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Cross Site WF lookups in SPD

  Asked By: Brandon    Date: Oct 23    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1397

I've got two subsites (one for HR & one for Internal Training). Is it
possible from a SPD workflow to fetch data from the HR site from a workflow
running in the Training site? The HR site has a list of all employees some
of which is needed in the Training site, but I want to avoid storing the
same data twice. Or is this something I'm going to have to do in Visual



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Brinda Bca     Answered On: Oct 23

Its not possible using the out of the box SPD workflow  actions. However,
you could develop a custom action for SPD using Visual Studio that would
allow you to access information in a list  in another site. Check CodePlex
for similar actions already developed.

Answer #2    Answered By: Sheryl Velez     Answered On: Oct 23

We've "sort of" done something very similar, not with 2 sub-sites, but with
objects within one site  that we "think of" as two sites because the
permissions on the two sets of objects are mutually exclusive. We then have
WFs that combine the data  from the two sub-sets into one common set which has
general access to many users.

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