Sharepoint Document Library Columns Data Populates Random Information

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I created a sharepoint document library.  The default column data has no defaults set and should be blank.  However, anytime a document is drag/dropped into the document folder; the column populates data in the columns from a previous and different folder in the same library.  It is really annoying and confusing people.  

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@jhammons Check if your documents have file properties associated with them which are populating column data in SharePoint library.


Open your excel file > click on File menu at the top left corner > select Info > check Properties section at the right hand side.



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If you have same properties like your document library columns, you will have to remove those properties from file before uploading to SharePoint.

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There is nothing in the information properties. It copies the column data from the last "edit in grid view" change is what it appears. I might use PowerAutomate to just clear the values but I feel like this is just a work around a problem in Sharepoint.