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 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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Security Token For HttpSend Activity in SP2013 (On-Premise) for calling external Web API

I have an On-Premise SharePoint 2013 site configured for Multi Tenancy with FBA. I have a SP 2013 workflow. In that, I need to call a Web API from another IIS site, built using ASP.Net MVC. To be able ...
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SP Designer Workflow not firing in email enabled discussion list

I have enabled incoming email in a discussion board list and I can receive emails correctly. I want to trigger a workflow when emails are received or when items are added. I have a workflow but it ...
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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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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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replace text in Sharepoint designer workflow

I have a List with a item of multistring value with length greater than 255.e.g 500 characters. The workflow needs to run on every change and not manually. I am using SharePoint 2013 online version ...
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How to Copy List item to Another list using sharepoint designer 2013 workflow

I have used this workflow action in past with designer 2007, 2010, but 2013 sharepoint designer has Copy List Item workflow action missing. i am building a workflow in 2013 deisnger, now i want to ...
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Workflow Question: Email sent from SP upon posting a new announcement contains markup

I have an announcement list in SP 2013 that has a workflow which sends an email out to all staff once a new announcement is posted. This list is also enabled to receive content via email, which works ...
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How to return field from specific workflow task as Data source in Lookup tool?

In short . . . How do I do this: ? In Step 1 of my workflow, the first action is to create/assign a task with Task ID of TaskID1. For the next action, how do I assign a field the value of a ...
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Comment an Activity in Visual Studio Workflow

In Visual Studio Workflow for SharePoint 2013, is it possible to comment an activity (not Annotation)? I have a Visual Studio Workflow, in which I want to temporarily exclude an activity. So, I want ...
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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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Difference between Association, Initiation, Modification, and Task Edit form

What are the difference between these forms? Association form Initiation form Modification form Task edit form
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delayactivity not workfing

I am trying to create a simple sequential workflow using delayactivity. before that i was using hard coded while loop as per : sharepoint custom workflow terminates automatically after some time but ...
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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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Workflow Task Process

Is there a way to get the task ID , when using "START A TASK PROCESS" in SP 2013, it works when using "Assign a task process" however. The only reason I have to use this, is because I have dynamic ...
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NullReferenceException When Clicking a Task in Workflow Designer

When I click on a SingleTask activity in Visual Studio 2012 Workflow Designer I get the following exception: ------------------------- Workflow Designer ------------------------- ...
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Update Sharepoint 2013 Workflow with custom activities

I want to update my workflow 2013 with custom activities keeping running workflows going. Now I can do it only with a workflow without activities: I've added ReplaceContent="TRUE" to the workflow's ...
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Workflow Activity running multiple times, not the whole workflow just one activity

We have a custom workflow (not from Designer) that we ported from WSS to SharePoint 2010. For some reason one activity runs multiple times. Any ideas how I can resolve this? Here's the ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Copy Item Action Succeeds but Throws Error

I have a very simple SharePoint 2010 workflow on a Document List in a SharePoint 2013 environment that checks a field on the current item an then copies the document to a different document list. The ...
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Minor version comment with publishing workflow appears after approve it

I want to know where I can see the minor version comment on a publishing workflow, when it we click approve it. To explain more: I have a OOTB publishing workflow on Pages library with versioning ...
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Workflow with custom async webservices Skip some Requests

I've built a custom workflow activity for Sp 2010. this one does nothing else than calling an Custom Web Services asynchronously private void codeActivity1_ExecuteCode(object sender, EventArgs e) ...
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Using Tasks:Assigned To from approval workflow in another workflow

In SharePoint Designer 2010, I want to run the OOB Approval workflow on a pdf. After that workflow completes I want to kick off another workflow that will check the Approval Status, and if that status ...
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Prevent viewer accessing and search Task List

We are using SP2013 on-premise standard edition. On a site collection we have setup several Approval workflow. These workflows will create "task" on "Workflow Task" list. Only user with "contribute" ...
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Error trying create workflow with custom activity

In SharePoint Designer1 I'm trying to create a workflow which will execute once a document library receives a new document. The custom activity read all items of another list which has two columns: ...
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Workflow action when publish document

Are there a workflow action (SP 2013) who's fired when publishing a document. I need to transform .doc in pdf when the doc is published. How can i achieve this? thanks
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What is the characteristics of a site before configuration of Workflow manager?

I want to create a site and then I want to configure a workflow manager/client based on this site. Can you please tell me the site what characteristics should be?
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SP 2010 Workflow Created Discussion Board, Cannot see list of Replies in LIST

Created a discussion board in Sharepoint 2010. Added a workflow to display Reviewer 1, 2, & 3's status of disposition. I do not need any emails sent out or any special features, except i cannot ...
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Issue with SharePoint 2010/2013 workflow to rename documents

I have an workflow in SharePoint site 2013 which will rename all the documents uploaded/FTPed into the library. We recieve documents with the same names daily. E.g. If the document name is "Report", ...
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Creating a 2010 SharePoint Workflow Condition “Is one of ” or “Starts with”

I want to create a 2010 SharePoint Designer workflow condition based on multiple options. For example, if a drop-down menu option has X, X1, X2, X3, Y, Z as a choice; I would like to create a ...
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SPD Workflow Custom Action - Cannot create unknown type

I have written a custom workflow activity in Visual Studio 2012. I have deployed the dll and allowedtypes.xml etc etc and it is showing up when I look in Sharepoint Designer to add an action. I can ...
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Custom Workflow Action - Reference File Missing

I made a custom workflow action which is meant to add a certain user to a given group. I have managed to deploy my action so that it was added to a workflow using Sharepoint Designer. When I run the ...
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Error: “This operation can not be performed at runtime” when adding workflow activity at runtime

I am adding SharePoint workflow activity at runtime, depends on configuration done by user in Workflow Association form. I am adding simple log to history activity but getting error "This Operation ...
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SharePoint 2013 VS Workflow - LookupSPGroup not returning results

I am using Visual Studio 2013 to develop a workflow for a SharePoint 2013 site. When creating my workflow I need to lookup a field in a document library to get the name of the document owner (this ...
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How to show associated list item on out of the box task approval form of Workflow using visual studio

At the time of approval, I want to show list items in non-editable (view) mode. I have created worfklow in Visual studio. It works fine. But I also have to show Associated List items on the approval ...
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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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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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Workflow stuck on WaitForFieldChange

I have a problem with VS workflow which gets stuck on the WaitForFieldChange activity. Nothing is displayed, the activity simply does not detect a change in the field (change verified with SharePoint ...
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Imported Workflow Error -Path needs to point to valid

I imported a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow into Visual Studio 2013. Once imported I got this error on all my activities Path needs to point to valid. Anyone know how to fix this?
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Workflow codeactivity to download file from document library

The following code works in a console application but returns a 401 error from a workflow code activity. The aim is to download and process a .eml file from a Sharepoint 2013 document library. SP and ...
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Error deploying SharePoint 2013 Workflow from Visual Studio 2013 with Custom Code Activity

I am currently trying to develop a SharePoint 2013 Workflow in Visual Studio, which includes a Custom Code Activity. While the Workflow is not finished, yet, before adding the Custom Activity, ...
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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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Custom Workflow Code Activity

I am trying to create a custom workflow activity that inherits from CodeActivity and thus has code behind. In the XAML, I changed the declaration for and I added a partial class with the same name ...
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SP 2013 workflow CompositeTask CompletionCriteria

Designing a declarative workflow with Visual Studio 2013 I try to use a CompositeTask to fulfill the following requirements approval workflow for multiple users with a parallel task if at least 50% ...
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traduction of <p:> in ActivityBuilder

Sequence DisplayName="MonWorkflow" p:GetCurrentItemId DisplayName="Activite_one"/ /Sequence in ActivityBuilder what is the traduction for p: ? ab.Implementation = new Sequence { ...
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Why won't my workflow work with multiple if conditions?

I am trying to create a SharePoint 2010 workflow with multiple if conditions. The problem is that on the first if condition is running. Example: If Inspection equals Yes<br> and Form Received ...
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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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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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SP2010 workflow activity on SP2013

We have a custom workflow activity created for SP2010. Now we are deploying it to SP2013. It gets deployed but can't see it in SP Designer 2013. Is there anyway I can reuse the activity as is in SP ...
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“Remove List Item Permissions” missing in SharePoint Online workflow

I'm trying to change permissions at the item level via a SharePoint workflow. A lot of posts point to using 2010 workflows in 2013 SharePoint Designer, and one of the actions the posts say is ...