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Code Fix: Unable to use File properties from references created in a K2 Workflow


Issue Description

When you create a reference from a SmartObject containing a File property in a K2 Workflow, and use a Set Datafield step to set a property in the File property, an error occurs when you deploy the K2 Workflow.

Error Message

The following error occurs: “The Workflow's Item Reference "[Ref_Name]" contains a reference to a removed SmartObject property, "[Prop_Name] Name”.


The fix is available in the following K2 versions:

K2 4.7 December 2019 Cumulative Update K2 Five (5.0) December 2019 Cumulative Update K2 Five (5.1) November 2018 Cumulative Update K2 Five (5.2) May 2019 Cumulative Update K2 Five (5.3) April 2020 Cumulative Update K2 Platform Classic(5.4)
X X X X X Fix Pack 6
  1. Ensure you have the correct K2 version and/or Cumulative Update installed. See KB001893 to see what Fix Pack level you have installed.
  2. Download the latest Fix Pack using the links in the table above for the version you require.
  3. Install the Fix Pack to apply the fix.
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