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We have a list workflow that needs to be taken to production server. But problem is with ListId. Can anyone pl send good link which shows how to modify list ids in XOML file.


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Is it a SharePoint Designer Workflow.? – Karthik Jaganathan Jun 28 '13 at 9:15
Let's say it is a designer List workflow. If we have a list workflow through Visual studio then what happens? do we need to change XOML file for List ids? – user17251 Jun 28 '13 at 13:23

If you have SPD workflows, please follow the below steps,

  1. Open the SharePoint designer and open the source site.
  2. Click on the workflows link on the left and then click the workflow you want to move.
  3. Click on the ribbon, in "Manage" section, click on "export to Visio button". Now the workflow will be exported to visio format.

  4. Now rename the file exported (VWI file) to a "ZIP" file and open it with Windows Explorer. You will find a file named “workflow.xoml.wfconfig.xml”

  5. Delete "workflow.xoml.wfconfig.xml" file.

  6. Now rename the archive back to be a VWI file.

  7. Now open the destination site (Production site) in SPD.

  8. click on the workflows link on the left, then click the import from Visio and browse to the edited VWI file. This will allow you to re-associate your workflow as if it was created or exported from Visio rather than the designer while preserving any development made in the workflow it self.

Hope this approach might help you for migrating.

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Thanks a lot. If it is Visual Studio workflow what happens to that? – user17251 Jul 1 '13 at 16:32
Great post, very detailed and works straight away, thanks a lot. – temp Jan 21 at 1:50

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