Workflow history list is empty after workflow deployment using visual studio 2012 and sharepoint 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Team,

    I am new to sharepoint workflow development.

    I created simple custom workflow in sharepoint 2013 using visual studio 2012 includes the below steps

    1. Taken the empty sharepoint project.

    2. Created the "History custom list"

    3. Created the simple workflow with "Write to history" activity with message " This is my first workflow"

    4. Deploy the solution.

    5. Add a new item to the list .Observe that workflow is started.

    6.Go to the Workflow status page. In that page , "Workflow History" list is empty.

    Could you please help me what is the issue ? and why "Workflow History" list is empty and "status" column is empty?

    I followed the below video


    Thanks for your support.

    • Edited by sk2014 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:35 AM
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:07 AM


  • I found the solution myself.

     Activate the below feature

    "Workflows can use app permissions"

    Go to site settings --> manage site features -->Activate the "Workflows can use app permissions" feature.

    Hope the is helpful for others.

    • Marked as answer by sk2014 Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:46 PM
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:45 PM