there are a few actions related to SharePoint available in Microsoft Flow,
e.g. "SharePoint - When a file is created" or "SharePoint - Update Item".
I am missing a way to connect these actions, though -
so is there a way to use Microsoft Flow to update the SharePoint ListItem of a file after that file has been created in a SharePoint document library?


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MS Flow doesnt seem to allow you accomplish this at the moment - I came across this scenario as well.

You may be able to do it if you set up your flow using the Logic Apps in Azure


You will need an azure subscription to create an app


Yes, there is a way to use Power Automate (Microsoft Flow) to update the SharePoint list item of a file after that file has been created in a SharePoint document library.

The first step is to use the When a file is created (properties only) trigger an configure the site address an library name. This will cause the flow to run each time a file is added to the document library.

The second step is to use the Update file properties action to update the list item associated with the file (i.e. the file metadata). In the screen capture below, I am setting the value of the Number column to the list item ID.

Power Automate flow


Automation of updating SharePoint list items in Microsoft Power Automate (MS Flow) can be achieved in 3 ways:

  1. HTTP request to SharePoint (REST API)
  2. SharePoint Update Item action.
  3. Update SharePoint List Item action from Plumsail Actions.

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