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I have a number of workflows that stop working whenever someone I work with publishes them. He doesn't get any errors when publishing. It's not all workflows but specific ones break every time he publishes them.

They start getting the error Failed on Start Workflow was Cancelled by the System.

If I go back in and publish without making any changes they start working again. I have no idea why.

We use Sharepoint 2010 workflows and Sharepoint Designer 2013.

As a side note, I had him try checking in the workflow files and then check them out. This didn't fix the issue.

  • Do the both of you have the same permissions? – Ramana Viswanadha Jun 28 '16 at 15:38
  • Are there any impersonation steps? – Erin L Jun 28 '16 at 15:53
  • No impersonation steps in these.We both have different permissions so it could be that. Not sure if there is anything specific I should be looking for permission-wise though. In one workflow I removed everything except for an Approval Process and the problem still persists. However a different workflow that he can edit has a near identical approval process (out of the box, just changed email content). – marksimpson884 Jun 28 '16 at 17:37
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Not sure what the issue was but cleared his cache and it's working fine for now.

Wish I had a more definitive answer as to what was going but it is what it is I suppose.

  • could you tell us the procedure to clear cache? – Mark L Jul 15 at 4:22

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