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 failed to start. Workflow variable ReturnValue was null when a value was expected

we are running Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise Edition and have a very large custom list with several approval workflows created in Sharepoint Designer. The workflows run daily and very recently we noticed ...
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Person/Group Field Not Displaying All Values

I am trying to use a workflow (2013 with 2010 sub-workflows) to set a field in a document library. The field I am trying to set is to be a person/group field (set to multiple selections, person or ...
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Copy a specific item from one list to another

I have a form for collecting user info. I built a workflow that parses out the info and copies it to 3 different SP lists (List1, List2, List2). I am trying to add to the workflow a step that will ...
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How to get user who approved item and output to a separate list

I have a Designer 2013 WF that when the checkbox called Audit Item is set to yes then it would output any audit information I have to a separate list called Audit Report. Please see below for logic: ...
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Change field value from within the workflow email

I'm creating an on-boarding workflow for new personnel. I have a custom form that is filled out by Administrators and it kicks off the workflow. First stop is facilities to create a new badge. The ...
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SharePoint Workflow - Parallel Branches not Working as Expected

Last night I had to add a parallel branch to my workflow (see Step7 in my screenshot). I added this because I needed a way for the administrator to be able to reset the workflow easily and this ...
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How to edit Create Item In List action task after the task has been completed?

I created a workflow which uses the Create Item In List action to assign custom tasks to users (such as fill in new employee details in a task form, then HR completes this task and 2nd task for giving ...
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How to Create a Reusable Approval Workflow in Designer 2013

I'm trying to create a reusable approval WF via SP Designer 2013 (don't ask why). Long story short I'm trying to replicate the OOTB 2010 approval WF with Designer 2013. Below are my steps: I create ...
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SPD 2013 Workflow not sending emails

I have a SharePoint 2013 environment with FBA configured. I have a Tasks list in a site, which has an Assigned To field. I have created a SPD workflow which will read the email addresses of the users ...
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Restart workflow using a field?

I'm fairly new to workflows and SP Designer but know how they work. Based on a quick course I took online, one recommendation to kick off a workflow was to use a Date field and have the workflow fire ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Loop Limitations

I have a project i'm currently working on that requires me to input items with expiration dates, typically a year out. I need a way to kick off emails when the items are within 7 days of expiration ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2010 - Reusable Workflow - Content Type Document - Name of Document Library

I am new in Sharepoint Platform, i have developed a reusable workflow on Document content type. The workflow is very easy, only send a email to "Document Owner". This workflow is prepared to apply on ...
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Current Item Url for SharePoint 2013 Workflow

I need to give the link for current item url in workflow to open a form. For that I have used [%Workflow Context:Current Item URL%]?OpenIn=Browser But this is not working in SharePoint-2013.
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How to retrieve workflows in powershell?

I'm trying to write a script to check the status of workflows in a list. I have tried a couple different ways but I never get anything to return. foreach($item in $list.Items){ $item.Workflows ...
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SP Designer 2007 - Conditional statement order

I've created a conditional statement in a SPD 2007 Workflow which has the following logic: IF 1 AND 2 AND 3 OR 4 I want this code to be understood as: IF 1 AND 2 AND (3 OR 4) However it is ...
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Can we add client side validation to workflow initiation form (without infopath)?

We are using SP2013 standard so Infopath form service is not available. By using SharePoint Designer 2013, I copied and renamed the OOB workflow "Approval - SharePoint 2010" to build a new workflow. ...
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How to break pause condition and execute next condition in workflow

I have a workflow like Pause till date in which on pausing till the specified date if my previous conditions satisfies then pausing has to stop and should go further, in my case the workflow pauses ...
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SharePoing Designer Workflow “Impersonation” Question

I'd like some advice on my workflow as it integrates with MS Access which is causing me some uncertainty. In terms of impersonation steps, I assume the best way to do this is to use the SP people ...
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Getting Unauthorized 401 when trying to run workflow periodically

So this morning I upload a new change to a workflow and now every workflow for the site is getting the 401 error: There has been an error authenticating the request When this happens I usually ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 Foundation Workflow not picking field value after first pass

I implemented SharePoint 2010 workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 to modify the item level permission of document based on the category field value. I created SP2010 workflow as it provides ...
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Get a workflow's current step name

Is it possible to retrieve the current step name from within a workflow and assign it to a workflow variable?
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Workflows not opening in SharePoint Designer

I am unable to create new workflows or edit existing workflows in SharePoint designer 2013. Below is the error is get: If I try to open again I get below error:
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SharePoint 2013 workflow to send a reminder

I have created a document library (but it could also be a list, not a problem) and in this library I have a column"End date" and a column "Owner" which the user needs to fill in. Now I want that ...
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How to create custom task list view targeting only “Assigned To” user / group programmatically?

I have one document library. And a workflow attached to it, when this workflow is executed a task gets created which is assigned to users. I want to have a view which shows the tasks that are ...
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2nd WF not sending email notifications to other users, instead all are redirected to the person who created the item

I have a situation where 2013 WF from list-1 will create a new item to a SP list-2, but when a new item is created it didn't trigger the 2nd 2013 WF attached to the list-2. I tried the same with the ...
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Change the From email address in a SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow

Can we change the From email address in a SharePoint 2013 workflow which was developed in SharePoint Designer? My email address is workflow@noreply, but it's different as we configured in outgoing ...
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Kick off SharePoint Designer Workflow when certain field has been modified

We are trying to kick off a workflow whenever the IT Lead column is modified in our list. This should result in an email notification being sent to the new IT Lead. I have built out the following ...
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Workflow does not start on first item of the calendar day

I have a very strange behaviour of a workflow in a document library. The SPD workflow is set to automatically start on creation. However, it does not start on the first uploaded document of a calendar ...
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Workflow cancels for everyone but SCA

I created a workflow in SPD that works fine for me, but seems to cancel for anyone else even if the person has Full Control permissions. This is the emailed error message: The workflow could not ...
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SharePoint 2010 workflow collect data from user gives values blank sometime when user select approve/reject

I created approval workflow using SharePoint designer. In which having action Collect Data from User e.g. Approval Status drop down (Approve and Reject). When user approve or reject (not leaving blank)...
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designer workflow to delete an item if it is 90 days older than created

HI I am trying to create a designer workflow if the item is older than 90 days it should be deleted. Am trying this logic I created a calculated column named "deleteitem" deleteitem = [Created]+90 ...
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Unable to view Designer 2013 WF associations in list via powershell

I am trying to set the AutoCleanUp values on WF that have been deployed to a SP list via SharePoint Designer 2013. The workflows are all 2013 workflows and list workflows. When I access the list and ...
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How to send email using a variable as recipient Designer 2013 Workflow

The send email action lets you use a workflow variable. When I have the recipient set to a variable with my email address and try to run the workflow I get the message: BadRequest to ../_vti_bin/...
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Assign task to user, then assign task to all users in group minus that user

Is there a way to assign a task or email a group of people, but restrict which users in that group get the task or email? I have a requirement for an approval workflow that is to initially be ...
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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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Send Plain Text Email from SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow

As the title says, I am looking for a way of sending plain text emails from SPD 2013 Workflow. I have found this similar post for 2010, but I am hoping there's a workaround for 2013 which I have not ...
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SharePoint 2010 approval workflow assigned to group

We have a list where there is a single approver, but that approver can change at any time. Can the approval workflow have the task participant assigned to a group where only one member of that group ...
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Log to the Workflow History List Action Not Writing Entries

I have a very small SharePoint 2010 Workflow in a SharePoint 2013 environment where some strange things are happening. First of all I have a Copy Item action that appears to be copying a document ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Copy Item Action Succeeds but Throws Error

I have a very simple SharePoint 2010 workflow on a Document List in a SharePoint 2013 environment that checks a field on the current item an then copies the document to a different document list. The ...
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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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SP2010 designer workflow — how to limit the user selection within a specific SP group or AD group?

We are building a SP designer workflow on SP2013 with SP2010 workflow platform. Basically it is just the OOTB Approval - SharePoint 2010 workflow (globally reusable). In OOTB approval workflow the ...
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Approved all workflow task assigned to particular SharePoint Group using button click of Infopath from

I post question here because i want to approve more than one workflow task using info path form button click,i am using SharePoint Office 365 and SharePoint Designer 2013. I have developed Approval ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflows are not getting started

I have a SharePoint 2013 designer workflows configured with the start options as 'Manual'. It was working fine for few weeks. However one fine day, the workflow fails to get started. Even when I tried ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow not proceeding to next stage though no error

I have a workflow that has three stages, namely Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3. The workflow is working fine 90% of times. Sometimes the workflow hangup at any stage. Say for example when at Stage2 ...
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SPD 2010 or 2013 get column header as string

I want to create a List Workflow on a list in SharePoint 2013 using SharePoint Designer. I've a list where the Column headers essentially are "Product descriptions" and the values of the field are ...
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List Workflows start for item creator only

I'm having issues with SharePoint workflows on a certain list. I've found only the creator of a list item is able to manually initiate a workflow for the item. To test I created a simple workflow that ...
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Will SharePoint 2016 Support SharePoint 2010 Workflow

We are looking to implement a SharePoint 2010 Workflow in SharePoint 2013 which still supports SharePoint 2010 workflow. I was wondering if anyone has heard if SharePoint 2016 will continue to support ...
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how to add the value of one column to the existing value of another column

if i have a new comment in "new comment" column, i want that comment to be added to the existing comments in "comment summary" column but should be in a format of line break. How can I do this in ...