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Status Open for voting
Categories Workflow Designer
Created by Brandi Woodson
Created on Aug 23, 2023

Item URL vs Link to Item - Broken Links (Please enhance properties available for start events and query a list for libraries)

Please include Link to Item like Power automate provides to avoid breaking of links!!!!!

When using Item URL property to pass a file URL to users, if users rename or move a file, the link is then broken!

The only workaround at present is enabling document ID services to a site, however that is not best practice within our company. Those all run on timer jobs and we want to refrain from depending on that. However, we have used this to mitigate the issue for some of our processes where users will be moving files around often within folders in a library. The link works forever, however each time it's renamed or moved, it is temporarily down for 5-10 minutes then back up. This is a better solution than a permanently broken file URL.

The attached is what the output looks like for power automate for file URL's.

In NAC they look like this:

  • Attach files