glenda
Forms Fledgling

Removing linked workflow tasks when workflow is terminated

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Hi guys, 

I cannot find much information on this, but I would expect that when a workflow instance is terminated (manually or by a workflow), all workflow tasks that relate to the instance, are removed as well. 

I notice in my current O365 environment that this is not the case, can someone confirm this? 

So to my understanding I would need to "workaround" this by deleting all workflow tasks by using e.g. a different workflow...

Thanks, 

Glenda

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callum
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Re: Removing linked workflow tasks when workflow is terminated

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Hi Glenda,

This was the case with Nintex for SharePoint, which uses the SharePoint 2010 Workflow engine, however Nintex for Office 365 uses the SharePoint 2013 Workflow engine, and unfortunately the SharePoint 2013 Workflow Engine does not perform these tasks on termination of a workflow. This would be true for any Nintex workflows, or SharePoint Designer/Visual Studio workflows that are created as well.

Callum

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bamaeric
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Re: Removing linked workflow tasks when workflow is terminated

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Hi Glenda Segers‌,

I'm with you that this functionality is defintely needed.  A request for this has been entered in the Nintex User Voice and you can vote for it.

End/terminate workflow should cleanup and delete any tasks

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glenda
Forms Fledgling

Re: Removing linked workflow tasks when workflow is terminated

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Callum, Eric, 

Thanks for your replies. 

I've implemented a workaround to take care of it and added my votes on UserVoice. 

Glenda

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Jovaca
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Re: Removing linked workflow tasks when workflow is terminated

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Can you please explain the work-around? @glenda 

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