This workflow is/ should be done by using SharePoint Designer. There are only a few ootb statements, new one have to be designed, with and without use of Visual Studio.

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SharePoint Online Globalization and Localization

I am developing a SharePoint Online WebSite using SharePoint Designer 2010 that has several content types, lists and workflows. One request is that the user must be able to select the language or ...
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Will SharePoint 2016 Support SharePoint 2010 Workflow

We are looking to implement a SharePoint 2010 Workflow in SharePoint 2013 which still supports SharePoint 2010 workflow. I was wondering if anyone has heard if SharePoint 2016 will continue to support ...
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Why is SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow people picker field from the list item showing wrong user?

We have a standard SharePoint 2013 list that contains several columns. One of the columns is your typical People Picker column. Let's call it the Employee Name column When we send out an email via a ...
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Workflows do not continue after user completes a task nor do they update task outcome and percentage

I'm testing this with a simple workflow: Log message "Workflow has started" Assign a To-do item Log message "Task is completed" Here's what we did to make it stop working: We went and changed ...
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Office 365 developer site SharePoint 2013 preview: SPD2013 workflow is always canceled

I try to create a workflow using SPD2013 preview on the Office 365 developer site (company.sharepoint.com). I can create and publish WF using SPD2013 without any problems, but when I start it on the ...
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Sharepoint 2013 designer workflow error 401

I have created a designer workflow in SharePoint 2013 and i have published the workflow as a non system account (as required).But when i check the status of the workflow it say internal status ...
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Easiest way to start SharePoint workflows on a bunch of list items in SharePoint 2007?

Right now I've created a few SharePoint Designer workflows in SharePoint 2007, I need to start them all up for each existing list item at (more or less) the same time. I'm not terribly worried about ...
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Please suggest SharePoint 2013 certifications

Currently i am working on SharePoint 2013 environment as SharePoint Administrator Have done 70-667 Microsoft Office SharePoint Configuring and 70-536 Microsoft .NET frame work application ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow to send a reminder

I have created a document library (but it could also be a list, not a problem) and in this library I have a column"End date" and a column "Owner" which the user needs to fill in. Now I want that ...
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Difference between Association, Initiation, Modification, and Task Edit form

What are the difference between these forms? Association form Initiation form Modification form Task edit form
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Unable to edit my custom List workflow (SP Designer)

There is an existing Custom List workflow on our SharePoint 2010 Enterprise site that I can't figure out how to edit. My main goal is actually to export this workflow to be able to port it to another ...
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How to resolve full names from a Person or Group column (that contains multiple entries) in a designer workflow

I have a custom list with a custom content type, with a workflow, on SharePoint 2007 as outlined in this other StackExchange question. I'm using a Person or Group typed column to contain a list of ...
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Importing a SharePoint 2013 workflow in Visual Studio

I'm creating a simple workflow in Visual Studio: I can deploy it, and it works. I then try to open it with SharePoint designer: However, the steps/activities/stages are missing. How come I'm not ...
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How to copy email body from a workflow step

I can't seem to copy from the body of an email from an action inside a workflow step. I can paste new content in, but can't seem to invoke the magic input to get copy to work. Is there some way to ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow Not Always Firing

I have a very simple SharePoint Designer workflow on a SharePoint list. All it does is fire when a new item is created, copying one column value into another. The workflow generally does exactly what ...
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Send Plain Text Email from SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow

In Microsoft's infinite knowledge it appears as though they force all emails to be sent as HTML in SharePoint 2010+. This is causing a great deal of pain as the emails that are sent from the ...
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How to add values from a “Person or Group” list column type to workflow email To or CC field

On SharePoint 2007 I have a custom list with a custom content type. The content type contains (among other things) a Person or Group typed column that allows the creator to add additional ...
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Daily e-mail reminders with workflows

I need a workflow which will check a custom list -for every row in this list- every day automatically and if the total value column is 0 then it will send an email to a user. Is it possible with ...
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Unauthorized access on microfeed workflow error

I'm trying to create a workflow for a newsfeed and I'm having issues getting it to start. Workflow steps is to log message to history list, send email, and log sent message. I've used the same steps ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow to automatically trigger another workflow to start

I have a workflow (1) that takes values from an infopath form and upates those values to a list called Employees. On the employees list I have another workflow (2) that is set to run when an item is ...
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Using author.dll with the Call HTTP Web Service action in SharePoint Online

Has anyone been able to use the SharePoint Designer "Call HTTP Web Service" action with the _vti_bin/author.dll methods? In particular, I'd like to move documents and their version history from one ...
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Workflow failed to start. Workflow variable ReturnValue was null when a value was expected

we are running Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise Edition and have a very large custom list with several approval workflows created in Sharepoint Designer. The workflows run daily and very recently we noticed ...
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Error: The option for the SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform is not available in sharepoint designer

Currently, I need to develop a workflow with looping feature and I googled that it is available in sharepoint 2013 workflow. But, when I tried to create a workflow for sharepoint 2013 in sharepoint ...
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Need to kill all Workflows on a list in Sharepoint 2010

Can someone explain to me how to do this using Powershell?
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CAML Query for SPServices parameter

I need to run a workflow on all items in a library. This SPServices example seems like a good plan but I'm running into problems. The library has folders and the CAML query returns only the folders, ...
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How do I “roll back” to a previous version of my Workflow?

I have hosed my workflow somehow. Rather than continue to gut it in vain, I want to rollback to a previous version. How do I accomplish this?
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Difference between nintex workflow and basic sharepoint workflow [closed]

Please guide me on the difference between the workflow created using nintex and basic sharepoint workflow that is created using sharepoint designer or code.
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Enable visitors to see last published version during OOTB approval workflow

How to enable visitors to see last published version during OOTB approval workflow if the Draft Item Security is set to Only Users Who can approve it. Currently no visitors are able to see the page ...
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Do workflow instances resume after server/service restarts?

SharePoint 2013 Farm / 2010 Workflows I am wondering if running SP workflows resume after a server (or necessary services) restart? For example there is a workflow-action "pause until date" ...
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Workflow email integration

I have a workflow where a specific set of users will receive emails when there's an attachment for the list item. Its working fine but there users are getting too many emails. Lets say there are 20 ...
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How to check workflow History in Office 365

I've created workflow on SharePoint Designer 2013 and deploye on Office 365. Want to know how to check workflow history for this
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Retention policy and recurrence

I'd like to set up a retention policy in a document library so that the editor of a document recieves an e-mail when the document was not modified within the last year. Then the editor of the document ...
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SPD workflow impersonation step, who counts as author?

Impersonation Step quotes "The contents of this step will run as the workflow author" Will impersonation steps run with the credentials of the person who publishes a workflow the last time? If an ...
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sharepoint workflow copy document from one subsite to another subsite document library in office 365

I'm trying to create Designer Workflow to copy document from one subsite A document library to another subsite B document Library. I've tried but unable to done task using SharePoint Designer, is ...
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How to retrieve workflows in powershell?

I'm trying to write a script to check the status of workflows in a list. I have tried a couple different ways but I never get anything to return. foreach($item in $list.Items){ $item.Workflows ...
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Open workflow initiation form in modal dialog

Currently when I click on a custom action to run a workflow on a selected item the browswer navigates away from the current page to display the initiation form. This wouldn't be a such a problem ...
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Overdue task email notifications out of the box?

I've created a simple SharePoint 2010 Designer workflow that starts the approval process on a document library. It assigns workflow tasks to users just fine and e-mails the initiator when the workflow ...
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Remove the NO-REPLY from the workflow emails

I'm using workflows in Sharepoint 2010. I have a task that sends an email, but the sender is always NO-REPLY for the emails sent, how can I change that?
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SPD 2013 Workflow not sending emails

I have a SharePoint 2013 environment with FBA configured. I have a Tasks list in a site, which has an Assigned To field. I have created a SPD workflow which will read the email addresses of the users ...
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How to clear a multi-select choice field using SPD workflow

I have a field with type Choice (menu to choose from) which allows multiple selections (checkboxes). At a certain point in my workflow I want to uncheck all the current item's checkboxes. Is this ...
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SP Designer Workflows doesn't work

I have a big problem to start the SPD Workflow as well as in 2010 version as in 2013. I need to create the workflow for SP 2010 list and downloaded the SP Designer 2010. I am the beginner in this area ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflows not Associating with List

On my SharePoint site I have 2 collections, '/' and '/sites/dev/'. Everything works properly on the root site, but with with dev site collection any 2013 workflows that I publish are not being ...
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Retrieve approvers from SPD Approval workflow programmatically

I have configured SharePoint OOTB Approval workflow on a library. In workflow I have added 3 stages of approval and 1st stage of approval is completed so workflow is in 2nd stage of approval. Now I ...
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Workflow made in designer not working in Production

I've made a workflow in Designer which I invoke trough code in Visual studio. The solution is working fine in my Development machine, but when I implement to the production I get an error: Object ...
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Copying a globally reusable workflow in SP Designer loses form task fields and InfoPath rules

In SP Designer, I copied a globally reusable workflow in order to make it only reusable (not global) so I can save it as a template solution .wsp to move it to another farm. The problem is that the ...
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Saving workflow as template and importing to another site collection is not working

I've created primitive reusable workflow (with the only action log to history list) using SPD 2010. Under option Pick a base content type to limit this workflow to I leave All content types. After ...
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How to move SharePoint 2010 list workflows from QA to Staging

Is there a way to move SharePoint 2010 list workflows from one environment to another without the use of "SharePoint Designer"? I know how to Export it to visio and do stuff but my main issue is, it ...
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How do I set workflow which starts when value changes?

I hope someone can help me with my issue I cant manage to solve. I am using SharePoint 2010 and SP Designer to create a workflow. My questions is how can I create a workflow which starts upon status ...
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Is there a limit of 5 iterations in a looping workflow? Is it documented somewhere?

I have a "looping" set of workflows, something like this: User creates item in List1, triggering a. The group of workflows then create a number of duplicates of the item in list1 (number of dupes ...
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Best practice for sharepoint designer workfow with multiple approval steps and thousands of active workflows

As a best practice is it better to have a sharepoint designer workflow pause until a status changes or let the workflow complete and run each time the List Item changes checking the status each time? ...