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Update item creates a duplicate entry instead of updating existing entry

I've created a flow that copies a new entry from List A to list B and then should update list B when item in List A is updated. However, whenver List A is updated, a new entry is created in List B instead of updating the existing entry. I've tried multiple different schemes and nothing seems to be working. 

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Re: Update item creates a duplicate entry instead of updating existing entry

Hi @Jsondey ,

 

Please refer to screenshot below to create the flow and let me know if your problem could be solved:

1.png2.png

 

Best regards,

Alice       

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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Re: Update item creates a duplicate entry instead of updating existing entry

@Jsondey 

Please post a screen shot of your Flow - that will be a big help in trying to assist.

From your description, it sounds like there is a part of your Flow that looks for an existing entry in List B - it if finds one it updates that record.  If not, a new record is created.  I suspect that there is an issue with the part of the Flow that attempts to find an existing record.  If you are using an OData filter, that is likely the source of your issue. If you are looping through each item returned and then using a condition, then there is likely an issue with the condition.

If you post screen shots of your Flow, I can suggest how you might fix your issue.

 

 

 

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Re: Update item creates a duplicate entry instead of updating existing entry

Update item flow Pic1.pngUpdate item flow Pic2.png

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Re: Update item creates a duplicate entry instead of updating existing entry

@Jsondey 

Can you post a screen shot of the part of the Flow where you create a new item as well as the logic?

Also, can you post a screen shot of a completed run that should have updated an item rather than creating a new item?

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Re: Update item creates a duplicate entry instead of updating existing entry

Hi @Jsondey ,

 

Please refer to screenshot below to create the flow and let me know if your problem could be solved:

1.png2.png

 

Best regards,

Alice       

 

Community Support Team _ Alice Zhang
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Re: Update item creates a duplicate entry instead of updating existing entry

@Jsondey 

Have you resolved your issue?

 

 

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