Workflow for Declaring Record
A SharePoint Workflows tutorial by Peter Kalmström
you declare a SharePoint file or item "record", you put
certain restrictions on it that are not tied to permissions.
Most often you want to protect documents from being edited
or deleted when you declare them records.
Declaring record can be done
manually, but it is a multi-step procedure. If you have
a policy for which items or files should be declared record,
you can instead create a workflow that declares a file or
item record when a certain condition is met.
In the demo below Peter Kalmstrom, Peter Kalmstrom, CEO
and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions,
shows how to create a workflow that declares a file record
when a specific column value changes to a certain value/certain
Create a workflow that declares a file record when a
Peter uses a CV library as an example, and he wants the
file to be declared record when the Status column value
is not equal to "Under review".
- Open the SharePoint site in SharePoint Designer
- Open the site where you want to declare records.
- Create a new SharePoint 2010 workflow. (The Action
"Declare record" is not yet available in SharePoint
- On the workflow summary page, set the workflow to
start when an item is created and changed.
- Click on the Edit workflow link.
- Set the condition 'If current field equals value',
and set the field, equal condition and value you wish
to use. (Peter changes "equals" into "not equals" and
uses the field Status and the value Under Review).
- Set the action to Declare record.
- Check for Errors, and Publish the workflow if there
are no errors.
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