,

joe

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Re: How to prevent overwritting value of created by when copying an item from the list to another

You do this by adding a Compose action and selecting the "Created By Display Name" from Dynamic Content as the input. Then in the Create Item you add the Output from that to the OriginalCreatedBy column in the new list.

Rob
Los Gallardos

 

1- WhenItemCreated-GetItem-Compose1- WhenItemCreated-GetItem-Compose2-CreateItem2-CreateItem3-NewListResult3-NewListResult

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Re: How to prevent overwritting value of created by when copying an item from the list to another

Hi Joe, no because the person doing the copying IS the one creating the new item in the other list. I think you would need to have a new column for OriginallyCreatedBy or similar.
Rob
Los Gallardos

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Re: How to prevent overwritting value of created by when copying an item from the list to another

Hi Rob, 


Many thanks. Even if I create a new column "OriginalCreatedBy", how do I access Created By, retrieve values and pass it to new column?

 

Regards,

joe

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Re: How to prevent overwritting value of created by when copying an item from the list to another

You do this by adding a Compose action and selecting the "Created By Display Name" from Dynamic Content as the input. Then in the Create Item you add the Output from that to the OriginalCreatedBy column in the new list.

Rob
Los Gallardos

 

1- WhenItemCreated-GetItem-Compose1- WhenItemCreated-GetItem-Compose2-CreateItem2-CreateItem3-NewListResult3-NewListResult

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