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How to copy the body of your email action in Workflow Designer using SharePoint Designer

This is for my friends and customers that still support SharePoint 2010 workflows and solutions using SharePoint Designer 2010. Have you been in the situation to re-create a SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow and notice that you cannot copy or paste the body of your Email actions forcing you to re-create your action from scratch? What a hassle.

Well, today I found a way that copy the content of your action attributes and with that simplify a little bit the experience of recreating Workflow Designer actions.

Step 1: Locate the Send Email action in your workflow and open the Properties window

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Step 2: Select the content of the Body attribute in the property window, right click and copy

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Step 3: in your new Send Email action open the Properties window

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Step 4: Click the “…” button

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Step 5: Paste the content of your clipboard

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Step 6: Click OK and just re-assign you lookup properties

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