I am using power automate to create a new sharepoint folder when a new 'team member' is created in our HRIS. The HR team uses these folders to store all HR files for this employee.
I also need to set a few additional custom columns on this folder, which I can do with power automate. However, any documents added to the folder also display these columns, with blank values, which is confusing for users.
Is it possible to either a) hide the columns in subfolders b) inherit the value from the parent folder
Note that there are no security implications. The same users have access to parent folder and subfolders.
These folders are in their own document library, so I can fully customize the library. The library is in a site that has other HR content as well, so ideally the customizations would be scoped to the library only.
I have tried using custom views, but cannot find a way to set a different default view for the main folder vs the subfolders. I have tried creating a custom folder content type for the site, and enabling it for the library, but it does not change the view.
This post indicates that there is some functionality in the older on prem version called 'per-location view settings' that would allow setting different views for folder vs subfolder, but I cannot find anything about this for sharepoint online.
Any tips / suggestions?