Is it possible to move a file from one library to another along with the lookup columns associated with it?

  • If the destination library have the same lookup, it should be possible. Try it out and see what happens.
    – Benny Skogberg
    Apr 13, 2015 at 11:42
  • how are you trying to move the file between libraries, using Rules, workflow or send to location?
    – Manu
    Apr 13, 2015 at 11:44
  • I am currently trying sent to location only, see we are basically sending the file... but I want its look-up column to go along, how is it possible using workflow. Can u give an example for "action"/"step" ? For Example consider a resume (as a file) and its Job-Id against which the resume is applied, now I shortlist the resume for interview... so I moved it to Shortlist Library, but how do I retain the JobID look -up ? Apr 14, 2015 at 5:44
  • @BennySkogberg: I have same look -up there, still no help. Because logically also .. we are moving a file only, I want to know.. how can we move the look-up along with it, we right click on file and use send to option, whether we use email or copy option...it will only deal alone with that file... I want columns to move with it :-( Apr 14, 2015 at 5:49
  • @UmeshSharma What happens if you download from source and upload to destination? Are the lookup functioning then?
    – Benny Skogberg
    Apr 14, 2015 at 6:24

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Well, Finally I figured out :-) See while making a workflow, there is option of "Association Columns" there we can add new column and select the type as "Look-up",search for the specific column name and save it. Now just save and publish the workflow !! And it finally works. Revert, for any clarifications.enter image description here

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