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Checking if SharePoint file exists or Create with Overwrite flag

I'd create a file with particular name or update it if such file exists already. Unfortunatelly I haven't found any way to check whether file exists or not, nor create it with ovewrite flag set to true.

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benghee
New Member

I'm surprised this hasn't been upvoted more. Is there a solution for this that I haven't found?

rianmil
New Member

Need same functionality for Items in SharePoint list.

dalamarek
Regular Visitor

Same here, today workaround is to use getitems with OData filter and then use check with formula empty(body('get_items')?['value']). One caveeat is that Get items action has to timeout after 4 attempts to continue checking.

 

Alternative is to get all items and filter them or check if item exists.

 

Check https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Flows/Is-there-an-Exists-for-single-item-from-a-list-ac...

I've implemented a file exist as a workaround using the get file content by path action. And then make the next step just run on failure of this check. I will create a blog post on this.

 

bdc604
Advocate III

Lets not forget folders. I know folders are 'old school' and unpopular these days, but they still have a use out here in the real world. I looked at my Windows directory the other day, theres fricken folders everywhere!

ErikLm1
Advocate I

Great Idé!

FastTrack
Kudo Collector

My flow stops in case someone renames a file and it cannot be found, an "on error resume next" block could also work for me in order to ignore this...

 

Found a way for "on error resume next", if you set "configure run after" to run after failure, but unfortunately the workflow is then being reported as "failed"