When creating a workflow, is there any way to test the look up values? For instance, I have a 4-level look up which finds the manager of a user who is entered on the form. I'd like to be able to see what value comes out for a given user, to make sure the lookup was creating correctly.


When creating the workflow, assuming you're using SharePoint Designer, you can store the information in a variable and output it to the workflow history or email yourself the value. That's how I test data I'm not entirely sure how it will come back or what the format of it will be.

  • what a old-school way of working ! Microsoft should add features to SPD to have a "debug" mode for workflows... at least a technical log or even a "console" to help debugging. I'm even dreaming something of the availability of a step-by-step debugger, like VS. Oh no! I'm awake... let's add a tone of variable, and history log – Steve B Jul 10 '11 at 8:12

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