Email a Link to the Current List Item from SPD Workflow

If you use the built-in activity of SharePoint Designer workflow “Send email”, you can embed the URL of the current item (“Absolute Encoded URL”). However, this approach makes a URL of this kind


which is wrong.

The workaround is to use the SharePoint DispForm.aspx page and append an ID from the current item:


(of course, being ListItem your own list name in SharePoint Designer)

2 thoughts on “Email a Link to the Current List Item from SPD Workflow”

  1. Can you explain better I can not get this to work
    I get [%ListItem:ID%] in the url no encoding is happening in the workflow.
    I have a workflow that creates a task and need a link back to the item.

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