Workflow Search Tool

The Workflow Search Tool makes it easy to find workflows where field names or values have been used in the criteria or the field updates.  Currently there is no easy way to search for workflows like this which can make it difficult to carefully make changes to fields or field values.  The only way I have been able to get this kind of information before is to include the workflows in my IDE project and then do a find in files search.  The benefit of this tool is that the results are displayed in a hierarchical fashion and the matching pieces are highlighted for you.


  • .NET 4.0
  • User must belong to a profile with the “API Enabled” and “Modify All Data” permissions.

How It Works

  • Logs in using the Partner WSDL
  • Downloads all of the workflow rules from the org using the Meta Data API
  • Loads the XML for the selected object and checks the different pieces of the workflow for the search text.  It returns only the workflows that had a match somewhere.



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