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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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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How to develop a SharePoint Designer Workflow Action for use in SharePoint (2013) online

Over the past few years I have been developing custom workflow actions - for use in SharePoint Designer workflows - for SharePoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 (on-premise). See this example for the kind of ...
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Definitive answer to sending emails to SP Group from Workflow

I understand that there are some issues when you use SharePoint group in To/CC field in "Send Email" activity in a workflow designed using SharePoint 2010. I searched on internet for solution and I ...
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modify web.config programatically to add a workflow authorized type

I need to add a line in the web.config under authorizedtypes, I want to do it with a wsp solution so that sharepoint takes care of syncrhonizing it with other front end servers. I just want to put ...
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How to create a sandboxed workflow action within Microsoft SharePoint Online 365

I have followed the steps on http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff798499.aspx in order to create a custom sandboxed workflow action, and have deployed this into a site workflow in Microsoft ...
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How to make custom workflow activity parameter optional

I'm developing a custom Sharepoint 2010 workflow activity and I need some of it's parameters to be optional. For example, I need a user, using Sharepoint Designer, to be able to specify document path, ...
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Custom Activity Dependency Property Inheritance

I have created a couple of custom workflow activities for SharePoint 2007 and they are working. However, I find that my custom activities share a lot of properties/methods and so I have attempted to ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Workflow: Create multiple tasks and change them

I want to write a workflow which creates and updates tasks when the workflow item is changed. For example: the workflow-item has a multivalue field with users who should approve the workflow-item: ...
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MOSS 2007 standard workflow

Is there anyway to a user with permission to start a workflow on all existing in a library over again? I mean not only when new item is created or changed, but in my case it's sometimes needed just to ...
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How to deploy a custom SharePoint Workflow Activity

I Created a VS 2010 project with a custom workflow activity and I wish to deploy that to the server. My development machine does not have SharePoint installed, so I decided to use WSP Builder. I ...
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Custom workflow activity shows up but can't be selected?

I have created a custom workflow activity and successfully deployed it. The issue I am running into is that when I try to select it when creating a workflow using SharePoint designer, nothing ...
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Debugging SharePoint Designer Workflow

I have email workflow in a SharePoint site. I created it using sharepoint designer. It sends an email whenever an item in list is created or modified. It was working fine few days before.Now,I have ...
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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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Workflow to sent attachments and mark completed in a List

My client emails the same document to users within the company and also outside the company. I would like to set up a workflow within SharePoint that will do this very same thing and mark a check box ...
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Generating User Security Context from a SharePoint Online workflow Activity

I have following SharePoint components-- A SharePoint online site with bunch of document libraries. Deployed workflow custom actions using visual studio and sandbox solution. Created provider ...
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How to use custom task activity inside while in visual studio 2010 sequential workflow?

How to use custom task activity inside while in visual studio 2010 sequential workflow? I am using custom task activity which is in replicator activity and this is executed inside while condition . ...
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Delay Activity is not working - Is this fixed in SharePoint 2010?

I have a sequential workflow with some DelayActivities in it which do not work (most of the time). Once the time elapses they don't fire and workflow just waits forever. Found this after searching ...
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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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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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How to create workflow & submit data using infopath form?

I have designed the Form in InfoPath. I want to submit the form's data in my Sharepoint site. Sothat the supervisor(the higher level)person can check the details and he can Approve/Reject the ...
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How to debug the error "This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited”?

From time to time, some of my SP2010 site workflows fail with this message: This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited I believed I have fixed this but from time to ...
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Best practices - SharePoint 2013 code activies vs. custom web service

For example I need to declare an item as a record. Apparently there is no REST API for record management. So no declarative workflow activity and REST service calls. That leaves me with a custom ...
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SendEmail Activity in Workflow created with Visual Studio 2010

I am creating a workflow in visual studio. This is what i want it to do....when triggered by creation of a list item i want it to send an email to a permission group with a link in the body to the ...
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Sharepoint Workflows in VS 2010

Currently, we have a business process management tool and we are looking to replace it with SharePoint. The good thing with our current tool is that you define a rigorous workflows and force users to ...
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custom approval workflow, provide approval link via email

I'm putting together a custom approval workflow. One of the requirements is to send an email to approvers were they can click a link to either approve or disapprove the item verses browsing to a task ...
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SP 2010 Workflow Collect Data from CURRENT User

I'm working with SharePoint 2010 workflows. I need to collect data from the current user then send an email. Specifically, I need to collect the email address of the recipient of the email. What is ...
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Create Workflow 2010 custom activity on Sharepoint 2013

I'm using a Sharepoint 2010 Workflow to change list item permissions. Everything's working fine but now I'm required to assign permissions to a list of users which will be contained on a user field ...
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Refresh the page to see changes in list view?

I am using SharePoint 2010. I created a simple workflow. Do I always need to refresh the page in order to see the workflow's progress on the view? For example, I have a workflow that is started when ...
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Custom Workflow Action With Code in SharePoint online 2013

I have created Custom Workflow Action based on this msdn article and SPUserCodeWorkflowContext return Hashtable results with specific values. Its worked and implement on my SharePoint Workflow ...
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Adding Approvers in a Sequential Workflow Visual Studio

I have a sequential workflow which is associated to a listwhich contains column name Business Process which could be Purchase Order, Sales, Leave Request etc I have another list 'Approvers' which ...
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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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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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Task notification email shows Due Date of “None”

The OOTB Approval workflow sends task notifications to the CC line you specify when triggered from a workflow. I've noticed in the email notification the Due By is None, even though I specify the ...
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How do I run Microsoft Open XML code to extract data from a Word document in SharePoint 2010

I have a need to extract arbitrary data from a Word document (docx) that has been uploaded into a SharePoint document library and place it into a column in the document's list record. As far as data ...
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Can not find web.Config of Empty SharePoint Project to Create an authorized type entry

I'm trying to write a custom workflow action and after searching I find this article and some other that referred to it. I follow the instructions step by step, but at the last step, author said: ...
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Add column to Workflow Status page

I have created a State Machine Workflow and I want to add another column on the Workflow Status page. Currently there are "Assigned To", "Title", "Due Date", "Status", "Related Content" and ...
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How to make two activities communicate in my workflow

I'm working on a workflow in which I'm calling a custom activity. After the call of the custom activity I'm trying to get properties which have been changed in the custom activity in my ...
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How to add a fault handler to the entire state machine workflow?

I have a running Site workflow. If the workflow fails for whatever reason, I want to log it in a special way so that I don't have to struggle with the ULS log to figure out what went wrong. How can I ...
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Output parameters in sharepoint designer are not working

Here is what I have A custom activity with 2 in parameters and 2 out parameters. The custom activity code works fine and in debugging mode the parameter is set. I created some log activities, after ...
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Custom Action in Designer for While Loop

How to implement Custom action for While Loop useful in Designer.. Any ideas will be appreciated!
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SPWeb.GetListItem returns null in custom workflow activity

I created an custom workflow activity with the following code: namespace Custom.SharePoint { public class CustomActivity : Activity { #region Fields public static readonly ...
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Where is “Post-completion Workflow Activities” in sharepoint 2010?

I am having the same problem(or seems to be the same error) as in this article but I not sure where to check for this. I am using sharepoint 2010 and made a custom workflow through Visual Studios ...
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Cannot set unknown member 'LookupSPListItem.ItemId' on Workflow activation

We have a customer who is using SharePoint Server 2013 RTM. We developed the workflows using VS 2013, and when pushing the workflow into the Staging servers, they do not activate. The error shown on ...
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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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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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How to send e-mail to choices made by user input through workflow

I have a list where in users can submit certain information and same is picked up by a group to resolve it. So in the user input form we have an option of "Request team" which has a list of group ...
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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 ...