I am trying to make a update to a Managed Metadata column on a Document Library, i have drop downs that will bring the value that will update the Managed Metadata column,

Can you please point me in the correct direction, workflow that i currently have runs and completes successfully but update to the Managed Metadata column does not happen.

  • you want to update a managed metadata field value using SharePoint designer workflow – Melad Batta Mar 27 '17 at 9:38
  • Yes, correct. SharePoint Designer workflow. – Rolivhuwa Muelelwa Mar 27 '17 at 9:41
  • it is not clear why does application need to use dropdown instead of managed metadata field. Pls clarify. – Alok Kumar Gupta Mar 27 '17 at 9:54
  • Hi Alok, I have 4 Cascading drop downloads that are linked to an approver, Country, Department their information needs to be used to update the Management Metadata columns – Rolivhuwa Muelelwa Mar 27 '17 at 11:27

Make sure that you are using the right format for the metadata like this


When it comes to set a managed metadata column with multiple values, you can need to format the value like this:


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