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Copy Item

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Hello,

I created a workflow that copies the current Item - ItemA to another list ItemB.  It works.  The problem I have is, the current item has a workflow that sends an email and when the workflow runs, I get two emails, the first from ItemA workflow and the second from the ItemB.  When I check Item B, it has no workflow but the fact that it is copied, it runs the ItemA workflow.  Is there a way to prevent the copy from running the workflow?  Thanks.

It is SharePoint 2013.

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Re: Copy Item

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do you copy the item within the same list?

if so, then for new itemB you should set some flag field to a specific value like 'COPIED' and configure workflow run conditionally just on items that have the flag value different from that 'COPIED'.

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Re: Copy Item

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Thank you so much.  I am going to try that.

The workaround I found was, I made listB the first list and created a copy workflow so it will copy from ListB to ListA instead of ListA to ListB since the workflow that sends the email resides in ListA.  When the copy workflow in ListB runs it copies and because it is creating a new record in ListA, it kicks off the workflow.  It worked. 

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