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Code Fix: The create reference step is unable to loop through list items in runtime


Issue Description

An error occurs in runtime when the create reference step in a K2 Workflow attempts to loop through SharePoint list items that contain an ampersand (&).

Error Message

The following error message occurs: “Error on Workflow ‘< is an unexpected token. The expected token is ‘;’. Line 1, position 194”.


  1. Ensure you have K2 Five (5.2) installed.
  2. Download the K2 Five (5.2) FP13 from K2 Partner and Customer Portal.
  3. Install the K2 Five (5.2) FP13 to apply the fix.
  4. It is recommended to refresh the browser cache.


K2 Workflows in error state need to be re-deployed and a new instance needs to be started.