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Upload document with same name into Document Library RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is there any way that I can Upload documents with same name in one Document library at one level (no folder). Other Metadata of the documents will be different.

    Is there any workaround for this.

    Will document ID service help on this
    Sunday, July 24, 2016 10:52 AM

All replies

  • Hello

    By default, since the conflict condition of document is the full name in document library, it is failed to upload and store the documents with same name in one level of document library.

    Best regards

    Monday, July 25, 2016 1:59 AM
  • Hi

    Unfortunately this is not possible. SharePoint treats the file name as the primary key identifier for a document so if you try to upload a second document with the same name it will assume this is a new version of the file. If you have versioning enabled on the document library, it will add this as a new version. If not, it will overwrite the original file with the new one.

    If you need two documents with the same name, you will have to either place them in different folders within a document library or in different document libraries.

    Monday, July 25, 2016 2:03 AM