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Workflow: Creating Item in different list works (mostly) fine for required fields but what about optional fields?

Question asked by mindymac03 on Oct 12, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 2, 2018 by cazza162

I have a workflow with a Create Item step that creates a new list item in a different list of my SharePoint site. The Create Item settings (screen shot below) automatically lists the required fields in the other list (Surplus). I can mostly match those up with the fields on my form (except for Quantity which does not give any way to select a field on the form).

 

I also want to put values in a few of the optional fields. I can select an optional column from the Field drop down. For the screen shot below I selected the Disposal Form column. I don't see a way to configure it so that I'm can point to a field on my form. I can only hard code Yes/No if I go with the default "Value" option, so that won't work. I've tried putting the form field value in a variable so I could try getting at it in the workflow that way (can't select the variable here either). My question is, can you use the Create Item workflow step to include optional columns and populate them with field values on your form?

 

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