Hi I have a SPD workflow , it works like this If form is incomplete ,stop the workflow. If form is complete , start the approval workflow. When the form is incomplete ,user just save the form in the form library , the workflow stats then terminates , it will show status complete. It is confusing to users. Ideally the workflow should not start when user save the incomplete form. However , it seems to hard to do it. So I just like to create a custom state ,maybe NEW , If form is incomplete, set it to New. How can I achieve this?
I would suggest to use two different fields.
The one you already have is the "technical status" of the workflow (in progress, complete), that only you - the designer - need to care about.
Then you'll have a separate field for the "business status", where you can define your own steps or even drop plain text (for rexample: "incomplete form, the xxx field is missing").