How to design a workflow that cycles through all items within a list

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There may be a case where a common process will need to be run on all existing items in a list.  This can be achieved by a parent workflow triggering a child workflow to run on the next item in a list to and so on, causing a chain-type of effect.  The main advantage of this is less server load as only one workflow runs at a time.  This type of workflow is usually executed once, and updates each item as required.

 

In this tutorial, you will create a parent workflow that queries a list, and then determines whether or not a child workflow should be started based on a filter.  For each item returned by the query, a child workflow is started which is tasked with updating a field within the item.

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