How do I create a REST call in SharePoint 2013 Designer to delete records from the Workflow History List? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I use the Workflow History List for debugging and the option of turning on debugging for flows that are in production.  I would however like a workflow that purges the records in this list based by the workflow Name.  I have created a workflow and a Delete HTTP request, but can't get it to work.  I can't find any documentation on how to do this.  What I have is

    [%Workflow Context:Current Site URL%]/_api/lists/GetByTitle('Workflow History')?$select=Id as my String in my Call

    I get the following response code, response=PreconditionFailed

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:06 PM

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  • Hi Harvan,

    You could try this:

    Set RequestType to HTTP POST. In your header dictionary, add the X-HTTP-Method header and set its value to DELETE. And also add the IF-MATCH header and set its value to *.


    Best Regards,

    Michael Han

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    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:35 AM
  • Well reading both the references, I still am not certain how to proceed.  What I did do is create 3 dictionary's (all fields are stings)

    1.  requestHeaders that has Accept and Content-Type as both set to application/json;odata=verbose

    2.  MetaData that has Type set as SP.Data.TestListItem

    3.  Dictonary that has X-HTTP-Method set as DELETE

    I think I'm getting it, but still don't know how to put the pieces together.  My understanding now is that I create a HTTP Rest to select the IDs of each record.  This I got.
    Then I have to follow it with two more HTTP requests one to get the item and the other to delete the item.  It is these later two that I don't know how to do.  Am I on the right track?

    • Edited by SSHarvancik Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:06 PM Finally found some tidbits
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:17 PM