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Form lookup doesnt work when creating a workflow

  Asked By: Naman    Date: Jan 07    Category: MOSS    Views: 1264

I am creating a workflow in Sharepoint Designer, and do a lookup to a form
library to get data.

But when it is in use, the output is ????.

E.G. I use a leave request form workflow, and out of the form i require the name
of the employee and two sets of dates.

When the form is filled in and created, the workflow kicks in, but the
notification email sent has the following:

Name: ????
Last day of work: ????
First day back: ????

Any help?

Plus a bonus question, if using VS08 to create workflows, how do i specify its
for WSS not MOSS, because currently
when I create a workflow in VS08 it says its missing the
microsoft.office.workflow.tasks.dll, which I understand
to be a MOSS component?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Mayur Mandal     Answered On: Jan 07

This would usually happen if the workflow  is not able to find the associated
item which needed to be populated in the email  alert.

We faced this problem when for some reason the workflows  stopped working. After
two months some of these triggered and sent out ??? as field names. Actually the
alerts were sitting in the queue, but after all this time the items got deleted,
and when finally the alert went out, it found nothing in the field.

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