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starting a workflow from another workflow

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Hello,

I am trying to test starting a workflow from another workflow but I am getting an error.

The workflow is very simple, when someone creates a new record in a list it kicks off the main workflow, the main workflow just logs to history that we are in the main workflow. I then call a second workflow that is part of the same list, that workflow simply logs to history that we are now in the nested workflow. 

The error I am getting is:

Cannot contact site at the specified URL https://xxx.sharepoint.com/sites/ericr/Lists/Eric_NestedWorkflow/. There is no Web named "/sites/ericr/Lists/Eric_NestedWorkflow/_vti_bin/sites.asmx".

I have the following entered for the destination URL in the start workflow node on the main workflow: https://xxx.sharepoint.com/sites/ericr and I have my nested workflow listed for the workflow name: Eric_NestedWorkflow

Am i using the correct URL for the Destination site url? Let me know if any more information is needed, sorry if this is posted somewhere already, i searched but did not see anything.

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Re: starting a workflow from another workflow

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A workaround could be:

-Create a column name "StartWorkflowB"

-On your main workflow update the column named "StartWorkflowB"

-On your WorkflowB start conditionally when "StartWorkflowB" has changed.

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Re: starting a workflow from another workflow

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Thank you Fernando, that did work and I don't see why we couldnt use that going forward but do you know if what we were trying in my original message is wrong? Seems like that would be the way to go...

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