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Nintex Workflow – Workflow Status Codes

When a Nintex workflow runs in SharePoint, it can have one of a number of states.

Below is a list of the out-of-the-box SharePoint workflow states.

StatusInternal Status IDDescription
Not Started0The workflow has not started.
Failed on Start1Indicates that the workflow encountered an error when it started.
In Progress2Workflow is currently in progress.
Error Occurred3An error occurred during the execution of the workflow.
Canceled (Stopped by User)4Workflow execution was halted by a specified user.
Completed5The workflow is completed.
Failed on Start (retrying)6Indicates that the workflow is being retried after it failed to start.
Error Occurred (retrying)7Indicates that the workflow is being retried after an initial failure.
View Query Overflow8This member is reserved for internal use and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
Reserved for Microsoft15This member is reserved for internal use and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

When you run workflows on items in your list, SharePoint will create a Workflow status column for each workflow type that has run.  The field for each item will contain a link which will take you to the workflow history of that workflow instance.

Workflow Status

You can see the “Completed”, “In Progress” and “Error Occurred” status in the above screenshot.

If you want to see the internal codes, you can simpy change the view of your list to datasheet view using the button in the ribbon.

You can now see the workflow status codes, as they are kept internally.

This is useful if you want to create a new view on your list, and only show where a particular workflow type is of a particular state.

eg. I want to see all the items whose “Cogni Workflow” is completed.

Configure View

As you can see, you simply set a filter on the view, pick the workflow status column and type in the numerical value of the status for that workflow.


Save the view, and you should now see the items that match this filter.

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