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 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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How to modify replicator activity

I'm using a Replicator Activity in my Workflow. I would like at some point, to modify the list I've given to InitialChildData. I've tried to do something like : ...
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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 ...
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block unauthorised users from completing task in sharepoint 2010 custom workflow

This is a sharepoint 2010 custom approval workflow... I am preventing unauthorised person from approving a task. The while activity checks for a flag (_isStateChanged). The flag is set to true ...
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“On Item Created” SharePoint Designer Workflow doesnt start when creating list items via Code Activity in Visual Studio Workflow

Any help on what authentication settings are required on the application pools for the below simplified scenario: My List item has two fields. "Title" and "Flag" I create a new List Item with the ...
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Render a page during a custom sequential workflow

I am trying to build a sequential workflow on VS2010 that at some point gets the necessary javascript code to render a page. Let's assume the javascript is : <script type="text/javascript"> ...
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How to make custom workflow activity parameter optional

I'm developing a custom Sharepoint 2010 workflow activity and I need some of it's parameters to be optional. For example, I need a user, using Sharepoint Designer, to be able to specify document path, ...
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Definitive answer to sending emails to SP Group from Workflow

I understand that there are some issues when you use SharePoint group in To/CC field in "Send Email" activity in a workflow designed using SharePoint 2010. I searched on internet for solution and I ...
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How to create a sandboxed workflow action within Microsoft SharePoint Online 365

I have followed the steps on http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff798499.aspx in order to create a custom sandboxed workflow action, and have deployed this into a site workflow in Microsoft ...
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Correct way to fix “This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited”

I have a SharePoint 2010 workflow that creates a task. The task has custom form and custom code executed when the form is submitted. Inside the code I'm trying to set the Completed Status on the task ...
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Custom SharePoint Designer 2007 Workflow Activity Works on Test Server, but not production [closed]

Right now I have a Custom Workflow Activity, I've developed on a test server and it's working fine. However when bundled into a .wsp on the test server and deployed to production, SharePoint Designer ...
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Debugging SharePoint Designer Workflow

I have email workflow in a SharePoint site. I created it using sharepoint designer. It sends an email whenever an item in list is created or modified. It was working fine few days before.Now,I have ...
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Workflow EventReceiver (how modify init (start) form of approval workflow)

My problem is: I think that I should create event receiver on SP approval workflow. My custom code in that "receiver" should need to do modification to init form (properties) of that workflow. ...
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Replicator in State Machine workflow

I'm working on a custom approval workflow with a few twists. Given the different states, and reviews, and the need to step back in some scenarios, I'm going with a state machine workflow. In one of ...
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SendEmail Activity in Workflow created with Visual Studio 2010

I am creating a workflow in visual studio. This is what i want it to do....when triggered by creation of a list item i want it to send an email to a permission group with a link in the body to the ...
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Sharepoint Workflows in VS 2010

Currently, we have a business process management tool and we are looking to replace it with SharePoint. The good thing with our current tool is that you define a rigorous workflows and force users to ...
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“Update item” action in SharePoint Designer 2010 on a List

Is my logic correct or am I going crazy. I have a few conditions before using the Update item action in SPD 2010. Example below: If A equals 1 and B equals 2 and C equals 3 and Date1 is greater ...
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Start approval process action in sharepoint designer workflow 2010

I'm using SharePoint designer 2010, I have create workflow. in the workflow I'm using the "Start Approval Process" action. I bump into an error when I operate this action: how I need to configure ...
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Workflows Stopping and detaching themselves from Items : AutoStart Workflow: System.ArgumentException

We have a number of worflows on numerous list's, and they have recently detached them selves from the list , by that i mean that they no longer appear in the workflows area. Also they have stopped and ...
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Custom Action in Designer for While Loop

How to implement Custom action for While Loop useful in Designer.. Any ideas will be appreciated!
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Retrieve associated tasks from custom workflow activity

I created an custom workflow activity specified here: SPWeb.GetListItem returns null in custom workflow activity Now I need to know the user who last updated the associated workflow task. Before my ...
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SPWeb.GetListItem returns null in custom workflow activity

I created an custom workflow activity with the following code: namespace Custom.SharePoint { public class CustomActivity : Activity { #region Fields public static readonly ...
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How to deploy a custom SharePoint Workflow Activity

I Created a VS 2010 project with a custom workflow activity and I wish to deploy that to the server. My development machine does not have SharePoint installed, so I decided to use WSP Builder. I ...
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troubles with a custom SPD activity in sandboxed solution

I want to build a custom activity for SPD 2010 that can extract the full url of a workflow task. I did not found something like this OOB. Did I missed something ? I wrote the following code : ...
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Where is “Post-completion Workflow Activities” in sharepoint 2010?

I am having the same problem(or seems to be the same error) as in this article but I not sure where to check for this. I am using sharepoint 2010 and made a custom workflow through Visual Studios ...
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Workflow to sent attachments and mark completed in a List

My client emails the same document to users within the company and also outside the company. I would like to set up a workflow within SharePoint that will do this very same thing and mark a check box ...
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custom approval workflow, provide approval link via email

I'm putting together a custom approval workflow. One of the requirements is to send an email to approvers were they can click a link to either approve or disapprove the item verses browsing to a task ...
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Custom Activity Dependency Property Inheritance

I have created a couple of custom workflow activities for SharePoint 2007 and they are working. However, I find that my custom activities share a lot of properties/methods and so I have attempted to ...