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Terminate a Workflow manually in SharePoint

Posted By:Jean Paul       Posted Date: May 22, 2013    Points: 200    Category: SharePoint    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

In this article we will see how to terminate a running workflow. This article content could be shared with the user as well if they face the same problem.

In this article we can explore the steps needed to terminate a workflow manually.  A SharePoint might need this step if they encountered the following:

·  Task overdue email workflow for non-existing task
·  Approval workflow unwanted triggerr


Please follow the following steps to terminate an unwanted workflow.

Step 1: Open the SharePoint site and click the Lists link

Step2: Click on the Site Workflows link

In the appearing page click on the Site Workflows link as shown below.

Step 3: Find the Workflow

You can see the My Running Workflows and for each workflow there is a status on the right side.  Click on the In Progress link as highlighted below.

Step 4: Terminate the Workflow

On receiving the following page click on the Terminate this workflow now  link

Confirm the Workflow termination prompt.

Step 5: Conclusion

This concludes our steps in terminating an unwanted workflow.  You can use the same steps for MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010 as well.

Note: If you are an Administrator you can Terminate the workflows of other users as well.




In this article we have seen how to terminate a running workflow.  This article content could be shared with the user as well if they face the same problem.

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