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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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In a workflow running in Workflow Manager “a wait for field change” gets stuck with a yes/no checkbox ¿how to fix?

I have a SharePoint 2013 + Workflow Manager 1.0 installation that is using a "wait for field change" in a workflow. The workflow that has problems is "waiting for" a checkbox Yes/No field to change ...
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difference in workflow design in sharepoint 2010 and sharepoint foundation 2010

I am working on creating workflow to achieve the task to be approved by multiple level of approvers. I am having SharePoint Foundation 2010. I have observed the less options/facility provided by ...
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Task notification email shows Due Date of “None”

The OOTB Approval workflow sends task notifications to the CC line you specify when triggered from a workflow. I've noticed in the email notification the Due By is None, even though I specify the ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows

Is there a way to set a field with [Today] date and not have it change once it is set. Thanks Kim
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How can i get workflow's activities collection from SPWorkflowTemplate?

I can't find any method or property of SPWorkflowTemplate that returns a activities collection. Also XML representation doesn't contains any references to activities neither. Is there any approach to ...
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creating a document set library instance via workflow returns id variable that is -1 from the actual id

Steps: 1) using sharepoint 2010 designer workflow, create an instance of a Document Set and have the ID of the created instance returned. 2) set the returned ID to a field in the list that was used ...
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How to change the From address in Feedback workflow email?

I am having a workflow for a document library. Whenever the workflow starts, it sends an emails with From: Documents. I want to change it to the current user. How is it possible?
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How do I run Microsoft Open XML code to extract data from a Word document in SharePoint 2010

I have a need to extract arbitrary data from a Word document (docx) that has been uploaded into a SharePoint document library and place it into a column in the document's list record. As far as data ...
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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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Sharepoint Workflows in background

I'm just curious, I was reading an article here, and in the third paragraph it states "If you didn’t know, there are quite a few workflows that run in the background all the time. " I was just ...
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How to create workflow & submit data using infopath form?

I have designed the Form in InfoPath. I want to submit the form's data in my Sharepoint site. Sothat the supervisor(the higher level)person can check the details and he can Approve/Reject the ...
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Phantom Workflow

I created a new site with a new site collection. However I did bring over a custom list from another site. Now when I create new items a workflow fires. The strange thing is, in workflow settings on ...
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How can I add recipients to email created with Workflow?

I have a List with a column called "Add Recipients", Require that this column contains information: No Allow multiple selections: Yes Allow selection of: People and Groups Choose from:...
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Workflow Lookup to multiple values

Assume a three lists as below: User (Name) Process (Title, Members) How can we lookup a person where the person is one of the process members? In short, I don't know how to lookup over an array ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Workflow: Create multiple tasks and change them

I want to write a workflow which creates and updates tasks when the workflow item is changed. For example: the workflow-item has a multivalue field with users who should approve the workflow-item: ...
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Can not find web.Config of Empty SharePoint Project to Create an authorized type entry

I'm trying to write a custom workflow action and after searching I find this article and some other that referred to it. I follow the instructions step by step, but at the last step, author said: ...
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How to use custom task activity inside while in visual studio 2010 sequential workflow?

How to use custom task activity inside while in visual studio 2010 sequential workflow? I am using custom task activity which is in replicator activity and this is executed inside while condition . ...
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How to add additional workflow task in SharePoint workflow?

I am developing a sequence workflow. It contains a Replicator and its InitialChildData property is bound to the list of strings representing users. The activity that gets replicated is the workflow ...
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SharePoint workflow tasks don't wait to be executed

I have created a workflow in Visual Studio which contains a replicator which creates multiple tasks for approval. The replicator contains a sequence activity which is consisted of createTask, a while ...
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How to send objects to sequence activity properties in workflow?

I am developing a SharePoint sequence workflow. It is consisted of the main part and a sequence activity which I have implemented separately. I have used that sequence activity for one of the workflow ...
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ListItem Update from Client Object Model Not Triggering OnWorkflowItemChanged Activity

I am experiencing difficulty creating a file in a document library using the client object model. My custom Visual Studio 2010 workflow is not detecting the updates I am making to the file's list item ...
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Issue with customizing approval process in sharepoint designer

Update--- It appears the that the workflows are completing but it is taking an hour or so to process. Has anyone encounted this before???? I have created on a list a sharepoint designer workflow that ...
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Dates and workflows

I've set up a form for my employees to request vacation. Out the box list and form. Whenever they entered the start date I always get the request with one day delay. For Example: Joe request off ...
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SharePoint 2010 OOB Approval Workflow - Missing Status Column

In a Doc library in one of our sub sites, there are multiple OOB Approval workflows that get started manually. The Power User who creates these created an additional one this week (there are 5 other ...
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Workflow starts slowly

I have developed 2 workflows. Both are run manually. The first workflow starts the second, waits for it to finish, and then carries on. There are no problems really, it's just that once the second ...
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Some SharePoint 2007 Designer Workflow actions don't pop up when selected under SSL

I can't seem to get SharePoint Designer 2007 to give me a dialog box when I select Workflow actions SEND EMAIL EXTENDED OR 3rd party LOOKUP SITE USER PROPERTY. I select the action, and nothing happens ...
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Workflow in sharepoint 2010 code

I'm new in sharepoint user 2010,so i wanna ask the question about workflow in sharepoint. My supervisor asked me to do sharepoint programming in development server with copy down all the codes and do ...
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Accept Delegate Custom Workflow activity

I am currently building a custom workflow activity for Visual Studio 2010. I would like to create a method invoking property, like many of the ootb activities have: public static ...
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Trying to convert a SP2010 document version to a PDF generates SPException: List does not exist

I am trying to modify an existing SP2010 custom workflow action that converts an existing document to PDF using Word Automation. There is a new requirement to only convert the last published version ...
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how to maintain workflow task list data when retracting or removing workflow association

whenever i try to remove workflow association or retract workflow solution (.wsp) all associated task list data also gets deleted. i want to prevent this behavior as task list data is important for ...
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Sharepoint 2010 workflows created in Visual studio deployment and redeployment strategies?

We need help from experts regarding workflows deployment strategies. We have several state machine workflows created using VS-2010, now after deployment, Client will ask for changes inside it e.g. ...
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Add column to Workflow Status page

I have created a State Machine Workflow and I want to add another column on the Workflow Status page. Currently there are Assigned To, Title, Due Date, Status, Related Content and Outcome. I am ...