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kevyn_williams
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How to 'Run if' current item field is empty/blank

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I'm trying to create a workflow to remind users to fill in meta data, so If a list item field is empty (in this case a lookup field) then run something (send an email)

However the problem is when I select Run If -> Current Item -> Field A -> Equals -> value -> (leave value field empty) I cannot publish the workflow. The field I want to check against is a lookup field

chrome_2016-03-08_12-01-33.png

How do you get around this issue please?

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emha
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Re: How to 'Run if' current item field is empty/blank

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don't you have available an option 'is empty' instead of the 'equals'?

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kevyn_williams
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Re: How to 'Run if' current item field is empty/blank

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no, only 'equals' or 'not equals'

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emha
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Re: How to 'Run if' current item field is empty/blank

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could you post screenshot where all the configurations of your run-if action are visible?

as well, what's your platform?

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kevyn_williams
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Re: How to 'Run if' current item field is empty/blank

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Hi there, the screenshot in the original post is all the 'Run If' configuration currently setup - I can't publish the workflow until I have a value in this field (see screenshot below:

chrome_2016-03-08_13-16-16.png

platform: Sharepoint online (365)

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emha
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Re: How to 'Run if' current item field is empty/blank

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I meant whole dialog which's clip you attached in first post...

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kevyn_williams
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Re: How to 'Run if' current item field is empty/blank

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That is the whole dialog in first post (apart from menu bar) - please let me know if there's something specific you'd like to see?

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emha
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Re: How to 'Run if' current item field is empty/blank

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I do not have access to O365, but in on-prem env. there is one more option above what you have posted

if you do have that available what other options you have in place of 'list lookup'?

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kevyn_williams
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Re: How to 'Run if' current item field is empty/blank

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I see what you mean now, here is my full window:

chrome_2016-03-08_14-19-23.png

options I have are:

  • value
  • workflow variables
  • list lookup
  • workflow context
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emha
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Re: How to 'Run if' current item field is empty/blank

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so select value in the dropdown.

I think it will then allow you to check whether a current item's field is empty.

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