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bgehring
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Update URL field

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OK Guys I am going crazy, I am so sure this should work. I have a workflow that is attaching a url to a different list. Let me be specific. When a document is added to a document library, a workflow runs and sees if the document metadata has a choice column set to a specific value. If it does then it grabs the title from a lookup filed and goes to the list that value was just looked up from. It uses build string to build a url followed by a comma then a space then the word Others. So the string looks like http://www.google, Others. Then I do an update item and attempt to update the a url field on the target list with the string http://www.google.com, Others. I keep getting the error: The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more columns for the item require a different type of information.

I have tried my update item with the workflow variable as a url, or as a string(default), but no luck. In other areas of this workflow I am updating the list in different ways if the choice field is different, so it is not permissions. I have seen countless posts saying all you have to do to update a url field is put in the URL, Description, but it is simply not working for me.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

   Berney

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bgehring
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Re: Update URL field

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Sometimes all you need to do is post the question then the answer comes to you. In my example above I decided to mask the url I was actually saving as http://www.google.com. In fact I was trying to post a link to the document library filtered down to just show documents with a metadata field set. The url to get to that was almost 300 characters long. The actual issue was that the max length of the url was 255 characters. I had to find a different way to link to the document library. Hopefully that saves someone else the hours I just spent trying to figure that out.

Thanks,

  Berney

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denis_boico
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Re: Update URL field

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Hi,

Not sure how this resolved the issue. I have similar issue, just trying to update a field with a Office 365 Update Items action, and i've tried multiple ways to put the link and description, but didn't work for me.

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