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update file properties on sharepoint file

I have a document in a library - which has meta data valued on it.

I want to use flow to copy/move this file to another document library. But the metadata does not copy with the file.

So I set some variables in my flow to capture the metadata fields I want. 

Then using the sharepoint copy file action, I copy the file - this works.

Then I use the action sharepoint - update file properties to try and set the metadata on my copied file in the new library.

But the flow eventually times out saying the item does not exist.

 

Do I have to save the itemid of the copy to a variable and then use that in my update properties action?

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Community Support

Re: update file properties on sharepoint file

Hi @barlowse,

 

Please use the "Create file" action instead of the "Copy file" action in your flow as screenshot below:

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Best regards,

Alice

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Community Support

Re: update file properties on sharepoint file

Hi @barlowse,

 

Please use the "Create file" action instead of the "Copy file" action in your flow as screenshot below:

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Best regards,

Alice

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Re: update file properties on sharepoint file

Hi,

May I ask you a silly question.

I want to know how can you set so many properties in the "Update file Properties" step.

when I try, there is only one property I can change, which is "Title"

and there is no button to add another properity

Thanks

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Advocate II
Advocate II

Re: update file properties on sharepoint file

I created additional metadata fields on the  library in SharePoint.

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