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Locking ListItems for users but not workflows

Is it possible to "softlock" a SPListItem so that a user can't edit it but a workflow he had started can do it? Background: - ListItems should only be editable by users when no workflow is running - ...
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Workflow which should run automaticly, does not

I am trying to implement a simple workflow (created in SPD 2010), which is supposed to fire an email to a user, as soon as a new list item is created. The whole process looks like this: The list ...
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Custom Workflow creates multiple tasks items when item created triggers workflow

I am brand new to sharepoint and suffice to say the journey has been somewhat problematic so far due to discovering a number of bugs with the software, such as crashes on importing a visio diagram ...
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Would it be possible to move the List Workflows(SPD) to another site?

We have created a List Workflow using SPD and moved the site to another location using Export & Import-SPWeb cmdlets. Now, we are unable to the workflow on the new site? is that expected ...
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SPD Update List Item - If “field” in Current List equals “Yes”, then Update status in List 2

I have a form library, with a SPD Custom Task associated with it for approvals. The approver just has to check a box when they approve the form. But in order for them to not get a reminder to ...
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Look values for email should not show other email id's sharepoint desginer workflow

I need to send email to 2 users in a lookup column in a row. But i dont want both email ids to display for both users when they open the email. How to do this using SharePoint designer workflows? A ...
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How to copy data form one list to another using designer workflows 2010?

I have two list named "Trial" and "Recruit". In "Trial" list i have a column named " Candidate" which is a lookup from other list. Once some user email id is added in " Candidate: column items shoud ...
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Updated Workflow

I have updated a workflow with items I have changed like who to email, and email body....but when I published it only works for documents that are newly uploaded into the library. It does not become ...
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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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office 365 outlook account not receiving emails from SPD workflow Send an Email action

I have made a simple workflow for Office 365 to send an email to the person who created an item in the list. But it's not sending the email to the office 365 users, instead i provide static others ...
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Restore List Workflow in SharePoint 2010?

We have created a List workflow in SharePoint 2010 associated with List-X. Mistakenly, someone has deleted the List-X and it is not even available in Recyclebin. Now, How could we reassociated the ...
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SharePoint 2010 list workflow with form action button

I have an edit item form on a list in SharePoint Designer 2010 and I want to run a specific list workflow (not site workflow) when clicked this button. How can I do this? If this is not possible, how ...
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Issue with page title after WF creates new item

I recently learned how to create a WF that automatically creates a Discussion item everytime an item in the "Issue Tracker List" is created. (see here). However, I ran into an small cosmetic issue ...
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create a workflow that takes users inputs (yes/no) adds to the attendance list for the event

How do I create a workflow or something that allows a user to create an event on the calendar with a set amount of seats. Then have people say yes or no to attending the event, have them added to a ...
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Move documents over sites using Sharepoint Designer workflow

The action available in SPD 2013 i.e. (Copy Documents) copies document to a library in the same site, but the requirement is to move it in a library located in a top level site without any custom ...
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Workflow Status URL in EMail

I have a list A with a workflow which starts a new task for an user. In the associated task list is a seperate workflow which sends an email to the relevant user.(We stopped sending the automatic ...
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Force SPD 2010 to use ListURL instead of ListID

I have a reusable Workflow, deployed in a SiteCollection (SC1) the workflow has growed up with lots of stuff. Especially some list associations. Now another SiteCollection (SC2) needs this WF ...
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Workflow that triggers the same workflow for the next item - works only for 10 first items

I have this scenario where I need to loop through a list of items. As workflows don't offer a looping functionality, I created a following workflow: 1. It fires when an item is changed. 2. It does its ...
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Workflow Failed on Start (retrying)

I built a workflow with sharepoint designer to update an item in list A when an item is changed in list B. The workflow starts when the item is changed. Sometimes i get an error message: "Failed on ...
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How could I have a custom task list update all start dates if an item is changed?

I'm not exactly sure how to approach this problem. I am hoping it can be solved with calculated columns or thru a workflow. If it can only be accomplished with some advanced technique beyond the ...
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WorkFlow Emailing

I have a workflow that I want to email people once the form is approved or disapproved. It emails the the person that uploaded the file, which is the person in the CC section, but does not email the ...
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deployment of designer workflow from test to production

I have created a SPD designer workflow in my test environment and want to deploy onto production. Please let me know the each steps in details as I would be doing 1st time
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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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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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How to resolve error while trying to publish 2013 workflow via designer. Probably a workflow manager backend user account issue?

I am getting error while publishing the 2013 workflow via designer. Also, under sharepoint designer if I try to delete any workflow then the page just refreshes and the workflow does not get deleted. ...
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Calculate stock remaining using 2 lists

Not sure if this is possible, its quite a simple thing I'm sure, but struggling to work out how to achieve it. I have two lists, a stock list and a customer list. In the stock list I have the ...
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XOML file in Workflow in designer

How to paste that XOML file in the workflow in production in detail.I have followed the steps you given and related to that other sites.But still i did not succeeded. Please specify in detail
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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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Configurable Email Templates - SharePoint 2010 Designer Workflow

We are planning to store email templates for SP 2010 Designer Workflows in a SharePoint list. The emails which the workflow will send out will contain dynamic content, for e.g. Current user's name, ...
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Workflow information combine to one view/list

I current have a list setup in sharepoint, with workflow created. I have created the rule using custom workflow created in designer. 1)First guy fills in content of list and starts the workflow. 2) ...
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Reusable workflow skipping steps

I have a very pressing issue. I have exported all site content types and columns and imported them in another sharepoint environment. There were some lookup columns that were used in the REUSABLE ...
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Problem with SharePoint 2013 Azure workflow deployed on production farm

I am having a problem with a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow which has been deployed onto a production farm as part of a site feature. It is working perfectly on our development farm, upon ...
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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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Get Workflow ModificationID via JavaScript Client OM

I create a dynamic link to the workflow Midification form in SharePoint 2010. I can get all of required parameters such as ItemID, ListId and Workflow InstanceId via Javascript OM. The only problem ...
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Workflow to trigger email notification when new document is added/edited not sending email

I am new to SharePoint, especially SharePoint 2013. I have created a workflow via SharePoint Designer 2013 with the following conditions- If a new document is created with the "Date Created" equaling ...
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How can I use data from Managed Metadata Columns in Workflows and Calculated Fields?

It seems that sharepoint does not allow MM columns to be used in calculated fields, and I'm not sure how to use them in a workflow either. Can someone please inform me as to how I can use terms in the ...
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Using author.dll with the Call HTTP Web Service action in SharePoint Online

Has anyone been able to use the SharePoint Designer "Call HTTP Web Service" action with the _vti_bin/author.dll methods? In particular, I'd like to move documents and their version history from one ...
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sharepoint 2013 workflows start on date

I have a requirement of starting a specific alert to user at the beginning of the month, can I do that with SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow? Was it changed from 2010, in 2010 we could not do that
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Error while publishing the workflow in sharepoint designer 2013

Currently, I've configured workflow manager in sharepoint server 2013 for using shareoint 2013 workflow in designer. But, while publishing the workflow, it shows following error: ...
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Error: The option for the SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform is not available in sharepoint designer

Currently, I need to develop a workflow with looping feature and I googled that it is available in sharepoint 2013 workflow. But, when I tried to create a workflow for sharepoint 2013 in sharepoint ...
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Workflow could not update the item - Unknown Error

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2010 with a List workflow and I'm receiving the following error. Description: "The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more columns for the item ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Versioning

I'm trying to figure out how to prevent SP2013 from terminating existing WF instances upon a new version deployment. Workflow Manager can natively upgrade running instances, as reported in MSDN code ...
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Append a text or Column value in Consolidated Comments

In my approval task form there is a set radio buttons. So basically my requirement is like that suppose first approver selects one radio button and approves the document that in consolidated comment ...
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Not able to use custom workflow template

I want to use a 2013 reusable workflow, which I have installed from a .wsp solution package. Here are the steps I took: Create very simple workflow(2013 reusable) in SPD2013 save the WF as a ...
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Issue with OOTB publishing Workflow

Yesterday I encounter a strange issue on SharePoint 2013 site I have a simple list with basic columns like Title, description, thumbnail (url of picture to displayed) on which a simple OOTB ...
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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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workflow pause until x - queued?

If I use a workflow which starts on change but I also add a pause until 12PM then this workflow will be "queued" right? But what happens if I change something again? Will the workflow start a second ...
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How to send email with link or summary of all tasks?

I want to create a workflow which starts every "weekday" at "x time". But my problem is this: Everyone should only get 1 email with a summary of all open tasks for him and with a link to all of this ...
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copy all items from list to another using sharepoint designer workflow

i am trying to copy all items from one list to another based on conditions, the problem is the the item will copy only once i update the item using [Current Item], is there any way to copy the item to ...