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Custom workflow with SPD, cannot able to update URL from multiline textbox

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi All,

I am having trouble in updating multiline textbox field from custom workflow initiation form. Here is the description of the problem..

I have an initiation form with multiline text box field where user will paste a long url like http://moss.company/sites/Sinbtr1-Project/_layouts/Workflow.aspx?ID=119&List={171485A0-4C2D-4C40-A393-AAD36F60EA52}&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fmoss%2Ecompany%2Fsites%2FProject%2FDocControl%2FForms%2FAllItems%2Easpx%3FRootFolder%3D%252fsites%252fSinbtr1%252dProject%252fDocControl%252fSQUAD%2520CHECK%26FolderCTID%3D0x01200093A5FA92433C7C44B0DCF8816CA93C5A%26View%3D%257b305B3511%252d0D87%252d4444%252dAD04%252d8FA3A342EF97%257d.

When user starts a workflow, i want to update one "multiline text field" in associated document library. But, everything else is getting updated except this URL field.

I also tried to decode this url by using javascript and update. but didnt worked...

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