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.

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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"? Jul 7, 2016 at 21:52
  • I think you should use conditional statements to do that.. Jul 7, 2016 at 21:58

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