Approval workflow with moderation enabled goes to infinite loop RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are using WSS 3.0 and custom approval workflow from the SDK. The workflow is configured on a document library with the Moderation enabled. The workflow is set to trigger on item edit and new item creation.

    The workflow works fine, sometimes goes into infinite loop. I know this was a known issue/bug with approval workflow and there was a patch released for this - KB 955586

    We have WSS 3.0 SP 2 and i assume the above patch is included in the SP 2.

    We are still facing the issue, should i explicitly install the above patch? What is the workaround for this issue?

    Any help is highly appreciated.


    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, April 11, 2011 4:46 PM a workflow question, isn't it? (From:SharePoint - Development and Programming (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Monday, April 11, 2011 4:36 PM

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  • Hi manoj2784,


    The task list that the workflow was associated is having “Assigned to” column property which allows multiple user selections. Try to set it to “NO” and the workflow status should back to normal.


    Thanks & Regards,

    Peng Lei

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:06 AM
  • Hi Peng,

    The "Assigned to" column is set to allow only single user.

    Let me know is there any other way to prevent it from going into loop. The workflow never ends and keeps on creating tasks.

     - Manoj

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 2:55 PM