How long the workflow history records are retained in SharePoint 2013?


  • I had an impression the default workflow history keeps records for 60 days.  

    Is that right?

    We are using nintex workflow and the nintex workflow history list does not have a retention limit, it eventually grow to a point server cannot respond any more, and workflow cannot start.  Nintex does not have an config option to trim the list.

    We are thinking if we can use the SharePoint default workflow history list instead, so it will automatically trim.

    I tested, after switch to "workflow history" (from "nintex workflow history") in workflow settings, we can still see the items workflow history.

    Just wanted to confirm if the default retention is 60 days.

    Thanks for any advice!

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 2:19 PM


  • Hi,

    It is confirmed that default retention is 60 days

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    • Marked as answer by QuickLaunch Wednesday, May 3, 2017 12:57 AM
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 9:31 PM