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How to implement Custom action for While Loop useful in Designer.. Any ideas will be appreciated!

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Could you provide more details on what you're trying to do - The 'Custom action' for 'while loop' is a bit vague.. – TeckniX Sep 2 '11 at 13:40
I am implementing custom action e.g. While field __ equals InActive Call Workflow. I want to execute the activity in a Loop continously till the condition is false. – radhika Sep 5 '11 at 11:02

Unfortunately Sharepoint SP2 removed the loops within workflows, as it was unfortunately pretty easy to create infinite loops.

See: Service Pack 2 prevents an on-change workflow from starting itself

If you scroll towards the bottom, you will also get an idea of how to create a similar while loop - The issue is that you have to keep track of 2 different workflows, dealing with 2 custom list. Bascially one triggers another one, creating the effect of a 'continuous' loop.

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