Having overcome (thank God) my initial stumbling block of all-consuming dread, I have begun building a practice site for using SharePoint document libraries and lists with Microsoft Flow (or PowerAutomate as I think it is now called).
Here I am setting it up as a subsite of my old training site from October (and yes I use the Lego theme, obvs):
And here’s the home page of the new site:
Not bad actually, quite reassuring looking with the modern look.
Now a couple of days ago my (poor long suffering) manager gave me ONE JOB: to replicate some simple SharePoint workflows from a system we had built a few months ago, using Flow / PowerAutomate.
Step 1: Overcoming the all-consuming dread
First I spent two days overcoming the all-consuming dread.
Here are my posts about that:
Step 2: Screenshots
Then I took some screenshots of the current SharePoint Workflow details in SharePoint Designer:
These are the steps I will take next:
- Create 3 document libraries: drop off, consent forms, and dissertations library.
- Create 2 SharePoint content types: consent forms and dissertations
- Add these content types to their respective libraries
- Can’t believe Boris Johnson is having a baby, urgh
- Watch Gini von Courter’s new course, ‘Microsoft Power Automate: Beyond the Basics‘
- Add a workflow to the drop off library to move uploaded documents to the correct libraries
- Add a workflow to the dissertation library to copy missing data fields to the consent form record linked by matriculation ID
- Add a corresponding workflow to the consent form library to copy missing data fields to the consent form record linked by matriculation ID
And here’s how that went:
- Creating 3 document libraries:
This started off quite well. Here’s an example of creating one of those:
- Fatal Distraction.
At this point, I started getting irritated with the enormous number of identical looking tabs that SharePoint opens:
So I wanted to upload a favicon for my subsite. Like this:
It’s maybe a 10 minute job to change it on ANY NORMAL WEBSITE. It’s also the subject of another blog post.
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