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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry

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Using Conditions and Actions

When you create a workflow, you define one or more workflow steps. In each step, you have to define the set of workflow actions that need to be performed and a workflow condition that triggers those workflow actions. The combination of a condition and the associated actions is known as a workflow rule. Also, in workflow terminology, both conditions and actions are workflow activities, where an activity is something that needs to be done, for example, a test for a certain value in a list item’s column or setting an e-mail address.

SharePoint Designer provides you with a set of 9 conditions and 23 actions that you can use to create your workflows. A condition is a kind of filter; for example, if the condition is true, ...

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