I'm creating a custom workflow for my team in SharePoint 2010. When someone edits a list item and sets a value to "New" then a new item is created a different list. I would like to email the user and link to the newly created item's display form.

so: User modifies item in list A which starts work flow item in list b is created

need: email user with link to display form for the new item in list b.

Everything is working fine except that I can't figure out what kind of lookup to use to put the link to the new item in the email. Any suggestions?

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Whenever you create a list item, there is a variable that will be tied to the ID of the new item. Whenever you create the email, you can create a hyperlink in the body that derives from the url of the default displayform and add the ID of the new item like this:

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  • thank you so much! I can't tell you how much time I have spent trying to figure this out!
    – mofitty
    Dec 9, 2015 at 19:31

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