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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Bible by Vikram Kartik

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20.1. Exploring the Workflow Designer Interface

Workflow Designer is really the first version of a workflow development interface for SharePoint Designer. Choose File New Workflow when a SharePoint site is open in SharePoint Designer to access Workflow Designer to create and edit workflows. Besides workflow creation, it also checks for workflow errors and is used to deploy workflows to SharePoint sites. The following points can help you understand the Workflow Designer user interface:

  • The workflow starts whenever an item in the Announcements list is updated or can be started manually.

  • The workflow has two steps that help you check to see if the created date of an item in the Announcements list is older than the current date.

  • If the previous condition is met, the workflow uses the Log to History List action, which is available in Workflow Designer to log a message into the Workflow History List.

NOTE

The Workflow History List is a special list available in SharePoint to track workflow actions, errors, and problems.

Follow these steps to create the workflow that performs the previous operation on a WSS v3 Web site. Ensure that the SharePoint site you're using for this exercise has an Announcements list:

  1. Open a SharePoint site in SharePoint Designer and then choose File New Workflow ...

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