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Best method to update multiple items in another library

Question asked by jdandersonct on May 3, 2018
Latest reply on May 9, 2018 by jdandersonct

We have a document library (Source) with 4 fields that we would like to copy to another document library (Target).


In the Source Library:

Field 1: Choice

Field 2: Lookup (text values)

Field 3: Date

Field 4: Rich text


In the Target Library (fields will not need to be editable):

  • Should Fields 1,2, and 3 be simple text fields?
  • Field 4 should be an exact copy of what is in Source.Field 4, including any rich text formatting. Target.Field 4 is currently a rich text field.


Should we just store these as variables in the Source library and the use Update Multiple Items action to copy to the Target library? Or, can we use Update Multiple Items to copy field to field from Source to Target?


The following configuration of Update Multiple Items does exactly what we want it to but copies the metadata from the Source to every item in the Target instead of just the item being copied from the Source to the Target.

Thanks in advance.