I am using SharePoint designer 2013 and want to notify certain people if a specific column in the list has been updated by someone. I simply want to know what can I use in the stages so that it can start working?

Choice menu: CAB Advisory to Release Manager.
Options are : successful, ON-hold, rejected.

So if the CAB advisory member selects any of these from this options then the people are needed to be informed that a decision has been made and they can check it out.

Thank you very much in Advance.

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Try following steps:

  1. Create a SharePoint Designer workflow.
  2. Add IF condition in your workflow.
  3. Check if your column (CAB Advisory to Release Manager) is empty or is not empty.
  4. If the field is not empty that means the decision has been made and then you can send an Email to your targeted users.

Example: Considering my column name is "Approval Status".

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  • Hi Ganesh, Thanks for your response. As I am a beginner in SharePoint designer. In the if condition I cannot see the option of if the value is empty or not. Is there any formula for this that we have to use? If yes and you can tell me this will be great. Cheers.
    – Noman
    Jan 22, 2020 at 14:07
  • Are using SP designer 2013 workflow and the data type of your column is "Choice"?? Check above screenshot. Jan 22, 2020 at 14:09
  • Yes Ganesh that's right. I am trying this now and will let you know shortly. Thank you.
    – Noman
    Jan 22, 2020 at 14:12
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    Excellent! This worked... Thank you!!!
    – Noman
    Jan 22, 2020 at 14:16
  • 1
    This worked. Thanks man!!!
    – Noman
    Jan 24, 2020 at 14:11

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