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Conditional start does not work when copying list item

Question asked by baltner on Feb 8, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 9, 2017 by baltner

Greetings:

 

I am working on a voucher form/workflow application that, among other things, when submitted, creates a modified copy of itself as a template to be reused.  Since I haven't been able to figure out a way to do this with a single list I have created a second list as a temporary location.  The workflow looks like this:

 

Copy voucher to temporary location  using the Copy Item action  ->                                             

   Rename the voucher in the temporary location to "template"  using the Update Item action  -->     

       Copy the template back to the original list using the Copy Item action.

 

This works great except that I want the voucher workflow to start automatically when a new voucher is created.  Unfortunately, the workflow starts on BOTH the Voucher AND the Template list items.  I don't want it to start on the Template so I created a column isTemplate (=No for Voucher and =Yes for Template) and configured the workflow settings to start when an item is created only when isTemplate=No.  But this does not work and I wind up with the workflow started on the template as well.

 

Any ideas about how to accomplish what I'm looking to do without starting the workflow on the template?

 

Thanks,

Bruce

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