I have a lookup field "Customer" in a list (Sales) from Customers List. I have a workflow on the Sales list. I need to get the ID from the lookup field. Is there a way to do that with workflow?

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In workflow you can query data from another list. In your case Customer.

For detailed walkthrough please refer http://www.sharepointassist.com/2009/05/09/handling-lookup-columns-in-a-sharepoint-designer-workflow/

  • It gives me customer name but I need Item ID. Commented May 25, 2016 at 16:15
  • In the return field you can choose ID Commented May 25, 2016 at 16:16

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