How to stop workflows in sharepoint UI?

Samuel González Pérez 1 Reputation point
2022-02-02T17:30:04.83+00:00

I am trying to stop workflows directly from the Workflow Status section in the item whose workflow I want to end, I have pressed the link to suspend it as to end it, but sharepoint does not do it, does anyone know if something has to be activated why sharepoint stop them?170490-cancelar-flujos.png

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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. CaseyYang-MSFT 10,321 Reputation points
    2022-02-03T07:35:51.813+00:00

    Hi @Samuel González Pérez ,

    We don't have to activate anything in order to stop a workflow. You could try to use some PowerShell commands to cancel workflows as a workaround if you can't stop it in UI.

    PowerShell:

    Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue  
       
    $web = Get-SPWeb "http://your-sharepoint-site-url"  
       
    #Get the List  
    $list = $web.Lists["Your-List-Name"]  
       
    #Get the specific workflow, Associated with the list  
    $WorkFlowToCancel = "your workflow name"  
       
    # Iterate through all Items and all Workflows on Items  
    foreach ($item in $list.Items)  
    {  
       foreach ($wf in $item.Workflows)  
         {  
            #Check for the particular workflow  
            if( ($wf.ParentAssociation.Name -eq $WorkFlowToCancel) -and ($wf.IsCompleted -ne $true) -and($wf.StatusText -ne "Canceled"  ))  
            {  
                write-host "Previous workflow status:"  $wf.InternalState  
                #Cancel Workflow  
                [Microsoft.SharePoint.Workflow.SPWorkflowManager]::CancelWorkflow($wf)       
                write-host "Workflow Cancelled at $($list.title)! "  
            }  
         }  
    }  
    

    For Reference: Cancel Workflows in SharePoint using PowerShell
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