In SharePoint online, I created a declarative (designer) workflow on List A. The workflow is triggered on item created.

When a new item is created on List A, it creates new list item in List B.

Once the item gets created in List B, I'm trying to update the List A item.

But currently its's not working. Please suggest some workaround.

Latest workflowenter image description here screenshot:

  • first add logs , and find the error. Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 10:29
  • Workflow History is not showing any errors
    – cr1
    Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 10:39
  • Please correct me if my understanding is wrong. using List A workflow you are creating Item in List B, You want to get List B created item id in variable Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 10:44
  • Correct. i would like to update List A with the List B ID variable
    – cr1
    Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 10:45
  • please check Updated answer Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 11:28

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There are some workaround for this

  • Create hidden custom column name ListAID in List B which save list A current item ID.
  • In declarative workflow create variable , like if List B item ListAID
    Column value is equal to List A item ID, then get List B ID column value in

please see below screen shot enter image description here

Here you need to use lookup

  • If you are adding Unique title, then no need to create ListAID column in List B, Just Replace ListAID with Title in Screen Shot. means compare List A title with List B Title then get ID of List B Item. keep me posted, if you need more details Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 11:44
  • I am using a unique name so i will use that. after the steps in your screenshot, in order to update list A with the List B ID do i need to add a Update List Item to the workflow?
    – cr1
    Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 12:03
  • No need to use action Update Item, instated of that you can user action Set field value Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 12:14
  • Hi, thanks for your assistence. I believe i have set my workflow as per your instructions however the result is still not occuring.
    – cr1
    Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 12:30
  • Can you Please add Screen shots of your workflow, so I can help you. Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 12:36

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