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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Identify SharePoint Designer Workflows using Custom actions

We have a very large Web Applications which has around hundred OOB workflows and some might be using custom actions as well. How can I get the list of the workflows which are using these custom ...
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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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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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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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SharePoint 2013 task url issue

Possible Duplicate I am working on SharePoint 2013 visual studio workflow, while creating the single task activity email body, I am using '%TaskSpecial: TaskUrl%' token <a ...
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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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Error on publishing workflow with custom activity

I have created a custom action using visual studio for SharePoint 2013. I have done this multiple times following instructions from various blogs and every time I get the below mentioned error. (0, ...
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Serialize Deserialize RuleDefinition

I've created a Windows workflow RuleDefinition programmatically using the CodeDom objects in the rules object model. I've serialized into a string to save it in a SharePoint list, using the method ...
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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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“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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Approval Workflow with both serial and parallel steps

Is there any way to have both a serial and parallel steps in an Approval or Signature Collection Workflow? The rough workflow I am after looks like: User Submits Parallel Approval by users: A, B, ...
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SQL Server patching and Running workflow instances

One of the SharePoint 2013 application had approval workflows. When an item was added/modified, it send out the notification for approval. The approver actioned item by approving the same. But the ...
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Can you redirect a user once a workflow completes?

I've created a form that starts a workflow when a new item is created. The user is redirected to a "Please Wait" page while the workflow takes the data that was entered and creates a calendar event. ...
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workflow 2013 view permission does not execute

I have a workflow 2013 calling workflow 2010 to run the Impersonate step so that permissions on a custom list that is submitted by the user is set to view only. I want to change these permissions so ...
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Useful Sharepoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities

I am using Useful Sharepoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities (dp.sharepoint.workflow.wsp) that contain Activity Send Email with List Attachments. Activity is added as an action to designer ...
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Update Workflow with PowerShell

I have a MOSS 2007 environment which we are upgrading to SharePoint 2013. I have a lot of Designer Workflows in 2007 that usually involve simple activities like sending mail. However some of the mail ...
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Sharepoint Hosted App : Loop through all list items using site workflow

I have to iterate through all list items for specific list using site workflow in sharepoint hosted app. My list is on app web.Based on Task Status column value of each list item ,I have to send email ...
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Workflow Custom Activity deploy in multi server environment

I have been working on a project that involves developing a custom workflow activity for SharePoint 2013. I am developing it in a single server environment working with http. My problem occurs when ...
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SharePoint Document Library Approval workflow

In SharePoint Document Library I've created a Out Of Box workflow. Document will be uploaded by user It will go to lead once lead will approve it will go to manager once Manager will approve than ...
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Any open source repositories of pre-built workflow actions/activities? - SP2010

After playing with workflows for the past few weeks, I've begun to reach the limits of the base actions. Are there any pre-built actions available online?
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Confirm Email Notices from Workflow

I am having a problem with a custom workflow where the assignees are stating that they aren't getting the emails. The workflow history states (minus the commas): "9/29/2014 12:55 PM, Comment, ...
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Visual Studio not seeing workflow 2013 task list fields in activity

I'm trying to use WaitForFieldChange activity in VS2013 for SP2013 on task list defined in VS solution. Yet the FieldName dropdown for this list is empty: ( http://i.stack.imgur.com/EMp5C.png ) ...
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“Unexpected error on server associating the workflow”, when i define multiple If statement inside my workflow

I have created the following workflow inside SharePoint designer:- d now when i check the workflow for errors it mentioned that there are no errors, but when i try publishing the workflow i got the ...
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Why I can't send email per the “assigned to” field

I tried to send an email per the "assigned to" field, but sometimes it work and most of time it is not work. Does any one could share some rule for this?
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Custom activity shows as “started” even after completion in list workflow settings

I have created a custom workflow activity and used it in another sequential workflow project. This custom activity is the last step in the workflow process.The workflow settings in list shows two ...
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CreateTaskWithContentType - The content type of a workflow task must be derived from the Workflow Task content type

I have build a workflow with task list which use two content types for SharePoint 2010. In my workflow I want to use the activity CreateTaskWithContentType which should create a new workflow task. The ...
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Setting OnWorkflowItemChanged Before/After Properties in SharePoint 2010 Sequential Workflow

I’m noticing there doesn’t seem to be a way, at least through the designer, to set the Before/After Properties of an OnWorkflowItemChanged activity. What I currently get is a Object Collection Editor ...
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SP2013 - How to create a workflow to pull data from another list

I have 2 lists: List 2 has 2 text columns: Display Name and Email. List 1 is a form with a "Manager Notification" multiple values lookup into List 2 and pulling the Display Name field. The "Manager ...
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How to add C# code to SharePoint 2013 workflows?

I worked in workflows for SharePoint 2010. I am new for SharePoint 2013 Workflows. But I am wondered that there is no code action present in workflow actions. How do I proceed? Please guid or provide ...
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How to get a PrincipalID from Announcement list instance in SharePoint 2013 workflow

I am trying to create a custom workflow project using the steps mentioned at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn584771(v=office.15).aspx. When getting properties ( such as "CreatedBy") ...
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Why I can't active my workflow Feature?

First of all is my website workflow state. The second is my website response when i active my feature. And last one is my register workflow command. I find some more similar questions. But those ...
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How to set the current task status to not started?

I've created a Custom Workflow Activity, and i'm using it at an Approval Workflow. Now, I want to set the current task status to "Not Started" from the Custom Activity, but got nothing so far. Any ...
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Document Conversion Custom Workflow Action SharePoint 2013 in Visual Studio

I have a approval workflow which should generate a pdf file out of an docx-file in the end of the workflow. Therefore I need some kind of custom workflow Action oder Activity. I know that I'll have to ...
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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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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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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 ...