Start Another Workflow Widget

Start Another Workflow Widget

The Start Another Workflow widget starts another workflow from within the current workflow. The new workflow runs independently of the current workflow. Start Another Workflow provides the ability to design more complex workflows using reusable modules.

NOTE: The current workflow continues with the next widget as soon as the new workflow is started. The current workflow is not paused.

Widget Properties:

Column Description
Workflow Name (Required)

Click the Icon-Ellipsis button to select a workflow:

  • Select workflow location:
    • Select Current Item (the default) to start a workflow associated to the current list on the current item.
    • To start a workflow on another item in the current list or on an item in another list, select External List and make the desired selections in the Site Collection, Site, and List boxes. To identify the item in the list that you want to start the workflow on, choose Select Item in the Item box and enter match criteria in the Where and Equal boxes. If more than one item is matched, the workflow is started on the first item returned.
  • Select Workflow: Select a workflow from the list of workflows associated to the list you selected above. If the selected workflow is configured with a workflow initialization form, you are prompted to provide values for the form fields to pass to the workflow (see an example here). The values can be typed in the property box, or you can add a lookup using the Add Lookup icon (Button-AddLookup).

NOTE: Start Another Workflow cannot start site workflows. It can only start workflows currently associated to a list.

Run As This widget can run with the permissions of the workflow initiator, the workflow designer, or another user. Select the option in the Run As property that best matches your requirement. For more information, see General Widget Properties.
Click Apply to save the widget settings.

Example of Start Another Workflow

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