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To know log in email of workflow initiator

    Question

  • Hi

    I would like to send an email to the initiator who started workflow manually. How can I know log in email of that workflow initiator within the workflow? Please provide me the solution if one of you guys knew it. Thanks.
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 6:54 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Luckily, I found the workaround to know the workflow initiator's email without creating workflow programmatically. That is to use userprofile web service as a data form web part in aspx page of workflow to get email address whenever the initiator started the workflow. Thanks.

    With regards,
    naychi.
    Wednesday, May 06, 2009 7:31 AM

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  • hi,

     Tou can use following in VS

    workflowProperties.OriginatorUser.Email   OR  workflowProperties.OriginatorEmail

    to get The Email id of originator

    and

    workflowProperties.Originator    --> This give the Display name
    workflowProperties.OriginatorUser.Name  --> This give the Display name
    workflowProperties.OriginatorUser.LoginName  --> This give the Login name e.g <domain>\<name>

    Hop This Helpful,


    sangati
    Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:05 AM
  • Hi Sangati,


    Thanks for your reply. Your information is really interesting, but I didn't create workflow programmatically. Without coding, is there any way to refer workflow initiator's email in the designer?

    Thursday, April 30, 2009 8:09 AM
  • Hello,

     

    I don’t think there is a way to refer workflow initiator into notification mails without coding, as it is not a column visible for SharePoint Designer workflow process.

     

    Thanks for your understanding. If you have any further question on this topic, feel free to let us know.

     

    Best Regards,

    Lionel

    Wednesday, May 06, 2009 5:51 AM
  • Hi,

    Luckily, I found the workaround to know the workflow initiator's email without creating workflow programmatically. That is to use userprofile web service as a data form web part in aspx page of workflow to get email address whenever the initiator started the workflow. Thanks.

    With regards,
    naychi.
    Wednesday, May 06, 2009 7:31 AM
  • Nice info, guys, I made a best practices wiki page about it: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/8044.sps-2010-best-practices-retrieving-the-current-user-in-a-workflow.aspx

    Kind regards,
    Margriet Bruggeman

    Lois & Clark IT Services
    web site: http://www.loisandclark.eu
    blog: http://www.sharepointdragons.com

    Friday, March 09, 2012 8:56 AM