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Pause Workflow Until Another Workflows' Tasks are Completed

Question asked by krishantl on Jun 18, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 22, 2015 by Enrico Knapp

Hi all


Just wondering if anyone has done anything like this before. The scenario I have is:

  • User enters data into a repeater field of a form
  • Each item in the repeater field would become a task item for other users
  • The WF cannot continue until all the tasks have been completed.

The solution I have come up with is:

  • Main WF looks up the main list
  • Creates entries for each repeater item into a secondary list - one of the fields is a reference to the item ID of the main form in the main list
  • Main WF kicks off secondary WF in the secondary list to run on each item (secondary WF = approval WF for each item)
  • Main WF goes into sleep until all the tasks from the secondary list are completed

The only thing I can think of is to have a tertiary WF that goes in to periodically check if the tasks associated with a particular item ID (referring to the main form ID).


Is there another solution that I can use?