I'm creating a SharePoint List item from a sharepoint designer workflow (create item). The list has a workflow that should be triggered on item creation, however it is not being triggered. If I create the item manually the workflow then IS triggered. I tried creating the item both in SP 2010 with or without impersonation and SP 2013 workflows, but all do not trigger the workflow to start. Any ideas?
It looks like the answer to this existing question would be a good starting point for you in troubleshooting. I've not experienced this myself, but the answer seems to match up.
Can´t add comments because of my reputation, so an answer it is.
Which SP Version are you using? SP10, 13, 16, online? Tried it on SP Online and everything worked like a charm. Example: ParentWorkflow on "ParentList" starts on CreatItem and creates with "Create Item" activity a list item in "ChildList" wich will start "ChildWorkflow" automatically on list item creation.
If you use on premises instead of sharepoint online check following answer: SPD 2013 Workflow not starting automatically on Item Creation
If nothing helps try following: Create the whiched item via create item activity and after that use the update item activity to commit a change to the previously created item. Your second worklow should also have the start option on change.
I dont think the following will help you, but maybe others:
- Please check if your are currently logged in as System Account. If so, use a "normal" useraccount with administrative permissions like site collection admin or owner.
- Also publish your workflow as this account and never as System Account.
- Check the workflow start options, reselect it, save and publish it again on both workflows. Also note number one, never as system account.
- If on premises: check your ulslog. Is there probably a system error which will stop the create item activity?