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BOOK: Workflow in SharePoint 2010: Real World Business Workflow Solutions
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Default Chapter 4 - Conflicting instructions

Can someone confirm if I am reading this wrong or are these more mistakes on the book.

Page 74, Fig 4-19
"Variable: wfv DeletedUser" should be DelegatedUser?

Page 75, Fig 4-21
The workflow instruction say to use Set Current Field, so we know the WF is running the Help Desk Categories list. We use the string builder to get the Current:ID, then add ";#", then get Current:HD_Category. Problem is this column is a Lookup column in the the Helpdesk Ticket content type (Pg 66, Fig 4-3). So I am guessing (again) that the fig is wrong and should be Current:HD_Category Description?

Page 77, Fig 4-24
The HD_Category column is listed but again, if I am reading the instructions right, page 66, Fig 4-3 show this Site Column to be a lookup to the "Categories custom list"?

Am I missing something and just not understanding the author or are these mistakes in the book?
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Default RE: Chapter 4 - Conflicting instructions

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Can someone confirm if I am reading this wrong or are these more mistakes on the book.

Page 74, Fig 4-19
"Variable: wfv DeletedUser" should be DelegatedUser?
PaulG: You're correct, it should be wfv_DelegatedUser, not wfv_DeletedUser. The only thing I can think of is that this may be one of the screen shots I had to re-create during the editing process. There were a batch that had to be made pretty long after they were fully edited/accepted and this is probably one of them.

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Page 75, Fig 4-21
The workflow instruction say to use Set Current Field, so we know the WF is running the Help Desk Categories list. We use the string builder to get the Current:ID, then add ";#", then get Current:HD_Category. Problem is this column is a Lookup column in the the Helpdesk Ticket content type (Pg 66, Fig 4-3). So I am guessing (again) that the fig is wrong and should be Current:HD_Category Description?
PaulG: I don't have a SP 2010 environment quickly accessible to me at the moment, so I can't check it, but I want to respond to this. This section that starts on page 75 ("Update Category Unique Key") is running against the HD_Categories list. I can see that the section never mentions that and that's obviously unclear. Figure 4-24 shows what the result of the workflow will be when it runs against the list. Does this clear things up? If not, I will re-create these steps in a fresh 2010 environment and respond in detail again.


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Page 77, Fig 4-24
The HD_Category column is listed but again, if I am reading the instructions right, page 66, Fig 4-3 show this Site Column to be a lookup to the "Categories custom list"?
PaulG: See my previous comment.
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I may come back to this book after the Christmas break. I'll have to start the chapter over as I have already forgotten the details of the proposed solution.

I finally got too frustrated with the errors, missing instructions, etc I put the book down and went back to my own project.
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