I have SharePoint online 2013 and workflow 2010.

I have a list of excel files that I'd like to extract the names into SharePoint List.

Is it possible?

  • Do you mean you have a local folder with bunch of excel documents and you want their names to be stored into a SharePoint online list? Recurring activity or one time job?
    – UBK
    Jan 21, 2021 at 1:34
  • Yes. Mainly, to show the names of the files in a dropdown list in SP field.
    – Madeline
    Jan 21, 2021 at 15:05

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SharePoint 2010 workflows have been retired since August 1, 2020 for new tenants and removed from existing tenants on November 1, 2020. It is recommended that you use MS Flow (Power Automate).

Please follow steps:

  1. Upload Excel files to SharePoint Documents Library

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  1. Create a List named "Excel List" to store Excel file Title

  2. Go back SharePoint Documents Library, click ▪▪▪ >> Automate >> Power Autonate >> to create a flow

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  1. Workflow Steps:
  • Add the "When an item is created or modified" Trigger
  • Add the "Get files (properties only)" Action
  • Add a Condition: [Get files (properties only)] Title contains xlsx
  • on the "If yes" branch, add the "Create item" Action

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  1. Save and Test this flow. And go to the "Excel List" page, you will view page screen as shown in the figure below:

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  • Thank you, but I don't have MS Flow. Only InfoPath, SPD 2010 and SP2013. Is there another way? MS Flow has to be purchased right?
    – Madeline
    Jan 21, 2021 at 15:07
  • Hi, Madeline. Yes, the best way is to use MS Flow. You could click microsoft.com/en-us/p/microsoft-flow/… to read more information. Jan 26, 2021 at 9:31

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