SharePoint / Nintex Workflow Status Codes

Here are the SharePoint workflow status codes which you can reference in SharePoint to filter your list/library view or use them in the workflow itself.

  • 0 = Not Started
  • 1 = Failed on Start
  • 2 = In Progress
  • 3 = Error Occurred
  • 4 = Canceled
  • 5 = Completed
  • 6 = Failed on Start (retrying)
  • 7 = Error Occurred (retrying)
  • 15 = Canceled
  • 16 = Approved
  • 17 = Rejected
  • I think the numbers between 8-14 are reserved only for SharePoints internal use.

    If you start the workflow for the first time, it will create automatically a new column with the workflowname, in which it then inserts the appropriate codes above. You can see this by opening the library in the DataSheet view:

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    This workflow status column is now also shown as part of the view. So you can filter for it by entering one of the status codes above (not the text).

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    Another possible scenario would be to use the codes in one of the workflow actions directly, for instance in Nintex Workflow Actions:

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