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 Fails to Compile and Publish in SharePoint Designer 2010?

The SharePoint install is a SP2010 install on a 2008 R2 server. Everything is fully patched. I am running the SP Designer on the SharePoint Server directly. I have a workflow which is intended to ...
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How do I perform an action with each item in a dictionary in a workflow?

I have a dictionary with a series of rates (percentages represented by decimals), one for each day of the week, stored in a Dictionary as numbers each titled by a day of the week. I would like to ...
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Calculate date minus x days in Designer workflow

Why do I lose 4 hours when converting a date to a double and back again in a SharePoint designer workflow? More importantly, what's the proper way to do a date calculation in a workflow? Most ...
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How to send an email if a field value is changed

I am working on an Issue Tracking List inside SP 2013. And I have a field named Issue Owner. I want to create a workflow that should be executed when an issue item is edited and at the same time the ...
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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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Getting SPD workflows to run on a daily basis

I have a workflow that I need to run on a daily basis. It's going to run in a web application hosted in Sharepoint Online, so there is no access to Central Administration. Which means the timer jobs ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow - Update List Item Based on Two Columns

I'm not sure if this is possible. I would like to have a SharePoint 2013 workflow update a list item in another list only if: column A contains 'x' and column B contains 'y'. I know I am able to ...
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Custom Activity for String Replace

In SharePoint 2010 designer, there is no direct option to replace the string with some other values. but in 2013, this is available. Is there any option to make this activity? I a column which is ...
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Scheduling Start Date

I have an OOTB publishing workflow on a Pages Library and I am getting issue on scheduling start date. When I put future date and time for Scheduling start date and completes the workflow, it ...
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Trigger an email when list item is updated-without using ItemEventHandlers

I need to send an email to a designated person [ Windows-AD authentication account - john@mycompany.com] whenever there is a change in the list item of my SP 2010 List. I cannot use the event receiver ...
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2013 Designer Workflow call Application Page

I am trying to figure out how or if it is possible to call an application page from inside a SPD 2013 Workflow. I tried a HttpRequest action and entered the Url of the application page. The page is ...
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Generating an email alert for new post in site feed

I am working with sharepoint online 2013 and Sharepoint designer 2013. I wanted to generate an email alert for the Site Feed App. I wanted to send an email to a group of people with the posted ...
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How do I have a workflow wait until a date field is entered or changed in Sharepoint Designer 2013

I see examples with "Wait for Change" in an date field (column) for SharePoint Designer 2010, but in those examples the condition is selectable (equal, not equal, etc.) but in Designer 2013 it appears ...
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Unable to uninstall SharePoint 2013 Workflow manager

I got a problem with my SP2013 Workflows so I decided to uninstall and reinstall it. At first I wanted to disconnect my my server from the farm, but this failed 'cause I can't start the Workflow ...
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How to replace “_” and “-” in my URL string using Sharepoint Designer 2010

I have a name that will always be in this format with varying numbers of _ and - symbols. e.g. CWTE_4_3-My_Friendly_Name e.g. Inette_5-Friendly_Again I need to convert these in my sharepoint ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow showing correct date but 0:00:00 time

I create an approve button in a form that shows at what date the item was approved, however I am getting the correct date but the time is always 0:00:00 This is a screen of the workflow:
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Workflow only successfully running, about 1 in every 10 times I trigger it. Any thoughts and ideas at all would be much apreciated

I have a SPD 2010 work flow, that is triggered when a user uploads a document to a library. The workflow itself is pretty simple. It updates a field in another list by doing look up on a field in ...
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Calculated Formula to mirror status

I have created a custom list with a dropdown field called Project Status with the following options Unassigned Work in Progress Hold Dropped Completed I have also created another hidden field ...
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SharePoint workflow 2013

I am going to develop designer workflow 2013. After deployed it, i will take backup of site and restore to other SharePoint server on which workflow manager is not installed. My question is that, ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Best Practice Moving Between Stages

Can someone tell me the best practice for transitioning between stages? I have two stages: Stage 1 and Stage 2 In Stage 1 I kick off a task process that requests that a bunch of users approve the ...
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Limitations or Guidelines - Using If else loop in SharePoint Designer Workflow

Whether the below structure is possible in SharePoint Designer Workflow (On Changed)? or Are there any guidelines to implement the same in efficient way? if(condition 1) Action 1 ...
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How to move documents from one library to other

I have two document libraries one is DocLib-A and other DocLib-B I now have to move documents from library A to Library B depending on certain time period say 2 months old. If documents in Lib A are 2 ...
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Get Manager field of Active Directory from SharePoint Designer Workflow 2013

Is there any option in ShaerPoint Designer 2013 workflow to access Active Directory "Manager" field? So that we can get the manager of a user specified in particular field.
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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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Can I show before and after values of columns in an email sent by workflow?

I am working in SharePoint Designer 2013 (the SharePoint site itself is SharePoint 2010, upgrading soon). We have a list to keep track of our tasks as a team. People can update these tasks. ...
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Find list items have old workflow version running

How can I find out which items in my list are running the old version of the workflow?
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Workflow: Link in email causes weird behavior (e.g. “URL, URL”)

so my set up is an approval workflow onto a list. There is a column in the list that is a preview URL. I want to link users to it in the approval email. The problem is when I create a hyperlink in ...
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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 to run a declarative SP Designer workflow using a different account

How to run a Declarative SP Designer workflow using a different account other than the system account.I am not using Workflow Manager in my scenario.
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Workflow to send email to user once “assigned to” field is set by manager

I'm trying to create a workflow that as a step will email the user that gets set in the field "assigned to" on a task list. This will not be set by the creator, it will be set after the item is ...
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How to assoicate a SP2010 SPD workflow to a list

I need to copy a SPD workflow from Test to Production environment. I connect to two site using two SPD window and then C&P the workflow over. It seems most of the workflow content is moved ...
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Workflow Call HTTP Web Service returns xml instead of Json

I developed a Workflow that uses http call webservice in our devlopment site on O365. When I rebuilt the identical workflow in production, it fails with the error: System.IO.InvalidDataException:...
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SharePoint Designer Workflows read .XOML file programmically using c#

I need to get list of all the workflows using a custom activity. I visited a workflow using designer and have the name of the activity. I just need to read that xoml file and see whether that file ...
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WorkFlow email to summarize a days worth of infromation

I have a basic Workflow that emails an accounts department when a new payment is made. A simple list governs all of this. Instead of sending one email for each list entry I would like to send one ...
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Find Interval Between Dates Problem

I have a very odd problem, one that's been baffling me for over a week now. I have a workflow designed to create a new task a set period of time in the future once a current task expires. These tasks ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow Append/Delegate/Escalate Task actions missing

I noticed in the SharePoint designer 2010 workflow some OOTB task actions options are missing. SharePoint 2010 Enterprise edition... Append task, Delegate Task, Escalate Task, Forward task.
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Generating the Word Document with SharePoint list data without using Open XML

I would like to have Word document which would be automatically filled with data stored in the SharePoint List. When data in The List would be added, changed or deleted corresponding data in Word ...
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Name instead of ID - SPD Workflow

I have created a SharePoint 2010 workflow using SPDesigner2010. This workflow sends out a html formatted email using several combined dynamic strings whenever someone publishes a blog post. The ...
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Send Email notification if task is not completed 7 days prior to the due date

I am working with SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow. I am not sure how to Send Email notification if task is not completed before 7 days of a Due Date.
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Export Custom List to Excel using Workflow

I am running Sharepoint Online and have a question about Export to Excel using a workflow. I currently have an Approval workflow that is initiated when the user fills out their web form. I want to ...
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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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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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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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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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SharePoint 2013 Certifications

It's been few days that I have decided to start preparing for my SharePoint Certifications. But, I am facing a lot of difficulty as in from where do I start? My interest are in SharePoint ...
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Using workflow to set choice field value

I created a workflow which would change the dropdown value when the people picker field had a name, then it would send out an email. However, when i edit an item and select a name and save, the ...
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How to add workflow task's “Edit task” button (or link) in a workflow email?

I have a workflow designed for calendar events. As soon as the user adds an item, I initiate the workflow to send an email to the manager for approval. For example (I edit the workflow in SP ...
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Are sharepoint workflows always sequential?

I have recently taken over a Sharepoint system in the last 3 months. Honestly I have never worked on Sharepoint before and most of my knowledge is via google and reading lots and lots of articles/...
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Workflow not triggered via custom webpart, but works if add item from UI

I have created a custom web part that insert an item into a list. I deployed this web part to production and all seems to be working well. I now created a workflow on this list in Designer. Once a ...
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My list displays two columns of the same workflow

One of the oddest things I've seen on SharePoint to date... I have a list which was created from a template with a few workflows already attached to it. After I created the list, I deleted all of the ...