SP 2013 Workflow - Find Max ID of List

Kelly Taggart 216 Reputation points

I am creating an SP 2013 Workflow with a "Loop" step to delete other list items. This works as I would expect.

Multiple items will be created at the same time (created from submitting a form from another library) so I only want the "Loop" step to run on the item with the Max ID. So, I was going to create an IF Condition of - IF Current Item ID = Max ID in List - then run the Loop otherwise go to next Stage.

I'm struggling with a way to identify in the Workflow what is the current Max ID? Any ideas?

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SharePoint Workflow
SharePoint: A group of Microsoft Products and technologies used for sharing and managing content, knowledge, and applications.Workflow: An orchestrated and repeatable pattern of business activity, enabling data transformation, service provision, and information retrieval.
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  1. Kelly Taggart 216 Reputation points

    Hi @Allen Xu_MSFT - I did look at that post and I know Laura does some pretty good stuff. For what I was after I thought it just looked like too much work.

    What I did do in the end was in InfoPath form that submits the list items, I added an Action Rule to the Submit button to "Set Field Value" of a Text Column to "max(ID)+1 and Queried this Data Connection of the List.

    Then in the workflow, I added an Action of "IF Current Item ID=MaxID (from above), run the Loop on this item. Seemed to the trick.

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction though!


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  1. Allen Xu_MSFT 13,796 Reputation points

    Hi @Kelly Taggart ,

    To loop through multiple SharePoint list items in the workflow, you can use Call HTTP Web Servcie action. Below article covers how to loop through list items, please take a refernence to it: WORKFLOW LOOP THROUGH MULTIPLE SHAREPOINT ITEMS.

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