I have a list with around 5000 items in it. It is having a SharePoint Designer workflow running on each item. I want to approve all the items in the list in bulk so that the workflow is completed with approved Status RRS feed

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  • The problem is that a workflow is attached to an individual item and not the whole list. Each item has its own version of the workflow and the only way to kick it off is to interact with the item.

    You have 2 options. Edit the list in datasheet and simply go in and change the status. depending on what the workflow is doing you may want to switch it off before you do this otherwise you could overload the server.


    Look at writing a piece of code that will do the same thing programatically. if this is a one time exercise then I would suggest the first one. it is going to take time but you know it had done it. If it is a regular thing then look at getting a program written.


    Friday, August 10, 2012 8:44 AM