I'm currently using SharePoint 2010 Designer, and the 2010 version of SharePoint.
So I'm currently designing a SharePoint application which can assign tasks to other employees. Any tasks assigned will automatically trigger a workflow which will send out an email to those employees selected.
I'm using two SharePoint lists in the designer, a "People" and "Tasks" list. The People list just has the following columns: Name, Email, Team. In the Tasks list, I have lookup columns which reference the People list.
My problem occurs when I try to create the initial workflow to just send the email. It allows me to manually start the workflow to send the email, meaning I am able to create a task, but I need to highlight the task after it's created, and then go to workflows, and manually trigger the email. I need this to happen automatically. In SharePoint Designer 2010, I keep getting an error that says: "You cannot use a task action in this workflow, because it will start another instance of the same workflow. Clear the Automatically start this workflow when a new item is created check box to fix this problem."
How can I get around this and make sure the workflow is automatically started? My workflow looks like the following: "Assign Task Name to Current Item:PeopleLookup, THEN Email Current Item:PeopleLookup:Email"
The highlighted error comes up right next to "Current Item:PeopleLookup"
Thanks in advance!