Sharepoint ListItem Field ID changes

Hello everyone,

I noticed that the Sharepoint ListItem Field ID can change. It depends on whether the field is filled or not.

Is there a way to address the field by name instead of ID?

Empty Field with Field ID 28

The same Field, but not empty has the Field ID20

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Hi @Kytyzow,
From what you’ve presented in the screenshots, it can be understood that you are looking for a different way of addressing an ‘Field’ object than by using the index position (which you refer to as Field ID).

Because “Fields” information is available for each ListItem in the form of an array of objects, addressing to a Field’s property can be done only by specifying as integer the exact index of the field.

Using the “If” condition to validate the fields’ name before updating the ListItem might come in handy, for the situation when the fields get null values, and you’re afraid of field index (id) change.



Thanks for the impulse! That gave me the idea of using the For Each activity to select the desired columns without addressing via the index.

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