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SharePoint workflow refers to the automation of a business process by step by step execution of steps. In many cases the workflow instances have indeterminate delays and overall duration due to the necessity to interact with human users. This differentiates workflow from other means of automation ...

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How can you do task auto approval in SharePoint Designer workflow after their respective due date

I see a thread related here: Sharepoint Workflow - Conditional auto approval One challenge I have that's different is that we are dealing with date context specific scenario. Here's what we want to ...
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ConvertToLocal Send Email Workflow

Problem with display Hour in workflow, When adding hour to the list it gets fine for ex, 10:00 to 11:00 But then i have a workflow that's based on when a user adds an item to list the fields from ...
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Workflow add new item with lookup field to another list. Receiving coercion failed error

I just started using workflows and am trying to familiarize myself with the process. I have two lists, List1 and List2. List2 has a 'Title of List1' lookup field to List1. Once a list item gets ...
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Create subsite using an infopath form

Is it possible to create an infopath form which would allow me to create automatically a subsite when I click submit form? Can I configure workflow in that certain way or this is not possible?
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Button/Workflow to open New Email Form in List (EDIT: CSR & JS Link)

Right now in SharePoint (2013) if a column contains an email address by clicking on it an Outlook window pops up with the To: autofilled with that email address. Maybe the other way round is possible? ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow literature

I need to implement a multi-approval workflow in SharePoint 2013. Now im looking for a good book that explains workflows in detail by using SharePoint designer.First Research showed me that it is not ...
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Workflow Email string.Format(“Your Title is {0}.”, Title)?

I've created a workflow that when an item is created an email is sent to the user. I would like to show a value that was entered by the user in the email's body. I'm using the LookupSplistitem ...
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Can't find itemid and list (current list)

Use the combo boxes in the property grid to configure the LookupSPListItem activity to use "current item" for ItemId and "current list" as ListId, as shown in Figure 11. Look at this link cant find ...
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Expiration Alert email

I need to write design a SPD workflow that send email to the person based on expiry date. The workflow should automatically update when the expiry date is updated. I have been working with post by Mr. ...
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Unable to fetch the SPWorkflow object programmatically

I have a requirement of fetching the SPWorkflow object on a SPListItem object. The assocaiated workflow is a sharepoint 2013 visual studio workflow. I have tried the following approaches, but none of ...
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Sending email list column from a workflow in an app for SharePoint 2013 guide

I want to send an email to logged in user based on a List in a SharePoint-Hosted App, I want to send the content from the list that the user have added? I want to use Visual Studio to make it ...
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Display most recent comment in a list view

I have a list that appends comments so I have a historical view. I'd like to create a view of the list that only shows the most recent comment made in the two relevant fields, Actions Taken and Next ...
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Creating document set with workflow

I have 1 list and 1 Document library. In the "list" they create a list item which triggers on create. When the trigger happens it should create a document set folder in the "Document library" which ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow initiator is System Account and the Task emails are not working

Here’s the scenario: I have a RunWithElevatedPrivileges method that adds a list item to my custom list. The custom list is associated with a workflow that gets triggered on Item Added. I have noticed ...
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Copy a list using a workflow

I have an external list that pulls in info from an SQL database, I would like to create a workflow to copy the contents of the external list into a custom list How would I do this? I can only see ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow: Interval between the days is -0.7

My library having StartDate and DueDate columns, with one reusable workflow is associated. Using workflow Find Interval between days action, DueDate is updating with (days between Today and StartDate ...
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Unable to edit List column which is updated by SharePoint Designer workflow

In SharePoint List I'm updating the column using SharePoint Designer Workflow 2013. For Example if I enter 40 no manually in second item then SPD 2013 will deduct from 100 an update 60 in first row ...
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SharePoint 2013 and Outlook - Syncing Contacts with Attachments

I'm having some trouble finding an answer to a very specific situation, and I think I've Googled it to death so I am reaching out to your forums. We've set up a Contact list app on SharePoint 2013 ...
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How to capture Output to varible In Custm task Process Sharepoint designer 2010 workflow

I am trying to create a custom task process workflow to create Site requests Worflow in my site. I couldnt execute it using Collect data with user because i had to send the request back to owner who ...
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Workflow Approval Emails Not Displaying Title?

When I start a workflow (created in SharePoint Designer 2010) from a list in SharePoint 2010, the approval emails users receive do not display the title of the request. Email example: Approval (47) ...
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Parse response of User Profile REST call in a workflow

I am trying to query the user profile service in a SharePoint 2013 workflow to retrive some properties. I am getting a valid response but unable to parse the json into workflow variables. I am using ...
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Approval Status can not be update

I'm a newbie in Sharepoint. Now I'm working in a company which has Sharepoint 2010 systems I want to create a content approval workflow. For the beginning, I was trying to create content approval ...
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WorkFlow based on list and send email with the column that were added

How could i create WorkFlow In Visual Studio based on a list and send email with the column that were added. Does anybody have some guide how to solve this?
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“Pause until” in workflow 2010

I have a problem on a client I have. The client contains a 2010 workflow in a hosted Sharepoint 2013, this workflow contains a break until a date that you enter. But that date being invalid because ...
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SharePoint 2013 Meeting/Calendar

I am trying to develop the SharePoint 2013 Meeting Calendar with the below functionality using OOTB :- SharePoint trigger email which tell about all the meeting in a day. Example 24 or 48 hour a ...
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How to automatically change the permissions of a document when is published?

I have a document library with document versions enable on a SharePoint 2013 site. In the library each document have its own independent permissions. Usually the permissions are 2 owners and 3 or more ...
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SharePoint Designer 2007 Workflow - Maximum Number of conditions?

I am about to embark on a Workflow using SharePoint Designer 2007. One of the steps in the designer may require up to 43 or so else-if branches / conditions. Before I try and make all of them; I was ...
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Start Approval Process on Current Item with a Particular DL or Sharepoint Group

Start Approval Process process on Current Item with PS.KM.Admin I have started a approval workflow for a document verification. If I start an Approval Process on a particular DL or a Sharepoint ...
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What is actually done when “Publish” a workflow?

After we create a workflow with SharePoint designer, we click Publish button. But what actually is done when "Publish" occur? To be specific, any change will be made outside the Site Collection the ...
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Sharepoint Designer reusable Workflow not working well, some working good some working bad

I have one reusable workflow ,it is associated to sharepoint library . Library having documents .Many user are use the same workflow to finish the work. sometime workflow not performing well on items ...
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Can you pause Workflow until current item is modified by a SharePoint Designer workflow or another programmatic method?

Is it possible to pause the workflow until current item has been modified by a SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow action? Thank You The real question was: How to capture the date when workflow ...
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The Proper way to configue an “Assigned To” notification?

I can seem to wrap my mind around what is probably a simple procedure and I am hoping someone here can provide some guidance. Here is the scenario: I have a SP2010 list where the items contain a ...
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email action in workflow using AD groups

We're using Sharepoint Foundation 2013. I have a workflow (2010 workflow) which will send an email when some1 adds something to the list. Tried it both ways - add the AD group to the email action in ...
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Form confirmation breaking my workflow

I have a form designed in Infopath 2010 (with Sharepoint on Office 365). When submitted, it puts the info into a list and kicks off a workflow that sends emails to the GMs. We decided to add a second ...
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What are the list workflow approval field values in a REST call?

I looked at the REST call for a list and noticed that the value for approval was <d:approval m:type="Edm.Int32">16</d:approval> for 'Approved' and <d:approval ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow - Multiple entry in single row

I've created SharePoint Designer Workflow to update the Balance Qty in same row whenever user will update Deliver Qty Deliver Date. Also activated the version history to view the previous Delivery ...
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Custom workflow for document Review and Approval. need suggestion to develop

I want to develop a custom workflow for document Review and approval in Office365 , here are the steps: Create Description: All employees can be based on a template to create a draft / draft ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow general question

Want to know after create the workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 for Custom List (OOTB) in SharePoint 2013, once I save and publish the workflow in SharePoint Designer it will start working for my ...
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Reusable workflow conditions gives wrong outputs

I have one reusable workflow. it having more conditions and statements, it is associated to Case Library(Library name-- which holds all case details) . Based on workflow outcome status cases are ...
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Create a decementing project budget with variance

Using SP 2010. I saw a post for using 2 lists (1 for budget amount, remaing budget) and (1 for budget spend items) but how do I show the total spend to date and variance to be able to create KPI ...
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Approval Workflow for several Categories

I am new to SharePoint workflows, so I would be very thankful for good lecture regarding my special use case. Employees have to fill out a Delegation Letter for several categories. Each category has ...
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How to populate FolderName to Metadata (either EnterpriseKeywords or Hierarchical)

How could I possibly bind my Folder structure to some sort of metadata. That is, I am looking for a way to populate Information given to my folder in a library (Name and ideally hierarchical ...
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Workflow HTTP POST Call Request Headers

I am trying to setup my workflow for SharePoint in which it needs to make a call to an external server using POST on a HTTP web service. I am new to setting this up and created the following request ...
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Can a Workflow Be Approved Without Approval Permission To the Site?

The first step of my workflow needs to be approved by one of several hundred people within the organization but who do not have permissions to the SharePoint site. Is this possible? I came across ...
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SP 2013 workflow initiation form people picker

Using a WorkflowInitiationForm in an VisualStudio workflow for SharePoint 2013 I wonder how to get the Information from people picker. Adding to the project the form delivers code examples for string, ...
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2 step approval process setting status to “Approved” before both parties approve item

I have a 2 step approval process. Once the first person approves the item, the item status goes to "Approved" before the second person approves the item. I'm trying to keep it at state "In Progress" ...
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Unable to pair WF & SP2013

When I try to pair SharePoint 2013 with WF on Windows Server 2012 R2, it throws the following error: Have tried with both HTTP and HTTPS > Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite ...
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Unable to create list workflows in SharePoint designer 2010

I tried to create a list workflow in SPD 2010 and I got an error message: Unable to load workflow actions from the server. Please contact your system administrator. This is happening across all the ...
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Task Being Assigned To Me Every Time

I have an approval workflow and have commented out all assigned to calls in my code. So theoretically it should not assign the task to anyone. But I am still getting an email every time saying that a ...
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Trigger workflows based on a certain date

Okay, I need to begin by showing my DB. Students (name, phone, email, etc...) Courses (title, description) Sessions (course, date, location, capacity) //This one is my calendar list, a session is ...