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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Error generating the task form

I had created a nice reusable 2010 workflow in SharePoint Designer. It operates on a content type. The workflow had some custom infopath forms included and a bunch of variables. Recently I ran into ...
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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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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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Multiple process status in tasks workflow

I am struggling to find a way to let the submitter place an order, the order goes to the responsible person and change it status to be "NOTIFIED" , after that he should be able to enter the order and ...
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automatically create item detail document

I want to create an item detail document(that contains all field values) in document library,when an item is added/updated in list. can we do this in sharePoint either by OTB or doing some coding. ...
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Sharepoint Workflow Task Wrongly assigned

I have created a task list where task are being assigned to different users. For the task: Related Content for texsting367 is first assigned to Jack. And an email link to accept/reject is sent to ...
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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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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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attachments in Send a mail Workflow action

Is it possible to attach images as attachments in "send a mail " SharePoint Designer Action?
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Collect Feedback Workflow for most recent minor draft ONLY

I am new to SharePoint and I am looking to create a Collect Feedback workflow. My goal is to have an automatic workflow that triggers any time a new document is added to my Document Library, but I ...
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Approval workflow tutorial using Visual Studio 2010

I am new in Sharepoint 2010 and up to this point I was working with Sharepoint designer 2010 but it limits my choices so I need to learn how to develop approval workflows in visual studio 2010. I do ...
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Weird workflow problem with custom activity

We have a Visual Studio workflow that I built with VS2013 and running on SharePoint 2013 (it is a SP2013 workflow). The workflow is an application for leave, and after it had been in use for a few ...
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How to set ContentTypeID in CreateTaskWithContentType activity using VS 2013

When I create a task with activity "CreateTaskWithContentType", I can't bind a custom ContentType with the list "Tasks". I created a new content type and select the "Task" as parent, then added this ...
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SharePoint 2013- How update multiple list item using sharepoint designer worlflow?

I have created a list workflow and want to update multiple item update(By using Update list item action) in a list on specific condition but only one item is updating . Is It possible to update ...
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SPD 2013 Workflow

I have a "Team members" multiple person field that triggers an email to the people within the field. I do this by: If field is not empty send email. My question is... If the project manager adds a ...
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Activity Duration Per Task within specified hours

I use the OOB 3 state workflow and the Activity Duration Report to calculate the length of time a list item stays in each state. The OOB duration includes non-business hours. Can I set the time range ...
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HttpSend activity timeout issue in SharePoint online declarative workflow

We have created a custom workflow activity using visual studio and declarative actions. It is deployed to a SharePoint online site collection using a sandbox solution. We have used HttpSend activity ...
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Workflow 2013 Copy Document Issue

I have a document review workflow that, at one stage, copies the document over to another library. Recently, I started having a problem where, when it gets to the copy document action, the workflow ...
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Email going through even though workflow is disabled

We have workflow that send the email to Manager once the item is raised in the list. The problem is that when someone submits the item it send two emails to manager both are with different info in the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...