document library using workflow and creating a view that filter based on the workflow status

document library using workflow and creating a view that filter based on the workflow status

Post by indiacarlo » Fri, 11 May 2007 09:04:50


Hi,
I have a document library and I want documents uploaded to it to go
via a workflow called 'policy approval workflow'.

I also have a public view over the document library filtered to show
all documents in the library where the 'policy approval workflow'
field has a value = 'Approved' (NB no quotes used in view definition
form for the value field).

However though I have several documents which have a field value for
this field of 'Approved' they do not show up in the view.

If I do the same with the 'approval status' column of the document
library this works, but not using the 'policy approval workflow' field
unfortunately. Note that the value of 'Approval' in the field must not
be in quotes for the view filter to work.

I have checked and the workflow is definitely completed and if I look
at the document library the documents have a value of 'Approved' in
the 'policy approval workflow' column.

Have I done something wrong? Any help appreciated!