This article was created in response to a support issue logged with K2. The content may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice This article is not considered official documentation for K2 software and is provided “as is” with no warranties.


When renaming a SmartObject using mouse right-click and rename, this does not reflect on the workflow SmartObject Explorer.


After renaming the SmartObject by right-clicking and renaming from Designer, the table below does not update:


Also note, even if you rename / edit and change the name from the General tab, the version of the SmartObject does change.

Troubleshooting Steps

Resolve the issue by completing this workaround: (Do not use the right-click and rename method!)

  • Edit the SmartObject you would like to rename
  • Go to General
  • Disable the option "Allow this SmartObject to be used in Workflows"
  • Change the name from "Leave Request SmartObject" to "CHANGED_Leave Request SmartObject", and then
  • Select Save and Finish
  • Next, Edit the SmartObject again and Enable the option "Allow this SmartObject to be used in Workflows"
  • Save and Finish.