I have two lists and a workflow that copies items from list A, if they get approved, to list B.

Problem is that a field in list A uses a lookup list, if I select Dog in the Field Animal and save the item it displays Dog in list A. However, when the item is copied over to list B it displays the lookup ID in stead, so instead of dog it says 5 or whatever, how can I fix this?

Thanks in advance.

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when you configure your lookup column for list B , check that you are referring to Lookup ID instead of any other value.


Check SPD Activities ... this can be used to copy list items... in SharePoint Designer Workflow... It has various custom actions for the workflow...

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