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

Question asked by rouk.alex on Apr 6, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 16, 2018 by ckirch

Hello

I have a workflow that updates several fields in item using 'Update Item' action.

The fields are with different types (choice, number, single line text).

some times the workflow works fine and sometimes it gives an error "The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more columns for the item require a different type of information" even that this is not the issue:

if I re-run the same workflow on the same item immediately, it will work just fine with the same data.

 

I tried several approaches and they all gave the same result (sometimes it works and sometimes i get this error):

- update several fields at once (same action)

- update each field separately

- use 'Set Field Value' instead of 'Update item'

 

I didn't find anything helpful in SP logs.

 

One thing is sure: this is not "because one or more columns for the item require a different type of information" since it is work on the second time.

 

Do you know what can be the issue / how to resolve it / how to work it around

 

Thanks

 

P.S. I'm using Nintex 2013

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