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 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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Alternatives to SharePoint 2013 deprecated workflow actions

I've just realized that in SP2013 workflows, a lot of actions (and some condition too) have been deprecated and when targeting the new workflow platform (WF4), they are simply not available anymore. ...
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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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Setting approvers in the Approval workflow using SPD workflow action

I need to build a document approval workflow for a sharepoint document library. The workflow needs to be exactly like the OOTB approval workflow with the exception that the Approvers depend on a ...
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Overwrite item copied based on title

I have two lists, and I have a workflow that copies one item from one list to the second on a field change. Sometimes, one item can be copied even if it has already been. I would like to overwrite ...
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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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Manually start SharePoint 2010/2013 workflow in SharePoint 2013 farm?

Is it just my SharePoint 2013 environment or does anyone else experience the follow issue: a SharePoint 2010 workflow attached to a SharePoint 2013 list cannot be started manually for individual ...
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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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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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Multiple instances of the same workflow started

In previous versions of SharePoint, there was a rule that you couldn't have two instances of a workflow running at the same time on a given item. On SharePoint Online (2013 version), it seems that ...
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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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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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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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name on TO field in email which is on a string value being reflected as different name

I created a workflow which will send email to action owner. I initially had the returned field as Display Name Semicolon Delimited but I keep on encountering error below: Coercion Failed: Unable ...
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Workflow to trigger email based on the target audience column

I have a list in sharePoint 2016. In this list there is a column Target audience, the requirement is whenever a new item is added in to list an email should sent to the target audience for that item. ...
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How to collect data from user using a form from an email using SharePoint 2010

I want to create a feature in SharePoint 2010. Note: I have no experience with SharePoint. User creates an item in a list Selected users from the item will get notified in an email Email should have ...
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Is it possible to specify the FROM email address in the “Send an Email” action?

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2013 have a Cloud installation. So far it looks like this cannot be done out-of-box and some of the 3rd party sites I've seen do not reference 2013-- only older versions. ...
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How to get the current time in a SharePoint 2013 workflow?

I have two SP2013 workflows that I built in SP Designer. They both do pretty much the same thing, but for different fields. In both of them I set a DateTime workflow variable to Today. One of them ...
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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? ...
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Can we trigger a SP2013 WorkFlow using REST API + Jquery?

Can anyone suggest whether there is any possibility how to trigger a SP2013 WorkFlow using REST API & Jquery ?
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How do I add leading zeros to a variable in Sharepoint 2010 site workflow?

I'm using Sharepoint 2013, but this particular site workflow is a 2010 version. I'm trying to accomplish this in Sharepoint Designer. This workflow creates a new document, and assigns a given number ...
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In SharePoint workflow to Reject Task ; I need to make the comment field required

In SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow on Rejected request; I need to make the comment field required. How do I do that?
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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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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: Details:...
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Getting a “Content types that are available to this Document Set have been added or removed”

I am creating document sets through workflows. Edit: I just tested and I'm getting this message for manually created documents sets as well. Every new document set is showing the message: Content ...
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Workflow lookup over another site

Is there any way to look up items from a soap data source in a workflow with sp 2010? I have a site (Organization) contains a sub site (Departments) and this sub site contains many other sub sites ...
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Under what permission does Workflow run?

I would like to know under which account does the workflow run when:- Start manually Automatically on item added/changed And under account does an impersonation step run?
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Populate field value from a look up with the same index as another column

I know the title may be confusing, but I'm not sure how to word it better. I have a column from which my users will select an value in a look up table. Based on what they have selected, I want a ...
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Save as Template is not enabled - move workflow between site collections

I have several list workflows I want to move from one domain to another. I can't use the Export to Visio because it says I need to use Save as Template instead. I select the workflow in Designer and ...
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SharePoint 2013 Discussion Board Comments Approval Workflow

We have one discussion broad list with approval workflow on discussion. Discussion will be visible to users after approval. We want to implement approval workflow for comments also on discussion board....
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Create a hyperlink based on list columns in workflow

I have two lists: List B has two columns called [name] and [link] (both single line of text). E.g.: Name: Google Link: www.google.com In list A I want a look-up to the values in list B. So I added ...
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How to Copy 1 List Item to a List in Another Site - SP 2010 Workflow Designer

Does anyone know how to copy a list item from 1 list to another list in a different site using SharePoint Designer for workflows? I am using SharePoint 2010 Foundation, and would prefer not to use ...
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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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Copy file in a library to a folder in another library with Workflow

I using SharePoint Online 2013 and Workflow 2013. I need copy a file in the library "A", folder "Test1" to the library "B" to the folder "Test2". I need do this using Workflow. In the function "copy"...
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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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Workflow files won't “Check In”, can't “Undo Checkout”

I have a problem in SharePoint 2010 where if I'm creating a SPD workflow to a list, that just has it run automatically and log "Hi" in the history list, it won't 'run' because the files show as ...
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Check for empty date in SPD Workflow

Question How can I check for an empty date condition in a SharePoint Designer Workflow? Background I have a list called "Project" with multiple date fields. I have a calendar called "Project ...
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Workflow to count total numeric value in a column and show on a new column

Environment: SharePoint 2013 Enterprise Is it possible to sum the numeric values in a column and show the output on a new column in SharePoint 2013 List using SharePoint Designer Workflow? List ...
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Reset Workflow Before Starting New one on Item Create

I have a list of useful contacts which can be added by any user. One of the columns on these list items is Contact Review Date - a value which is calculated at [Today]+365 on item creation. I would ...
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Current Item Url for SharePoint 2013 Workflow

I need to give the link for current item url in workflow to open a form. For that I have used [%Workflow Context:Current Item URL%]?OpenIn=Browser But this is not working in SharePoint-2013.
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Get URL of list item attachment from Sharepoint Designer 2010

I've found tons of questions where people are looking to get the URL of an attached file after the fact via CSOM or JSOM, or some other means. I am looking to get the URL from Sharepoint Designer, ...
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Need help on nested If-Else workflow statement

I am still new to SharePoint and workflows, so please bear with me. I have a list consisting of sales orders that are on hold. I am trying to write a workflow so that when someone either A) enters a ...
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Initiate a string variable to empty

Is possible in SharePoint 2013 workflow to initiate a string variable to empty or null? Ex: Set Variable: v_temp_related to <Empty or null>
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How to read json output in SharePoint designer workflow?

I am getting response in following JSON format Affected_x0020_Program: { results: [2] 0: { __metadata: { id: "c6eb23d2-b6de-4f4b-a72c-052983faf36a" type: "SP.Data.ProgramsListItem" }- Title:...