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  Asked By: Tarak    Date: May 03    Category: MOSS    Views: 746

I have some questions regarding workflow in 2007.

1. I am trying to create a workflow to move a document from one
library to another. My rules are:

If Approval Status equals 0;#Approved
Copy item in Shared Docs to Approved Docs

This is not doing anything. But if I change the condition to If
Modified By equals domain\me, then it does move the document. Any
idea why the approved status isn't working? Where can I look to see
what it is doing?

2. Is it possible to move a document from a library in siteA to a doc
library in siteB?



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Aastha Acharya     Answered On: May 03

I suspect that the Status equals 0;Approved is the problem. Not sure
what the wizard is trying to compare but have you tried just Approved or
just 0?

I think that it is possible to move the document from SiteA to SiteB but
I've not tried. What I think will not be possible will be to move the
document from WebAppA to WebAppB. That was the scope boundary in WSS v2
and it has probably not been changed for WSS v3.

Answer #2    Answered By: Glenda Roth     Answered On: May 03

The 0;#Approved is the out of the box value the appears in the
dropdown list. There is no way to change it to 0 or approved. I know
the ID of the Approved status is in fact 0, I just can't do anything
about it.

If anyone has gotten this to work, please let me know.

Answer #3    Answered By: Jada Clemons     Answered On: May 03

Two things. I solved the first problem by setting Approval to 16.
Apparently, the Approval Status thing doesn't work for me. Also, I
read on SharePointU that you cannot move a document to a different
sites via SharePoint Designer. You need to use VS 2005 to write a
custom workflow  solution. Or do some event handler nonsense.

Answer #4    Answered By: Brooke Lewis     Answered On: May 03

That may just be a limitation of SPD's workflow  wizard. Lots of SPD
functionality is limited to the site you're in.

Answer #5    Answered By: Talia Johns     Answered On: May 03

Andrew Connell just posted a great entry comparing workflow  creation in Designer vs VS 2005. Gives you a great idea of which tool is the right one for different tasks

Answer #6    Answered By: Tera Callahan     Answered On: May 03

I was just told that we are going to have a person with no SharePoint Designer
training, no programming experience (outside of CSS & HTML), and no SharePoint
experience to take on the design of our SharePoint site.

I think it is a bad idea, and can find some articles but I wanted to get other
users ideas on it. If you could provide article or links that would be greatly

Answer #7    Answered By: Mark Davis     Answered On: May 03

Well, if all they're doing is layout, then HTML/CSS will give them a solid

I'd suggest the MS tutorials at office.microsoft.com; googling for
"SharePoint Designer tutorial" gave me some promising hits.

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