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The Word "Pending" in a field


We have create a training calendar for one of our departments in SharePoint 2010.  When we scheduled a training class and indicated someone as the instructor, an email notification is sent out, but the email shows “pending” in the instructor field.    The email sends out the following message to the students in the class:


This s a confirmation that Pending is scheduled to teach:

Course ID - 24

Course Title - fake training

Start Time -  10/29/2014 4:00 PM

End Time - 10/29/2014 5:00 PM

Location - room 18

 

The word "pending" is written into the Instructor Field.  It has been fixed by putting in a pause to delay it long enough to update the instructor field with the instructor's name, which is working well.  My question is without the pause, why does the word "Pending" get written into the Instructor field first?

 

Joe

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Re: The Word "Pending" in a field

Joe, is the Instructor field a custom field you have built? How does it get populated? Is it through the workflow or some other way?

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Re: The Word "Pending" in a field

It is a field on the form, here is a picture of it:

If you do not cause a pause, the instructor field shows the Word “Pending” in that field. But we have put in a pause, and it gives it time to update before sending out the email in the work flow.

Joe Thomas PhD, MBA, MIS

Sharepoint Supervisor – SES

System Project Administrator

SharePoint Group

Agency for Health Care Administration

Joseph.Thomas@ahca.myflorida.com

(850) 412-4823

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Re: The Word "Pending" in a field

So is the person filling out the form adding the name of the instructor?  What does the workflow do after the item is saved?  Is it just sending a notification, or does it do some other stuff first?

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The instructor is filled in on the form and then an email is sent to the users on who is teaching it.

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Re: The Word "Pending" in a field

It works now, with a Pause in it to allow updating to complete.  But I just wanted to know why the word Pending is put in there first.

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