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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...