There is Document A, which is uploaded in SharePoint. Now we modify Document A and save it as Document B. When we try to upload Document B, the Edit form of document library is auto populating with Document A properties.

Is there a way to upload Document B as new document for which the edit form should be empty?

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Unfortunately, there's no way to do so using the browser only. You can do it through code, but in browser, "save as" new document, will preserve metadata as well.

  • whether creating a new document and copying the content instead modifying the existing one will prevent meta data auto populating?
    – Sharanya
    Dec 9, 2015 at 5:44
  • Copying content to a new document won't preserve metadata. Dec 9, 2015 at 8:57

The reason behind that is, that SharePoint-Metadata is also saved in the Document-properties itself (for MS-Office-file-types). This is not the case for any other types (eg. .pdf)

  • So in other file types only file name will be the criteria that decides whether it is an existing document or new document?
    – Sharanya
    Dec 9, 2015 at 10:19

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