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Bug: Some Validation formulae does not allow Folder creation

This is a strange issue observed recently. For some of the validation formulae, folder creation does not work. Let me give some examples to reproduce this problem.

If a validation settings is defined for a Library and it uses conditional formula such as IF/AND/OR, it will not allow folder creation!

I have two columns: Date1 and Date2. I want to compare that Date2 should be greater than Date1 and Date2 should be greater than Today's date. The formula looks like this:


When I update metadata, the above formula is applied and everything works as expected.

Now the tricky part. Try creating a folder. It shows the validation message set for the above formula! And it will not allow folder creation! Also folder copy via Explorer view is not possible. A message box pops up as "Can't read from the source file or disk".

Similar observation was made with Column level validation. However, in this case folder creation was allowed from UI. But folder copy via Explorer view resulted in the same error.

Another example is for Choice column. I have defined two values: Yes, No. My formula is:

=[My Choice]="Yes"

This also throws folder creation problem.

This is indeed a major bug as we'll not be able to utilize the power of validation and folder creation. If I get any update on this issue or resolution, will update here.


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