I'd like some help with a reminder workflow to start when another workflow is Approved and not before.

I can`t get it to work. I'm using SharePoint OOTB Approval Workflow. I've also created a Workflow Reminder that also works like it should, but now I need it start when Approval Workflow = Approved.

The only thing I've added is the If statement and Wait for Approval Workflow equals Approved. I do not get my email now. The log stops after the 3rd row

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  • Can you add a log statement after Pause and see is it still in pause state and also verify the Workflow status is Completed or started. May 22, 2017 at 15:46
  • Pause in Stage 1? I did that and it's the last log and just stops after that. It adds the 2 minutes and nothing happens afterwards. Yes workflow status is Started and the 'Last run'is same as the 'Started' time.
    – dnx
    May 23, 2017 at 7:00
  • Can you log the pause date before it go into pause. May 23, 2017 at 12:54
  • Sorry Venkat. This is what i got in the log Workflow started at: 5/23/2017 2:40:47 PM Item was uploaded on: 5/23/2017 2:41:07 PM Paused until: 5/23/2017 2:43:07 PM Pause (this is pause in stage 2) after that it just starts over
    – dnx
    May 23, 2017 at 13:10

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Here two things I would suggest: 1) Make sure your other workflow kicks off this workflow once it is approved. 2) The statement 'wait for approval workflow to equal approved' should go before if statement clause.

  • I don't understand what you mean with suggestion 1 because I just started doing workflows and it's pretty hard to get a hang of. I tried doing the second suggestion and changed place like you said but it is not working.
    – dnx
    May 23, 2017 at 7:04
  • Suggestion 1 Details: There is an action in the workflow that allows you to start another workflow. You can use that option. May 24, 2017 at 17:27
  • Suggestion 2 Details: See the workflow log what happens if you move the 'Wait for approval workflow to equal approved' statement before if clause. Make sure that step is executing. May 24, 2017 at 17:28

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