SharePoint workflow status: How to use a workflow status in a view (based on a Nintex workflow)

I wrote a post about how to use the workflow status in another workflow or in a view.
When I was changing views on a custom workflow that was created by Nintex I ran into issues.  I wanted to display all items were the workflow was not Approved. So as a logical next step, I would just need to change my view and filter on the status (filter on “is not equal 16”).  But this didn’t work. It showed all items, even the ones that were approved.

I then edited the list in Datasheet and found out that Nintex is using other numbers then SharePoint (or the Workflow Foundation) does.

Apparently Nintex uses these status indicators:

2 In progress
3 Error occurred
4 Cancelled
5 Completed

About Patrick Sledz

Patrick works as a consultant. He assists organizations to deliver SharePoint business value and create the awareness in these organizations that only a strong technical team is not sufficient to deliver this added value.

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