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Posted By:      Posted Date: September 15, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I need to insert a pause until date part into my workflow or event handler. How do i do it correctly in MOSS2007 ?

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No matter what I do, if I pause my workflow, and then update a list item after the pause is over, my event handler on update list item will not fire, though the item has been updated! No matter I use Set Field or Update Field, same result. If I do not use pause, it will fire. 

I need pause to give user sometime to react, if he doesnt then remind him. Can use Wait Until Due Date etc., but why not pause. (Not sure, if event firing will work with Wait Until Due Date even.)

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