SPdesigner 2013 forces you to add a condition to any workflow. If I recall in SPD 2010 you could delete the portion and still have a functioning workflow.

At times you do not need a 'condition' and you leave the workflow run on simply every entry.

In this case what is the best thing to do with the condition? My current favourite is to put (all authenticated users) is a valid sharepoint user.

Is this correct? what do you place as a condition if you do not have a real condition?

In the image below I deleted the condition that I was forced to place enter image description here

  • Can you please post a screen capture? – Amal Hashim Jul 26 '16 at 13:51
  • I have updated the post – susan Jul 26 '16 at 13:59
  • I'm using SPD 2013 and can create action workflows without any conditions. I can also delete conditions from workflows which previously had a condition/action. Does it not let you highlight that entire "insert a condition" line and delete? What happens when you click below that and insert an action? Does it automatically insert the condition line? – Nate Jul 26 '16 at 14:06
  • If I delete the condition it gives me the red text in the image. – susan Jul 26 '16 at 14:08
  • You need to get rid of the entire box that the condition goes in. Try moving your "create item" line up or down until it is outside that box, then select and delete that box. – Dylan Cristy Jul 26 '16 at 14:11

I can't reproduce this in my environment.

enter image description here

If you are still stuck then use a condition 1 equals 1


I was able to repro your scenario. The steps I followed

  1. Insert a condition
  2. Inside the condition block add a create list item action
  3. Then delete the condition
  4. Clicked on check errors

enter image description here


  1. Select the condition box and hit delete button on keyboard
  • ok, so why when the condition is deleted I get an error? The condition was pointless to the workflow execution. – susan Jul 26 '16 at 14:04
  • Can't you select the box and delete? – Amal Hashim Jul 26 '16 at 14:07
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    @susan possibly because there is still a "condition placeholder" in the workflow, if that makes sense? Try moving your "create item" line up until it is outside of the box that has "insert condition", then highlight and delete the box with "insert condition". – Dylan Cristy Jul 26 '16 at 14:08

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