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gdb789
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Updating/refreshing a SharePoint list field definition after a flow is created

I have a very simple "Unique ID Generator" flow that's called by Power Apps to generate a unique 9-digit number saved in a simple 1-column SharePoint list, which has only the 'Unique ID' text field (renamed from 'Title').  This field is limited to 9 characters in its field definition (Maximum number of characters).  The flow and Power Apps ran perfectly, then I decided to lift the ID length from 9 to 10 in the field definition, and updated the flow logic accordingly.

 

Now the problem is, Power Automate doesn't seem to get the updated list defn, and failed to save the 10-digit ID:

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Unlike in Power Apps where I can manually refresh the source list definition, there seems to be no such thing in Power Automate.  I remember adding/deleting fields in SharePoint, then Power Automate would pick up the changes when I close/restart the flow editor.  But this field defn change (from 9- to 10-digit) is sticking.  It's easy to recreate the flow from scratch but I'd like to know how such a refresh might be done.

 

Thanks

 

Toby

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Gopala_Krishna
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@gdb789 

 

I don't think there is an option available in power automate where you can do a force refresh to retrieve the changes made on the SharePoint. One way to achieve this can be to add a new connection to the action card which will have the updated changes on it.

 

When ever you execute the action card with the new connection selected it will have the latest changes made, other than this I cannot think of an option in power automate to retrieve the latest information without deleting or re-adding an action

 

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Gopala_Krishna
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@gdb789 

 

I don't think there is an option available in power automate where you can do a force refresh to retrieve the changes made on the SharePoint. One way to achieve this can be to add a new connection to the action card which will have the updated changes on it.

 

When ever you execute the action card with the new connection selected it will have the latest changes made, other than this I cannot think of an option in power automate to retrieve the latest information without deleting or re-adding an action

 

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Thanks for your quick reply.  Given it won't be able to refresh the field defn (as you mentioned), I just proceeded to recreate the 'Create item' action in the flow and it worked.  Would've been better if the refresh possible though.

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