I need to overcome the limitation when one VS workflow creates tasks on task list, which also has another workflow attached to ItemCreated, and the secondary workflow is not triggered. Any ideas?

(I know the question has been asked before but I haven't found any workaround for this problem available)

EDIT: I am sending mail notifications to users for whom approval tasks are created, it seems easier to implement it independently to run on creating task item, I have a pretty complex logic inside multi-level sequence and parallel approval actions. So the WF1 creates tasks, and WF2 runs on WF1's task list to implement mailing functionality.

  • Could you be more specific as to what you are doing and what the issue is? The first WF is creating a task and you want the list that task is created on to also have a workflow? What is the purpose of that workflow? Just need more information. Sep 26, 2014 at 13:25
  • @spevilgenius updated
    – n0e
    Sep 29, 2014 at 7:20
  • When the first workflow creates items in the other list, is it doing this with a system update or are you disabling event firing? I believe that this is what may be happening as I have seen this before. I have written workflows that do that so it would NOT fire other workflows. Sep 29, 2014 at 11:15
  • @spevilgenius basically WF1 is creating tasks using either SingleTask or CompositeTask activities (Visual Studio, SP2013), no custom code is used (and cannot be, since there are no code activities in 2013).
    – n0e
    Sep 29, 2014 at 11:43
  • Yes, that is true. But your issue still points to those activities turning off event firing when they update another list. A simple check would be to create a workflow in SharePoint Designer that does a similar function and see if that starts the other workflow. Sep 30, 2014 at 9:32


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