Power Automate: Rename file in SharePoint Online


We often get to change the name of the file, so in this article, I will explain how to rename the file in SharePoint Online using Microsoft Power Automate.

Below is the file which I will be renaming.

Step 1: Get the file properties

We only need to have the SharePoint item id, for which we want to rename the file

Step 2: Update the File Name

Add the "Send an HTTP request to SharePoint" connector, and update the following properties
  • Method: POST
  • Uri: _api/web/lists/GetByTitle('<LIBRARY TITLE>')/items(<ITEM ID>)/ValidateUpdateListItem
  • Body:
            "FieldName": "FileLeafRef",
            "FieldValue": "<New File Name>"

Execute the flow, and the file will be renamed

Happy Automating..!!
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  1. Hi, what is yout solution for a second document with the same name. I´m looking for an workaround to set the name to "Updated the name(2)" and "Updated the name(2)....

  2. Thanks for that, really helped me out!


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