SharePoint Online - Item Children

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You can use this Snap to get the metadata of items from the selected SharePoint Online document library. You can also specify the folder name with the “Source Item Relative Path“ property.

Snap Type

SharePoint Online - Item Children is a Read-type Snap that fetches the children of an item.


  • Valid SharePoint Online tenant and associated site.

  • Valid Azure application with all the required API permissions.

Support for Ultra Pipelines

Works in Ultra Pipelines. However, we recommend that you not use this Snap in an Ultra Pipeline. To know the list of Snaps that work in Ultra and the related caveats, refer to Snap Support for Ultra Pipelines.

Limitations and Known Issues


Snap Views

View Type

View Format

Number of Views

Examples of Upstream and Downstream Snaps


View Type

View Format

Number of Views

Examples of Upstream and Downstream Snaps




  • Min: 0

  • Max: 1

  • CSV Parser

  • Azure SQL Execute

 An input document contains the metadata of the folder for which the children items need to be retrieved.



  • Min: 1

  • Max: 1

  • Pipeline Execute

  • JSON Parser

An output document contains the metadata information of the children of the configured folder.


Error handling is a generic way to handle errors without losing data or failing the Snap execution. You can handle the errors that the Snap might encounter when running the Pipeline by choosing one of the following options from the When errors occur list under the Views tab:

  • Stop Pipeline Execution: Stops the current Pipeline execution when the Snap encounters an error.

  • Discard Error Data and Continue: Ignores the error, discards that record, and continues with the remaining records.

  • Route Error Data to Error View: Routes the error data to an error view without stopping the Snap execution.

Learn more about Error handling in Pipelines.

Snap Settings

  • Asterisk (*): Indicates a mandatory field.

  • Suggestion icon (): Indicates a list that is dynamically populated based on the configuration.

  • Expression icon (): Indicates whether the value is an expression (if enabled) or a static value (if disabled). Learn more about Using Expressions in SnapLogic.

  • Add icon (): Indicates that you can add fields in the field set.

  • Remove icon (): Indicates that you can remove fields from the field set.

Field Name

Field Type


Field Name

Field Type




Default ValueSharePoint Online - Item Children
ExampleSharePoint Online - Item Children


Specify the name for the Snap. You can modify this to be more specific, especially if you have more than one of the same Snap in your Pipeline.



Default Value: N/A


Specify the name of a site which contains the list of document library to be used in the subsequent Snap settings.


Custom Site Path


Default ValueDeselected


Enable this option if your site URL contains a custom path that deviates from the default site URL. Default site path always has a prefix ‘sites/’ before the sitename, a custom site can contain the prefix ‘teams/’ or it can have no prefiix.

Document Library*


Default Value: N/A
ExampleShared Documents


Specify the a drive representing the top-level container for a file system, such as OneDrive or SharePoint document libraries. This field will be populated dynamically from different sites from the suggestion drop-down list. You can either choose a document library from suggestion drop-down list or enter the entity name manually.

If you enable the Site property as an expression, then the document library is not suggested, resulting in an exception.

Source Item Relative Path*


Default Value: N/A


Specify the item resource path that represents a file, folder, or other item stored in a document library.

Select fields


Default Value: N/A
Exampleid, email, roles


Enter the comma-separated properties to be written to the output view.

Order by Properties

Use this fieldset to Enter the properties and order they want to be displayed when found more one item with one or more similar properties. 

Property name


Default Value: N/A


Specify the name of the property to be sorting order.

Order type


Default Valueasc

Dropdown list/Expression

Select the appropriate sort order to be performed upon the selected items. Avaialble options are:

  • asc

  • desc



Default Value: 200


Specify the page size of results.

Auto pagination


Default Value: Deselected


Select to get all items within a single folder item/document directory. If this field is not checked, SharePoint Online will return a maximum of 200 records per page by default. If this field is selected, all matching records will be automatically returned.

Connection details

Use this field set to specify connection properties to the SharePoint Online APIs. 

Connection timeout*


Default Value30


Specify the connection timeout duration in seconds.

Number of retries*


Default Value3


Specify the maximum number of reconnections in case of a connection failure or timeout.

Retry interval (seconds)*


Default Value10


Specify the time interval in seconds between connection attempts.

Snap Execution


Default ValueValidate & Execute
ExampleExecute only

Dropdown list

Specify the required Pipeline execution type:

  • Validate & Execute. Performs limited execution of the Snap (up to 50 records) during Pipeline validation; performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline execution.

  • Execute only. Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution; does not execute the Snap during Pipeline validation.

  • Disabled. Disables the Snap and, by extension, its downstream Snaps.

For more information on how to list the children of a folder and document library in the SharePoint Online, refer to the graph API in drive-list-children.








HTTP Response Code:404

Entered item not found in the document library.

Ensure to provide the valid item path to get the metadata.

Forbidden exception:403

Either user or app doesn't have sufficient permissions to read the metadata for the document library.

Ensure to provide the desired permissions both at the user and application level.

Internal Server Error: 501

Value for the Property name might have missed.

Ensure to provide the value for the property name in the order by property.


Retrieving Item Children Files in the Source Folder

This example demonstrates how to get item children files in the source folder. The example assumes that you have configured & authorized a valid SharePoint Online Account (see SharePoint Online Account).

The following screenshot displays the settings of the SharePoint Online - Item Children Snap. The Snap specifies how to get the children of a provided folder and sort them based on their names.

After successfully validating/executing the above Snap, the results display in the following output preview.

Download this Pipeline.


Important Steps to Successfully Reuse Pipelines

  1. Download and import the Pipeline into SnapLogic.

  2. Configure Snap accounts as applicable.

  3. Furnish Pipeline parameters as applicable.

  File Modified

File Example_sharepoint_GetItemChildren.slp

Mar 11, 2022 by Subhajit Sengupta

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