I usually work with sharepoint on-premises 2013, and when i work with enterprise wiki site collection, i write the following server side event receiver, which mainly update the friendly URL term to match the updated wiki page name. as by defualt if i create a new wiki page named "test 123", then its friendly url will be "test-123". but if i modify the wiki page name for example to be equal to "test 123 updated name".. then this new name will not be reflected inside the friendly url term. so when i am inside on-premises i write the following ItemUpdated event receiver, to update the friendly url to match the new wiki page name :-

public override void ItemUpdated(SPItemEventProperties properties)
//code goes here
// main code is
                        using (SPSite site = new SPSite(properties.SiteId))
                            string currenweburl = properties.RelativeWebUrl;
                            using (SPWeb spCurrentSite = site.OpenWeb(currenweburl))

                                Term currenttermset = null;
                                TaxonomySession txSession = new TaxonomySession(site);
                                TermStore tc = txSession.TermStores[termstorename.Trim()];
                                Group g = tc.Groups[groupname.Trim()];
                                TermSet ts = g.TermSets[termsetname.Trim()];
                                foreach (Term t56 in ts.Terms)
                                    string targetPageURL = "";
                                    if (t56.LocalCustomProperties.Keys.Contains("_Sys_Nav_TargetUrl"))
                                        targetPageURL = t56.LocalCustomProperties["_Sys_Nav_TargetUrl"];//.Replace("%5B", "[");
                                    // string targetPageURL = t56.LocalCustomProperties["_Sys_Nav_TargetUrl"];//.Replace("%5B", "[");
                                    //  targetPageURL = targetPageURL.Replace("%5D", "]");
                                    if (targetPageURL.ToString().ToLower().Trim().Contains(properties.ListItem.Name.ToLower().Trim()))
                                        currenttermset = t56;
                                if (currenttermset != null && currenttermset.Id != null)
                                    string modifieddisplayname = properties.ListItem.DisplayName.Replace(";", "");// since the ; is the only charecters which is allowed inside the Name but not insdie the term. so if the name contain ; an eror will be raised when i try to add the term
                                    modifieddisplayname = System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Replace(modifieddisplayname, @"\s+", " ");//i did so since if the name contain two white spaces or more it will be added as single white space inside the term
                                    string modifeidtemr = System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex.Replace(currenttermset.Name, @"\s+", " ");
                                    if (!String.IsNullOrEmpty(properties.ListItem["Title"].ToString())
                                        && (modifeidtemr.Trim() != modifieddisplayname.Trim()))
                                        string modifieddisplayname2 = properties.ListItem.DisplayName.Replace(";", "");
                                        currenttermset.Name = modifieddisplayname2;

                                        SPListItem newlogentry = xlogs.AddItem();
                                        newlogentry["Title"] = "Term= " + modifieddisplayname2;



in short the above event receiver will do the following main operations:-

  1. loop through the related navigation term.
  2. get the term which have its target page = the updated wiki page.
  3. check if the term equal to the wiki page name. (i have to replace ; with empty space) since i can have ; inside the name while this character will be automatically removed from the term name.
  4. now if the page name is not equal to the term name. i will updated the term accordingly..

now i know that inside office 365 world i can not write server-side event receivers, and at this stage i am afraid i do not have the required knowledge and experience to write the above as remote event receiver. so my question is whether i can use workflow 2013 to be able to update the friendly url term to match the new wiki page name?? Thanks

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    Another option can be using powershell script which will check it periodically and fix it using CSOM. – Petr Štěpka Aug 10 '17 at 19:44
  • @PetrŠtěpka looks promising ... but can you post sample code ? please? – john Gu Aug 14 '17 at 1:35

Have you tried using the HTTP request activity and using the REST api to do this task ?

I use it to update lists sometimes when working with workflows built in SharePoint Designer.

The specifics on how to update list items or library items can be found here

I don't know if event receivers run in a sandbox solution, I just know that running in sandbox mode you cannot make a HTTP call.

You could create a workflow that takes a parameter and updates the appropriate field using that and the instructions found here on how to configure a HTTP request

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