I would like to copy a list of items to another list when an item is add to yet a 3rd list Here is my example I have a list of tasks

id task 1 brush teeth 2 drink coffee 3 drive to work

My next list is AssignTo list id AssignTo 1 Jane Doe

When Jane Doe is entered I have a work flow create new records in a new list call WorkAssigned

Task AssignedTo brush teeth Jane Doe drink coffee Jane Doe drive to work Jane Doe

Every time a a person is added to the AssignTo list a workflow is trigger to task assign to the person entered to the workassinged list.

My problem is since there is no looping in the workflow I "Hardcode" adding the 3 task. If the user added aother task I have to add it to the workflow.

I am looking for something more automatic (I wanted to loop and add all times in the task list)

Is there a better way to do this?

  • What version of SharePoint are you using? There is looping in SP 2013 workflows May 8, 2013 at 15:50

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You can do looping in SharePoint 2010 workflows in code but not in SharePoint Designer. To handle this step I would create a custom workflow activity to handle adding the tasks. Then include that custom activity in the SP designer workflow.

Here is a walk-through for creating a custom activity


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