Sharepoint move data in folders

SharePoint – How you can Move data from one list to another List in Folder and Subfolders?

This article will explain how to move data from one list to another list and save the data in the folders and subfolders by Power Automate Flow.

Step 1: Get Items from share point list as below:

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Step 2: Initialize Variables

We should initialize the variables to help us to find the correct path of the list, folders, and subfolders.

  • Here we are initializing the variable for the list Name

Sharepoint move data

  • Here we are initializing variables for subfolders assuming we have a static folder named, for example, 2022, So we should determine the subfolder dynamically as below:

Sharepoint move data

  • If assuming the flow will trigger monthly on the first day of each month, for example (2022-June-1)

We should format the value of the variable as this:

* formatDateTime(addDays(utcNow(),-1,’yyyy-MM-dd’),’MMMM’)

In this format, if today 2022-June-1 will reduce the day 1 and format the date to month name to determine the folder name because we want to distribute the data per month, So the result will be (May).

  •  Here we should initialize the variable to determine the full path of the subfolder in SharePoint as below:

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Put your code like this code below: /sites/FT/lists/@{variables(‘ListName’)}/2022/@{variables(‘Month’)}


  • 2022: Consider the Folder.
  • @{variables(‘Month’): Consider the Subfolder.

Step 3: Send HTTP request to SharePoint   

You should follow the screenshot below to fill in the parameters correctly:

  • Fill the site address you want to move to.
  • Method POST.
  • Fill in the URI this code (Change the parameter based on your parameters) _api/web/lists/GetByTitle(‘@{variables(‘ListName’)}’)/AddValidateUpdateItemUsingPath .
  • Fill in the Header as the screenshot.
  • Fill in the body as below format :
 “listItemCreateInfo”: {
   “FolderPath”: {
     “DecodedUrl”: “@{variables(‘FolderAndSub’)}”
   “UnderlyingObjectType”: 0
 }, “formValues”: [
     “FieldName”: “Title”,
     “FieldValue”: “@{items(‘Apply_to_each’)?[‘Title’]}”
     “FieldName”: “Source”,
     “FieldValue”: “@{items(‘Apply_to_each’)?[‘Source/Id’]}”
     “FieldName”: “Company”,
     “FieldValue”: “@{items(‘Apply_to_each’)?[‘Company/Value’]}”
 “bNewDocumentUpdate”: false

Note: in the Field name put the name of the column (Correct Name is important as SharePoint) and in the Field value

Item value that is given from Get Items step

Sharepoint move data from one list to another

I found this pattern the easiest way to move the data and save the data in folders and subfolders dynamically.

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