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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Calculating correct version after publishing major version creates new draft version of document

I created a workflow to calculate the correct version of a document, taking into account that the documents we are putting onto SharePoint already have a version number before transfer to SharePoint. ...
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How to pass a default value to a Workflow Collect task?

Details: SharePoint 2010 Enterprise SharePoint Designer Building workflows in SP Designer My problem: I have a workflow which needs to collect some data from a user - lets say "Account Number" - ...
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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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Running total of choice data from several lists

I'm using SP 2010. I have a few lists that have many of the same set of Choice columns. I want to be able to output a running total of how many there are of each choice from all lists. Maybe in a ...
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How to get the current time in a SharePoint 2013 workflow?

I have two SP2013 workflows that I built in SP Designer. They both do pretty much the same thing, but for different fields. In both of them I set a DateTime workflow variable to Today. One of them ...
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SharePoint Globally Reusable Workflow - lookup another list

Background: I'm creating an automatically incrementing document numbering system, for use through out the site. The numbering will be based on a list with counters for each category type. This should ...
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Sharepoint 2013 setting time zone from UTC to Local Time in workflow email

I am very much a SharePoint "newbie"--the end user version, not the farm manager version. That means I need the simplest answer possible to my question, please! I am working on a time off (approval) ...
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Second View in InfoPath not displaying data entered in First View

I have a very simple Infopath form with a very simple workflow attached to it for testing purposes below: Within the form, I created a Second View and then drag and dropped the controls from the ...
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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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Workflow errors on final step

I have a WF with the logic shown below: As far as the logic is concerned everything fires off correctly and sends email to the user who are in blue. However, the only thing that does not work ...
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How to update a Lookup field in one list with info from another list using Powershell or Workflow

I have a site that an SSIS package dumps thousands of items on to. The manager of the department wants a second list created. He wants to use a lookup column on list two to grab a single field called ...
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Email Count of SharePoint 2013 Survey Responses

Business Case: Surveys are sent out for each new KB my team builds and they are live anywhere from 2-4 weeks. The business has requested that each week a survey is live, an email be sent out that ...
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Workflow for discussion board

I'm trying to create a workflow in SPD 2010 whereby if someone responds / replies to a discussion board, it sends an email to the original creator of that thread. I created a reusable workflow with ...
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Copy file in a library to a folder in another library with Workflow

I using SharePoint Online 2013 and Workflow 2013. I need copy a file in the library "A", folder "Test1" to the library "B" to the folder "Test2". I need do this using Workflow. In the function ...
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How to move document from folder to same Document Library using workflow

I have moved document from library to folder within the same document library. For that I have used "Update List Item" action. Now I want to move that document from folder to library again.
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SharePoint event receiver ItemUpdating event behaves differently when a list item is updated through Workflow

I am having a SharePoint custom list which is having a designer workflow and event receiver attached to it. In the event receiver on ItemUpdating event I am having the below code to check if a ...
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SP2013 - Problem with WorkFlows and InfoPath forms

There is a SharePoint Server 2013 of a client of our that just cannot create infoPath forms for the Collect Data workflow action anymore. The error message is extremely vague and I could not find ...
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Verify all check boxes in a repeating table are checked

I have created a very simple form in InfoPath. There is a part where I have added a repeating table. One column of the repeating table is a check box. My requirement is to set a textbox field with a ...
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JSOM Start workflow, pass parameters, use in sharepoint designer

I am starting a sharepoint online workflow in JSOM and passing parameters, workflow in working fine but how can I access those parameters in sharepoint designer?
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Queries regarding Workflow history list

I have a list that has a workflow running on it and all its relevant information is stored in the Workflow History list. Now in SharePoint designer, I'm changing the default list to another history ...
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Enable visitors to see last published version during OOTB approval workflow

How to enable visitors to see last published version during OOTB approval workflow if the Draft Item Security is set to Only Users Who can approve it. Currently no visitors are able to see the page ...
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SharePoint 2010 Approval Work Flow Form - Link to Attachment

I have created a custom approval workflow that works as expected. However I am trying to add a link on the approval form to any attachments that were assigned during the creation of the list item. ...
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SP Designer Workflow not firing in email enabled discussion list

I have enabled incoming email in a discussion board list and I can receive emails correctly. I want to trigger a workflow when emails are received or when items are added. I have a workflow but it ...
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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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SharePoint Workflow Timer job issue

We have created on approval workflow (SharePoint 2010) using SharePoint designer in SharePoint 2013 standard edition environment. The workflow is customized as per below requirement. We have one ...
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Where do the workflow title columns available to a list view reside?

When I create a SharePoint designer workflow it adds a column with the title of the workflow to the default view on the list that displays it's status, i.e. In Progress or Completed. My question is, ...
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Importing a SharePoint 2013 workflow in Visual Studio

I'm creating a simple workflow in Visual Studio: I can deploy it, and it works. I then try to open it with SharePoint designer: However, the steps/activities/stages are missing. How come I'm not ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow - Let user select approver

I am facing a requirement where a user should select the approver. There is no pre configured list. The user clicks a button in a custom page, then another page has to load where user selects ...
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Permissions to write to External List from Workflow

I'm attempting to create a SharePoint workflow that creates a new item in an external list using the "Create item in [External List Name]" action available in SharePoint Designer. Currently, I keep ...
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Task List ItemAdded Receiver doesn't work for workflow created tasks

Why doesn't the ItemAdded Receiver get called when a task was created by a workflow, but when a user created a task it does? I tried setting the Receivers ListUrl to my list URL and tried using the ...
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Need help identifying source of error

I'm pretty new to SharePoint and designing task workflows and having some difficulties troubleshooting the following error. If anybody could offer some assistance I would be greatly appreciative. ...
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SharePoint Online Globalization and Localization

I am developing a SharePoint Online WebSite using SharePoint Designer 2010 that has several content types, lists and workflows. One request is that the user must be able to select the language or ...
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Workflow to count major versions

I need to look at the major versions for a document and send an email out when that major version count gets to a certain number. Is there a way via SharePoint 2013 designer workflow to count major ...
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Save workflow as template not working

I need to save my reusable workflow as template in SharePoint Designer 2010. When i tried saving my workflow i am getting this error. "The server was unable to create your template. Please notify ...
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In SharePoint workflow to Reject Task ; I need to make the comment field required

In SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow on Rejected request; I need to make the comment field required. How do I do that?
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Can a SPD workflow set variable to current item's latest approved version value?

We have a reusable workflow created with SharePoint designer. We are using SP2010 workflow engine. The workflow will be used on a list which content approval is enabled. We have a problem on "set ...
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Workflow failed to get user profile for user when using SharePoint Designer- Just some particular users

When running send email activity in SharePoint Designer 2010 - Data Source: User Profiles, I see that some users get "Workflow failed to get user profile for user" while others are just fine. I also ...
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Sharepoint 365 the file has been modified […]

I have a simple document content type that has some fields. I have also attached a simple approval workflow to this content type. The workflow automatically start when a new item is created on the ...
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Publish a page on pages list using Workflow on SP2013 Online

The Workflow has the option to check in a file, but I can't see the option to publish it. It is a site Workflow. I have use the POST method with the type:SP.Data.PagesItem like in the post on the ...
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Workflow using REST API returns different result from browser

In SP Online I have the following problem: The query: https://mysite/_api/search/query?querytext='contenttype:My content Type' if I query by the content-type using the browser I get the ...
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Form_URN and Current Item URL - both do not work when used in a Task email notification to provide a clickable link

I found in a few threads that I could use Form_URN in my email notifications that a task was over due, but this does not work for me. I have tried in several different workflows, so I know it isn't ...
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Issues with Single Farm, Multiple Web Applications and Workflows for FBA Users

General Info We have three Web Applications on a single SharePoint Farm. Each Web Application has its own FBA (SqlProvider) Database, ConnectionString, Membership and Role Providers with distinct ...
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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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sp2013 online workflow email to external users doesnt include image

How can I send images to external users through send mail functionality in sp workflow? I have a designer workflow that sends emails. I also have a multiple line of text field that contains a mix of ...
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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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SharePoint Designer workflow 2013 Suspends with HTTP 500

I have created a SharePoint designer workflow which works perfectly but as soon as i put a send email action the workflow gets suspended and gives the following error RequestorId: ...
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Workflow automtically starts when an item is created despite it being unchecked in Start Options

I have a workflow that I need to start when an item is changed but not when an item is created, as I have a separate workflow for that, so the "Start workflow automatically when an item is created" is ...
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SPD Workflows hanging in 'Starting' stage, and Timer Service failing to recycle

I'm having problems with the workflows and timer service on my SharePoint farm. I have a number of custom (SPD) workflows. When I set them off in multiples (simultaneously), they hang for ages in a ...
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How do I automatically get date and time when status of a task is changed?

How do I capture date and time when status of task is changed? I have 3 different columns Date Assigned, Date In Progress, Date Completed. When a task is assigned to a user, is there a way Date ...