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SharePoint custom workflows starts when Rating a document RRS feed

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  • I have a custom SharePoint approval workflow (2013) which is set to start on new document and document update. The library also has Rating feature turned on. The problem is that my workflow starts every time someone rates a document.
    Friday, April 13, 2018 4:54 AM

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  • Hi, 

    Whenever "Rating Settings" are enabled on a Document Library, "Reputation Bindings" are enabled on the List. In simpler words, Likes/Ratings are added as a field to the document library. So, any action on the list item either in the form of a Like or rating will be considered as an "Item Update" and I believe that is the reason, the workflow will be triggered. 

    https://www.c-sharpcorner.com/article/enable-rating-in-sharepoint-document-library2/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2mZhhw79vM

    A quick look into the above links will imply why the workflow is being triggered.

    Thanks,

    Bhargav



    Bhargav Reddy, N

    • Proposed as answer by Bhargav Reddy, N Friday, April 13, 2018 8:52 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Aakash 5066 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3:33 AM
    Friday, April 13, 2018 7:30 AM
  • Hi Bhargav,

    I already know how rating works but does it really start a workflow?

    I was not able to find a single document or a discussion that states that rating a document will start a workflow. Also, if this is true then can we consider that we can not use both rating and workflow in a single document library.

    Regards
    Aakash Kumar

    Monday, April 16, 2018 10:51 AM