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 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 ...
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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

Hi 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 oob 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 ...
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How to return user or group in SharePoint Designer custom activity?

How can I return a user or group in SharePoint Designer custom activity? A return type of SPUser seems to be not possible. SharePoint Designer workflow does not recognize the return type. public ...
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The pause duration is (very)longer when number items are huge

We have a custom (SPD)workflow(manually starting) on a custom list which has 7000 to 8000 items and growing. "Pause For Duration" action is used to pause the workflow for 5mins and roughly 30 to 50 ...
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Workflow Task Process - email notifications

Is there any way to display the consolidated comments for task process in descending order for an approval workflow ? The comments are included in task notification emails. i could not find any ...
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Outlook 2010 does not open SharePoint 2010 Overdue task

Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 integrates with SharePoint 2010 workflow notifications by providing an option to "Open this Task" on the ribbon. We have an issue where when the user tries to open an ...
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Custom visual studio Workflow deployment with Site Definition

In Production Environment : We have Custom Workflows in a Visual studio Project, each time we create a Site based on Site definition we have to reassign workflow association from visual studio. How ...
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unable to update the list item in nested if-else condition in Visual Studio State Machine Workflow

I am working on State Machine Workflow using Visual Studio 2010 Workflow. I want to update the list item on item changed. But unable to update the item. I am updating the item in nested If-Else ...
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How to make two activities communicate in my workflow

I'm working on a workflow in which I'm calling a custom activity. After the call of the custom activity I'm trying to get properties which have been changed in the custom activity in my ...
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ontaskchanged Error occured

I'm trying to create a simple workflow containing a while in which you can find : createtaskwithcontenttypes while Ontaskchanged completetask When I try to launch the workflow by adding a new ...
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How to assign a particular column values of sharepoint List A 2010 from sharepoint ListB 2010

I have two list in sharepoint 2010. In List A i have Assigned to field column(people or user group). In List B i have two fields Name and Email id column. I need the email id values of List B should ...
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The form cannot be submitted beacuse of an error

I am using SP2010 with infopath 2010. i've designed a custom approval which contains one approval process. this workflow prompts users to fill in reviewer, CC and comments on the workflow ...
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Custom Task Email for SharePoint State Machine Workflows

I have created a SharePoint State Machine workflow in Visual Studio 2010 and all works fine and all emails are sent out correctly. I would like to change the content of the email that is sent out (i.e ...
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OnTaskCreated Sharepoint 2010 statemachine workflow not firing (Micorsoft Bug!!)

Workflow Scenario: State-A create task-A and we get OnTaskCreated event, where onchange of task-A we goto State-B where in it we created Task-B, now we are facing problem with Task-B as its ...
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Custom workflow activity shows up but can't be selected?

I have created a custom workflow activity and successfully deployed it. The issue I am running into is that when I try to select it when creating a workflow using SharePoint designer, nothing ...
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How to debug the error "This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited”?

From time to time, some of my SP2010 site workflows fail with this message: This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited I believed I have fixed this but from time to ...
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Workflows custom form

I have some requirement. in my project, after workflow is started on list, the custom Form is assigned to 2 persons at a time. if one person is accept the form, automatically the other person loosing ...
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Delay Activity is not working - Is this fixed in SharePoint 2010?

I have a sequential workflow with some DelayActivities in it which do not work (most of the time). Once the time elapses they don't fire and workflow just waits forever. Found this after searching ...
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Update multiple items, Sharepoint workflow activity

I am new to share point, and I am trying to get my workflow to update every item in a list that match a particular expression. for instance lastname = 'smith'. From my understanding the update item ...
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How to add a fault handler to the entire state machine workflow?

I have a running Site workflow. If the workflow fails for whatever reason, I want to log it in a special way so that I don't have to struggle with the ULS log to figure out what went wrong. How can I ...
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Sharepoint Task Items Title Field - change URL to point at a custom form

I am currently developing a custom workflow which has it's own approval process when publishing documents to a list. I have created a new form for use which approves/rejects the file. The approval ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 - “Unable to load workflow actions from the server…”

I have a few custom workflows created by another developer on my dev sharepoint farm. We recently realized that you can apparently not just migrate these things with the rest of the content in a ...
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modify web.config programatically to add a workflow authorized type

I need to add a line in the web.config under authorizedtypes, I want to do it with a wsp solution so that sharepoint takes care of syncrhonizing it with other front end servers. I just want to put ...
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Output parameters in sharepoint designer are not working

Here is what I have A custom activity with 2 in parameters and 2 out parameters. The custom activity code works fine and in debugging mode the parameter is set. I created some log activities, after ...
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what book would you recommend for developing workflows in visual studio

What books would you recommend for developing workflows in visual studio 2010? I'm wanting something that doesn't just cover the basics. -thanks,
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Workflow security exception with custom dll

I have a workflow that uses a custom dll that I built. I have placed the dll into Inetpub website bin folder. custom dll has 2 classes XMLUtilities now refferd to as xml Sharepoint helper now ...