Nintex Workflow action to move documents across SharePoint sites with the option to preserve version history
Considering archiving scenarios in SharePoint it would be great to have a Nintex Workflow action to move a document from a library of one site/site collection to another library of a site/site collection which keeps the version history of the document. Regarding the configuration of this workflow action it would also be great to pass a variable to define the destination URL.
This is related to the requirement I have to-
1) Have a proper atomic "Move" action for list and library items, rather than having to use "Copy" then "Delete", which introduces issues like, what happens if the WF fails in between the two actions?
2) Have the "Copy" and "Move" actions both return the ID of the new item added to the target list/library.
Ideally Nintex would solve all these issues in one go.
agreed! we really need this so we can archive changes made to legal documents.
David Weyrick commented
Preserving version history when moving documents is important for several types of documents during day to day business processes that involve workflows.
Especially since the workaround solution offered by Dan Stoll does not work with SharePoint 2013 (on-premises).
Note: I have tested it with our SP 2013 and the fact that it does not work was verified by Nintex Support. Hope this helps someone in the future on SP 2013 on-premises.
I know this is a work around and it would be nice to have OOTB but you can do this like this: