Path and Name field in SPD 2010 Workflow for creating Doc Sets


  • Hi Guys,

    Here's hoping you can help out and give a few pointers. I'm currently trying to implement what I thought was quite a simple workflow involving the creation of a Content Type (similar to Doc Set but with additional field) within an alternative library when a new item is added to the current library.

    Create Item in CaseFileLibrary (Output to Variable: CaseFile)

    When running the workflow, I keep getting the following error:

    "The workflow could not create the list item because the file name is either missing or invalid. "

    It seems to be related to the 'File and Path' field within the 'Create New List Item' field mappings. For this I have tried the CurrentItem:Title as some other forums suggest and have also tried entering the URL path e.g. /subsite_name/library_name/CurrentItem:Title. (as the name of the CaseFile (Doc Set) is going to be the same as the current item name)

    If anyone has any suggestions, I would be truely greatful.


    • Edited by Hollinshead Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:07 PM
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:57 AM


  • Hi Luke,

    This error indicates there is an error in the workflow logic. Ensure that the file name entered in the Path and Name field is a valid file name. Common reasons for a file name to be invalid include a missing or incorrect file extension or a file/path string that is too long and exceeds the allowable number of characters.

    More information, please refer to :

    Common error messages in SharePoint workflow development

    For the URL that you used in the ‘Create New List Item’, whether the CurrentItem:Title is a lookup, not typed by yourself. If not, please type /subsite_name/library_name/, then lookup CurrentItem:Title, like the below, then save and publish the workflow, compare the result.

    In addition, please use another name for the name, compare the result.

    Best Regards,


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