I have a list set up called FE1, the user adds a new item, saves it and the data goes via a workflow into another list FE2.

The workflow follows

IF Current Item:FE1 is not empty Copy Item in Current Item to FE2

I set this up so a certain group of users would have access to FE1 but have no access to FE2. However it does not seem to copy data from FE1 to FE2. I have set up users as a test who have access to FE1 and FE2 and the data copies over fine.

Is there something I am missing that would copy data from FE1 to FE2 where the users only have access to fE1?


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Not sure this will work or not. But try to do the same using "App Step" in sharepoint Designer workflow 2013.

Using App step you can create a workflow with elevated permissions. You can find more about app step here.

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