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SharePoint Online - Start Workflow Action - Start 2010 WF?

Question asked by bpulliam on Aug 27, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 28, 2014 by james.tyzack@nintex.com

I am working on a SharePoint Online project and need to send emails to external addresses. SharePoint 2013 WF will not allow you to email someone @yahoo.com etc... My research indicates that this was intentional for security purposes...(ok?!?!)

 

So in order to accomplish this my idea was to do the email using a SharePoint 2010 workflow in designer (which does not have this limitation) and then call it from Nintex workflow using the start workflow action.

 

When I run the action, it returns the following message and fails.

 

'List workflow' named 'Activation Portal Email' does not exist.

 

I assume that Nintex workflow cannot see workflows outside of it's framework and that's why it's not working. I have a workaround in mind, but it's ugly (I'll trigger the email workflow based on a toggle in the list using the change event) and it means running a workflow every time the item is modified which is annoying and messy.

 

I'd like to confirm that Nintex cannot see purely designer based workflows in SharePoint Online. Perhaps I am doing something wrong.

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