SharePoint workflow refers to the automation of a business process by step by step execution of steps. There are two types of workflows - Sequential Workflows - State Machine Workflow

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SP designer workflows “Failed on Start (retrying)”

I recently applied SharePoint 2010 to one of my new servers and while testing its functionality, i realized that workflows are not working and I am receiving "Failed on Start (retrying)" error and ...
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Possible to start workflow when item added to network folder?

I am new to Sharepoint, but because I have development experience I am the 'Sharepoint Guy'. Sorry to all the professionals that I am giving a bad name, I am working on it - I swear! We have a ...
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Can not install Workflow Manager to work with SharePoint Server 2013 farm

I installed SP Server 2013 and Workflow Manager in one server. When I configure Workflow Manager to work with SharePoint Server 2013 farm (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj658588), I am ...
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SharePoint Workflow takes a long time to start

I have a SharePoint 2010 OOB list workflow that usually takes less than minute to complete. However, I found a list item where the workflow begun 30 minutes after the start time, but less than a ...
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Office 365 Sharepoint missing some workflows?

I'm trying to set up a document approval workflow as well as a signature collection workflow in our Office 365 (E3) sharepoint. However, there are only 2 workflows available to choose from (see ...
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Recurring designer workflow email notifications

I have a list which has "Due date" and "assigned To" ,"task status" Fields.and i want to write a designer workflow in such a way that a. Before the due date, send an alert to the "Assigned To" person ...
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Approval workaround for 2013 workflows

I have a publishing site. Every page has a category set in a choice column. I have a separate index page for every category. In the single page layout I need to link the page to its category-grouping ...
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got error when add webpart Start Site Workflow from nintex forms 2010 how to fixed? [on hold]

I got some error when add webpart "start site workflow" from nintex forms 2010. here see my screen capture. how to fixed? Many Thanks SPJ
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Howto start workflow when item changed by workflow from another list?

I have two SPLists. On List1 there is reusable workflow (with some functionality created in Visual Studio) that is changing some fields on List2. When item on list2 is updated then on list2 should be ...
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Notification of Workflow Suspension

Is there a way to retrieve a listing of all suspended workflows for a given site? For a list? Even better, is there a way to have SharePoint send notification whenever a workflow suspends?
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How do I get a workflow to pause until a specific day of the month?

I'm using sharepoint 2007 and my requirement is to have an email sent to a user should it reach a certain date of the month and the user hasn't updated a list item. So the way it currently works is ...
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Backup & restore Designer workflow

How to backup & restore a SharePoint designer workflow and add it another site? I would appreciate a step by step guide.
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow - time jobs

If there is a function in Sharepoint 2013 workflow, that can ask a database in the specyfic time. Can I put a workflow, that can ask a database for example at two o clock everyday ? Like Time Job in ...
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Workflow Completes, but email does not send. Error: Email message cannot be sent. Make sure email has valid recipient"

I have a workflow built in SPD 2010 that is set to email a user if a condition is met. The workflow shows completed, but the email does not send and gives the error message in my question. Here is ...
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2013 Workflows always set approval status to draft

I have a "pages" library in a publishing site and I have to use a workflow to fetch some information to compose some part of the page. Therefore I would like to set this workflow to start at any item ...
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Start Workflow with Initiation Form via Ribbon

I want to start a workflow for selected items using JavaScript and a custom button on the Ribbon. I was able to get this working with the help of SPServices. In essence I needed to get the item id, ...
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Approve workflow when approvals are > 50%

Basically we have 4 people that have to approve something, but I think it should go out to all 4 people and once 2 people approve it, it can move on to the next phase. Is there a way to do this ...
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How to create dashboard through CSOM to show workflow from external lists

We have following requirement. SharePoint 2013 standard edition environment is installed. SO no BI site template is possible. Development has to be through CSOM only. Vendor data is stored ...
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How to use workflow to coerce semi-colon delimited list of login names to email addresses in sharepoint designer 2010

My InfoPath form assembles a string of semi-colon delimited user names that look like this: MYSERVER\John.Doe;MYSERVER\Jane.Doe; I built the string values in InfoPath using the double eval over a ...
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InfoPath workflow initiation forms

In SharePoint 2010, is it possible to use InfoPath workflow initiation forms without the following: Site Collection Administrator (this one may be possible for my scenario) Access to the Central ...
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Workflows in SharePoint 2013 online

Hello a question about workflows in sharepoint 2013 online I have a collumn named Category with choices: IT Phone Other when the user creates a new item in the list, if he choose in the category, ...
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SharePoint 2010 Parse Multiline Column

I have a SharePoint 2010 announcement list setup to accept incoming emails. There is data in the body field that I need to extract(Parse) ... such as the member ID and the Date/Time field. Can anyone ...
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SharePoint Designer restrictions - allowed number of variable and actions

Whether are some restrictions about numer of variables and actions in SharePoint Designer Workflows? I'm asking because I have to create workflow with a few hundreds of variable and actions and I'm ...
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Error while deploying SP2013 Workflow from VS2012: NullReferenceException

I developed two features, one should deploy a workflow. After hitting F5 in Visual Studio 2012, I get a NullReference-Exception. Here is the output shown: ------ Deploy started: Project: ...
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What permissions needed for workflow to create subsite in sharepoint 2013 online?

I'm working in a sub-site of a sharepoint 2013 online site called "projects". Following the blog post at ...
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Unable to trigger workflow

A sharepoint info path form calls this ASMX web service. The webservice inserts items into a sharepoint list like so... item["Area"] = Area; ...
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sharepoint foundation workflow not starting automatically

I am working with Sharepoint Foundation 2010 and I am creating a workflow which must start automatically when an item from the listX is changed. However, this workflow not starting automatically. ...
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Unable to activate List workflow 2013

I am unable to activate workflow feature. it is a list workflow which has assign task activity. This is a approval workflow. but after deployment i am not able to activate it throws the below error. ...
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How to change timeout for HttpSend activity?

I found myself in a situation when workflow send http request to a service and should take response from it. But the service works for a long time. So as a result I receive "Suspended" status in the ...
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How to delete a Task that is associated to an item and workflow that have been deleted

I have a task that is associated with an item (in another list) that has a running workflow. However, the item was deleted over a year ago and therefore it is no longer recoverable from the recycle ...
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SP2013 Custom Workflow Deployment issues

I have a custom sequential workflow that works fine when deployed from Visual Studio in my development environment. To deploy to the test environment I follow the following procedure Deactivate ...
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SingleTask activity in SharePoint 2013 workflow - Change Item values of the Task and its Content Type

I use the SingleTask activity in my Workflow to create Tasks for the User. But I need to give the User more information than just Body, Title, DueDate and AssignTo. So I created a Content Type which ...
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Create Workflow programmatically

I'm about to create a custom workflow editor application for creating, configuring and publishing basic SharePoint 2013 List workflows. I've found this A new and interesting feature of the ...
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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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Add custom field to an OTB WorkFlowTaskList in Visual Studio

Why is it that you can't add a field to an OTB WorkFlowTaskList in Visual Studio??
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Linking to edit properties in workflow

I am creating a workflow that requests a user to add information to a documents metadata. I can create a link to the document, but can't find a way of making the link to the edit properties for that ...
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“If [user group] contains [user name]” condition in workflow?

I have a list which has one permission group (column A) linked to one type of food (column B. Is it possible for me to create a workflow that deletes an item if it were created by a user who ...
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How to Create Approvers Group in sharepoint 2007 for workflow

I have site in sharepoint 2007. I had created custom workflow and I want to give Approve permission to Task list of workflow. The problem I'm facing is that If I put one user then only he or she ...
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Yes/no values with MS Word quick parts

I have a list that when a certain criteria is met creates an MS Word Document in a SP document library, copies over some data to the word form and creates a link to that document, then emails the user ...
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Workflows; “If current item field equals value”; Why do I see some fields and not others?

I'm creating a workflow which uses fields from custom form. When I open the .xsn form in InfoPath, I'm able to see the names of all the field items on the form by clicking on the field. However, I ...
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Error Configuring Workflow Manager

I upgraded workflow manager to 1.0 Refresh but now I can't get it to configure, I get the following error: VERBOSE: [03/04/2014 11:09:30]: Validating input and configuration parameters. VERBOSE: ...
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Add icon hyperlinks to grouped SP2013 list view

In SharePoint 2013, I want to take the grouped view of a list and add 3 buttons to the left of each item. In previous versions of SharePoint, I would have duplicated the list view using a DVWP but ...
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Copying an item from one document library to another document library using a workflow

My initial requirement is to have column level permission in a custom list.(Set of users can see the column and set users cannot). Since SharePoint doesn't support column level permission i have ...
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Copying an attachment from one Custom List to another using a workflow

My initial requirement is to have column level permission in a custom list.(Set of users can see the column and set users cannot). Since SharePoint doesn't support column level permission i have ...
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skip people approval workflow

I am doing an approval workflow for the first time. I have everything I need in place except one thing. Scenario: There are 3 levels of approvers, each level has a line with the approver names on it ...
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How do I display list item property on workflow custom task form

I have a document library that has a workflow attached to it for purposes of approving the document. The workflow is not the built-in Approval workflow but is instead a custom State workflow. The ...
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Is it possible to update multiple list items with a workflow?

I have a list which contains a value that I would like copied to all items in another list that share the same "Owner" field. This works with the Update List Item action if I set it to match ...
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How do I select multiple people from a list based upon a filter in a workflow? (SharePoint 2007)

I have a SharePoint list with assignments of individual persons to a specific real property. Any single property will have 1 or more people associated with it. The people assigned to any given ...
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Pass data from custom asp.net form to workflow (SharePoint 2010)

I've got a state-machine workflow with custom instantiation and task asp.net forms. My custom task form is pretty easy, it just shows the instantiation data and let the user approve or reject it. If ...
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How to move Workflows in Progress to the latest Workflow

I have a workflow and used Pause and Wait for Field change Action in it. So, most of time I have workflows in Progress status. Also, I have done modification to the workflow and want to run in ...