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SharePoint 2010 Workflows, Impersonation Steps,and Security

I'm starting to do some workflow design with SharePoint 2010, and I like the idea of the Impersonation Step. I plan to use it to modify the security settings of submitted items (such as not allowing ...
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Workflow not trigger after new item created

I have a Custom List and the list attached with SharePoint Designer 2007 workflow where trigger when new item created. If I programmatically create an item in a Custom List, will the action trigger ...
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SharePoint Designer cannot display the item

User created a a list workflow using SPD 2013 and we need to edit the workflow, but we get the following error: SharePoint Designer cannot display the item I am not sure how to troubleshoot ...
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No code workflow solution to copy document from library to another library in the site collection (but not same site)

I am trying to build a very simple SPD workflow on a document library. All i need is that when a document is uploaded, a copy of this document is copied to another library in the site collection (not ...
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How to elevate Workflow permission?

We have defined a SharePoint designer workflow in this case the workflow has full permission for CRUD operation on list called Employee. But the requirement is in conditional cases the same workflow ...
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Creating a 2010 SharePoint Workflow Condition “Is one of ” or “Starts with”

I want to create a 2010 SharePoint Designer workflow condition based on multiple options. For example, if a drop-down menu option has X, X1, X2, X3, Y, Z as a choice; I would like to create a ...
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Any tips to avoid SPD2013 crash

I am working on SP2013 on-premise standard. When I connect to a site collection and create a new workflow with SPD2013, there is no problem. Then I export the site (included the SPD workflow) and ...
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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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Designer Workflow Pause until… runs at wrong time when date column modified

We have a 2013 SharePoint Designer workflow with a Pause until... action. It is based on a Date-Time column. I've set it to run both on item creation and update. The problem comes in if the user ...
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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 insert a sentence in a list workflow email depending on a condition?

I want to use a single email to either send a new or updated item email. If I create a column containing a choice of two sentences (one indicates the email contains a new item and the other an ...
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Retrieve all items from list column in one SPD variable

I am using SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow platform. Daily our user post some press clippings in SharePoint description column, then we have to send all these descriptions in single email at the ...
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Why is my custom workflow not being shown in the associated list (SharePoint 2013)?

I am a bit new to SharePoint Designer and am having some trouble with custom workflows. I am tasked with migrating some SharePoint 2010 lists to a new SharePoint 2013 site. Due to complex workflows, ...
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How do I dynamically insert workflow GUID into URL I am building to open workflow initiation form in modal mode?

I was trying to follow the instructions in an excellent post "Open workflow initiation form in modal dialog" but did not know how to do this step: I'm able to dynamically insert the GUID of the ...
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Workflow Suspended at Email

My SharePoint 2013 workflow keeps suspending itself at the point it's supposed to send an email. The email details have been specified in Central Admin but it's still not working. When the workflow ...
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Grant Unique Permissions on List Item through Workflow

I have a workflow set on a list that will read a Person field, and I want this workflow to change the permissions of the user(s) in this column to have full access when they normally would only have ...
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Designer 2010 Workflow does not overwrite old version when published

Whenever I publish a workflow from the Designer, the workflow will create a new workflow instead of updating the old one. For example: Workflow A is published as a list workflow and can be manually ...
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SP13: Reminder Workflow

I created a workflow and the objective is to send a reminder email to any open item 7 days prior to the deadline date. I am not sure what I am doing incorrectly. Found below is the workflow that I ...
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Check if current user belongs in group in workflow

I'm using SPD 2013, and want to know if there's a way to check if the current user is included in a group. I'm trying to use it for a conditional to either run an approval process or not. The ...
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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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Create a workflow that routes time-off approval requests directly to a Sharepoint calendar

I'm new to SharePoint designer, and I've created approval workflows that come pre-packaged with SP. However, my company is requesting to have a more complicated workflow in place. I need a workflow ...
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ASPX vs HTML forms

I would like to create a couple of custom new/edit forms for lists. In the past I used InfoPath but I wanted to move on to an alternative since InfoPath is going away. This would be my first attempt ...
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Further question about expanding groups in workflows

I read the earlier thread here: Custom Approval workflow Expand Groups, but I haven't had success in trying to include my own ExpandGroups field. I'm using SP Designer 2013, trying to create a 2010 ...
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Identifying workflows in a suspended state

Working in SP Online, we have a number of SPD developed workflows running against list items. Most times, these WFs run happily but there are instances when a given WF instance ends up in a Suspended ...
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How to send e-mail to choices made by user input through workflow

I have a list where in users can submit certain information and same is picked up by a group to resolve it. So in the user input form we have an option of "Request team" which has a list of group ...
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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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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 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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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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send email when check box changes state

I have the following requirement I have an infopath FORM where there is a check box for urgent. when this field changes to true, i.e selected, an email is sent. at first it seamed obvious and I ...
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Example of a workflow pulling lookup column data for use in a calculated value column

I'm looking for an example of a workflow using SharePoint Designer 2010 that pulls information from a lookup list or via a lookup column and places it within a hidden field for use in a calculated ...
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Using the ID Column to create customised ID value

SharePoint 2007 Standard SharePoint Designer 2007 I'd like to explore the possibilities around using the ID column in creating a customised ID value. For instance, for a change log, I'd like to use ...
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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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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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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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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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How to find custom WorkflowInstanceID in Designer workflow?

I have a list with 3 workflows: A, B, C. I want to show their status in a single new field S. So, S should contain, for example this information: " Status of A: In Progress Status of B: In Progress ...
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Detect a new item and send an email

I am using the sharepoint 2007 designer workflow to create the following rule: If and item in the list is created, sends a mail. When I work with a library I check for the version field (if ...
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How to store TaskID for later use?

Scenario: Have a SPD2007 approval workflow designed. A task is assigned to user1 and custom emails are sent. I'm not using the ootb email notification. Once the task is completed the workflow ...
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PowerShell script to update Task “Outcome” and “% Complete” fields

I have a problem (see Workflows do not continue after user completes a task nor do they update task outcome and percentage) that I can't get around. I thought about running a powershell script every ...
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Sharepoint 2010 workflow to update list based on multiple conditions

I'm having a little problem getting my aggregation list workflow to run correctly. I have two lists (A, B) on a site and a workflow associated to List A. My goal is to keep track of total project ...
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Workflow Action to Clear Field in Current Item

The Question Is there a way, either through a hack or an action I haven't noticed, to clear the value in a specific field of an item, using a workflow? The Issue All I want to do is clear the values ...
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Is the following Workflow possible to create?

Suppose a user wants access to a document that he does not have permission to see. He fills out a form in SharePoint that requests access. It sends an email to his supervisor, who has the option to ...
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Can I manually add the fields that Sharepoint 2010 needs to PPT2007 in order to fill values to template when item is created

So I know how to do the basic workflow of creating a document and filling it with values via content types and SPD workflow. I am able to get this to work because of the document properties in Word ...
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Workflow with 'Copy Current Item' also copies the 'Created' field

I have no hopes that there is an easy answer to this, but still... I have 2 lists - Templates and Library. In Templates I only have 1 item. This item can be manually copied with a workflow assigned ...
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Task notification email shows Due Date of “None”

The OOTB Approval workflow sends task notifications to the CC line you specify when triggered from a workflow. I've noticed in the email notification the Due By is None, even though I specify the ...
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SP2010 Workflow Copy Item Error

I'm having issues with a workflow that copies items from one document library to another after an approval process. The workflow starts automatically when an item is changed. It gets cancelled and I ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow, set field

I have a workflow that sets the field to [Today] when status = Setup. Once that field is set (either when created or when status changes to Setup), I don't want the date field to change to the current ...