Collecting data from a user in a workflow

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 šŸ™‚

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.


About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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