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Need help getting the parent folder ID for an item using workflow

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Need help getting the parent folder ID for an item

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Hello Whitney,

Could you please explain further? Do you need the name of the folder that the item/document resides in? I'm not sure what you mean by the ID. Could the path of the item help in this case?

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Here's what you can do:

Get the folder name by stripping the prefix and suffix, then query for an item with this

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Hey Andrew,

Thanks for responding. I am trying to capture the parent folder ID/path of each item in the library, so that I can pass all the metadata from the parent folder to the items within the folder (the folder metadata is updated through a task sent to an end user, the task is created when a daily site workflow kicks off and captures any folder not yet updated, (more info: the folders are created when user emails the contents to the library)). Instead of assigning a task per item to the team, I wanted to send out one task for the folder level and then update on the items within the folder once the data was available.

I have tried numerous options, but no luck.

Let me know if you need further explanation.

Thanks again!

Whitney Harris

Shared Services IT

Business Applications Support Analyst

whitney.harris@gasoc.com<mailto:whitney.harris@gasoc.com>

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Hey Alexey,

Thanks for your response. I am going to attempt this! ☺

Whitney Harris

Shared Services IT

Business Applications Support Analyst

whitney.harris@gasoc.com<mailto:whitney.harris@gasoc.com>

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may i ask on what part you used the value of FileRef variable and what part did you get the value for the ParentFolderName variable

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deanvirag
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Did this work? I am curious....

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roseka
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HI Alex, 

may i ask on what part you used the value of FileRef variable and what part did you get the value for the ParentFolderName variable ? What is ParentFolderName ? is it choice, I mean is name a choice filed ?

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