Be able to Start a workflow whilst Form is still open
It would be great to be able to get a workflow to start whilst the form is still open and the form remains open.
This would allow us to create complicated queries in the workflow that can be posted back to the user in real-time as opposed to them having to close the form and re-open. Whilst I appreciate that the time taken for a workflow to run can affect the user experience, being able to place a "spinning donut" styte wait control would help this, and then in the workflow you could have some sort of "Post back to Form" action that could prompt the form to refresh with the new data returned from the query.
Thanks for your suggestion Ryan.
We will consider this for the future.
I do not like sending users to the workflows button in the ribbon to start a workflow because we have many workflows that run on these lists. Having a button to start a particular workflow would be easier for them to use. I appreciate the edit menu option, but it is not the easiest for some folks to understand and users get annoyed if they choose the wrong option in the edit menu.
Lars Eigeldinger commented
Add a Action-Button to start a existing Workflow on a list or site workflow.
Possible to start a copy workflow from the selected item to a other list.