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I need a function whereby an alert notification is sent automatically to Admin & List owner when a workflow is failed or not started or stops in between. Any help ??

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

What I do is create a view, filtered by the status of the workflow column (not equal In progress, not equal Completed). Then you can subscribe for alerts to this specific view.


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Clever!! Simple. – neo269 Mar 5 '12 at 17:21
Thanks, pls mark as answered if you're satisfied. – David Lozzi Mar 5 '12 at 19:27

You can create SPWorkflowEventReceiver. In this receiver you have access to the SPWorkflowEventProperties. In this properties you have information about exception, thus you can send detailed information to administrators.

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Or you could automatically try to restart failed workflows using a timer job:

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I get a type mismatch error when attempting the proposed filtered view answer. I found an alternate solution: and it works for all the workflows for a site instead of a specific list.

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