I created a Workflow in SharePoint Designer that create an item in a List B that was created in List A. The issue that the creation is OK. but when i Update the item, the workflow not delete the old item. It add a new line with the new item.

when i log the error : "The field 'Domiciliation' of type 'BusinessData' cannot be used in the query filter expression."

how i can update an External Data Field with SPD workflow and delete the old line. I need only one domiciliation in list B

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You cannot update a field in an external data source with a SharePoint workflow.

You will need a middleware process/tool to update data outside of SharePoint.

  • I think the question title is misleading. I think they might mean an external list; as in not the list that the workflow is triggered on.
    – unibod50
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 8:19
  • @unibod : I mean External Data Field (Business Data/ BCS) not external List :)
    – Jihen
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 8:34
  • @teylyn : Please which kind of middleware? can you give me some examples?
    – Jihen
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 8:36
  • @teylyn : okay I've removed my answer so it does not mislead.
    – unibod50
    Commented May 16, 2018 at 8:43

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