Sometimes, you have a requirement is to send email to multiple groups while item is created in list/library in SharePoint 2013. Then, you was using a SharePoint designer workflow. But you face Workflow Suspended issue. In this post, I will explain to you how to resolve Workflow suspended error in SharePoint 2013.


The problem was coming because within multiple groups it was adding comma (,) but it should add semicolon (;). Then, you can modify like below:

Step 1

Open SharePoint designer and create list workflow using the corresponding list.

Step 2

In the workflow editor add action as “Replace Substring in string”:


Step 3

Set up the workflow as below fig:


Then, save and publish.

Step 4

Now to the group settings in your SharePoint server -> Site permission -> click on group -> expand Settings -> group settings. Change the settings as below fig and click on:


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