Problems with events

Feb 9, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Hi all,

I have tested  these workflow activities in many scenarios. In few activities I have a big problems with events. A scenario is the best way to show where is a problem:

Scenario with starting other workflows:

  • Workflow 1 (document library) autostart on create / manual start :

Step 1:

Get information from user

Step 2:

Start another workflow: Workflow 2 (SPDActivities)

  • Workflow 2 (document library) autostart on create:

Step 1:

Get information from user

  • Workflow 3 (task list) autostart on create

Step 1:

Grant permission (SPDActivities)

When Workflow 1 was started  manually or automatically then Workflow 3 was started and completed without any problems. Workflow 2 is started in step 2 of Workflow 1 and creating task in Task list like Workflow 1 in step 1 but now Workflow 3 doesn't start (???). If I start Workflow 2 manually then Workflow 3 starting without any problems.

Scenario with copy list item to otheh list:

  • Workflow 1 (Source document library) autostart on create / manual start :

Step 1:

Get information from user

Step 2:

Update document with data collected from user

Step 3:

Copy current document to Target document library (standard SharePoint workflow activity)

  • Workflow 2 (document library) autostart on create:

Step 1:

Get information from user

Step 2:

Update document with data collected from user

Step 3:

Copy current document to Target document library (SPDActivities)

  • Workflow 3 (task list) autostart on create

Step 1:

Get information from user

Step 2:

Update document with data collected from user

Step 3:

Copy current document to Target TEMP document library (standard SharePoint workflow activity) then

Copy current document to Target document library (SPDActivities)

Workflow 1: Information collected from user are stored in current document and then this document is copied to Target document library.

Workflow 2: Information collected from user are stored in current document but historical version of this document is copied to Target document library.

Workflow 3: Information collected from user are stored in current document and then this document is copied to Target TEMP document library. Then correct version of this document is copied to Target document library.

 

Summary:

In my opinion these SPD Activities are great but not very useful with these problems. I think the problem is with managing events in workflow. Correct it please....