Issue I am facing,

  1. Sharepoint designer List workflow
  2. Assign Task , OutCome => custom content type with three options.
  3. If statement if outcome=="someting" => go to next stage (here it is getting suspended) enter image description here

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Any idea where it is throwing null ref error?

  • I have done bit research and came to conclusion that always return the outcome:0, means default value of outcome get return. inspite of selected any other outcome, it returns the default one. any idea?
    – Anuja
    Commented May 7, 2013 at 10:57

2 Answers 2


After debugging into it came to know issue was this: workflow custom outcome choice site column takes always default value

Its SharePoint bug,I have resolved it by doing trick which I have explained in my blog:



Inadequate App Step permissions is usually the source of this error. I solved it by enabling an App Step Feature, and granting permissions to the App Step. For detailed steps, please see: http://www.reality-tech.com/workflow-error-in-sp2013-related-to-app-step/

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    Commented Apr 4, 2016 at 17:52

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