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Kick off the workflow

  Date: Sep 03    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1157

I am working on a workflow by using sharepoint designer 2007.
Currently the workflow will be kicked off once an item on the related list has
been updated.

Now I am trying to find a way to kick off the workflow when one perticular
column (field)

of the item has been updated. In other word, the workflow should not be
kicked off if other columns (fields) of the same item has been updated.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Sep 03    

You can't start a workflow based on one column. You're going to have to do
the following (assuming "IndicatorColumn" is the name of the trigger field):

1) Create an extra column called "OldIndicatorColumn" (or something

2) When the workflow starts, if IndicatorColumn is equal to
OldIndicatorColumn, do nothing.

3) Otherwise, proceed with the workflow, and before it finishes, set
OldIndicatorColumn to the value of IndicatorColumn.

Answer #2    Answered On: Sep 03    

To do that you actually have to kick the workflow off whenever a change is
made and test in the workflow to see if the change is to the column you
want. If not, exit the workflow.

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