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    What Do The GUIDs in the Workflow History List Represent?

    Summary
    Within the workflow history list there are several columns with GUIDs under them. What do the GUIDs in each of these columns represent?

    Solution
    • Here is a breakdown of what the various columns inside the history list represent:
      • Workflow History Parent Instance: This is the GUID of the Workflow Instance that created the history item (changes with each workflow execution).
      • Workflow Association ID: This is the GUID of the ‘version’ of the workflow that created the history item (changes with each design update).
      • Workflow Template ID: This is the GUID for the workflow that created the history list item (changes between distinct workflow names).
      • List ID: This is the GUID of the SharePoint list where the workflow was executed.
      • Primary Item ID: This is the ID of the list item on the SharePoint list where the workflow was executed.
      • User ID: The name of the user that executed the workflow.
      • Date Occurred: The Date/Time that the history list items was created on.
      • Event Type: These are a reference to the SPWorkflowHistoryEventType, more information can be found here.
      • Description: Any specified text set to be logged to the history list.
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