I have a loop in a workflow that is inserting new items into a list. Before the loop runs, I need to clear out any existing values in the list that match the criteria of the data being inserted (for instance, CategoryID).

The only option I see is to delete a single item in the workflow.

How can I either delete multiple items (maybe a REST call) or get a list of items that match my criteria and loop through them?

  • Is this SP 2010 or 2013 workflow? Please mention. Oct 13, 2018 at 2:21

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there is no direct looping out of the box in SharePoint Designer. You can work with tricks like those describer here:

SharePoint Looping Workflow - How to: Loop through and process all items in a list or SharePoint Designer Workflows 2 – Developing a For Each Loop for Workflows

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