I have now tried multiple times to create a new workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 by doing the following:


  • Select the list
  • Under workflows, click 'New'
  • Create the workflow


  • Select the list
  • Click 'List Workflow'
  • Create the workflow from here


  • Select 'Workflows'
  • Click 'Reusable Workflow'
  • Create the workflow

I can see all of the created workflows under the 'Workflows' section on the left, and when I click 'Associated List' from inside any of the workflows, it takes me to the correct list.

However, when I look at the list in SharePoint Designer, or when I create a new item (which should start the workflow), nothing happens.

Does anyone have any idea why this may not be working? I have created workflows on this site in the past without this issue, and I can't think of anything off the top of my head that has changed which would prevent me from doing so again.

Please let me know if I can provide any additional details or screenshots and I will do so

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All I needed to do was publish the workflow and then it started working


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