Basically, I want to write one workflow to cover both situations. I; however, want to change some wording based on whether the workflow is coming from a create or a modification.
I don't want to stick another column in the list called "new item" and update it.
I think there's a way to do this--but I can't find it.
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Hmm.. well, I suppose that would depend. If you were requiring a major version update each time, you could look at the version column -- if 1.0, then this branch; if larger than 1.0, a different branch.
Would that work for you?
have a look whether this idea suits you
This looks like a good alternative but it does recommend adding another column, which I think Stephan doesn't want to do.
That would have been my initial suggestion as well... but surely there must be something unique, by default, that a newly initiated form displays... hmm. I still can only think of ...
OH WAIT. What about Modified Date? If Modified Date is equal to Created Date? It would have to include time and be identical, but ... the only time that'd ever be true is on creation.
Rhia Wieclawek, do you refer to the post marked as correct?
my suggestion there doesn't need any additional column in the list...
the link I provided should point directly to my post there, but sometimes browsers do not recognize/find an anchor within the page and end up at the top of page
I'm not aware of any OOTB reliable way to identify within workflow on what event it was started.
problem with modified/created dates are that
- they are just in minute-level precision. within a minute several changes can be be made.
- if items are created/updated from a program code, there are ways to do it so that version number and timestamps do not change