Folder Naming

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This topic contains 3 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Alexander Bautz 1 month, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #17798

    Hi,

    I got a List with a vLookup on documents and Folders. Therefore I got now the problem not being able to have folders with the same name for multiple items.

    Each items represents a employee and there are 6 tabs with a reference (lookup) on documents. we want to have the same naming on the folders for all our employees without the need to add a stupid shortcode or anything similar.

    is there a way to have folders (which obviously have the same name) for multiple items?

    I hope this explanation is clear enough 🙂

    thanks.

  • #17980

    Alexander Bautz
    Keymaster

    Sorry for late reply. Unfortunately you cannot have multiple folders with the same name. The only solution I can see is that you have two levels of folders – either with the employee name as level one folder, or maybe a better approach is to use the list item ID as base folder name.

    Alexander

  • #18354

    Hi Alexander,

    when i add a document i found out how to put them automaticallyin a seperate folder but how can i do this when i add a folder? the folder is still added to the root of the library?

    thanks.

    this matter is quite urgent. I appreciate any help.

  • #18361

    Alexander Bautz
    Keymaster

    Hi,
    Are you using vLookup to add a folder? – if so, you must specify the folder name like this in the “add new folder textbox”: “root_folder/level_1_folder”.

    Alexander

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