I have a column called "TMD". This data is already populated in a list (We will call it List1). I would like to somehow have a workflow populate the data of the TMD column in a Library and another list.

I have added the TMD column to my document library already and my List2. Now I just need something to reference List1 and copy the "TMD" column to my library and list2.

I'm using share point 2013.

  • are you need this for new items in list 1 or old items ? Commented Nov 2, 2016 at 20:38
  • So mike does data already exists in List1 which you wish to copy or new data will be entered and you need a workflow to update this data in List2 and Library?
    – mohd tahir
    Commented Nov 3, 2016 at 6:31

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You can create a workflow at list 1 to add update a list field in list 2 and library as the following :

  • Open SharePoint Designer
  • Go to workflow , from the above ribbon , select List workflow and select your list (List 1)

  • From the above ribbon , select Update List Item action

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  • click on this list and select you List (List 2)

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  • Because of you select other list / library you should set which item should be updated , so you should have a specific key that references your item at the second list from the first list at Find the list Item Section.

  • Then click Add to select TMD field and set its value the value from the current list by click on fx button.

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  • Again , create a new Update List Item for Library 2,
  • save and publish your workflow.

Note: don't forget to set workflow run om item created or changed

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