We would like to get workflow state name of the item. I tried to find on internet but did not get any relevant result.

Could someone help me out ?

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If you are looking for Sitecore PowerShell script then you try this :-

$contentItem = Get-Item "master:path.."
(Get-Item master: -ID $contentItem."__Workflow state").Name 

You can get the workflow state using the below PowerShell script:

$item = Get-Item master:/sitecore/content/Home | Get-ItemField -IncludeStandardFields -ReturnType Field -Name "*" 
$item | ForEach-Object {
    if ($_.Name -eq '__Workflow state') {
        (Get-Item -Path "master:" -ID $_.Value).Name 

I have assumed that you mean in .NET and not SPE.

If an item has a workflow state, you will be able access the name of that state by using one of the following ways:

  1. Through use of the Sitecore workflow state field directly:

    var workflowState = (Sitecore.Data.Fields.ReferenceField)Sitecore.Context.Item.Fields[Sitecore.FieldIDs.WorkflowState];
    var workflowStateName = workflowState.TargetItem.DisplayName;
  2. Using the workflow provider

     var workflow = Sitecore.Context.Database.WorkflowProvider.GetWorkflow(Sitecore.Context.Item);
     var workflowState = workflow.GetState(Sitecore.Context.Item);
     var workflowStateName = workflowState.DisplayName;

I hope this helps!


To get the workflow state you can use :

var workflowStateItemid=currentItem["__Workflow state"];
var workflowStateItem=Sitecore.Context.Dabase.GetItem(new ID(workflowStateItemid));
var workflowStateItemName=workflowStateItem.Name; 
  • Could you assist me how I can get workflow state of the item in Sitecore power shell script ?
    – Nisha
    May 2, 2022 at 8:47

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