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 to use a workflow to update the template of another document library?

I have a document library called 'Templates' which holds all the templates for my team, mostly word docs (*.docx). I would like to have the documents copied from here, once approved, to their ...
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Configuring document expiration library and auto deletion on sharepoint Online

I am trying to configure auto deletion on my site by setting up a document expiration policy for some documents in my site document library and specifying a retention stage to delete the documents at ...
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How to create list item in an external list using SharePoint workflow?

Environment: SharePoint 2013 SP1 I have an External List displaying data exposed through a WCF service. Creating, Reading, Updating and Deleting (CRUD) items in the external list works fine in the ...
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SharePoint 2010 List Workflow cancels on one device, works fine on anothe for same account

I'm facing a strange issue with a list Workflow that I've built in SPD. The Workflow is responsible for sending an email to speficic recipients based on 2 lookup fields (choice drop down). 1 of the ...
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How to determine if event receiver runs in Workflow 2013 context

I've got an event receiver handling ItemUpdating; now, I'd like to know if the update was triggered from a SharePoint 2013 workflow (setting the workflow status for example) or directly by a user ...
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Workflow with two email reminders

Here is scenario I'm trying to solve, but I have failed so far. I'm using SharePoint Online form Office 365. with SharePoint Designer 2013. First day every month users in security group shout get ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow

How can you configure a workflow to call an HTTP Web Service request and evaluate the response headers to determine if the POST to an MVC Controller end-point was a success or failure
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SharePoint Online Tenant Client issue when delete a site collection OR restore a site collection

Please follow below scenario using your browser: ( I tried in IE and Firefox) Go to http://-admin.SharePoint.com Login as administrator Try to delete a site collection Note: You can ...
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Custom Workflow Task List without Completion Percentage or Status

I am trying to create a "simple" task list that uses the characteristics of a Workflow Task, with the following specifications: Use in a workflow to "Assign A Task" to a user. Eliminate the ...
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SharePoint Calendar Sign-up Sheet

I've been thinking about this for a while now, but I can't think of a good way to solve this problem. I am making a calendar with a list of classes, and I need a way for students to either say they ...
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Workflow not firing for non-admin user

I created and tested a workflow which first (1) creates records on a list which 4 people have access to and (2) sends various emails. Neither (1) nor (2) are firing so i assume my workflow is failing ...
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Workflows - No users seem to have permissions

I'm a site admin, farm admin, every admin type that should give me permissions to have full reign over the site I'm working on. However, it seems that I'm unable to edit workflows in anything but ...
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Mail sent with workflow takes a long time (Office 365 - E3)

I have made a workflow that sends an email when an item is added. The workflow does some tests and is completed in less than 1 minute. But the mail which is generated in that workflow takes hours ...
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New Field on InfoPath 2010 form not being picked up by workflow

I looked, but don't think this has been answered. I have an existing InfoPath form to which I am adding one TextBox control. I've named the field [ChargeCode] and created a column in my List (and ...
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Error when trying to link two sharepoint lists together via Workflow

I populate a record in List A (R.O.W) (which I expected), the workflow says Error and in List B(District ROW Tracking). Instead of one record being populated of List A (R.O.W), it creates 7 records. ...
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Items in SharePoint List can only be seen by the initiator and the approver

We would like to define a Workflow in SharePoint list that, hide all the items and allow the items to be seen only by the Workflow initiator (Item recorder) and the approver and the items that have ...
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List all workflows with WorkflowServices throws exception. GetWorkflowDeploymentService returns null

I try to list all site workflows. I followed several examples and try to get the workflows by using CSOM and JSOM. This always fails with the error message: Cannot invoke method or retrieve ...
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Transform list item in Create New Item workflow

I have a workflow that creates a new list item in List B when a new item is added to Liast A. I use a simple Create Item in ____ (Output to Variable: Create) workflow. I want to change the value of ...
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List does not exist when trying to startworkflowonlistitem from CSOM

Using SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 Standard. I believe this is an issue with permissions. When trying to start a workflow on a staging server, the following exception happens (as shown in ...
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Automating Calendar updates from task lists

I'm trying to set up calendars for my team that are based off of our campaign activities. I have created campaigns as task lists that can pull a calendar, but I need to also create a separate calendar ...
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Workflow publish minor version only

Is it possible to publish a minor version only of a document via a workflow on SharePoint Designer 2013? By default if you check a document out then check it back in via a workflow there isn't an ...
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HTML tags around consolidated comments in Word 2010 quick part

I'm working with OOTB approval workflow in SPD 2010. I have a list of potential job positions, when the item there is approved, the workflow creates a Word document in a document library, where it ...
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Workflow - Can only see your own items

I have a simple list with a drop box column which can be either; Approved, Pending or Denied. It starts as Pending, but once it is set to Approved I want to the user who created that item to be ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow throws an error on start

I am getting following error when workflow initiated i.e SharePoint 2013 visual studio workflow in SharePoint hosted app Retrying last request. Next attempt scheduled after 1/21/2015 11:58 AM. ...
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Unable to obtain private key file name for certificate with thumbprint

I am reinstalling Workflow Manager 1.0 in the SharePoint Server 2013. I have 3 servers that hosts Workflow Manager. I was able to configure a farm successfully in first server, then when I attempted ...
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How to move sub site and Workflow to another site collection

I have a sub site In this site have a list which using Sharepoint Workflow (Approval WF) How can i move this site to another sub site, keep all feature of Sharepoint WF. Run import/export site can ...
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Coertion failed SPD 2010

The problem: A HR person wants to have control over the vacation so she wants a SharePoint solution to control this in stead of receiving tons of emails every day. The solution: I have 2 lists in ...
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Can I deploy workflow with the site using Import-SPWeb

We have two SharePoint 2013 on-premise environment. One for development and one for production. On the DEV I have created a subsite and build some workflows under this subsite. Right now I am planning ...
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Workflow Suspended at Email

My SharePoint 2013 workflow keeps suspending itself at the point it's supposed to send an email. The email details have been specified in Central Admin but it's still not working. When the workflow ...
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Create CV ( Curriculum vitae ) based on mysite properties - workflow / timerjob?

What's the best way to automatically create a CV based on users mysite? We've thinking of placing all the properties we need in the mysite properties, and then create a CV in word and just map ...
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Recomended starting point for creating custom SharePoint Online workflows with Visual Studio

Not typical question here on StackExchange, but hopefully somebody can point in the right direction to get started. I currently use SPD 2010 to create many workflows on our On Premise instance of ...
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App using workflow requires reboot

I have a really weird problem with a SharePoint App that deploys two workflows. I have a deployment script that creates a web app, some sites and adds an app to the global app catalog. Once I try to ...
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Iterating a Keyed Dictionary in a Sharepoint Designer 2013 Workflow

I'm fairly certain that I already know the answer to this, but just in case I've missed something: is there currently any built-in method for iterating a keyed (read as: keyed with textual non-numeric ...
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Start a workflow for collecting Items

I have a list that contains a number of Key Performance Indicators (KPI), each department have to insert their own KPI each month. I want to create a workflow (or something else) that send them a ...
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Sharepoint Blog Notifications (workflow)

I'd like to create a workflow that generates an email notification whenever a blog post with a certain category is created. I originally planned to simply use the notification system in Sharepoint but ...
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Check in/Check Out Interaction with SP2010 workflow

Hopefully this is something pretty simple, and I'm just making a rookie mistake. I have a sequential workflow that is on a library with forms that get checked in and checked out. The workflow has a ...
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Cannot use external list data in workflow to update another list field in SP Designer 2010

I have created an external content to bring my sql table and created an external list with that table. Now I can even read the external list in the browser. My problem is that I'm not able to use the ...
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Duplicate entries to appended comments from workflow

There is a question that has been posted that had the same issue but the resolution did not work entirely for me. Multi-Line Text - Append Changes - Duplicate Entries on Save In my situation I am ...
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How To Get Current Date In Long Date Format in a Site Workflow

I have a requirement to get the day of the week into a workflow variable in a SharePoint Designer Site Workflow. This means I do not have a "Current Item" that the workflow runs on. How can I ...
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Sharepoint Approval Workflow - Task Approval sent to Directory List - Task Email not Sending

Created a Approval Workflow as follows: Start **Approval Process** process on **Current Item** with **PT.KT.Admin** Here PT.KT.Admin is a DL used by me.. which has approximately 16 members. When i ...
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Is it possible to reference the “Other Labels” field from the SharePoint term store to a SharePoint workflow.?

I have a situation where I need to reference the "Other Labels" field from the SharePoint term store, to a SharePoint workflow, but cannot seem to find a suitable solution following a quick internet ...
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Email current user in people picker

An Admin creates an item in a list. The admin then enters information onto the form. The Admin selects a user from the people picker and saves the item. It will then run a workflow. When the item is ...
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Calling user profile service from spd 2013 workflow yields “unauthorized”

Trying to use the "call http web service" action from a SPD 2013 workflow to get the user's manager. The url for the web service is: ...
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How to dynamically adjust Subsite Logo using the Call http Web Service action

I've been trying to build a workflow which automatically generates a subsite. Since these subsites are projects under a variety of the company's clients, it would be nice if each project site could ...
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SharePoint Online 2013 - Workflow Not Working

Our SharePoint Online site was updated to 2013 (from 2010) about a year ago. I am attempting to create my first workflow. I started with a very simple workflow. Stage 1: Email Shawn then Set Workflow ...
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Out of the box approval workflow suddenly failed on start (retrying)

SharePoint 2010. I've been using out of the box approval workflow for several month now. I did some minor changes to it, like to who and when emails should be send, but that's all. Then out of a ...
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Sharepoint 2013 - How to lookup custom string in workflow task

I'm creating a workflow that assigns a task to a person. After that person completes the task, they are required to input a string of text (a server URL) before they can press "Approve." Once this is ...
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Workflow To Send Out Task Every WeekDay To Nominated People

I have a requirement to create a workflow that generates a task once per day and sends the task as an email notification to the nominated person for that day (Monday to Friday). The process is that ...
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Approval workflow issue

I have created a simple approval workflow with 2 stages for a document library. User A will approve and then the approval has to go to User B User A is receiving a mail and editing the document and ...
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Is it possible to run automated workflows in Sharepoint Foundation 2010 by the System Account?

I have installed SharePoint Foundation server 2010 (Standalone) on a windows 7 machine for learning SharePoint development. I have created a workflow, but it is not getting started automatically when ...