My PowerPoint document properties keep reverting when I save the file
I am experience a strange issue. I am on SharePoint online and I have a SharePoint library with several columns to that I update the document metadata/properties (manually or by a power automate flow). However from today for some reason, after I have updated the document metadata/properties, if I open the file and let it auto-save or even if I do change something in it and save it, all the recent metadata/properties gets wiped and those that remain get overwritten with the default/previous old values.
Through investigating this, I am pretty sure it isn't being caused by a rouge power automate flow as I turned them all off and it still did it. I think it has retained a value on the actual PowerPoint file property and this is what overwrites what's been updated on the column on the SharePoint library. This happens immediately after saving.
The scenario is as follows:
I created a document and uploaded to SharePoint and updated Metadata/field named "Status" to Pending.
From SharePoint I opened the file in desktop application, did some modification in the file content and saved it. No modification were done in Metadata fields of the document.
I started a flow which updated the "Status" field to Approved.
Again from SharePoint I opened the file in desktop application, did some modifications in the file content but no modification were done in Metadata fields of the document and saved it. Here the problem started, when I saved the file it reverted "Status" field value to Pending. This should not happen.
Any help to resolve this? As I need the updated columns to remain as they are unless changed either manually or by a flow.
I am using: SharePoint Online, Office 365
- Yes, "Status" column is a custom column.
- "Status" is choice type of column and values are Not Started, Pending, Approved and Rejected.
- Trigger of flow is For a selected file. I have turned off the flow but still this issue is occurring. So, I have concluded that there is no issue with the flow.
- Yes, version history is enabled. Below is the screenshot of version history. Please note that in version 23 the property CPM/PM Status and Due Date gets reverted when user saves the file.