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Locked for Shared Use - Approval Process using Send HTTP Request

I found that if a document is opened by anyone, the properties cannot be edited via power automate flow. The workarounds talk about setting a do-while and wait until the doc is unlocked. This doesn't really work because sometimes approvals are needed urgently.


I found another workaround to use Send HTTP request step to update the doc. But even with that, I get the same error. I even used the "Prefer: bypass-shared-lock" header but to no use. Can someone please let me know if the step inputs are correct? Or if it is not possible at all?



Super User
Super User


This is a known behavior from SharePoint where in it wouldn't allow you to update the metadata information when the document is opened by another user.


I didn't find any perfect reason for this on why this happens, but the major argument revolves around how the documents get opened when we open them in SharePoint which most user cite as a reason for not being able to update metadata properties.


Currently, I haven't seen any workaround for this scenario.


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