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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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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Workflow taking a long time to start and causing a jump in sqlservr.exe

I have a workflow that checks an item in another list, and based on the data in that list item, will fill data in some of its own columns. The trouble I am having is that every time the workflow runs, ...
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Getting a managed metada field to use in sharepoint 2013 workflow condition

I'm working on a SharePoint 2013 publishing approval workflow that needs to compare if a managed metadata field in a newly created item is set to a specific value. This in order to assign a task to a ...
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Sharepoint Designer Workflow Error Occured at start

I have a couple of workflows made in SharePoint designer, that create a looping effect to process items in another list. Basically, one workflow starts when a yes/no field equals yes, the other starts ...
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SharePoint Approval Workflow customizing email notifications

I am working in Sharepoint Designer on an approval workflow. I am customizing the emails that are sent to the initiator and the approver. How do I rebuild that link, so the approver can click the ...
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Use count-related column value as int in a SP Designer-workflow

I have another problem concerning the count-related column-value of SP2010 in a workflow(see also: How to get count related Lookup value programmatically? ). my use-case: I have a column "actual ...
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I need to create an SPD2010 Designer workflow that will run when a date range is equal to Today -6

I am using SPD and SharePoint 2010 and I have a list where Project Manager's enter weekly updates and I'm looking for a way to automate a reminder to them. Currently we have a field called "Date PM ...
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Generate unique filenames

I was just wondering if there is a way of Generating unique filenames when uploading a new document or multiple new documents to a library. I am trying to avoid a situation where a user might ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow question using Designer

I need to create a workflow for a custom list (having two columns Title and Hyperlink). When an item is created in that list the workflow should ceate a corresponding item in a discussion list with ...
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How can I change an in-progress workflow created using SharePoint Designer 2007?

I created a workflow in SharePoint Designer that automatically starts when a new item is created. It has one step. In it, if a specific date field in the list item is greater than or equal to Today, ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow Copy List Item Creates Duplicate Entries

I have a very simple workflow set on a list that does the following: A) If ColumnName:Random equals Approved, Copy item in Current Item to CopiedList That's it. If a choice column named 'Random' ...
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Approve workflow tasks for multiple items from a view of approved items list

I have a workflow on a list that starts a task process that requires users to Approve/Reject the item. Some of the users do a lot of these approvals each day, and would like a way to mass ...
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How to get a summary of all SharePoint discussion board posts that day

I am using SharePoint 2010 and have access to SharePoint designer 2010 to create workflows. I would like to create a workflow that notifies users of all new discussion board posts made that day. This ...
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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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Workflow getting Access denied when calling the rest web service call

I have followed the MSDN article to give app permission to the Workflow and added the app step in the Workflow with elevated privilege. Under this step, made a web service call to {web ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow create Folder (Problem with name / title)

I've got actually the same problem like in that post: Item name / title when creating a folder But I wanna fix it without a code solution. Is there any chance to fix it with one SP 2013 Workflow? The ...
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Send email to external address using SPD2013 workflow

I am trying to determine whether it is actually possible to send a SPD designer 2013 workflow to an external email address where SharePoint Online is being used. I have seen various fora posts and ...
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SharePoint 2010: Create a compilation email from multiple items

First of all, the tools I have available to me are SharePoint Designer and InfoPath, and I am much more comfortable in the former than the latter. I have a request to create a solution to facilitate ...
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SharePoint Custom NewForm and EditForm Redirect to Workflow Initiation Page

I need assistance with redirecting my custom newform.aspx and editform.aspx to a custom sharepoint designer workflow initiation page. I've been testing form action buttons in both new and edit form ...
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Trouble With a Step in an Infopath - SPD 2010 Workflow

I hope I can explain this clearly. I have created an InfoPath form linked to a SPD 2010 workflow. My workflow is repeating ONE step over and over (repeating an email function). Step 3 functionally ...
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Start SharePoint 2010 Designer Workflow using Visual Studio Event Receiver

I have created one send email workflow using SPD 2010 for my custom list (like Licnese Management). Now, I need to start that workflow only on specific condition like, If Deactivation Date / Valid ...
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Sharepoint 2013 : SharePoint designer Workflow gets canceled

Workflow is getting cancelled on the first stage, I have not started workflow with System account, as well User profile is created and sych getting following error: RequestorId: ...
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WSS 3.0 Uninstall SP 2

Is there any guidance on how to safely rip out service pack 2 for SharePoint Services 3.0? It appears to be causing some problems with designer-based WFs that are self-referencing.
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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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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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Form URL in Sharepoint Workflow Email

I have a workflow setup to run when I submit an infopath form. I am trying to create a HyperLink in the email to the infopath form using [%Current Item:URL Path%] However it generates this url ...
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Getting SPD workflows to run on a daily basis

I have a workflow that I need to run on a daily basis. It's going to run in a web application hosted in Sharepoint Online, so there is no access to Central Administration. Which means the timer jobs ...
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2013 Designer Workflow call Application Page

I am trying to figure out how or if it is possible to call an application page from inside a SPD 2013 Workflow. I tried a HttpRequest action and entered the Url of the application page. The page is ...
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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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Workflow Fails to Compile and Publish in SharePoint Designer 2010?

The SharePoint install is a SP2010 install on a 2008 R2 server. Everything is fully patched. I am running the SP Designer on the SharePoint Server directly. I have a workflow which is intended to ...
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How to replace “_” and “-” in my URL string using Sharepoint Designer 2010

I have a name that will always be in this format with varying numbers of _ and - symbols. e.g. CWTE_4_3-My_Friendly_Name e.g. Inette_5-Friendly_Again I need to convert these in my sharepoint ...
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Two level approval workflow in sharepoint designer 2010

I want to create an approval workflow that goes like this. Form filled in -> click submit -> send to first person to approve ->(if not rejected)-> send to second person to approve ->(if not ...
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which one is better considering performance, workflow or event receiver?

Using events like ItemAdded, ItemUpdated which one has the good performance on custom list. What can be preferred considering there are large lists?
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SharePoint Designer Workflows read .XOML file programmically using c#

I need to get list of all the workflows using a custom activity. I visited a workflow using designer and have the name of the activity. I just need to read that xoml file and see whether that file ...
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WorkFlow email to summarize a days worth of infromation

I have a basic Workflow that emails an accounts department when a new payment is made. A simple list governs all of this. Instead of sending one email for each list entry I would like to send one ...
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Find Interval Between Dates Problem

I have a very odd problem, one that's been baffling me for over a week now. I have a workflow designed to create a new task a set period of time in the future once a current task expires. These tasks ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow Append/Delegate/Escalate Task actions missing

I noticed in the SharePoint designer 2010 workflow some OOTB task actions options are missing. SharePoint 2010 Enterprise edition... Append task, Delegate Task, Escalate Task, Forward task.
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Name instead of ID - SPD Workflow

I have created a SharePoint 2010 workflow using SPDesigner2010. This workflow sends out a html formatted email using several combined dynamic strings whenever someone publishes a blog post. The ...
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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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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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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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SharePoint 2013 Certifications

It's been few days that I have decided to start preparing for my SharePoint Certifications. But, I am facing a lot of difficulty as in from where do I start? My interest are in SharePoint ...
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Using workflow to set choice field value

I created a workflow which would change the dropdown value when the people picker field had a name, then it would send out an email. However, when i edit an item and select a name and save, the ...
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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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How to add workflow task's “Edit task” button (or link) in a workflow email?

I have a workflow designed for calendar events. As soon as the user adds an item, I initiate the workflow to send an email to the manager for approval. For example (I edit the workflow in SP ...
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Are sharepoint workflows always sequential?

I have recently taken over a Sharepoint system in the last 3 months. Honestly I have never worked on Sharepoint before and most of my knowledge is via google and reading lots and lots of ...
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Unable to uninstall SharePoint 2013 Workflow manager

I got a problem with my SP2013 Workflows so I decided to uninstall and reinstall it. At first I wanted to disconnect my my server from the farm, but this failed 'cause I can't start the Workflow ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2013 workflow:How to send email to multiple users?

I am facing an issue of sending an email to multiple users in designer list workflow. Having one list field of type people and group, which allows multiple section. Requirement is I want to send an ...
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My list displays two columns of the same workflow

One of the oddest things I've seen on SharePoint to date... I have a list which was created from a template with a few workflows already attached to it. After I created the list, I deleted all of the ...
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Updating an active Designer workflow

In SP2010, I have a list workflow that was built in Designer only - no code. I need to make a small change and must understand what happens to workflows in progress when I do this. The workflow ...