How to copy by workflow creating element in one list to another list.

I can run a workflow, but manualy. I push a tick on "Start workflow automatically when an item is created", but it don't work.


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If you are doing what I think you are doing, you checked "start workflow when item is created" through the website ribbon option, but didn't check this option in Sharepoint designer. If it is left unchecked, everytime you republish your workflow through designer, it resets the start options of the workflow to the default option, which is to only start manually.

Then, in Sharepoint designer, there is an action to create an element in any list, and set it's values with the values of the current element, effectively copying it.

  • I do it on the Designer I checked there in designer not in the browser.
    – Grzegorz Z
    Jun 13, 2014 at 10:32
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    Try doing it on both. When does the option reset back to manual only?
    – Brandon C.
    Jun 13, 2014 at 10:35
  • When I try to go to setting to manual on workflow in browser it told me that I only can do this in Designer.
    – Grzegorz Z
    Jun 13, 2014 at 10:39
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    Really? Hmm, haven't heard of that. What version of sharepoint are you using? Is the notification from sharepoint itself, or is it an environment permission issue, where it is set up to be that way?
    – Brandon C.
    Jun 13, 2014 at 10:45
  • When I go to the list, end there I will take click a worcflow name it told me that a workflow only created in Sharepoint Designer I can edit
    – Grzegorz Z
    Jun 13, 2014 at 11:00

Farm admin account do not start workflow automatically. If you are using farm admin account to add item to list, just change your account to a normal account and then try too add item again.

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