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casey
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Start a workflow based on Conditional Branch in another list?

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How can I get a workflow to kick-off when TodaysDate equals a date set in another list? 

It won't work if I make the workflow "Start when items are modified" if I have IN the workflow:

Conditional Branch where FutureDate1=TodaysDate  will it? 

It would seem I'd have to have the workflow kick off each day somehow to loop and check to see if FutureDate1=TodaysDate  -- otherwise it's not really a "Start when items are modified" is it? 

This is how I originally tried setting up my workflow to kick off only when TodaysDate = a date field I have called 18 Month final email sent

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Automation Master
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Re: Start a workflow based on Conditional Branch in another list?

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create a site workflow that will search for all the item where FutureDate == Today.

for each item found it will then start respective list workflow.

finally schedule the site workflow to run acc. your needs.

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casey
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Re: Start a workflow based on Conditional Branch in another list?

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Hello Marian-- thank you. I think that's what I created, but my concern was how will that workflow start? It will not start just because FutureDate==Today is True right? That's not considered a "Start when Item is Modified"? I think I'll just have to have a workflow that runs all the time and Loops each day until FutureDate==Today = True.

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Re: Start a workflow based on Conditional Branch in another list?

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how will that workflow start?

which one? site or list workflow?

site workflow would be started by a schedule, list one would be started by site workflow

It will not start just because FutureDate==Today is True right? 

you need some event to trigger a workflow. create item, modify item, schedule,....

Some day becomming equal FutureDate doesn't fire any trigger on its own.

That's not considered a "Start when Item is Modified"?

correct. it doesn't fire modified trigger since no change happened on an item

 I think I'll just have to have a workflow that runs all the time and Loops each day until FutureDate==Today = True.

no, you don't need a workflow running and looping 'all the time'.

you just need a workflow that does it job (find items for which  FutureDate==Today, start a workflow on such items...) and finishes. and you just need to schedule such a workflow to run (eg) daily. 

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casey
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Re: Start a workflow based on Conditional Branch in another list?

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Thank you so much, Marian! This is a huge help. 

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