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I used to have a 2010 Workflow that had conditions like this: enter image description here

I feel like the best way to write this in SP Designer 2013 is like this, but is there a better way: enter image description here

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    You could set a workflow variable in the first If-Else statement called something like varChangeAwaiting and set it to a specific value. Then you can just do the second If-Else statement as if varChangeAwaiting equals <value>. Then if the boolean equation changes, you just have to change it in one spot (the first If-Else and not the second. Let me know if that helps or need a better explanation. – KGlasier Dec 3 '18 at 22:31
  • KGlasier: Thanks for your comment! Let me make sure I'm understanding completely: EDIT (line breaks don't work)..... So in the workflow action steps, I make a workflow variable, and set it to true, then when I get to the transition section, I just reference that variable and make the logic choices there, instead of the long conditional - correct? – phfb Dec 3 '18 at 22:34
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    Yes I think that's what you want to do. I'll make a post about it just to make sure it's clear. Sorry I commented before your EDIT. Deleted my last comment. – KGlasier Dec 3 '18 at 22:46
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You could set a local variable in SPD Workflow called varChangeAwaiting and set it to a boolean type, as follows:

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Then set your If-Else up as you already have it but add the local variable. Sorry for not having the exact same if-else statement as you, but I did this in a bit of a rush.

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Does that make sense? Now if you ever have to change the if-else you can just change it in one spot and the boolean will still flip. There's a chance you'll need to do a Set Variable: varChangeAwaiting to No at the top of your stage to initialize the variable, but it might default to No.

  • This makes good sense. Bummer SP's not just in python, but this is a big improvement. Thanks! – phfb Dec 3 '18 at 22:53
  • @phfb I wish we could use some sort of programming language, at least. Would make life so much easier on our end. – KGlasier Dec 3 '18 at 22:55

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