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I am getting error in sharepoint designer workflow. Error is :The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more columns for the item require a different type of information - access denied

This error always occurs when user with contribute access add item. Error does not occurs when user with admin access add.

How to solve this. I cannot elevate access from contribute to admin.

I have used "set field in current item" 2 place

  • pause in workflow is now working – Brishal Feb 21 '14 at 7:44
  • *pause in workflow is not working – Brishal Feb 21 '14 at 8:59
  • Verify that a column is getting the wrong kind of information. For example, a column of numbers getting a string. – Diego Hillesheim Feb 21 '14 at 11:16
  • Two fields I am updating. 1.set value from dropdown selection to single line of text 2.set value from single line of text to another single line of text. – Brishal Feb 21 '14 at 12:19
  • Are you using worflows 2013? Or 2010? – Diego Hillesheim Feb 21 '14 at 13:00
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In my case ,problem is occured due to no of columns in list are high.Please delete unused columns in list(specially people picker columns).

  • Welcome to community. You should not post comments or questions in this section. This section is meant for solution/answer to problem. You can wait till you get commenting rights to comment – Ankitkumar Malde Aug 28 '18 at 7:32

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