SharePoint 2007 Workflow link broken from list item

Posted on 2011-10-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a SharePoint 2007 custom workflow running on a SharePoint custom List.
The workflow runs OK without any issues.
Th problem is that after a few days (like one to 2 months) the workflow association of the list items somehow dissapears for those list items that have "Completed" the workflow . i.e. In the list view I can't see that there was a workflow run on this item (see attached image).
All associated Tasks for that workflow are also deleted from the Tasks list (offcourse along with the History information).
So basically I don't have any proof that this item was approved using a workflow.

Note:All the items that having running workflows (i.e "In Progress") have the workflow association in tact. The workflow link is broken only for those  items that have "completed" the workflow

What could be the reason for this behaviour ?


Question by:TetraSA
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    Accepted Solution

    As MS will say, its a by-design feature :)

    This should help:
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    Author Comment

    Wow !! Thats explains the disappearing workflow. But I must confess that is a very weird way of cleaning the workflow items. (specially that it is enabled by default and there doesnt seeem to be a way of increasing the number of days that the worklfow items should be retained for)

    anyways I have disabled it now.


    Thanks a lot . This was great help. Couldnt have ever guessed that SP itself was the culprit :)

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