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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Generating an email alert for new post in site feed

I am working with sharepoint online 2013 and Sharepoint designer 2013. I wanted to generate an email alert for the Site Feed App. I wanted to send an email to a group of people with the posted ...
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Start Workflow programmatically

We work with an Doc Library which receives the files via E-Mail. This works great, but now we want to change the filename via workflow. The problem in this situation is that the workflow doesn't start ...
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Calculate stock remaining using 2 lists

Not sure if this is possible, its quite a simple thing I'm sure, but struggling to work out how to achieve it. I have two lists, a stock list and a customer list. In the stock list I have the ...
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XOML file in Workflow in designer

How to paste that XOML file in the workflow in production in detail.I have followed the steps you given and related to that other sites.But still i did not succeeded. Please specify in detail
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creating workflow string doesn't resolve correctly

in a workflow I am setting a local variable to the value of 2 parameters - one from the current list (works) and one from a field populated via the collect data from user task. Each time I've done ...
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workflow actions order of execution?

I came to the scenario that randomly and on very few cases, some workflow actions are not executed sequentially. Example below: Action 1 (change field X value) Action 2 (create item on another list) ...
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Configurable Email Templates - SharePoint 2010 Designer Workflow

We are planning to store email templates for SP 2010 Designer Workflows in a SharePoint list. The emails which the workflow will send out will contain dynamic content, for e.g. Current user's name, ...
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Workflow information combine to one view/list

I current have a list setup in sharepoint, with workflow created. I have created the rule using custom workflow created in designer. 1)First guy fills in content of list and starts the workflow. 2) ...
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Reusable workflow skipping steps

I have a very pressing issue. I have exported all site content types and columns and imported them in another sharepoint environment. There were some lookup columns that were used in the REUSABLE ...
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Export Custom List to Excel using Workflow

I am running Sharepoint Online and have a question about Export to Excel using a workflow. I currently have an Approval workflow that is initiated when the user fills out their web form. I want to ...
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Get Workflow ModificationID via JavaScript Client OM

I create a dynamic link to the workflow Midification form in SharePoint 2010. I can get all of required parameters such as ItemID, ListId and Workflow InstanceId via Javascript OM. The only problem ...
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Workflow to trigger email notification when new document is added/edited not sending email

I am new to SharePoint, especially SharePoint 2013. I have created a workflow via SharePoint Designer 2013 with the following conditions- If a new document is created with the "Date Created" equaling ...
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How can I use data from Managed Metadata Columns in Workflows and Calculated Fields?

It seems that sharepoint does not allow MM columns to be used in calculated fields, and I'm not sure how to use them in a workflow either. Can someone please inform me as to how I can use terms in the ...
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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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sharepoint 2013 workflows start on date

I have a requirement of starting a specific alert to user at the beginning of the month, can I do that with SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow? Was it changed from 2010, in 2010 we could not do that
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Error while publishing the workflow in sharepoint designer 2013

Currently, I've configured workflow manager in sharepoint server 2013 for using shareoint 2013 workflow in designer. But, while publishing the workflow, it shows following error: ...
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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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Workflow could not update the item - Unknown Error

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2010 with a List workflow and I'm receiving the following error. Description: "The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more columns for the item ...
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Not able to use custom workflow template

I want to use a 2013 reusable workflow, which I have installed from a .wsp solution package. Here are the steps I took: Create very simple workflow(2013 reusable) in SPD2013 save the WF as a ...
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Issue with OOTB publishing Workflow

Yesterday I encounter a strange issue on SharePoint 2013 site I have a simple list with basic columns like Title, description, thumbnail (url of picture to displayed) on which a simple OOTB ...
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Is it possible to start a workflow only when a specific column is changed?

I created a workflow with "start on change" and I was wondering if it is possible that the worklfow only starts if a specific column of mine changes ("reminder_send"; YES; NO). Because sometimes I ...
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workflow pause until x - queued?

If I use a workflow which starts on change but I also add a pause until 12PM then this workflow will be "queued" right? But what happens if I change something again? Will the workflow start a second ...
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copy all items from list to another using sharepoint designer workflow

i am trying to copy all items from one list to another based on conditions, the problem is the the item will copy only once i update the item using [Current Item], is there any way to copy the item to ...
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Prevent target=“_blank” on Workflows

We have recently upgraded from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010. Now whenever a user clicks on a workflow to run on a list item it opens the initiation form in a new window. I have gotten 20+ ...
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Cannot open Workflows list after deleting a workflow

I deleted a workflow from SharePoint designer and now whenever I try to open the Workflows dialog on a list item it gives me the "An unexpected error has occurred" box. I suspect that this is because ...
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SPD Workflow trigger emails at specific time intervals

Default Status is "Pending" as Drop down Menu: If requester submits a new form between 3:00 PM to 9:30 AM with Status as Pending Pause until 10:00 AM then send email to the person1 at 10:00 Am ,if ...
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Alert assigned user when predecessors completed

I have an out of the box SharePoint 2010 Tasks List setup using predecessors (a lookup column back to same task list, allows multiple selections) and I have a requirement to send an email alert to the ...
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How to create a Document Library Item without a file in sharepoint 2010?

wish you save my life. I am now doing a sharepoint project but I have little experience. My requirement: Design a contract creation/approval process for a company There are many kinds of contracts, ...
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Event Receiver not triggered by Approval Workflow

I have a simple workflow that approves a List Item. I have an ItemUpdated Event Receiver that is supposed to compute some fields and update another List Item. My event receiver gets triggered when I ...
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When using a field with lookup value, SharePoint says “List not found”

I have this list with a column that refers its values from another column of another list. During the workflow process, the internal status of the workflow becomes Suspended with an error: ...
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SharePoint 2010 designer workflow stuck at “Starting” status

I have created approval designer workflow on a sharepoint document library. The workflow runs when the item is created or updated. It was working for fine until last month.. Suddenly it stopped ...
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Date Column showing “1/1/1900 5:30 AM”

Have created a custom list with below column 1.Title 2.Status (Drop-down column with "In progress" & "Completed") 3.In Progress Time (Date & Time Column) 4.Completed Time (Date & ...
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Update item using Workflow 2013 when “Require Check Out” is enabled

Since the new workflow in SharePoint 2013 are missing some of the features (impersonation, etc) from 2010 workflow I have had some issues with finding good solutions for workflows. We have a ...
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Easiest way to execute JavaScript when listitem updates?

What is the easiest way, in SharePoint 2013, to execute JavaScript when listitem updates? For example, Can SharePoint Designer 2013 do this? Is there any way which does not involve WSPs, Apps or ...
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Best approach to archive the Workflow log?

We have a custom reusable workflow runs on the document library and logs the actions into a custom List. Now, we want to safely archive the workflow log. what would be the best approach? shall we do ...
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Zerofill in Workflows

I'm trying to create a searchable ID for a list using Workflows. I do it by setting a field to ARN[ID] (which give me something like ARN1) but I want to zerofill it so it looks like ARN001. How can I ...
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Cannot create SharePoint 2010 workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013

Has anybody encountered the error below in creating SharePoint 2010 workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013? The list of workflow actions on the server references an assembly that does not exist. ...
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Send Sharepoint Alert style email via SPD Workflow

I am trying to set up a workflow that sends an email to the assigned person and those contributing to a list item when the content of that item is changed. Currently I have it working, but I am ...
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JavaScript OM to Approve Designer Workflow Task

I have a SharePoint Designer 2010 approval workflow and I am attempting to approve the tasks via JavaScript Client Object Model. I am able to change all of the fields to "Completed"/"Approved" but the ...
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Upgrading a sandbox solution SPD reusable workflow

So, I made sure to follow all the best practices right from the beginning... use content types, create SPD reusable workflow, export the workflow as a template (sandbox solution WSP)... Built it out ...
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Approver comments in workflow emails

I'm working with a SP '13 designer workflow which is simple. One approval task was created for a user. After this approval task, I need a email which states comments and a notification of approval or ...
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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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Updating List Item based on Current Task:Assigned To value

I'm trying to update a List Item column based on the a Current Task's Assigned To value. However, following code doesn't work for me: If Current Task:Assigned To contains Car Update Item in Current ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 - Approval task

Under general settings with an approval task, you can choose to enable/disable certain commands on the task form: reassignment and request change. The thing is that I have multiple participants. Some ...
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How to update an existing list item during a workflow to capture the newest list item

I have a custom build list to store status updates on a project. To add a new item, one simply click + NEW ITEM, fils in the Infopath 2013 form and clicks SAVE. Then a workflow is triggered to convert ...
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How to create a list item in a separate site collection using 2013 workflows and SPD?

How can I, using sharepoint designer, create a 2013 workflow that creates list items in other site collections than the one that the workflow was initiated in? I have read that it is possible with ...
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Workflow to send reminder mail weekly if task not completed

I just got a task to create a workflow to auto send emails weekly to task owners until their task is completed. The field is called Status. My steps so far: Create a list workflow and use the ...
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Can workflow check conditions on multiple items?

Each quarter, I'll have 4 items created in a workflow. When each of the items has had a file attached, I'd like to send an email (but only when all of those 4 items have attachments, I don't want an ...
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Workflow: Wait for field change in current item does not fire

I have a work flow that looks like this: wait for field to be not empty email people wait for field to be not empty email people The problem is that from some reason, some of the time (it is not ...
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Calculating correct version after publishing major version creates new draft version of document

I created a workflow to calculate the correct version of a document, taking into account that the documents we are putting onto SharePoint already have a version number before transfer to SharePoint. ...