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Design Questions on Workflow Nesting

  Asked By: Edmond    Date: Oct 16    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2421

I have some design questions about workflow nesting.

Workflow can start another workflow. Is there any guideline how much nesting can
be done?

Can we do nesting of a workflow which is created using SharePoint Designer? Are
there any limitations?

What would be best option to create such nested workflows – SharePoint Designer
or Visual Studio?

Are there any limitations for number of Workflow Templates that can be used in
nested workflows?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Cade Velazquez     Answered On: Oct 16

I don't think there is a hard and fast limit, but I think the framework
will eventually throw an error if you nest way too much. How many are
you looking at? I'd say you're safe in the ballpark of 10-20... but
that's just my gut saying that.

I'd suggest asking the question in a .NET 3.0 or Windows workflow  forum
such as http://www.windowsworkflow.net/ since it won't be a limitation
of SharePoint, more of the underlying workflow engine.

Answer #2    Answered By: Ariana Christensen     Answered On: Oct 16

I think we are looking at nesting of around 15/20 workflows.

Is it possible to correlate those workflows  for tracking purpose?
Probably we can write some code for that. But does SPS 2007 have any out of box feature for this?

Answer #3    Answered By: Darrius Whitfield     Answered On: Oct 16


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