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Categories: SharePoint
Description:

Symptoms:

 

You have 2 SharePoint lists (List A and List B). You have a SharePoint 2010 workflow associated with List A which copies newly created list items to List B. List B is associated with a SharePoint 2013 platform type workflow that is configured to start when new items are added. However, when the workflow from List A copies the newly created item to List B, the List B workflow does not start automatically. There are no errors in the workflow history or in the ULS logs. The workflow in List B will work correctly if you start it manually.

 

Cause:

 

Unknown. From what I’ve read online there are quite a few people who are reporting the same issue. Most forum posts end without any definite resolution.

 

Workaround:

 

Recreate the 2013 workflow in SharePoint Designer using the SharePoint 2010 platform type. In the case that I was working on the workflow did not rely on any features that are specific to the 2013 platform type, so there was no loss of functionality.