Here is the setup.

I create an item in my Sharepoint Designer 2010 workflow, which is output (the id I believe) to variable CREATE. I then want to send an email to a user where the URL of created item is given. My problem is that I'm not sure what "Lookup for String" will work to achieve this. When I tried to use the List as the data source I couldn't figure out which value identifies the specific item I want from the datasource.

Any help is appreciated.

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Created is in fact the ID of the created item. You can construct the URL in a build dynamic string variable if you'd like or right in the email body. You'd build up http://domain.com/sites/thesite/lists/thelist/forms/dispfom.aspx?ID=createdvariable or point to the edit form if they need to take action on something and save them a click or 2.


Use upadte List action of Current item then after add Email User workflow action. use this Dynamic URl http://domain.com/thesite/lists/thelist/forms/dispfom.aspx?ID=CurrentitemID(Variable ID).

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