How to access properties of running workflow 2013 instances? RRS feed

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  • Hi there,

    I am trying to figure out how I can access properties of a running workflow instance. I have created the following PowerShell:

    Add-PSSnapin microsoft.sharepoint.powershell
    $web = Get-SPWeb http://app-72b5c37f94da1d.apps.sharepoint2013.local/sites/appdev/SharePointWorkflowApp
    $wfm = New-object Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServices.WorkflowServicesManager($web)
    $list= ($web.lists|where Title -eq "List1")
    $sub = $wfm.GetWorkflowSubscriptionService()
    $subscriptions = $sub.EnumerateSubscriptionsByList($list.ID)
    $inst = $wfm.GetWorkflowInstanceService()
    $instances= $inst.Enumerate($subscriptions[0])
    $instance= $instances[0]

    I am not able to retrieve the arguments or variables via this route. Only UserStatus is a valid working option at this point.

    The variables and arguments of the sequence which I have configured via Visual Studio 2013's Workflow Designer, resulted in the following xaml:

        <x:Property Name="EenArg" Type="InArgument(x:String)" />
        <x:Property Name="argument1" Type="x:String" />
        <x:Property Name="argument2" Type="InOutArgument(x:String)" />
        <x:Property Name="strArg" Type="InOutArgument(x:String)" />
        <x:Property Name="intArg" Type="InOutArgument(x:String)" />
        <x:Property Name="dateTimeArg" Type="InOutArgument(x:String)" />

    None of which are propagated via de Properties collection. 

    What am I missing here?

    • Edited by Carl in 't Veld Monday, May 19, 2014 7:08 PM added xaml fragment
    Monday, May 19, 2014 2:55 PM

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  • Hi,

    To access the properties of a workflow instance, here is a blog with code demos for your reference:



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    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:13 AM
  • Thanks for sharing this blog - interestingly, if you review the comments thread of this blog, the same question as mine is asked: how to access information from running instances.

    I'll crosspost on StackOverflow as well. I hope Microsoft officials can clarify.


    • Edited by Carl in 't Veld Monday, May 26, 2014 10:37 AM stackoverflow link included
    Monday, May 26, 2014 10:32 AM
  • Hi,

    Did you figure out a way to get the variables from a running instance ?


    Monday, April 27, 2015 11:44 PM