I am getting numbers instead of text - approval status instead of "Approved" I am getting the number 16 and for Review a 5 instead of Completed? Odd that on the same site the edit forms all show a label on them. Is there something toggled on this site I am not aware of or is it corrupt? Would really appreciate to how to fix it. I have never seen that happen before.


The workflow status are stored as ID. In SP UI it get translated properly using Enumerated values.

In your case you should do it using conditional statements

NotStarted = 0
FailedOnStart = 1
InProgress = 2
ErrorOccurred = 3
StoppedByUser = 4
Completed = 5
FailedOnStartRetrying = 6
ErrorOccurredRetrying = 7
ViewQueryOverflow = 8
Canceled = 15
Approved = 16
Rejected = 17
  • Amal thank you but how do I get it back so that it doesn't use the numbers by default? It didn't do that before. Is there a "switch"? – Mike Rooker Jul 7 '16 at 21:52
  • I think you should use conditional statements to do that.. – Amal Hashim Jul 7 '16 at 21:58

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