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Check workflow status

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

 

Topic Last Modified: 2008-06-09

You can check the general status of a workflow instance by viewing status information in the list or document library with which the workflow is associated. You can get detailed workflow status by viewing the Workflow Status page that is automatically created and maintained for all running workflows.

ImportantImportant:
You must be a user with Edit Items permissions to perform these procedures.
Check general workflow status
  1. Navigate to the list or document library that contains the workflow for which you want to check status.

  2. Locate the item for which you want to check status and view the status information in the workflow status column.

    NoteNote:
    The workflow status column is titled with the workflow’s name.
Check detailed workflow status
  1. Navigate to the list or document library that contains the workflow for which you want to check status.

  2. Point to the item or document that is involved in the workflow, click the arrow that appears, and then click Workflows.

  3. On the Workflows page, in the Running Workflows section, click the name of the workflow for which you want status.

  4. On the Workflows Status page, view the following information about the workflow:

    • Name of the person who started the workflow

    • Date the workflow started

    • Name and link to the document or item involved in the workflow

    • Current status of the workflow

    • List of tasks assigned to the workflow participants

    • Lists of all of the events that have occurred in the history of the workflow thus far (for example, workflow initiation, task creation, task completion)

    The Workflow Status page also contains links to modify, cancel, and terminate the workflow. For more information, see Manage workflows.

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