I'm trying to create a sequential workflow but it says it needs a history list.

How do I go about manually creating such a list. I don't see any in the site templates ?


Workflow History is automatically created in the site when a workflow is associated to a list (I think), but it is always hidden.


Workflow uses list of TemplateType 140 - WorkflowHistoryList.

When adding workflow from user interface, Sharepoint suggests you to create this list automatically.

If U want to add it programatically, U can use feature receiver with following code:

    public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties)
        var web = (SPWeb)properties.Feature.Parent;

        _uniqueId = web.Lists.Add("WorkflowLog", string.Empty, SPListTemplateType.WorkflowHistory);
        _list = web.Lists.GetList(_uniqueId, false);
        _list.Hidden = true;

        _uniqueId = web.Lists.Add("WorkflowTasks", string.Empty, SPListTemplateType.Tasks);
        _list = web.Lists.GetList(_uniqueId, false);
        _list.Hidden = true;

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