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SP Workflow issue -> "The item is currently locked for editing. Waiting for item to be checked in o

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 04, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


I'm getting the above issue with my List Workflow.  I've created a workflow that assigns column data to a file when it is created.  This works some of the time; however, at random intervals the workflow will get stuck with "In Progress" status for the reason listed above.  The only way to clear this status is to delete the workflow and republish it.  This happens when copying a document via the UI, as well as when copying a document via UNC path.  

If I terminate the workflow for the stuck item, when I go back to run it manually, the workflow isn't even listed.  Looking at the Visio history for the item, it seems to be getting stuck at different methods within the workflow; sometimes it gets stuck at a logic method, other times at a data manipulation method.  And other times it runs through fine without any issues.  This is all happening with the same file used as a control, so it's not like I'm introducing variable triggers to the methods in this workflow.



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