Sunday, April 15, 2012

'Document checked out' error on SharePoint Designer workflow

Issue:
Some times workflow stops due to an error. It says 'Error updating a list item' and the outcome says 'Document checked out'.

Reason:
Document gets locked when there are multiple fields set from the workflow simultaneously.

Fix:
Set the 'Checkout' action before the other action items in the workflow. After the updates, set the check in action. By wrapping the workflow actions with the 'check-out/check-in' actions document will be available for all the updates.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! Your post solved my issue.

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