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Ability to update just changed field for SharePoint items

When adding the "Update SharePoint item" action you have to specify values for all required fields. If you're not changing them you still need to fetch the item first in order to provide values for the fields.


It would be useful if the update SP item action only updated fields you provide a value for, effectivly doing a MERGE.

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New Member

Yep, I remember this thread expressing my frustration about this back in 2017. And here were are. You really have to laugh. We've got a full rebranding of Flow but not common features that SharePoint Designer covered.

Regular Visitor

Just finding thread and surprised that it is one of the only discussions on this topic.  It boggles my mind that we cannot easily update a single field without touching other required fields or fields with default values.  It took me two hours to write the flow for a list with 200 columns, but the same exact functionality using a SharePoint designer workflow took me literally 2-min to create.

Frequent Visitor

This is just bad design.  Instead of a form with all the fields, let users select which fields they want to update.  Better interface for most scenarios.