The Access SP via REST widget allows the workflow to read from and update items in an external SharePoint list and store the results in a workflow variable. The external site must have the Bamboo MashPoint REST Extensions installed, at which point the site is accessible as a REST service.
NOTE: Workflow Conductor widgets can access items in any site collection in the current Web application. Use the Access SP via REST widget only if you need access to items in other Web applications or other SharePoint farms.
SharePoint 2007 Server Administrator:: The Bamboo MashPoint REST Extensions installation package is available in the Workflow Conductor for SharePoint 2007 Setup application. To install the MashPoint REST Extensions, click on it in the Components list, and then click the Install button. Follow the installation instructions. After the MashPoint REST Extensions are installed, you can connect to the server using the Access SP via REST widget. For detailed installation instructions, refer to the section Installing the Product, or read the Bamboo Knowledge Base article KB.12582 – HOWTO: Install the Bamboo MashPoint REST Extensions.
SharePoint 2010 Server Administrator: The MashPoint REST Extensions are available for SharePoint 2010, but are no longer included in the Workflow Conductor Setup package. The Access SP via REST widget is disabled by default in Workflow Conductor for SharePoint 2010. For instructions to download and install the MashPoint REST Extensions and enable the Access SP via REST widget in Workflow Conductor, read the Bamboo Knowledge Base article KB.12582 – HOWTO: Install the Bamboo MashPoint REST Extensions.
Widget Limitations:** The MashPoint REST Extensions do not support FBA accounts.
The Access SP via REST widget connects to Bamboo MashPoint REST services only. Connection to SharePoint 2010 REST services is not currently supported.
|REST Service Method (Required):||Click the button to define the connection properties and action to be taken on the external SharePoint list:|
|REST URL:||Enter the URL of an external SharePoint site where the MashPoint REST Extensions are installed. For example: http://server/mashpoint/1/|
|Username/Password/Domain:||By default, the widget will use the credentials of the workflow initiator to access the external SharePoint site. If this is the desired behavior of your workflow, leave these fields blank. Otherwise, you can enter specific login information for the widget to use to connect to the site. Any login information you enter is stored with the widget and used any time the workflow runs.
Lists: After you enter a REST URL, click the Get List button to retrieve a set of available lists from the external SharePoint server. Select a list for the widget to use.
Available REST actions include:
|Variable Set To (Required):||Select a workflow variable with a Text data type to store the results from the REST call. Create variables in the Workflow Settings tab in the settings pane, or click the Create new variable link next to the variable list.|
|Click Apply to save the widget settings.|
Example of Using Access SP via REST Widget
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