how can i copy values from one column to another? I'm using a workflow but i cant see the option "Copy List Item"

ps: I'm using Sharepoin On-line

  • For example you have 2 columns place and address. Once you create an item with value only in address. You would want to run a workflow and set value into place. Is that what you are looking for? correct me if I am wrong.
    – Asad Refai
    Aug 10, 2015 at 11:31
  • Yes you are correct Aug 10, 2015 at 11:57
  • Are you on SharePoint 2010 platform of workflow?
    – Asad Refai
    Aug 10, 2015 at 11:59
  • No, I'm using 2013 Aug 10, 2015 at 12:01
  • You haven't marked any Answer as answer.. could it be you mean you want to copy a Column from Item A to another Column in Item B ?? Aug 10, 2015 at 14:25

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For another Column in the same List (or another List on the same Site) you have to use Update Item action

  • From a column on a same list Aug 10, 2015 at 11:16

If you are using SharePoint 2013 site. And creating a workflow using SharePoint Designer 2013 you will be prompted to select the platform type either 2010 or 2013. You can choose as per your requirement as Action which we need Set Field in Current Item is available in both the platforms.

So here is step.

  1. Create a workflow for Item Creating
  2. Add an action from the ribbon control Set Field in Current Item. Refer below screen shot.

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As shown in image, click on field link, you will get a drop area from where you can select in which field you want the value to be stored. i.e. 'Place'

Next click on value link, you will be see a dialogue box , from Field from source drop down select your column name from which value will fetched and stored.

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