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Update metadata on a document in another library

Question asked by padwhite on Aug 8, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 8, 2014 by rob

I have a workflow that starts on a list.  Users enter data into the item, and the workflow creates a document in another library using the Update Item action.  This is working perfectly for me, but one of the items that the user enters is an incident date.  The date is inserted into the document with the content control, but we also need it to be filled into the metadata.


The problem is that, depending on a variable, the notes are created in different libraries.   The Update Item action will only let you choose a specific library.  The Update Item action does not allow for updating metadata (as far as I can tell).


The only solution that I can figure is to start a workflow on the new file and passing it the date from the main workflow.  This can be a pain, as the workflow would have to be used on many libraries.


Any help that anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.