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What's the difference between Create List Item and Office 365 Create List Item?

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I see there are less options in the O365 version of this. Or are they the same thing? I understand that 0365 is not on-prem. We use 0365 and have been using InfoPath and SPD to create workflows for a couple of years.

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TomaszPoszytek
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Re: What's the difference between Create List Item and Office 365 Create List Item?

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In fact the difference is related to your needs. The ‌ action is meant to work within a site scope, where the workflow is executed. This is why this action is better defined - the form you need to fill is more specific - it works in a defined environment.

On the other hand, the ‌ action is supposed to work in the tenant of your choice - you just need to provide credentials to access the specific list in the specific tenant. So it's not related to your environment or a specific list - that is why you need to configure all settings by yourself.

Regards,

Tomasz

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Chris_Ben
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Re: What's the difference between Create List Item and Office 365 Create List Item?

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Just to clarify Tomasz's reply.  Both actions do almost the same thing (create an item).  Both actions are available for SharePoint on-prem and o365.

You would use the office 365 create item action if you want to create an item in o365 but are not in the same site collection / tenant or if you're executing the workflow from SP on-prem and want to create an item in o365.  This one can also be dynamically created e.g. if you don't know the names of the columns at design time.

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