There’s a set of very informative articles about ways to use workflows built in SP Designer on the Microsoft Office website. Useful for guys like me who manage all workflow from Designer 🙂
- Collect data from a user in a workflow
- Assign a form to a group in a workflow
- Assign a to-do item in a workflow
- Create a secondary workflow
One thing I noticed recently is that if you have a workflow that is triggered by a change to a list item, and the workflow changes the list item you can create a recursive loop. I know, "no shit sherlock" – I’m surprised that it’s not built into the SP Designer workflow functionality to have some sort of switch along the lines of [ignore the "Changed item" trigger if the workflow itself changed the item]. In the end, another column and a bit flag was the answer (although the workflow still ran twice, and it’s a bit of a cludge).
Ah well, that’s what’s nice about demos.