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Allow to check in, check out and publish files in a SharePoint library

Add actions to check in, check out and publish files in a Sharepoint Library

Status: Completed

Hi all,

 

Happy to announce that this is now rolling out! Check the SharePoint connector today to see three new actions:

1. Check in file

2. Check out file

3. Discard check out

 

The 'Get file properties' action will also be updated in the coming weeks to include check in/check out status in the output. 

 

Thanks,

Chaks

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Advocate II

Definately need this to publish major versions in WCM.

New Member
If there is a need to update Sharepoint document library item metadata, the document in the library must be checked out. It will a great benefit if we in a flow can perform check-out and check-in functions in Sharepoint. This will ensure that e.g. user selecting in email with option, that results in updated metadata will be documented in a version.
Anonymous
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Super User

Hi @pfoldager & @Anonymous,

 

There is already a workaround for this. You can use CSOM in Azure Functions and trigger that Azure Function in your Flow.

 

Let's hope for a check in / check out / publish action in Flow, but currently - although I don't think it's perfect - the Azure Function is the best you can do...

 

For more info, read the following excellent blog post by Julie Turner:

http://julieturner.net/2017/07/sharepoint-flow-azure-functions-launching-a-microsoft-flow-from-client-side-code/

Super User

There is already a workaround for this. You can use CSOM in Azure Functions and trigger that Azure Function in your Flow.

 

Let's hope for a check in / check out / publish action in Flow, but currently - although I don't think it's perfect - the Azure Function is the best you can do...

 

For more info, read the following excellent blog post by Julie Turner:

http://julieturner.net/2017/07/sharepoint-flow-azure-functions-launching-a-microsoft-flow-from-clien...

New Member

Thank you @Laskewitz. The use of the CSOM in Azure Function requires more knowledge than I currently have. So I will have to wait for the chekc-out / check-in functions to be available directly in Flow.

Super User

@pfoldager: I can imagine, but I can't make it easier for you at the moment 😉 

Power Automate
Status changed to: Planned
Regular Visitor

We also need the ability to publish pages such as Team News automatically. This requires the CheckIn function.

New Member

This is marked as planned. Is there a timeframe we can plan for?