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Workflow doesn't notice the changes made by my custom activity

Question asked by krisztiannagy on Jun 20, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 7, 2016 by

I implemented a custom activity based on the Nintex Workflow 2013 SDK. This activity updates a field in the SharePoint list item and it works properly. Then the workflow continues and tries to use the previously changed field in a condition. Unfortunately, this step fails because the workflow doesn't see the new value.


This thing only happens when I use custom actions or web service calls. I assume that the workflow caches the list item and only updates it if it's necessary. It seems that my custom code doesn't trigger this logic. 


How can I force the workflow to re-read the list item values? Does the activity have a method for this?