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Email with SharePoint column information...

In my workflow I allow the user assigned a task to change a field from within the task. This works correctly and the column is properly updated in SharePoint. A few steps later an email is sent out with information from that column. This isn't a set variable, but I go back to SharePoint_Item > MetaData > Items > Item and select the column.


In this email the data is the old, unchanged data, even though the SharePoint column is correct within SP itself.


Thinking perhaps the workflow was moving too quickly to grab the correct data I put a pause for 2 minutes on the workflow. This did not help.


I then wrote that SP column to a K2 Workflow variable and placed that variable in the email, but the variable actually has the old data.


It appears that K2 does not go back out to SharePoint to grab information once the workflow is rolling, but this doesn't make sense to me.

How to store SmartForms input in a workf...



Suppose we have a simple approval workflow:


  • A user creates an item
  • The input gets approved
  • The item is added to a database

How do we show the input from the first step in the approval form in the second step WITHOUT creating/saving the item to the database. I tried with an item reference but it seems this requires the item to get stored, which is unfortunate :smileyhappy:


I suppose you could pass the input as URL parameters, but this feels clunky (especially with a high number of inputs).










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