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The ValidateWorkflowStageColumn validator detects and reports when the stage field (stage column) for a workflow is not correct or is unusable.

Validation summary

  • Risk: The stage indicators may not display appropriate information.
  • Severity Level: Warning
  • Valid Result: Valid
  • Valid Message:Workflow stage values are valid.
  • Invalid Result: Warning
  • Info Summary: Stage warnings found.
  • Invalid Messages:
    • Table T does not have a column named C.
    • Workflow for table T has stages, but no stage column.
    • Table T has a stage column "C," but no stages are set by activities.
    • Workflow on table T has stage column "C" that is not type=workflow.
  • Suggested Action: If this is not by design, make the appropriate changes.
  • Publishable: Yes
  • Runnable: Yes
  • Related Information: Workflow activities, Workflow stages


To check the stage column:
  1. Open and check out a workflow.
  2. Open the workflow version properties dialog by clicking the menu icon and selecting Properties.
  3. View the Stages tab or section.
  4. Check that the assigned stage column is actually a column in the table to which the workflow is associated.
  5. Check that the column is type=workflow.

Tip: Stage columns should not be choice lists. If they are, the list appears read-only in form views, since changing that column value outside the workflow engine does not ensure safe tracking of stage states.