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Is there a way to create a workflow to auto fill a column value based on parent folder's same column value.

I have the parent folder "Contracts". I assigned a category column for it called "Contracts".

Inside the parent folder, there are 10 other folders, and 100+ different files. I want all of them to inherit the parent folder's category automatically.

Is there workflow I can run for this?

This is for Sharepoin 2013 enterprise version. Please keep in mind that we are not setup with powershell and I have absolutely no experience in coding.

  • Library Settings -> Column default value settings? – Eric Alexander Feb 16 '16 at 21:29
  • That would set the column value for the whole library. I just want to automate column value for a folder and its contents inside the library. – Alfatah Kader Feb 16 '16 at 21:41
  • You can dive into specific folders and set values for files added to that folder – Eric Alexander Feb 16 '16 at 21:47
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Have you tried a Document Set folder?

Each Document Set can apply the column value to all items inside it. See screenshot.

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  • No I have not tried Document Set as of yet. I will try it. Thanks – Alfatah Kader Feb 17 '16 at 16:13
  • Let me know if this works. NOTE: if you move a file from one document set to another, it will take a few minutes for the Category column to update. – MrRCG Feb 18 '16 at 17:32

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