mbayoumi
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How to design a workflow that cycles through all the items in a list - without calling a web service

I have a workflow that i need to run on a 50+ item list. The workflow is complete but the only guides that I can find for running it on all the items automatically involve the 'Call Web Service' action which is disabled in our tool box for security reasons. What other options do I have?

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an_old_user
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Re: How to design a workflow that cycles through all the items in a list - without calling a web service

Hi Mishaal,

You can query a list and return all IDs you want to update into a collection.  This collection of IDs can then be iterated through using a loop and each item updated as required.

My preference would be to use a Site Workflow but this can be created as an item Workflow.

Workflow:

Query your list:

You can return all items or filter items based on whatever criteria you like.

Loop through the IDs of the items from your query:

Update any fields you like within the current item:

Additional actions can be added into the loop as required.

Thanks,

Barry.

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mbayoumi
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Re: How to design a workflow that cycles through all the items in a list - without calling a web service

Hi Barry, thanks for this.

I found another rougher solution which still worked. I created an extra boolean column in the list and then set the workflow to activate when an item was updated, then i used the quick edit to update the boolean column. It wasn't ideal but it worked. Your solution is much more elegant.

Mish

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