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difference between Set Field in Current Item versus Update List Item?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
Is there a technical different between Set Field in Current Item and  Update List Item if the field in the item being updated with in the same list the workflow is attached to?  It seems like there wouldn't be any difference - that you could use one or the other.  But I'm having trouble with my workflow.  It completes without error, but the field in my current list item isn't being updated (getting the value from another list in same site).
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