Overwrite Reusable Workflow associated with Content Type RRS feed

  • Question

  • DEV Server:
    I have created a Reusable Workflow in SPD 2010 and Associated it with a Site Content Type.
    I have exported the workflow as .WSP file and saved it locally.

    QA Server:
    I have an identical site collection on my QA Server as the site collection on DEV.
    I have uploaded my WSP file to the Solutions Gallery of my site collection on the QA Server.
    I have tried to Activate the Feature on QA but get this error:

    A duplicate field name "xyz" was found.

    Am I missing something here? Surely a Reusable Workflow can be used to overwrite previous versions of the workflow? I was hoping this was how I could update workflows on my Production server in the future without having to work on the live server.

    Or does a Reusable workflow mean that it is only used for moving between environments once?




    Monday, October 8, 2012 4:35 PM


  • Hi Sonners,

    When get A duplicate field name "xyz" was found error, we can be resolved it by delete the duplicated field and try to deploy WSP file again.

    And data in associate site column may get lost when we redeploy the workflow. So I would like suggest you to create the resalable workflow start from scratch.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Emir Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, October 18, 2012 2:46 AM
    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:11 AM