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Copy Workflow Status to column to ensure a persistent record beyond 60 days - SharePoint Designer

Last post 07-10-2018 09:27 AM by brice235i. 2 replies.
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  • 06-24-2018 09:53 PM

    Copy Workflow Status to column to ensure a persistent record beyond 60 days - SharePoint Designer

     Hi, I would like to copy the workflow status (OOTB Approval 2010 workflow) to a newly created column. The reason is because a timer job deletes workflow history after 60 days and we need to see the workflow status as a permanent record.

    My workflow seems to make sense, but it isn't updating the value in the column as expected. I've attached a picture of the workflow.

     Hoping someone has some ideas.  Thanks. 

     

     


  • 06-26-2018 08:56 AM In reply to

    Re: Copy Workflow Status to column to ensure a persistent record beyond 60 days - SharePoint Designer

    What is the step that sets your new column? The Update Item step in the approved step?
    Hilary Stoupa

  • 07-10-2018 09:27 AM In reply to

    Re: Copy Workflow Status to column to ensure a persistent record beyond 60 days - SharePoint Designer

    Sorry for not getting back straight away Hillary.  I found out why this wasn't working. I found a post about how the Wait action indeed does not fire for OOB workflow status columns. 


    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1417531/sharepoint-workflow-wait-for-field-change-not-firing-when-another-workflow-cha

     

    Therefore tried customizing the approval workflow instead… I made a copy of the OOB Approval workflow as a reusable workflow on a content type/item. 

    Then in the Customization section 'changed the behaviour of the overall task process' and set the value to an ancillary column.

     

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