I have a lookup field that does not show up in the Define Workflow Lookup.

I can see it in InfoPath form but it is not showing up in the drop down in Sharepoint Designer to create a workflow.

I was planning to use this field as one of the conditions in the workflow.enter image description here See below screenshot:

  • sorry its not a calculated field but instead a lookup field Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 1:33

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You need to set the value of the field to a workflow variable first and then use it in your condition.

  • Yeah thats what im planning to do. But then i cant even see the list column in the current item dropdown... Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 16:50
  • it seems to happen on lookup fields only...I tried in SP 2007 version and it works. I wonder what's causing it not to show. Commented Jan 5, 2017 at 18:56
  • Which version of Designer are you using? Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 1:12
  • SPD 2013 with Sharepoint Online Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 5:02
  • Check its not a hidden column in the content type or list, my Lookup columns are all available in SPD2013 using SPOnline Commented Jan 9, 2017 at 4:05

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