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Enable workflow to start from the item menu

Automation Master
Automation Master
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Many of you, like me, will have seen and used this feature many times.  What does it do?  Well it allows you to add a shortcut to your start workflow page directly on the item context menu.

These are the settings you need on workflow settings:

This then, when the workflow is published, displays as such on the item context menu:

Now I have been using this awesome feature for many years and then Paul Crawford‌ asked me why he seemed to be limited to only adding four workflows to the menu?!  I have never needed to add this many before so wasn't aware of any limitation... 

I won't pretend I solved it, because I didn't, but he came up with a quick fix that I wanted to blog about so that neither of us forgot this simple trick:

Rather than using Menu item position: 0, 1, 2, 3, etc

Have Menu item position: 100, 101, 102, 103, etc

Automation Master
Automation Master

Alright, that's pretty simple and super handy! Thanks ‌ & ‌! 

I wonder if that means that View & Edit are 5 & 6? I wonder if you could use 100, 101, 102 ...

Nintex Newbie


view properties has an index of 200. Don't know why 0,1,2,3 etc is not happy but 100+ works brilliantly. 

Automation Master
Automation Master

hm, is it a limitation of some specific platform(s)?

I can't seem to hit this limitation on SP2013...

Nintex Newbie

Is this feature only available on Sharepoint on-premises?