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dmistry Post Prodigy
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how to copy metadata from source library to destination

Hi,

 

I currently have a simple flow setup which triggers manually and upon trigger, copies files from Source to the destination and its working fine.

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I want to know if it would be possible to map/copy metadata from source to destination document library so that Created, Created by and modfied by can be retained and not changed when the files are copied. Is this possible to do in flow currently, if so please advise.

 

Thanks in advance.  

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Re: how to copy metadata from source library to destination

Hi @dmistry ,

 

Thanks for your understanding.

A similar request at here for you to vote and comment:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/copy-file-sharepoint-keep-Content-Type-and-Metadata/i...

Hope PGs will take it into consideration in future releases.

 

Best regards,

Mabel

 

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Re: how to copy metadata from source library to destination

Hi @dmistry ,

 

When using flow to copy files from library1 to library2, the creator on library2 will be the flow creator by default which could not be changed.

Please consider adding another person or group column named as “OriginalCreator” to store the original file creator.

I have made the following flow for your reference.

Select the dynamic content Created by email from the action Get files for the OriginalCreator field.

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Please take a try with it on your side.

 

Best regards,

Mabel

 

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dmistry Post Prodigy
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Re: how to copy metadata from source library to destination

@v-yamao-msft  thanks for the suggestion and flow workaround but I wanted to really know if we can retain Created by metadata from source to destination but since that's not doable, the OriginalCreator concept won't work for me in my requirement, I appreciate you looking into an alternative for me, thanks so much.

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Re: how to copy metadata from source library to destination

@dmistry :

 

What you have asked for is a common requirement - please consider suggesting it as a Flow Idea here.

 

Also, would it work for you if you could leave the document in the original location and change permissions?  While that is not "out of the box" behavior but it can be done.

 

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Re: how to copy metadata from source library to destination

Hi @dmistry ,

 

Thanks for your understanding.

A similar request at here for you to vote and comment:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/copy-file-sharepoint-keep-Content-Type-and-Metadata/i...

Hope PGs will take it into consideration in future releases.

 

Best regards,

Mabel

 

Community Support Team _ Mabel Mao
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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