I have two SharePoint lists: List A and List B.

Both lists have a column with a special number called VHE (text column) and a column Date.

The Date column in List B is still empty and I would like to fill it with the values of the Date column in list A, if the VHE numbers in both lists match.

I started a flow in which I 'Get items' from both lists. And then added a condition that If VHE number in list A is equal to VHE number in list B, the Date Column from List B is updated.

But that does not work. What am I doing wrong?

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  • Are you seeing any error after flow runs? Both columns have same data type (text) in both lists? Commented Aug 10, 2021 at 16:05

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In my testing, I cannot reproduce your problem. Are there any error messages when you are testing and running the flow?

My Test:

1.I have two lists in the same site.

  • ListA: Testb

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  • ListB: Copy_Testb

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2.Create Microsoft Flow

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3.Save and Test this Flow

It is worth noting that since you choose "Manually trigger a flow" Trigger, you need to trigger the flow manually.

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========================== Updated Answer =========================

According to my research, because there are more than 5,000 items in your list. Therefore, I suggest that you can set Filter Query in "Get items" action to make the number of obtained items less than the threshold of 5,000.


  • Hi I tried this, but i get a Time-out error when running the flow. List B has over over 7.000 items. Commented Aug 11, 2021 at 13:02
  • Hi Mirjam Kaal. Regardless of the Power Automate license, the "Get Items" Action limitation is 5000 items. This is a limit of the SharePoint REST API, and not Power Automate. Reference: powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Power-Automate/… Commented Aug 12, 2021 at 8:03
  • Aha, but is there another way to get the same result? Commented Aug 12, 2021 at 11:50
  • Hi Mirjam Kaal. I have updated answer under initial My Answer. Hope this can help you to solve issue. Have a nice day! Commented Aug 16, 2021 at 6:34
  • so far, the flow is succesfull. However the items are not changed. So i am doing something wrong. I will try again this afternoon. Commented Aug 17, 2021 at 7:03

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