I have a workflow that that creates an item in a list. Will this works well, I need to set the values for a number of columns which are look ups.

For example, I have a column titled Process Plan (EOM) . This column looks up a value in another list. However in my workflow I need it to set a default value which exists in the list (e.g. Standard (EOM).

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I've tried entering the value of Standard (EOM) as that is one of the values in the list and I have tried entering the id of one of the values in the list, but no luck.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?

Thanks in advance.


  • Can't you create a variable and set the EOM value to that variable? May 14, 2017 at 23:26
  • I'm just not sure how to do that. :) May 15, 2017 at 7:23

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Since you are using Lookup column you can set the default values through an ID of the item from EOM. Here are the steps:

Create a Local Variable (integer type)

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Create the item and assign default value enter image description here


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