I have a workflow that starts off in a 2013 workflow, inserts info into another list which is a 2010 workflow and finishes fine when I make the initial entry into a form. One of my co-workers, though, makes an entry but the workflow does not kick off. Has anyone heard of this? Is it just a permissions issue?

  • Yes, possible permission issue. You need to click the exclamation mark to see details of why workflow is suspended. Dec 28, 2016 at 0:24
  • If you are the author of workflow, add App step in 2013 workflow instead of regular step. You will have to manage one site feature before publishing this workflow.
    – Danilo
    Dec 28, 2016 at 9:09

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Yes , this might be a permission issue for the user who is trying to start the workflow , to start the workflow in a SharePoint List/Library item the user needs

  • Edit Items permissions to start a workflow.
  • Some workflows may require that you also have the Manage Lists permission, or another specific permission, to start a workflow on a document or item.

Please make sure that the user has these required permission on the respective list or Library.

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