I have a SharePoint Designer workflow that updates a list item, in another list (not the list the workflow is attached to). I need to make sure the item is updated before I move to the next step. What is the recommended way to do this?

What I have used so far is "pause for 1 minute", which in practice can take several minutes. Is there a more efficient solution?

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You can set up a while loop which checks for the target item "Modified" property with a respect to condition:

  1. Store the system date time before you are executing the item update.
  2. Check if Target Item Modified > #1
  3. Exit
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    I should have said that I am using SharePoint Designer (2007). I don't have a while loop.
    – Christophe
    Dec 1, 2010 at 10:56

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