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Workflow works on some items during bulk filing but not all


I built a simple workflow that...

  • receives an email to a document library using an outlook plugin
  • reads a 7 digit reference number from the subject using regex and saves reference to a variable
  • uses variable to lookup a list and pull back more info to populate additional columns

It worked fine when I was testing it on an item but when I do a more realistic test such as filing 10-20 items it errors on the majority and works on the remaining ones.

Example. Subject: Dear student 7012345 your application has been received

Email is filed to SharePoint using plugin.

Nintex extracts 7012345 into a variable and looks it up against another list with 'query list' and returns associated columns such as Surname and Forename.

End result is an email tagged with a students name and reference number.

If it works one at a time, why isn't it working correctly when filing items in bulk? Is it because I'm using filename in the workflow or triggering simultaneous regex calculation and/or query lists?

Thanks for any tips.

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Re: Workflow works on some items during bulk filing but not all

Hi Darrel,

how does the error show up? Do you receive an error message?

Additionally, can you screenshot your workflow and post it here? I would like to see what exactly your workflow is doing. I had problems with bulk operations before but not while talking about "only" 10-20 items.



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