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SharePoint designer workflow does not automatically start for first list item insert.

Second item inserted start workflow automatically. What is the problem?

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  • The first item is created by which account? If its the system account then workflow will not start automatically. Commented Dec 29, 2014 at 14:38
  • It is not system account, because second item starts the wf. And I know that Designer wf cannot be started by sys account.
    – Baxter
    Commented Dec 29, 2014 at 14:39
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    Check Workflow Timer Jobs. Also look for error/exceptions in the log files. Commented Dec 29, 2014 at 14:40
  • Did anyone find a solution for this? I'm having the same problem and no one at Microsoft can find a solution.
    – user85976
    Commented Oct 3, 2019 at 13:15

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I believe I found the solution for this. After completing recreating the library identically, I found that the same problem persisted. After much testing, I found that removing the Required flag for fields that I had set for Required fixed this problem. Once they were all set to Optional, the problem went away.

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