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Set workflow status from another workflow

Question asked by acipolla on Jul 17, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 28, 2017 by acipolla

Hi O365 team.  Does anyone know if it's possible to set a workflow status from another workflow?  



WF 1: State machine Approval Request WF

WF 2: Separate Withdraw Request WF

The associated form contains separate buttons to activate each WF: Save and Submit button activates WF1; Withdraw button activates WF2.  WF2 contains an action to set its own final status to Withdrawn.  WF2 also terminates WF1 but does not contain behaviour to set WF1 status to Withdrawn - WF1 status, though terminated, remains wherever it was in the approval loop when the user clicked the Withdraw button.


Users are becoming confused because even after WF2 informs them that their request has been withdrawn, WF1 status still shows the process in review (Supervisor Review, Fiscal Review - wherever it last stopped).


Screen shot below.  Any ideas?  Many thanks, everyone!