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Hi,

I'm trying to create a 2 steps workflow in order to set a task to completed

Here's my workflow

Pretty simple workflow but unfortunately it doesn't always work and i keep on getting the following error message.

The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more columns for the item require a different type of information.

I've tried to set the action in an action set with the option run as workflow owner and published with a farm account with the same issue.

Thank you for the reading and support.

 

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Re: Update task status

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Hi,

What happens if you try to set another field instead of Status?

I believe you and Nintex are trying to update same field at the same time.

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Christophe

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Hi,

Thx for the reply i've just did that on the priority column.

The workflow runs properly the first time.

If I try to run it again I get the same error message.

Ty

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Hi,

You created a two steps workflow. What is you second step?

Did you wait the completion of the first workflow before running it again?

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Christophe

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sry my bad I meant 2 clicks

There is only one action in the workflow (set field value)

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So,

Did you wait the completion of the first workflow before running it again?

Do you have other workflow starting on item creation/update?

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Basically I have 2 lists

Leave requests the workflow behind this list creates tasks on the task list.

The leave request workflow needs the all task to be completed to end.

What I'm trying to do is to have a workflow (task list) to set tasks to completed this way my leave request workflow will end.

Why am I using a workflow to set the task to completed ? Because it requires less click for the end user.

Hope it's more clear.

Ty Christophe

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That is the problem.

You need to do all in the workflow in the Leave Request list.

I had the same issue and that was the only way I found to escape.

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Re: Update task status

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Hi, Ray Anthony Mirabueno‌, Let us know if Christophe's advice works out! 

Thanks!

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Hi Ray,

Please follow this post for an idea

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