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Nintex O365 - Workflow not starting on item creation

Hi,

 

On my Office 365 tenant using Nintex for O365,

I have a document library for which I created a very simple approval workflow.

This workflow is creating approval tasks in a task list.

 

I've enabled another list workflow on this task list and enabled the option to start the workflow when new items are created.

The goal is that when new approval tasks are created my workflow in the task list would start, but for some reason this is not working.

Any ideas?

 

Kind Regards,
Wim

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Workflow Hero

Re: Nintex O365 - Workflow not starting on item creation

It seems to me that SHarePoint couldn't start workflow automatically on item created by System Account.

Could be what happens because tasks are created automatically...

Did you try to manually create a task and see if second workflow starts ?

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Re: Nintex O365 - Workflow not starting on item creation

Hi Thomas,

This would be a valid explanation. (I still have to test it and let you know)

What about a workaround for this?

How could I launch some actions based on updates in the tasks list done by the system account?

Kind Regards,
Wim

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Re: Nintex O365 - Workflow not starting on item creation

Hi Wim,

Maybe you can use the Start Workflow action

Regards,

Christophe

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Re: Nintex O365 - Workflow not starting on item creation

Hi Christophe,

This sounds like the way to go.

But at first glance I don't see the option to pass WF variables from one WF to the other that I fire up.

Any idea how to achieve this for Nintex for O365?

Kind Regards,
Wim

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Re: Nintex O365 - Workflow not starting on item creation

Hi Wim,

Apparently you cannot use Start Workflow to another list but there is a kind of work around.

https://community.nintex.com/message/22789#22789?sr=search&searchId=b54fcbe3-f564-4cb8-bd96-46f53a70...

Regards,

Christophe

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Re: Nintex O365 - Workflow not starting on item creation

Hi Christophe,

So the workaround would be to use the "call HTTP Web Service" action and let that start the workflow in my task list?

I found some info to this for Nintex On Prem but nothing on Nintex for O365.

Any idea?

KR
Wim

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Re: Nintex O365 - Workflow not starting on item creation

Check Starting a Workflow (On Premises)

My comment at the end of the page

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Re: Nintex O365 - Workflow not starting on item creation

Great!

I'll try it out...

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Re: Nintex O365 - Workflow not starting on item creation

From Christophe: For Sharepoint 2013 online, the url to see the Nintex Workflow Web Services is http://[site]/[subsite]/_vti_bin/Workflow.asmx

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