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i want to create custom workflow action for SharePoint designer workflow which will copy documents across sites. i want to deploy this action on SharePoint online.

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I would suggest using Flow for this kind of tasks in Office 365 as it's the new trend in doing these things. You can create a new item anywhere, when an item is added to any list. You can check some templates you can start from here:

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/search/?q=create+item

To do it using workflows in O365, you would use REST to create an item in the desired list, an example here to help you out:

http://mysharepointinsight.blogspot.ca/2013/05/using-sharepoint-rest-services-from.html

  • thanks for answer but my current functionality does not support in given flow template. – Rahul Dayal Dec 12 '16 at 6:24
  • If you need to make it inside the workflow itself, in O365, I would go for REST call to create an item in the desired list. I'll update my answer based on that – Mohamed Derhalli Dec 12 '16 at 6:28
  • rest call copyTo does not provide any help while copying documents across site. it will work within a site across document library. – Rahul Dayal Dec 12 '16 at 6:29
  • Check this out: techmikael.com/2013/07/… – Mohamed Derhalli Dec 12 '16 at 6:33
  • no help, as he want to fetch a data from file byte by byte, this does not supported in SharePoint designer workflow. – Rahul Dayal Dec 12 '16 at 6:45

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