Share Item

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Use this Snap to share a driveItem with internal and external users/stakeholders allowing them to either view or edit the driveItem contents (files and folders).


  • A valid application in Azure Portal with appropriate permissions.
  • A valid Microsoft OneDrive license.
  • Write access to the folder/file mentioned in the Source Relative Path/ID.

Support for Ultra Pipelines

Works in Ultra Pipelines.



Known Issues

Snaps in the Microsoft OneDrive Snap Pack have an in-built retry mechanism for failing connections and requests; but, a high volume of requests from a client might reach the throttling threshold. In such scenarios, the Microsoft Graph limits further requests from that client for a period of time and returns an HTTP status code 429 (Too many requests), thereby causing the requests to fail. Hence, we recommend you to keep a check on the number of requests emanating from your client instance.

Snap Input and Output

Input/OutputType of ViewNumber of ViewsExamples of Upstream and Downstream SnapsDescription


  • Min: 0
  • Max: 1
  • Mapper
  • Copy
  • Get Drive Item
  • Get Share Permissions
  • Create Folder
A document containing the details of the driveItem to share and the specifics of the access being provided (recipients, expiry, link, and so on).


  • Min: 1
  • Max: 1
  • Mapper
  • Copy
  • Update Share Permissions
  • Delete Share Permissions

A document containing the result and details of the share/access provided and the list of recipients.

Snap Settings

Parameter NameData TypeDescriptionDefault ValueExample 
Specify a 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.
Share ItemShare Files in my Drive
Drive TypeDrop-down list

Required. Select a drive type from the following list of permitted driveTypes in this drop-down list (to share a driveItem) and specify the corresponding details needed:

  • OneDrive. To share a driveItem from a OneDrive location. Requires UserDrive, and Source Relative Path/ID.
  • documentLibrary. To share a driveItem from a shared library (document library) location. Requires Shared LibraryDrive, and Source Relative Path/ID.
  • Drive. To share a driveItem from a drive (in user's OneDrive or shared library) using the Drive ID. Requires Drive (ID) and Source Relative Path/ID.
  • All. To share a driveItem from a drive from the list of all drives and shared libraries (including SharePoint sites) that you can access. Requires User, Drive, and Source Relative Path/ID.

Required for Drive Type options - OneDrive and All. Not needed for Drive and documentLibrary.

Select a user from the suggested list of users to share a driveItem from that user's OneDrive location.

The list of users displayed varies based on your access to their OneDrive locations. This option is meant for administrator users who are authorized to manage other users' drives, as well.


Shared Library


Required for Drive Type option - documentLibrary. Not needed for OneDrive, Drive, and All.

Select a Shared Library from the suggested list of libraries to share a driveItem from that library location.

The list of shared libraries displayed varies based on your access to them. This option is meant for users who have write access on both the source and target shared libraries.


Required for all Drive Type options.

Specify the name of the drive to share a driveItem from. The suggestions for this field are based on the Snap account and the User or Shared Library selected.

For the Drive Type Drive, specify/pass the ID of the drive to share a driveItem from, typically from the upstream Snap.

For the drive type All, select a drive from the OneDrive or a Shared Library drive.

Specify the Source Relative Path/ID of the driveItem, next.

Source Relative Path/IDString/Expression

Required for all Drive Type options.

Enter the relative path for the driveItem to share, beginning with root:/. Alternatively, pass the item ID in this field.

Relative Path and ID

  • Any URL in this field that starts with root:/ is treated as relative path. All other entries (without root:/ at the beginning) are treated as driveItem IDs.
  • When the driveItem ID passed is invalid (not a 34-character alphanumeric code such as 014ZXBQNNHW2DJ3CDKQZBJHRYWFWVRRQA2), the Snap returns the error - The resource is not found.
Share TypeDrop-down list

Select a share type to specify the method for sharing the driveItem from the following two options:

  • invite. To invite the recipient through an e-mail, authenticate and allow access to the driveItem. You can update share permissions for these driveItems later. Requires Roles.
  • link. To create a link for the driveItem and allow the recipients access the driveItem using this link. Requires Roles and Share.
invite link
RolesDrop-down list

Required for both share types - invite and link.

Select the role / permitted operations that the recipients of the invite or link can perform on the shared driveItem, from the following two options.

  • read. To allow the recipients to view the shared driveItem and its details.
  • write. To allow the recipients to view and edit/modify the driveItem and its details.
ShareDrop-down list

Required for Share Type - link.

Select the background of the link recipients from the following two options.

  • organization. To make the link work as expected only when the recipient is part of the same organization (can authenticate in the organization's domain/network).
  • anonymous. To make the link work as expected for any user who has this link.

Required for Share Type - link.

Use this field set to add recipients to allow them access the driveItem. Click Plus_Icon to add a new row in this table and specify the email address accordingly.

This field set consists of the following fields:

  • Recipients

For recipients within the organization, select the email address from the suggested list.

Multiple email addresses in the same row

You can select only one recipient per each row from the suggestions list. But, you can fill this field with a comma-separated list of email addresses either manually or from an upstream Snap.


Required for Share Type - link where Share is Anonymous.

Specify the date-time when you want the link to expire. This field is not required when Share is set to Organization.

Require SignInCheck box

Required for Share Type - invite.

Select this check box if you want the user to authenticate the identity (email address or otherwise) in order to access the shared driveItem.

SelectedNot selected
Send Invitation NotificationCheck box

Required for Share Type - invite.

Select this check box if you want the user to receive a notification about the invite to access the shared driveItem.

Invitation Notification

The Snap does not send Invitation Notifications to the recipients, unless you select this check box. In such cases, the driveItem will be available for the users to access under their Shared Libraries section, but without any notification.

SelectedNot selected
Share MessageString/Expression

Required for Share Type - link and invite.

Enter the message for the recipients about the driveItem you are sharing.

N/AUse this file as a reference.
Number Of RetriesString/ExpressionSpecify an integer value to set the maximum number of reconnection attempts that the Snap must perform, in case of connection failure or timeout.03
Retry Interval (Seconds)String/ExpressionEnter, in seconds, the duration for which the Snap must wait between two reconnection attempts, until the number of retries is reached.12
Snap ExecutionDrop-down list

Select one of the three following modes in which the Snap executes:

  • Validate & Execute. Performs limited execution of the Snap and generates a data preview during Pipeline validation, then performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during Pipeline runtime.
  • Execute only. Performs full execution of the Snap during Pipeline execution without generating preview data.
  • Disabled. Disables the Snap and all Snaps downstream from it.

Execute onlyValidate & Execute





Working with Share Permissions in OneDrive

This Pipeline demonstrates how you can share an item and how we can get/update/delete the share permissions existing on a drive item. It assumes that you have configured your Azure application and the Snap accounts already. The Pipeline uses the following parameters. 

We start with creating a new folder using the Create Folder Snap and then, share it with a recipient using Share Item Snap. Next, we update the share permissions for the item and delete them after use.

Create Folder Snap

To share the item, we need to define the type of share, the recipients, roles, scope of share, expiry period, and so on, depending on our need. If you have selected the Share Type as Invite, you can update the share permissions on the item later.

Share Item Snap


After sharing the item, we use a Mapper to extract the Permission ID and the path of the shared item.

Mapper Snap


We pass this information to the Get Share Permissions Snap to fetch all the existing shared permissions on this folder (including the inherited share permissions).

Get Share Permissions Snap


Now, we pass these permission Ids retrieved to Update Shared Permissions Snap to change the permissions from read to write.

Update Shared Permissions Snap


Using the Update Share Permissions Snap, we have updated all the existing share permissions to write access on the driveItem. We can now retrieve these permissions and delete them as and when needed. To do this, we use another Mapper Snap to capture the updated permission IDs, relative paths and delete them using the Delete Share Permissions Snap.

Mapper Snap


Delete Shared Permissions Snap

This Snap deletes the share permissions on the driveItem and displays the result of the operation for each permission ID.

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Important Steps to Successfully Reuse Pipelines

  1. Download and import the Pipeline into SnapLogic.
  2. Configure Snap accounts as applicable.
  3. Provide Pipeline parameters as applicable.

Snap Pack History

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Snap Pack Version 




4.29main15993 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.28main14627 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.27main12833 StableUpgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.


Upgraded with the latest SnapLogic Platform release.
4.25 Patch425patches10571

Updated the error output view of the OneDrive - Upload File Snap from a Binary view to a Document view.

4.25main9554 StableEnhanced the Update Share Permissions Snap with the Share Type and Expires fields that enable you to update the share permissions on your OneDrive items shared using the Invite or Link option. If the Share type is link, you can specify the expiry date and time for the URL that is used to share permissions.
StableNo updates made.





Initial release of the Snap Pack with the following Snaps and Accounts:

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