replace document with file of different name and keep history

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I want to use SharePoint to store technical specs that come in from clients, however they often rename specs adding V2 etc to the end of the name. 

  • If I add to the SharePoint library unchanged, I end up with two documents, the new document and the old document which I need to remember to delete.
  • I can rename the document, but I need to be able to see the original name that the company saved for reference, so we need to remember to open the check in box and enter the original client file name.

Both of the above options cause problems as they are easy to forget.


Is there anyway that I can set up a procedure (power automate perhaps) that automatically opens the check in dialog box when I add a document forcing the original name to be entered or can anyone suggest a better way of handling this situation.

Many thanks

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