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Error when starting a workflow -- post upgrade from 2007 to 2010

  Date: Oct 13    Category: MOSS    Views: 3420

This is one of the entries in the log:

Not persisting state for request due to previous errors. Form Template:
It seems to be something with the infopath worklow iniation form, not sure how
to fix this though..

FYI..This is an out of the box worklow..

Has anyone seen this before?
If need be I can paste the all log entries related to the correlation id.
Please let me know.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Drew Pierce     Answered On: Jan 03

In our case the issue was caused by the underlying list definition, as the default view schema xml contained FieldRef tags that referenced columns that did not exist.

The problem was fixed by adding and removing columns with the referenced names to/from the list, thus updating the view schema to no longer reference those fields.

Workflows could then be started successfully.

My guess is that when the workflow attempts to start, it wants to add its own column to the default view. So it takes the existing schema, adds its own stuff, and tries to save it... at which point it blows up, since the schema was invalid from the get-go.