Edit document metadata without creating a new version or triggering workflows

Have you noticed that when uploading a new documents in a document library, the connected workflows do not trigger?

This behavior can be used to “sneak” in changes in a documents metadate without triggering new versions or connected workflows.

The trick is simply to load the page with the parameter “&Mode=Upload” in the URL:
[your root address]/test/English/DocumentLibrary/Forms/EditForm.aspx?ID=1&Mode=Upload

Make the changes and click “OK”. The changes are merged into the current version and no workflows are triggered!

Note: “Modified” and “Modified By” is updated.

Alexander

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