I have a workflow on a simple list that creates a thread in a discussion board with the subject title that is the same title of the first list. I managed to do this part.

I need that the workflow takes the URL of the thread and pastes it in an empty hyperlink field. I struggle with this part, I have used Update Item, Set field in current item, no success with the copy-paste.

I remember doing it with the 2010 template and succeeding, now with the 2013, in addition I have the 'outcome' of the workflow saying 'stage 1'. At the end I did put go to end of workflow but apparently it stops before.

  • where's this field "empty hyperlink field" ? Dec 16, 2016 at 10:35
  • It is the column Hyperlink or Picture. I have placed it in the original list (empty)
    – susan
    Dec 16, 2016 at 10:43
  • you need to get the URL of the new discussion that added via workflow and set this url to the current item hyperlink field in the list , right ? Dec 16, 2016 at 10:48
  • yes, and if it is correct that setting the Transition to stage = go to end of the wf, is the way to end it
    – susan
    Dec 16, 2016 at 10:59

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First Log the URL once it is formed and store it in a local workflow variable. Check it in Workflow History log if the correct URL is coming. Now use the Action button Set this field to the Current item with the variable under which URL is stored. Once it is done, now Log the field value as well in Workflow history log and then end the workflow.

Note: The logging steps is just to debug the workflow if the correct hyperlink is formed and is getting stored in the field

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