Request for Metadata as Property for Microsoft Office 365 Upload File Activity

Hi @loginerror and UiPath! The Office 365 integration Activities package is great, but currently the Upload File activity doesn’t allow for metadata/properties to be included with the uploaded file. @radu_bucur and @Diana_Mincu created an excellent package in Go! titled UiPathTeam.SharePoint.Activities that allows for files to be uploaded with metadata (see Upload File activity, PropertiesToAdd input argument).

I imagine UiPath’s long-term strategy for Microsoft Office 365 integration is to build out and support as many features as makes sense for UiPath developers. To that point, I would like to formally put in a request for the Upload File activity to include a new optional property for metadata. The SharePoint modern UI interface for updating SharePoint library/list metadata is not particularly conducive to UI automation - thus, it is preferable to upload metadata/properties at the same time as the file upload. I’m more than happy to provide additional guidance if needed.

For anyone in an organization that uses Microsoft Office 365 with libraries containing metadata, please vote for this post!

Hi @mark.bullard

Thank you for your feedback, I registered it in our internal ideas tracker and it will be considered by our team.

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Hi @mark.bullard. This is a good point, I understand the need! In IT Automation activities packages (where I’m a product manager too) all upload activities offers such possibility. For example:

I will add it to the scope of O365 21.10 release. We need to see what kind of metadata/properties can be set for a file when using Microsoft Graph API.

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Thank you so much for your consideration @loginerror and @ovidiuponoran! This capability is going to be a game changer for us at tagging large batches of files with metadata properties. We are definitely looking forward to the O365 21.10 release!!

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Couldn’t agree with you more Mark. I have been building a solution over the last year that makes use of Radu’s Sharepoint package, but it has been having reliability issues recently - to be able to use the official Microsoft package and be able to update the metadata along with the file uploads would be incredible.

Hey! So what is best option currently to upload files like .xlsx .txt .pdf to specific Microsoft Teams folder location?