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joef Post Patron
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update an entire list empty columns from another list in one pass

HI All,

I know how to update a column in a second list when and Item in a list is updated or added.  I am looking for a one time FLOW to update an entire list's columns from another list.

Example:

List 1 has:

Asset Tag, asset type,Serial number.

List 2 has 

Has the same 3 columns, but asset type and serial number are blank. 

I want to key on Asset Tag..

I would like to update all the blank columns in list 2 from list 1.  But I dont want to have to trigger the FLOW from an event in either list, I want to run it now for all. 

 

Is that possible?

 

TIA,

Joe

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Re: update an entire list empty columns from another list in one pass

@joef :

I am creating a Flow now and will post when complete that will address your issue.  That said, you could accomplish your goal in just a minute by using MS Access (assuming that you are familiar with Access) - create linked tables in Access to both lists and create an update query.  

 

 

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Re: update an entire list empty columns from another list in one pass

@joef :

I am creating a Flow now and will post when complete that will address your issue.  That said, you could accomplish your goal in just a minute by using MS Access (assuming that you are familiar with Access) - create linked tables in Access to both lists and create an update query.  

 

 

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If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Scott

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Re: update an entire list empty columns from another list in one pass

@joef 

Here is an example that shouldmeet your needs.

What the Flow does is:

  1. Loop through all items in list 2
  2. Find the matching entry in List1
  3. Updates List 2 based on the values in the matching List1 entry

Please note the OData filter when I am finding the entries in List1.  When using OData filters you need to use a columns internal name - that's why I have Asset-x0020_Tag instead of Asset Tag.  To see the internal name, go into list settings and click on the column name - the internal name will be at the end of the URL after "Field=".  Also note the single quotes around the parameter.

 

UpdateItem1.jpgUpdateItem2.jpg

 

 

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joef Post Patron
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Re: update an entire list empty columns from another list in one pass

Thanks @ScottShearer ,

I dont see how I am updating list 2 from list 1...

 

When I try to add the dynamic cointent, I only see what I am pulling from list 2 in the first step.

Where do i find list 1's content?  

 

Thanks again,

Joe

 

joef Post Patron
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Re: update an entire list empty columns from another list in one pass

Hi Scott,

Access just seemed to be much more straight forward than trying to figure out FLOW for this.

 

Thanks for you help!!!

 

Joe

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