I would like to know if it's possible with SharePoint designer 2010 (foundation) to copy an item from a list to an another list WHERE this another list name = targeted first list column value ?

For example I got 4 lists. List "market", list "fruits", list "vegetables", list "other".

In "market" list I have a column "kind". The values of this column can be : "fruits", "vegetables" or "other". When I approve my item apple (so fruits) I would like to copy this item in the "fruits" list.

The values of this column is in each time equal to the name of the lists.

How can I copy/range my item in terms of this column value ? I have to check all conditions ? I would like to factor precisely...I made this column to avoid this fact.

  • I can't edit my post so "Hi all"
    – HarryUp
    Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 16:31

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I am not very familiar with the "language" of workflows, so I may not be describing this in the terms that you are familiar with, but, if your field values are exactly the same as the other list names, couldn't you do something like this? (Sort of pseudo-codey, but describes the steps needed.)

Get current item "kind" field value and store in variable "kindValue"

Copy current item to list named "kindValue"
  • It was my idea I just do not know how to create this syntax. When I do "actions" > "then Copy item in Current Item to xxxxxx" . xxxxxx is necessarily a physical list (I do not recall my variable " kindValue ". What to do? Best regards, Elmata
    – HarryUp
    Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 8:35
  • If you cannot select or specify the list to copy to based on the variable, then you will have to create multiple if/thens, and check all conditions. Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 14:33
  • Oh my god, I was afraid, that sucks :S
    – HarryUp
    Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 14:41
  • Sorry i'm despite :(
    – HarryUp
    Commented Mar 5, 2015 at 14:42

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