I am creating a site wide workflow. I want to generate a workflow that gets a particular field from a list and displays it as part of the process.

For example - CurrentList.Owners

However, I cannot see the field "Owners" in the CurrentList options on SharePoint Designer. I can hard code it as below;


Not every site is going to have this Library but I do know that every site will have a library containing the Owners field in order to run the workflow.

Is there a way I can dynamically get the fields available to the current library?


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No, I don't think this is possible. The only way I've seen to use a column in a site workflow is for that column to be a site column. Even if you created a site column of type Lookup, it would still need the list/library defined at the time you create it.

  • This, unfortunately, appears to be the case.
    – Keiron
    Oct 2, 2015 at 10:07

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