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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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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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Versioning

I'm trying to figure out how to prevent SP2013 from terminating existing WF instances upon a new version deployment. Workflow Manager can natively upgrade running instances, as reported in MSDN code ...
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Append a text or Column value in Consolidated Comments

In my approval task form there is a set radio buttons. So basically my requirement is like that suppose first approver selects one radio button and approves the document that in consolidated comment ...
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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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How to send email with link or summary of all tasks?

I want to create a workflow which starts every "weekday" at "x time". But my problem is this: Everyone should only get 1 email with a summary of all open tasks for him and with a link to all of this ...
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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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sharepoint workflow email has redundant line break

In my SharePoint 2010 site, I created a List workflow by SharePoint Designer and make it be triggered when a new item created. In this workflow, there are some "send email" tasks, the odd issue I ...
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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”

Difficulty: Easy 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 ...
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Same labels in SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow

Do you know what is the difference in the picture below? There are two Actions - SharePoint 2013 Workflow and Conditions - SharePoint 2013 Workflow. This is confusing for me... I can't see any ...
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Is there a way to include comments from Publish as Major version in workflow email?

I have a workflow for approval of documents, created in Sharepoint Designer 2010. I have included the consolidated comments in the emails that the workflow sends out, but this does not seem to include ...
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How can you use the long web app URL in a custom workflow?

I have a custom approvals workflow made using Sharepoint designer 2010. I am having trouble with the links I have created to the documents in emails that the workflows send because not all our users ...
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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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Reuse Approval process in same workflow

I have built a custom approval workflow in Sharepoint Designer 2010 that I want to send to different approvers based on what type of document it is (which is stored in a custom column called ...
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Reassign an OOB WF Task via Code

We have a legacy WF that is running on SP 2010 system and I am attempting to add some new features to it without completely migrating it to a VS WF. I cannot seem to figure out how to reassign the ...
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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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SharePoint Designer 2013: Cannot see workflow from another user

I can't locate a SharePoint Designer Workflow another user has developed. It is a associated to a Content Type, but nothing in Designer says it exists. Only the Web Browser shows it exists. How do I ...
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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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SharePoint designer 2010 - Workflows - Task Form Fields

Two queries regarding task form fields. In a workflow task for the approval process, it seems only the "approve" and "reject" task form button text can be changed. How do we do this for "reassign" ...
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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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WF 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 not sending emails “The user does not exist or is not unique”

I am trying to set up a workflow that will send an email to the current user. Originally I had this working but for some reason it appears to have stopped. Since then, I removed the logic for the ...
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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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Unable to start a Sharepoint 2010 workflow from 2013 workflow

I am trying to start a 2010 SharePoint workflow from the 2013 workflow. First I was facing the HTTP 401 error while starting the 2013 workflow. For that, I activated the "workflow can use app ...
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Prevent checkout when custom workflow is approved

I have a custom workflow for an InfoPath form with a custom approval process that I would like to lock all modifications done, including checking in and out, of the form. Once approved or in the ...
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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. ...
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Workflow skips updating version step within approval workflow

I have created a workflow in Sharepoint Designer 2010 for approval of documents in a library (see below). I also want this workflow to calculate the actual version of the document by adding a variable ...
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SharePoint 2010 Approval workflow Failed on Start with SYSTEM.IO.IOEXCEPTION File System limitation Error

We have an Approval workflow, set up a content type, that everytime it runs, it throws a failed on start (retrying) error. When we look into the ULS logs for this event we get the following Stack ...
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Workflow Tasks are getting assigned to an OLD domain account

We migrated to a new domain by rebuilding a server in the new domain and plugging the old content database into it. Then we ran the migrate user scripts. STILL we are having problems with the old ...