I need to give the link for current item url in workflow to open a form.

For that I have used

[%Workflow Context:Current Item URL%]?OpenIn=Browser

But this is not working in SharePoint-2013.

  • Are you using SPD2013, and in that platform type of 2013? – Asad Refai Dec 4 '15 at 6:52
  • Yes, I'm using SPD 2013 and in that 2013 platform – KumarV Dec 4 '15 at 6:54
  • Are you trying to send the link of current item in an email? – Asad Refai Dec 4 '15 at 6:57
  • Is that a library or list? – Atish Dipongkor - MVP Dec 4 '15 at 6:57
  • Yes.. I have to send current item link in an email for approval process and it is library – KumarV Dec 4 '15 at 6:58

For library, Document URL can be found in


Action should look like

Set Variable: url to Current Item:Encoded Absolute URL
  1. Create a new variable
  2. Data source: Current Item
  3. Field from source: Encoded Absolute URL

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This is what worked for me better while sending email address:

Under workflow: Select Workflow Context, then current item URL. Shown below

****[%Workflow Context:Current Item URL%]****
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    Be careful when using [%Workflow Context:Current Item URL%] The code above gives you the absolute decoded url. For example: if your newly added document has a name of "Document Name With Spaces.doc", it would have been translated as "your.domain.com/subsite/DocumentLibrary/Folder/Document Name With Spaces.doc" You see that link generated maps to somewhere else than it supposed to.. – mit4dev Dec 20 '17 at 12:20

Building on the use of

Workflow Context: current item URL described above....

When adding the lookup, first add "<" then select "Current Item URL" under "Workflow Context", and follow it with ">".

This will ensure there are no breaks in the link described by Irfan.

Line should look like this

<[%Workflow Context:Current Item URL%]>


What produced the right working URL for my current document library file item in a SharePoint 2013 workflow is:

[%Current Item:Encoded Absolute URL%]

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