Tuesday, November 23, 2010 5:29 PM
I did this in SPD 2007 no problem but can't seem to figure it out in 2010. I have a workflow that needs to use the same "Assign form to group" throughout. I don't want to have to recreate the form for every instance.
In 2007 I followed tips I found online for this. I would create the workflow with the forms I need once. Then in later steps where I needed the form again, I'd leave the form option blank and go through the xml to copy / paste the content type id over the blank form. When I would go back to open the workflow in SPD, it would show the correct form now in that link.
In 2010, I tried editing the xml in the same way, but when I open the workflow in SPD, it still shows the blank form in that link. I can't figure out how to make changes to the XML apply to the view I see in SPD.
Any help is appreciated, if you are confused by my explanation let me know. Thanks!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:00 PM
Problem solved - or actually avoided.
I did not realize that in SPD 2010 I can put IF statements in the Parallel block. My WF before had "if 1 and 2 and 3, then send these 3 forms, else if 1 and 2 then send these 2 forms only, else send the first form only". B/c I believe in 2007 that was the only way to do it.
So now rather than having various IF statements determining which forms need to be created, I just have one parallel block that checks each form (1, 2 and 3) with an individual IF for each and then either sends the form or doesn't. I wish I knew I could do this earlier, would have saved me hours of trying to figure out work arounds :)
Thanks for anyone who read this and at least tried to think of a solution!
- Marked As Answer by SuziS Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:07 PM
Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:13 PM
I am using sharepoint 2007 and running into same issue. could you please let me know how you reuse the custom "Assign form to group" in same workflow multiple time. I am uing SPD 2007.
Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:26 PM
It's been awhile since I've done this or used 2007, but this is what I had bookmarked. Hope it helps!