Workflow activities are sets of actions within workflows that define the specific steps the workflow is to execute when it runs.

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How to get a PrincipalID from Announcement list instance in SharePoint 2013 workflow

I am trying to create a custom workflow project using the steps mentioned at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn584771(v=office.15).aspx. When getting properties ( such as "CreatedBy") ...
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How to send e-mail to choices made by user input through workflow

I have a list where in users can submit certain information and same is picked up by a group to resolve it. So in the user input form we have an option of "Request team" which has a list of group ...
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Generating User Security Context from a SharePoint Online workflow Activity

I have following SharePoint components-- A SharePoint online site with bunch of document libraries. Deployed workflow custom actions using visual studio and sandbox solution. Created provider ...
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Apply workflow to existing item using Sharepoint Designer?

I am working on a Sharepoint site which has existing items on it. I have been able to create workflows for whenever an item is created or changed, but not for the ones that were already there when i ...
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Serialize Deserialize RuleDefinition

I've created a Windows workflow RuleDefinition programmatically using the CodeDom objects in the rules object model. I've serialized into a string to save it in a SharePoint list, using the method ...
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Why I can't active my workflow Feature?

First of all is my website workflow state. The second is my website response when i active my feature. And last one is my register workflow command. I find some more similar questions. But those ...
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How to set the current task status to not started?

I've created a Custom Workflow Activity, and i'm using it at an Approval Workflow. Now, I want to set the current task status to "Not Started" from the Custom Activity, but got nothing so far. Any ...
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SharePoint solution containing reusable workflow actions (.action4)

This is all Visual Studio related (no SPD). I created a SharePoint 2013 farm solution containing one custom workflow activity (declarative, no code). The solutions is called ...
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Suspend and resume in SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio workflows

Can anyone point me to some documentation about the "Suspend activity"? The only argument the activity has is a string type reason field. That's it. How do I tell the workflow where it has to resume ...
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SharePoint 2013 Update Author/“Created By” Through Workflow or Custom Action

I need to update the author of list items. The list item is being created by a separate workflow. SharePoint (as expected) is using the workflow user as the creator. One of the fields in the list ...
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How do I access a Property argument in a SharePoint 2013 Workflow?

I have a "Property" argument in a workflow. I need to access it and pass it's value to another activity. It seems that I can't do this however. What am I missing? I found this which seems to be ...
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Custom Workflow Action With Code in SharePoint online 2013

I have created Custom Workflow Action based on this msdn article and SPUserCodeWorkflowContext return Hashtable results with specific values. Its worked and implement on my SharePoint Workflow ...
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Document Conversion Custom Workflow Action SharePoint 2013 in Visual Studio

I have a approval workflow which should generate a pdf file out of an docx-file in the end of the workflow. Therefore I need some kind of custom workflow Action oder Activity. I know that I'll have to ...
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Workflow “Wait for field change” not waiting when a field is empty

I have a problem with my workflow where the "Wait for field change" isn't waiting when a field is empty. It goes on to create a task even though the field hasn't got a date set. The problem with this ...
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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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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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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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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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Approvers user tasks

I have site in Sharepoint 2007 server. I am using the workflow to assign task to task list. when task is assign to particular user at that time User is assigned in Approvers group. The problem is ...
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Workflow does not wake up from delay activity in staging environment

I have a custom SharePoint 2010 (made in visual studio) workflow that contains a delay activity within a while loop. The workflow works fine in dev and test environments, but not i n the staging ...
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MOSS 2007 standard workflow

Is there anyway to a user with permission to start a workflow on all existing in a library over again? I mean not only when new item is created or changed, but in my case it's sometimes needed just to ...
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The site template requires that the feature be installed in the farm or site collection

I inherited a SharePoint implementation. There is a Workflow that runs when an item in a List is created. The old developer created some Actions using Visual Studio. The Workflow is configurable ...
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Visual Studio Sequential Workflow: DeleteTask does not always delete the task

I have a workflow with various branches and loops, and multiple levels of approvals. My approvals are all laid out like this: About 90% of the time, this executes just fine and once the while loop ...
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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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adding a condition to SP2010 workflow

If wfstatus equals contractingoffice update currentitem then email someabcperson ElseIf wfstatus equals pending in abc office then email somexyzperson This is the current situation and I ...
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Workflow creates another task on item update rather than update task

I have developed an SP2013 app which uses a workflow to assign task based on my main list. The task creation is working when i add the item. When I update that item it would seem another task is ...
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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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SequentialWorkflowActivity cannot be opened in designer

I have a number of Sequential Workflows that I created. Given they all used the same base group of methods I created a new base SequentialWorkflowActivity for my Sequential Workflows to inherit from. ...
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Tasks get completed but workflow Status shows 'Error Occured' and not 'COmpleted' in Sequential Workflow Visual Studio 2010

I have a custom approval sequential workflow which works properly, the task status gets completed When the tasks are 'In Progress' the workflow status also remains "In Progress" but when the task is ...
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What has to be added in the replicatoractivity for the workflow to work

I have a sequential workflow which is associated to a list which contains column name " "Business Process" which could be Purchase Order, Sales, Leave Request etc I have another list 'Approvers' ...
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Adding Approvers in a Sequential Workflow Visual Studio

I have a sequential workflow which is associated to a listwhich contains column name Business Process which could be Purchase Order, Sales, Leave Request etc I have another list 'Approvers' which ...
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Visualstudio 2012 sharepoint workflow toolbox not visible

I want to create a designer custom action in SharePoint 2013. I use visualstudio 2012 but i can't view SharePoint toolbox . I want to create an activity with createtaskwithcontenttype . Thanks
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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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Special Characters in Workflow search string

Dear SharePoint Community, I have two list with a Logical realation "many to one", list A and list B. If a new item is inserted in list A then a tag (calculated field) is created, having the content ...
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Create Subsite in OFFICE 365

I want to create Subsites based on some custom list in OFFICE 365. It is one time job. I am planning to have one customlist which will contain title,template,inherit permision flag,inherit master page ...
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Why I can't access to “these permissions” in my custom workflow activity?

This is my code definition. <RuleDesigner Sentence="Add %1 to Object %2(Output log to %3)"> <FieldBind Field="Permissions" Text="these permissions" Id="1" ...
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Do I need to dispose a SPWeb or SPSite object from a WorkflowContext

I'm working on a Custom Workflow activity. In the activity I use the WorkflowContext-object. From this object I get the current SPSite or SPWeb via the Site and Web properties of the WorkflowContext. ...
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Invoking an ActivityAction in a SharePoint workflow

In a Visual Studio, SharePoint 2013 workflow, the "IF" Activity provided by Microsoft can take a condition and two activities as parameters: I want to write a custom activity that can similarly ...
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lookup site user property sharepoint Designer 2010? How to get full name? Which Property to use?

I have heard so much about this SPD activity.I 'm on SP 2010 I have installed it but i can't get a full name of a user by using Name Property. When i use Name property is till get DOMAINName\username. ...
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custom task action in visual studio workflows

I want to create a flexi task action( like Nintex workflow action) where I can defined my custom business approvals ( I approve but with objections, I approve without objection) I found one way to do ...
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SPContext.Current is null in Execute(ActivityExecutionContext executionContext)

I have a custom workflow action derived from SequenceActivity protected override ActivityExecutionStatus Execute(ActivityExecutionContext executionContext) { var current = ...
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Sending email in SharePoint 2013 Workflow with the Email Utility

I have been searching for documentation on the SP - Utilities components in visual studio 2012 with no luck. Can anyone point me in the right direction. I am simply trying to figure out how to get ...
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Sharepoint online - Custom activity

We have a couple custom workflow activities, made with visual studio, which are working fine. We can use these activities from Sharepoint Designer en deploy them on Sharepoint 2010. Now we need these ...
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Custom Approval Workflow - need it to have Status = “Not Started”

I noticed that the Tasks start as Not Started, but then somehow flip to In Progress even though nothing has been done by the person the task is Assigned To. Does anyone know why/how to prevent this ...
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Where can I see Workflow History for my Task list?

I have a Task list and I have workflows that run when items are added/changed to the Tasks list. For a NORMAL list I can just click on the context menu and see Workflows in the menu. But for TASK ...
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Allow for Edit function in custom Approval task

I really need to allow the Task owners to be able to EDIT the information in the Task. Right now they can only do so from the Tasks View but not from the Task Form itself. Can anyone tell me how to ...
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Issue with custom workflow action(SandBox)

I've created a custom workflow action using the VS2010 for SharePoint 2010 online. But whenever I use the custom action within a workflow and attach it to a list, it never runs successfully. While ...
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How to develop a SharePoint Designer Workflow Action for use in SharePoint (2013) online

Over the past few years I have been developing custom workflow actions - for use in SharePoint Designer workflows - for SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 (on-premise). See this example for the kind of ...
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Is there a way to check if a workflow is completed using Javascript?

I created a form that start a workflow automatically when an item is created, and I redirect to html page that shows a message like "Processing... please wait.", and I wait 3 seconds and so redirect ...