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Using Workflow Initiation Form to Modify the Value of a Lookup Column in a List Using a Custom Looku

Posted By:      Posted Date: November 16, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
 

Hi,

I am trying to develop a workflow and an associated initiation form that will allow a user to update a column in a list that is a lookup column. I have code working so that the lookup options are being properly pulled from the list and populated in the drop down on the initiation page. However after  completing the initiation page and starting the workflow, with a value selected in the lookup list, the value does not get properly updated; it appears to be updating with a null value.

The following is my code for the XOML and Initiation ASPX file. The name of the Lookup Column is "Primary Technical Category" with an XSLT name of "Primary_x0020_Technical_x0020_Ca." The Initiation Variable is also Called Primary Technical Category (PrimaryTechnicalCategory without spaces as SPD renames it). 

I would greatly appreciate any assistance!

Thanks, Michael

XOML File:

<ns0:RootWorkflowActivityWithData x:Class="Microsoft.SharePoint.Workflow.ROOT"  

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