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. – Venkat Konjeti May 22 '17 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 '17 at 7:00
  • Can you log the pause date before it go into pause. – Venkat Konjeti May 23 '17 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 '17 at 13:10

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.

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  • 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 '17 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. – Noman Farooqi May 24 '17 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. – Noman Farooqi May 24 '17 at 17:28

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