How to debug SharePoint default approval workflow? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I'm working in SharePoint 2007 environment, where I have a default approval workflow attached on my Pages,

    every SharePoint page created have to be submit for approval before it is publish.

    however, in certain condition, the workflow halted unexpectedly. 

    I wanted to troubleshoot see what is the error or root cause on the workflow, I tried to navigate to the page --> on the editing toolbar --> Workflow --> View workflow status

    then I noted it stated "Error" and without any further description.

    How can I find out why the workflow is being halted?

    Is open SharePoint log help?

    Thank you in advanced.

    Monday, May 30, 2011 11:32 AM


  • Hi sams371,


    In most cases, you can get some detailed information of the issues you encountered. So first I suggest you to open the SharePoint Log to see if there is any useful information about this problem.


    And then, you can also debug your SharePoint Workflow through some other ways. You can refer to the following article to get more detailed information and solution about how to debug a SharePoint Workflow:



    Thanks & Regards,

    Peng Lei

    • Marked as answer by David HM Tuesday, June 7, 2011 8:01 AM
    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:54 AM