Avatar of Isaac
Isaac
Flag for United States of America asked on

delete Workflow columns

I have workflows that I have deleted but the columns remain.  
Any ideas on how to permanently remove columns that show workflow progress?
Microsoft SharePoint

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
Isaac

8/22/2022 - Mon
svetaye

Hello,
If you are using SharePoint 2010 you can do this using Power Shell:
http://get-spscripts.com/2011/01/delete-unused-workflow-status-columns.html

Isaac

ASKER
unfortunately, it's 2007
svetaye

OK,
In this case you can try to delete the workflow association with the list (List Settings\Workflow) then the column for that association should be deleted.
Experts Exchange is like having an extremely knowledgeable team sitting and waiting for your call. Couldn't do my job half as well as I do without it!
James Murphy
Isaac

ASKER
Hi,

we did that but for whatever reason, it still shows.

Normally when we delete a workflow the column gets deleted too automatically, but it seems that older versions of the workflow, even deleted ones,
show up when we can build/modify views.  We can delete the list and start over but there is too much invested in it already.

It's weird!
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
svetaye

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
Seelan Naidoo

modify the view and remove/unselect the workflow column...
Isaac

ASKER
SeanUK777, I know that can be done but that's not what I'm trying to do.  When a workflow is deleted, it's supposed to delete the the status column also but in my case it's not.  It's just a nuisance.
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.