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Workflow status remains 'In Progress'

I have a simple workflow that looks for a date in a list (Target date) and sets the 'Acknowledged Target Date' to 5 days after the 'Received date'. It then creates a task for the Complaints ...
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PowerShell script to run a reusable workflow on all list Items

We came across a scenario where we want to run a reusable workflow on all List items in a list. I am not sure if this can be achieved through PowerShell. Can any one please help me to run reusable ...
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SharePoint Designer Site Workflow: Check if list item exists

I've been assigned the task of mantaining a site in SP 2010 which was not developed by me. I've recently found out that one site workflow fails because it tries to delete an item which sometimes ...
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SharePoint Out-of-the-box approval workflow stuck In progress

I am having an issue with the out-of-the-box SharePoint 2010 approval workflow. After the workflow is associated with a document library, the user starts the workflow. The appropriate task is created ...
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Replacement for Item Level Permissions

I have a SharePoint calender list and where i have given item level permissions for each event through designer workflow using the impersonation step. But now on the production site the number of ...
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Starting a workflow on “A site is being deleted” event receiver for sharepoint 2010

I would like to start a workflow on "A site is being deleted" event receiver under web events. This workflow will start an approval process for site delete. Any suggestion on how to achieve this?
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Multi-people picker in approval workflow

Is it possible to start a workflow which assigns approval tasks for an item to multiple people with a people picker field? My customer wants several people picker fields in the following format: ...
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SPD Workflow 2013. People or group column

I have a list with a column called Selected Approvers or type Person or group. ex: Person 1,Person 2 , Person 3 When I assign a Workflow variable to this the variable is being assigned as Person 2, ...
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Email alert designed using SharePoint Designer doesnt display image

I created an email alert workflow in SharePoint 2010 using SharePoint Designer. This email alert has images embedded in them using the HTML tag . When i receive the email alert,it doesn't load in ...
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Workflow only runs successfully once after publishing, then fails until I republish (on new copied files)

I have a workflow which runs a series of complicated steps (not sure it's necessary for me to sum them up, but please ask if it might help). My workflow runs on "create" and my users copy files from ...
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Email sent from SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow not received

After migration my SharePoint 2010 web application to 2013, I created a sample workflow in SP Designer 2013 by selecting SP 2010 platform for sending email alert whenever a new item is added in a ...
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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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how to compare attachment name is designer workflow

I am creating a designer workflow on a share point list. Different people will attach different items to the item. I want to check if a particular file is uploaded on not in workflow. Lets say each ...
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Deleting Orphaned Workflow

In SharePoint Designer, I see that there is a workflow I'd like to delete. When I select it and click Delete, I can tell it does something but the workflow never disappears. If I log into the ...
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Workflow to copy field between lists

I have 2 lists: "General information"(contains field "Current kilometers"(number), "Registration number") "Maintenance" (contains field "Kilometres"(number), "Registration Number"(lookup) ) I ...
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Sharepoint 2013 beginner struggling with workflows on Mac

I've been working with Sharepoint 2013 for a week now and think I have some of the basics under control. However, I'm trying to build a simple workflow to automate our internal HR system to some ...
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SharePoint 2010 workflow fail to run after pause

Situation: A Custom List and a approval workflow designed by SharePoint Designer 2010 The approval workflow will pause 5 mins when the item created , after pause, will start the approval process. ...
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Need a workflow to implement two actions Approve and Actioned

I have a scenario to implement in my project as a Work Flow where, when an item is created by Submitter, the items should get approved by a Approver along with comments. Once it is approved and ...
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SP2013 - Tasks updating automatically. Can't figure out why

So we have a homegrown IT request system built off of out-of-the-box lists and SPD workflows. The idea is that a user submits an IT request (request list), a workflow (on the request lists) gets ...
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Is it possible to run single workflow instance for multiple item?

I have created a SharePoint Designer 2010 approval workflow and I am starting this workflow on item created. Now when I am adding multiple items it is starting workflow for each item but I want to ...
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If result from matching condition is null/does not exist in workflow

In my workflow, I return the ID from some list that I use as a look up based on some matching text field that exists in both lists. I use that ID to set a look up field in my current item. If that ...
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How to create your own approval custom workflow in spd 2013?

I am using sp 2013. I would like to create some custom workflow in spdesigner. In this workflow I would like to create a task to userA. userA is a "sharepoint user/group column" After userA has ...
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Restricted permission

I have created a list which has a a column to choose different groups. I would like to retrict the permission for it. Suppose a HR guy logs in he should be able to view only the items updated by users ...
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Warning message in SPD 2010 after migration from 2007 to 2010

I encountered the below warning message first time and after learning from few web articles I understand that this pop-up message appears when the workflow was created in SPD 2007 and the SharePoint ...
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Reuse SPD list workflow in different environments?

I am using SP2013. I have created a workflow on my development environment in SharePoint Designer. I would like to reuse this workflow on my test, acceptance and production environments. What is the ...
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How to access a webservice from Navision 2009 R2 from a workflow in SP2013 Enterprise?

I am using SP2013 Enterprise. And I am using Navision 2009 R2. I have created a workflow in SPD. How can I request a method in a webservice from Navision? Someone told me to look at this website: ...
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Reject or Cancel workflow when the item is edited

I have created a designer workflow on a list. The workflow has an approval process. I want the workflow to stop when some edit the original item if the approval process is running. I see a ...
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How do you send emails to external email address in sharepoint online workflows

My client is using Office 365 and has SharePoint Online. Is there a way to send emails to external users or external email address using workflows? More Info: This is what happens when I try to ...
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SharePoint Designer Start Feedback Process running two instances

I have a workflow in SharePoint Designer where I'm kicking off a Start Feedback Process workflow: and it was running fine, but at one point I republished it and now I'm getting everything twice ...
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Check in/out current item in a sharepoint designer reusable workflow

I am using sharepoint 2013. I have created a reusable worklow. In this workflow I do some logic to publish approval stuff. After I approve the task I got some error that the item is not checked out ...
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I dont see the last version of a reusable workflow in sharepoint designer?

I am using sharepoint 2013. My colleage has created a reusable workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013. I see something strange. I dont see the last version of this workflow in my SharePoint designer. I ...
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Start list workflow from form action button on site page

We have a site page which is used to display an overall summary of projects (item on a list). The data is pooled from a few lists associated with each project. We already have a working list workflow ...
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Query list in designer workflow

I have created a approval workflow using SharePoint Designer workflow. I want to query the task list to get the task with minimum due date for the current task approver. Below is the scenario : I ...
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SP13 Calendar Workflow

I am new to workflows but getting better daily. I am trying to create a workflow for a calendar. I would like for the workflow to operate as follows... when user enters a entry into "Calendar A" I ...
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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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Use SharePoint 2007 workflow to append text to multiline text field

I'd like set up a SharePoint workflow to add text to a multi-line text field when a specific value is set in another field. For example: Status field is set to "In Progress." The workflow adds ...
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Workflow adds # to email addresses

I created a workflow in SharePoint Designer for a calendar that pauses until a calculated field (starttime-14) equals today, then emails people listed as Attendees and Created By. It emails the ...
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SPD Globally Reusable Workflow in SP2013 App Web

Using SPD I create a globally reusable workflow (SP2010) with an approval process for the picture content type. Using Visual Studio I create an app containing a picture library and deploy it. Using ...
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Send Extended Email action throws error

I am creating a SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow. Normal email action is sending emails which means SMTP setup is fine on the server. But when I try Extended email action, it does not work. It says ...
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Pause a custom workflow

Is there any easy way to pause an SPD workflow OOTB? I got a workflow attached to a list and need to update all the items in the list with an additional column, and the workflow is set to start upon ...
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Coercion Failed: Unable to transform the input lookup data into the requested type

I am getting this error "Coercion Failed: Unable to transform the input lookup data into the requested type." intermittently in a SP designer Reusable workflow.This workflow is triggered on item Added ...
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How do I fix a “Windows Workflow 3.0 required” error when editing a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 SP1?

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that needs to edit workflows within SharePoint Designer (2013 SP1). Whenever a workflow is clicked on one of two errors is received: 1) Server side activities have been ...
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Workflow cannot find list item when column has blank string

I am working in SharePoint 2010 Enterprise, building a workflow in SharePoint Designer. I have a very simple custom list which has a "Single line of text" column called "ProcessedState". I am trying ...
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SharePoint 2013: Start a workflow when a value in specific column is changed

I would like that my workflow will run only if a value on a specific colunm will change. Is there a way to do it without using a third colunm ?
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Block change in start date - task

I want to block users with edit permission to change the date in the field start date. Start date = today. Is this possible? This is required to allow calculate correct SLA.
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Best practices for SP 2013 workflow development and deployment

I'm currently in the process of defining how workflow development should look like in my company and how the different environments (development, integration, qa and productive) are being updated. ...
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Sending a workflow email to a fax number formatted like an email

I have a workflow that will email to a specified customer using another list to look up the email address. This works well. However, when I plug in a fax number formatted like an email ...
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Workflow copy document into document set?

Is there any SP 2010 workflow option to copy a file into a document set? I only found the option to copy into another list.
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SP2010 -Use Outlook 2010 .oft template to send email with attachments to recipients and to library

I've tried various methods but seem to run into different roadblocks in each. Objectives: Send an Outlook template email with standard attached documents and pretty content to outside individuals. ...
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Remove List Item Author

I need a feature that would allow users to submit complaints anonymously. I was thinking of saving complaints in a SharePoint list, the problem is that Author needs to be empty in order to be ...