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Flow says it ran, but the action didn't happen

I have a Flow set up on a SharePoint library. When a file is added, copy the file name into the Title field. Generally it works, but I have been having problems lately.


I found at least one case where the flow says it ran successfully, but there's no sign that it actually did anything. I have versioning enabled on my document library, and when I look at the version history there's no entry for the Title update.

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Hi @Anonymous ,


What you mean is that although the Flow display is executed successfully, the title not updated?

Could you share screenshots of Flow configuration?

In general, SharePoint Library does not require a Title field. Name field automatically stores the file name.

In fact, I didn't find Title field in the view of SharePoint Library. The Title in Update file properties action is also not a required field, so you could ignore it.


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Community Support Team _ Barry
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Thanks for responding, @v-bacao-msft .  Here's a screenshot.

There needs to be a Title field because I'm using a Lookup from a List to point to these files. Lookup fields in Lists cannot refer to the Name field, but that's what I want to show. Name also can't be used in a calculated field, so I needed a manual way to copy the Name to another field to use as the Lookup value.


This is inconsistent, and usually works. The problem is when it doesn't, then the document doesn't show up in the Lookup options since the lookup field is blank.


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Hi @Anonymous ,


Thank you for your reply, I understand your needs this time.

You want to use Title field as a reference field for the lookup column in other lists, because Name field is not selectable.


I did a test on my side, created the same Flow, and updated Title field with Name field value, it works fine.

And in the list I can use Title field value as the lookup column value.


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You could check if the Title field has been updated after the Flow is executed.


Alternatively, please consider creating new field and then use this field to store the value of Name field. Since this method works for me, you can try other fields.


Hope it helps.


Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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