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SharePoint – Programatically Starting a Workflow

Here is a code snippet I recently developed for starting a sharepoint workflow from code behind.

public void StartWorkFlow(string listName, int itemID, string workflowName)
        using (SPSite oSite = new SPSite(SPContext.Current.Site.Url))
            using (SPWeb oWeb = oSite.OpenWeb())
                oWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true;
                SPList oList = oWeb.Lists[listName];
                SPListItem oItem = list.GetItemById(itemID);
                SPWorkflowManager wfManager = oSite.WorkflowManager;

                foreach (SPWorkflowAssociation association in oList.WorkflowAssociations)
                    if (association.Name == workflowName)
                        string associationData = association.AssociationData;
                        wfManager.StartWorkflow(oItem, association, associationData);                                
                oWeb.AllowUnsafeUpdates = false;
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