I have a list and a document library.

I would like my workflow to create a document in the document library when a new list item is created - this works.

I would then like a link to that document to be placed in the 'Associated Document' (hyperlink) field on the list - this is where I am stuck.

I am using the automatically created 'create' variable as below, but am not having any luck. I have also tried to email myself the 'create' variable as a string and the email comes through blank.

How do I achieve this?

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    what are you getting in output variable?
    – Ramesh
    Sep 7, 2017 at 7:21
  • I created a log as the answer below suggested and it came back empty.
    – Josh
    Sep 7, 2017 at 21:24

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Can you please check by placing log for the variable:create.You need to take one common column between both lists so that you get URL of that create the item.

  • I just tried this and it came back empty.
    – Josh
    Sep 7, 2017 at 21:24

Ended up creating a second workflow as a workaround solution to this.

For anybody who comes across this in need of help:

  1. I added another column in the document library called "Associated List Item" and populate this with the list item ID upon creation.
  2. I created a workflow on the document library that would update the item on the list to include the document ID.

Probably not the most efficient way of doing this but it works.

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