Mark_U
Apprentice

SharePoint Online "Update items" action fields not updated

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Hi,

I'm using the SharePoint Online "Update items" action. If I add or remove fields on the source list, those changes aren't immediately reflected in the fields available in the action.

I tried closing the workflow, recreating the action, deleting the workflow and starting again. Nothing seemed to work at first, but eventually the fields did update.

Is this just a timing issue? If so, how long do you have to wait? Or, is there something you can do to update the fields?

Thank you for any advice.

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WouterT
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Re: SharePoint Online "Update items" action fields not updated

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Thanks for posting. A well-known issue for most of us.

From my personal experience:

If I update a list (additional field for instance) while editing a workflow I do the following:

  1. SAVE the workflow
  2. Press Ctrl-F5 to refresh the workflow editor
  3. Click the first action where this object is used. This will refresh the object definition.

Then your newly defined field will show up.

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Prineel_V3
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Re: SharePoint Online "Update items" action fields not updated

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Hi, if your workflow starts with a SharePoint online event, you can remove it and re-insert your configuration settings on the start event action (That usually updates new fields/columns from SharePoint). If not, you can try and re-create your connections & data sources.

Hope this helps
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Mark_U
Apprentice

Re: SharePoint Online "Update items" action fields not updated

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Thank you for your quick response! I will try that.

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Mark_U
Apprentice

Re: SharePoint Online "Update items" action fields not updated

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This worked for me too. Thank you very much.
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