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Can I do bulk updates with SharePoint 2013 workflows?

I have a SharePoint site with two lists: list of assets list of maintenance tasks: each task is linked to an asset via a lookup column. Each asset has one or more related maintenance tasks My ...
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SP 2010: How to print comments collected in workfloow, in email

I have setup my first SharePoint Foundation 2010 system but I have hit a wall with regards to a workflow I have created. In the workflow, I collect two fields "Approval Status" and "Manager Notes," ...
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SPD 2013 Workflow cancel when using email action

I try a basic workflow, just to send email when running the workflow but the workflow cancel with the following error, if I do something else like setting a field value the workflow works, but as soon ...
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How to set a value in a list based on the current filtered column value

I have edited my document set Welcome Page to include a web part of a "Notes" list. This list is filtered so that only notes pertaining to the currently viewed document set are visible. Question: ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2007 Multiple Step Workflow Causes Error: “Failed On Start (Retrying)”

I am designing a workflow in sharepoint designer to manage the approval process for an infopath form. I am using sharepoint server 2007. My sharepoint site already has a form library dedicated to the ...
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Creating Document with SharePoint 2010 Workflow: can I create xml file

So I found this resource on how to use SPD Workflow to create a new item (or document) in SharePoint 2010. This is exactly what I need because I can fill a field (column in a list) with the string ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow Approval criteria

I have created a SharePoint Designer workflow and at one step it should send an email to user if it is approved else send an email to user if it is rejected. so I gave a condition like "If ...
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Start workflow when file is checked in

I have a form created in InfoPath, that I would like to automatically start the workflow when the file is checked in. I have Sharepoint Designer, but I don't see the field for 'Checked in'. There is ...
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Updating a List Using SharePoint Designer 2010 - can't find an example of my use case

I have two lists - one administrative with lots of details, and one public with a subset of the information. There are close to 2000 entries in the list. The admin list has 3 states, which I track ...
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How to get the correct reference to a Folder created within SharePoint Designer Workflow?

I have a SharePoint Designer workflow on a custom list that creates a corresponding folder in a document library. I then want to associate the firing list item to this newly created folder using the ...
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How can I only perform an action once on workflow that starts when an item is changed?

I have a custom workflow that starts whenever an item is changed on a list. It sends an email when someone is added to the People and Groups field. However the email sends every time the item is ...
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Custom Task Process

I am trying to create a custom task process using SharePoint Designer. Once the approver approves the task, the approver should be able to select a person/group that will be notified of this outcome. ...
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Sharepoint workflow ignores approval condition

I have a custom workflow (created through SharePoint Designer) that starts with an approval task and then sends emails to different people if the submission is approved. I have an if clause in the ...
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SPD custom workflow takes more time to resume than expected…?

I have a custom workflow designed on SP designer with few sequence of actions. In one of the step, trying to pause the workflow for few mins(5mins) however noticed that it is taking more time to ...
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How can I make a SharePoint 2010 list check if a specific serial number has been used before?

I'm trying to make an inventory list where we show who has been assigned a computer. What I want to see is a field that shows if a computer has been assigned to another person previously and the name ...
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SharePoint 2010: 3 of 6 Workflows “Failed on Start”. SharePoint Designer Workflow Works Fine?

Three of the six workflows that are on one of my site collections in SharePoint 2010 are resulting in "Failed on Start" as soon as a document is submitted to a document library. The other three ...
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Default Approval WF Unable to Start: CoercionException - Unable to serialize workflow

We receive the following error in the SharePoint logs when we try to start the OOB approval WF from within a SharePoint Designer WF. The odd thing is, the WF will function perfectly, no errors at all, ...
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Customized workflow by using SharePoint Designer 2010 has been cancelled by System Account

I've encountered a big issue on workflow. I designed a very simple workflow with Action "Send Email" on SharePoint Designer 2010 for email testing, as well as workflow process. All things were ...
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Changing 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. I'm not changing ...
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Need advice to solve conflict between Content Approval and SPD Workflow

I have a list with "Require Content Approval" turned on. The list have 2 columns "IsExpire" and "Expire date". A SPD global reusable workflow is setup on the list to check whether the item reach its ...
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Replace space with %20 in Url in the body of email in Workflow

I have created a workflow which sends some emails too. I have put this in the body of email [%WorkflowContext: Current Item Url%] The problem is when the name of the item (for example a file) contains ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow 401 unauthorized

I am starting workflow on a list item using the server side code. It is getting started and immediately it is going to suspended state with 401: unauthorized exception. If I go the list with the same ...
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Custom workflows won't send email on doc lib with event receiver

I've got a ItemAdded even receiver running on a document library, and I just built a simple (send email) workflow in SPDesigner and I'm getting the following error below: RequestorId: ...
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“Assign To Do Item” action is not available in SharePoint 2013 designer workflow

I want to create one SharePoint 2013 designer workflow which should create one task for one user without any outcomes of the task like Approve/Reject. I just want to assign one to-do task so that ...
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workflow to send Single mail for multiple items modified

I have an approve button on a page and a list. More than one list items are approved by clicking on this approve button. Now If I create a workflow to mail the specific person, it will send him mail ...
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SharePoint 2013 Calendar: Delete single item from recurrence event using Designer Workflow

I am able to delete single item from Calendar using "Delete Item in {this list}" action in Designer Workflow. However, I am not able to delete single instance of Recurrence Event. Does anyone know, ...
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Create generic task, not an approval one with SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow

I cannot figure out how to create a generic workflow task with SharePoint Designer 2013. I selected the action "Start a task process" and I tried executing my workflow but it creates only an approval ...
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Workflow update list item 'write created date in date field' does not apply to items within folders

I have a document library that receives email and splits email and attachment grouping them with a folder (all by design in 2013 version). I have created a very simple workflow (SP designer) that ...
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Designer workflow through Jquery in sharepoint 2013

Can we trigger a designer workflow on item added event in sharepoint using jquery or SPWEBSERVICES. We have migrated from sharepoint 2010 to sharepoint 2013. In sharepoint 2010 we have a designer ...
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SPD Workflow Custom Action - Cannot create unknown type

I have written a custom workflow activity in Visual Studio 2012. I have deployed the dll and allowedtypes.xml etc etc and it is showing up when I look in Sharepoint Designer to add an action. I can ...
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SharePoint 2013 Online adding a user to a group using a workflow

I am trying to add a user to a security group via a SharePoint 2013 workflow I am currently trying to do this using the Call HTTP web service action and I have 3 dictionary's built. All of this is ...
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Imported Workflow Error -Path needs to point to valid

I imported a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow into Visual Studio 2013. Once imported I got this error on all my activities Path needs to point to valid. Anyone know how to fix this?
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Post to Microfeed using SPD 2013 Workflow

I tried to create a new post in our Microfeed/newsfeed in Sharepoint 2013 using a Sharepoint Designer workflow. My idea was to create a list item in the list with the "Create item" action. When ...
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Reading a value from site collection list inside my workflow

I have created a site template which have a workflow inside it.and inside the template there is a workflow, now i need the workflow to be dynamic in a way that can work with newly added sites. the ...
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Sending email from workflow concatinated with task id

I have a custom web part that approves a task. I want to send an email from the workflow that includes the link of the web part and task id. So that the moment I click that link the web part will be ...
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Get all replies to post in NewsFeed

I have a workflow that sends an email to users when a new post gets added to a newsfeed. From looking at the MicroFeed list I can see that column MicroBlogType contain a 2 for posts and a 4 for ...
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Sharepoint Designer encountered an error generating the task form

I have made some minor changes on Approval workflow in the production environment using the SharePoint Designer 2013. This workflow was working properly earlier. It shows The workflow contains ...
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Designer based workflows issue

I have created a basic workflow that will duplicate an item(InfoPath form) and I set it to start manually. Everything is working fine for me, but when I ask other Site collection admins to test, they ...
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Can I programmatically access the values and modified dates for appended column entries?

I have a Projects list with a multi-line text column named Progress Update set to "Append" to create a record of updates. This appended Progress Update column saves a "blank" value when a list item ...
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Moving a SharePoint 2010 folder (with documents in it) from one document library to another

I have a document library with a lot of folders into it and i need to move them to another document library given that a site column had a certain value. The destination list was created from a ...
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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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problem with date conversion sharepoint 2010

The following Workflow is returning the wrong date time. Can you help explain why and how to fix it? Set Variable:CurrentDay to Today Then Set Time as 00:00 for Variable:CurrentDay (Output to ...
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Creating sharepoint 2013 workflow in designer

I am new to topic of creating workflows in Sharepoint. What I would like to achieve is creating a workflow that acts as following: It starts automatically upon adding new item to document library ...
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2013 workflow multiple value managed metadata

I've got a 2013 workflow that looks up a value in another list based upon the value in a managed metadata column. It was based on this discussion. And it is working if the column is restricted to one ...
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Sharepoint Designer and sass

I am working on Branding a Publishing Site on SharePoint Enterprise 2013 server and I am using SharePoint designer 2013 and I am looking for a way to use SASS to speed up my workflow because I am used ...
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Issue with outcome of task process defaulting to Approved

I am currently struggling with a designer workflow and hope to see if someone here has a solution. The environment is Office 365 SP 2013, so no option to use anything but SPD workflows. I have a ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow executing same lines\steps multiple time in single instance

I am working SharePoint 2010 workflow. I am facing an issue. Problem: 1) I have few workflows running on different situation 2) Out of all workflows one is set to execute on "Item Created" 3) This ...
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Update Workflow with PowerShell

I have a MOSS 2007 environment which we are upgrading to SharePoint 2013. I have a lot of Designer Workflows in 2007 that usually involve simple activities like sending mail. However some of the mail ...
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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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Email Reminder Workflow Error 500

I have created a simple email reminder workflow for the owners of the site to know when a document has been added to a doc library. The workflow is set to start when a new item is created, it starts ...