I am SharePoint new beginner. I want to know what is the list workflow and list workflow effect.

I try to google and find the answer but no exactly answer.

Anybody can help?

1 Answer 1


SharePoint workflow can be categorized to site workflow, list workflow and reusable workflow. List Workflow is workflow which is Associated with one particular List. It waits for events happened on that specific list and start actions pre-configured.

A simple introduction blog:http://devendra-sharepoint.blogspot.com/2012/02/list-workflow-vs-reusable-wokflow-vs.html

Some docs which may be help:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/general-development/creating-a-workflow-by-using-sharepoint-designer-and-the-sharepoint-wo

  • Hi Jerry, thank you answer and information support. May i know that what situation need to use List workflow? any example??thanks!!!!
    – ericso
    Commented Apr 21, 2021 at 8:59
  • @ericso , when you want to create a workflow only needs to handle a certain list, then a list workflow will be the most straightforward choice. If you want to associate the workflow to a certain content type. In other words you want to use it in different lists/libraries, a reusable workflow may be a better choice.
    – Jerry_MSFT
    Commented Apr 21, 2021 at 9:35
  • @ericso, an example here:c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/anavijai/…
    – Jerry_MSFT
    Commented Apr 21, 2021 at 9:36
  • Hi Jerry, thank you support. i think i understand more about what is list workflow . thanks
    – ericso
    Commented Apr 21, 2021 at 10:01
  • @ericso glad to be help. You can accept the reply as answer if it solves you question
    – Jerry_MSFT
    Commented Apr 22, 2021 at 9:37

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.