move documents along with its version through workflow RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi

    suggest which of the 2 ways is possible through Designer workflow,

    1)can i move a document along with its version to another library where same settings are enabled.

    2)can i move a document from a library and add as a new version to another item present in another library.


    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:32 AM


  • Hi Krishna,

    When you move a document to another library by a SharePoint Designer Workflow, the version history is not maintained. This behavior is by design, because the version history of a document is relative to its original document library. The moved document is considered as a new document in the destination library.

    The only solution is to move the documents via Windows Explorer or through Manage Content & Structure. Open the two document libraries in Windows Explorer and move your files from source to destination or move your files through Manage Content & Structure.

    The Manage Content & Structure feature is only available in Enterprise edition.

    NOTE: The version will be maintained if you MOVE the files. If the files are COPIED it will not maintain the version.

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    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:02 AM