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This topic describes workflow history lists and provides instructions for managing workflow history lists, including purging items from workflow history lists.
A SharePoint workflow history list stores messages generated by a workflow, such as approval activity (approve/reject), updates to a workflow, comments, cancellations, and workflow errors. To be used with Nintex Workflow, a workflow history list must be enabled for Nintex Workflow. By default, Nintex Workflow creates and enables a workflow history list for use with Nintex Workflow. The enablement deploys event receivers into the list for workflow reporting. All workflow history lists that are enabled for use with Nintex Workflow are available for selection in the Workflow Settings dialog box. For more information about this dialog box, see Workflow Settings dialog box.
You can view workflow history lists on the Manage workflow history lists page. You can create, edit, and delete workflow history lists as well as enabling and disabling the lists for use with Nintex Workflow within a team site. You can also purge items from workflow history lists as needed for maintenance to safeguard performance (prevent the number of items from exceeding 2000). Running workflows are unaffected by purges of items from workflow history lists.
Note: Purging items from workflow history lists is also available as an NWAdmin operation.
To access the Manage workflow history lists page
On the Site Settings page, under the Nintex Workflow group, click Manage workflow history lists.
The Manage workflow history lists page appears, listing the title, number of items, and enablement status for Nintex Workflow.
To create a new history list
In the Manage workflow history lists tab of the ribbon, click New.
The Create a workflow history list dialog box appears.
To edit a workflow history list name or description
To delete a workflow history list
To enable or disable a workflow history list for use with Nintex Workflow
To purge (delete) items from a workflow history list
In the Manage workflow history lists tab of the ribbon, click Purge items.
The Purge workflow history list data dialog box appears. The name of the selected workflow history list is shown in the dialog box title. The following filters are available.