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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Workflow does not wake up from delay activity in staging environment

I have a custom SharePoint 2010 (made in visual studio) workflow that contains a delay activity within a while loop. The workflow works fine in dev and test environments, but not i n the staging ...
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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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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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SP2013 Custom Workflow Deployment issues

I have a custom sequential workflow that works fine when deployed from Visual Studio in my development environment. To deploy to the test environment I follow the following procedure Deactivate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Approvers user tasks

I have site in Sharepoint 2007 server. I am using the workflow to assign task to task list. when task is assign to particular user at that time User is assigned in Approvers group. The problem is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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“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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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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How do I select multiple people from a list based upon a filter in a workflow? (SharePoint 2007)

I have a SharePoint list with assignments of individual persons to a specific real property. Any single property will have 1 or more people associated with it. The people assigned to any given ...
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Visual Studio Sequential Workflow: DeleteTask does not always delete the task

I have a workflow with various branches and loops, and multiple levels of approvals. My approvals are all laid out like this: About 90% of the time, this executes just fine and once the while loop ...
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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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Tasks get completed but workflow Status shows 'Error Occured' and not 'COmpleted' in Sequential Workflow Visual Studio 2010

I have a custom approval sequential workflow which works properly, the task status gets completed When the tasks are 'In Progress' the workflow status also remains "In Progress" but when the task is ...
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What has to be added in the replicatoractivity for the workflow to work

I have a sequential workflow which is associated to a list which contains column name " "Business Process" which could be Purchase Order, Sales, Leave Request etc I have another list 'Approvers' ...
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Special Characters in Workflow search string

Dear SharePoint Community, I have two list with a Logical realation "many to one", list A and list B. If a new item is inserted in list A then a tag (calculated field) is created, having the content ...
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Why I can't access to “these permissions” in my custom workflow activity?

This is my code definition. <RuleDesigner Sentence="Add %1 to Object %2(Output log to %3)"> <FieldBind Field="Permissions" Text="these permissions" Id="1" ...
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custom task action in visual studio workflows

I want to create a flexi task action( like Nintex workflow action) where I can defined my custom business approvals ( I approve but with objections, I approve without objection) I found one way to do ...
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Custom Approval Workflow - need it to have Status = “Not Started”

I noticed that the Tasks start as Not Started, but then somehow flip to In Progress even though nothing has been done by the person the task is Assigned To. Does anyone know why/how to prevent this ...
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Allow for Edit function in custom Approval task

I really need to allow the Task owners to be able to EDIT the information in the Task. Right now they can only do so from the Tasks View but not from the Task Form itself. Can anyone tell me how to ...
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notificaitons and email actions broken on sharepoint 2010 since domain move

We moved to a new domain and with it a new SMTP server. I updated the SMTP info to the new IP but my notifications as well as my email actions in workflow are still not working. Any ideas?
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Deleting a condition in workflow, how to move the workflow actions block up a level

I have a block of workflow actions that were supposed to run if a condition were true. I've eliminated the need on that condition however, and deleted the condition. Now I'm not able to compile the ...
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How to use Workflow to Copy a document into a Document Set instance

I have a workflow that creates a document set instance in a library and I wanted to extend it to create a document inside that Document Set instance. Unfortunately I cannot rely on default doc set ...
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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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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 : ...