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Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow that contain an Action that combines static text with lookup, which is called a dynamic string, will remove backslashes that have been entered into the dynamic string.
"There should be a backslash after this: and two after this: \ domain\alias"
If you are creating a dynamic string with one or more back slash characters you need to duplicate each backslash. To get one back slash, two back slash characters have to be specified in the Workflow definition. To get two back slashes, four back slashes have to be specified, etc.
For the existing example the dynamic string for the Workflow action has to be specified as:
"There should be a backslash after this: \\ and two after this: \\\\"
Please note that this duplication of back slash characters is only needed if you have a dynamic string with lookups. If you have a pure static string without any lookups then back slashes don't have to be duplicated.
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Article ID: 2529610 - Last Review: June 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0