Scenario: I have 2 lists. Lets say List 1 & List 2.

I am trying to:

  1. In List 1 Workflow, I Create a New List Item on List 2. This works file. I see an empty List Item in List 2 as soon as I create an entry in List 1.

  2. In List 1 Workflow, now that I have created a New List Item on List 2, I am attempting to Copy the Fields over from List 1 to List 2.

This is where I get the Error

Coercion Failed: Unable to transform the input lookup data into the requested type.

Once the New Item is created via "Create Item In..." List Action, it gives me a variable: "Create"

This variable contains the Item ID of the newly Created Item in List 2.

I am using this variable: "Create" to Update this newly created item.

But I get the above error.


  • are you trying to write into the ID column? – Gwny Aug 3 '15 at 9:14
  • No Gwny. I need to write other columns such as Change Number, Status, Description. I'm using ID as the key column to write these entries. – mssqlsense Aug 6 '15 at 12:50
  • what type is the create Variable of? – Gwny Aug 6 '15 at 13:07

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