SharePoint Online - Wait for event in list item

Use the SharePoint Online - Wait for event in list item action A tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows. to pause a workflow until a selected event occurs in the specified SharePoint Online list. The workflow pauses and resumes only when the event occurs. You can add conditions to specify a particular item or field that has to be updated or added for the workflow to resume.

Before you start 

Configure the SharePoint Online - Wait for event in list item action

The steps required to configure the action are given below. The SharePoint Online - Wait for event in list item action fields and settings table describes all the required and optional configuration fields.

  1. Select the Event that has to happen for the workflow to resume.
  2. Select a SharePoint Online Connection.

    Note: Only the connections created with the List and libraries authentication method are available in the drop-down. For more information about authentication methods for SharePoint Online connections, see Connectors.

  3. Type a SharePoint site URL.

    Example:https://domain.sharepoint.com/sites/hr

  4. Click Retrieve lists to retrieve the lists from the SharePoint site.

  5. Select the List name.

SharePoint Online - Wait for event in list item action fields and settings

Section

Field Description Variable types
(unlabeled) Event

The event that should occur in the specified list for the workflow to resume. Select from one of these options:

  • New list item: The workflow pauses and waits until a new item is added to the list. The workflow resumes only when this event occurs.

  • Update list item: The workflow pauses and waits until an item in the list is updated. The workflow resumes only when this event occurs.

  • Update or new list item: The workflow pauses and waits until a new item is added to the list or an existing item in the list is updated. The workflow resumes only when one of these events occur.

Text, Decimal, Integer, Boolean, DateTime, Collection
(unlabeled)

Connection Credentials and other settings required to pass data between the workflow and the indicated service, which could be a cloud service, business application, or content store.

The SharePoint Online connection for the SharePoint Online site that you want to access.

To refresh the available connections , click .

(n/a)
List item

SharePoint site URL

The URL of the SharePoint Online site that has the list or document library you want to use.

To retrieve the lists for the SharePoint site URL, type the SharePoint site URL and click Retrieve lists.

Example: https://domain.sharepoint.com/sites/hr

Text, Decimal, Integer, Boolean, DateTime, Collection

 

List name

The list that the event should happen in for the workflow to resume.

The values in the drop-down list is limited to lists and document libraries within the site specified in the SharePoint site URL field.

Text, Decimal, Integer, Boolean, DateTime, Collection

Conditions Add conditions/Edit conditions

Add conditions if you want to specify which item in the list has to be updated or added for the workflow to resume.

Displays the Condition builder to define new conditions or edit existing conditions.

  • Add conditions: Displayed when there are no existing conditions specified for the action.

  • Edit conditions: Displayed when there are existing conditions set for the action. You can edit the conditions.

The Condition builder supports nested conditions, enabling you to create conditions within another condition.

(n/a)
Condition builder When

Displays the items from the Column field of the selected SharePoint list.

Note: 

The following columns are not supported in the Condition builder:

  • Calculated

  • Hyperlink

  • Managed Metadata

  • Multiple lines of text

Text, Decimal, Integer, Boolean, DateTime, Collection
  Operator

How the item from the When drop-down and Value are compared. Select from the drop-down.

The operators available in the drop-down depend on the data type of the item selected from the When drop-down.

(n/a)
  Value

The value you are expecting in the column (field) specified for When.

The data type of Value must match the data type of the item selected in the When drop-down.

(varies)
  Add

Adds a new condition. When adding a new condition you have to select the level of the condition.

Select Nested condition to nest the new condition within the condition above it.

(n/a)
  And/Or

The connecting operator to use for the conditions. If you select:

And: The workflow resumes when the item that is added matches all the conditions.

Or: The workflow resumes when the item that is added matches any one of the conditions.

(n/a)
  Edit

Displays the following options menu for a condition. The following options are available:

  • Promote: Promotes the condition to a higher level. Promote option is shown if the condition is nested within another condition and allows you to move it to a higher level.

  • Demote: Demotes the condition to a lowel level. If you demote a condition it is moved to a lower level making it nested within the condition immediately above it.

  • Delete: Deletes the selected condition.

(n/a)
Output Result

Stores the result of the action as an object with multiple variables.

Object A variable that groups several related variables of any type into a hierarchical structure. Objects can contain other Objects.