A variable is a data storage location or cache inside a workflow that contains data associated with a workflow.

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How can you create a dynamic link to a workflow initiation form in a workflow-based e-mail?

Process: User Creates Item Admin receives "approve this" e-mail with a dynamic link Admin selects dynamic link in e-mail Admin is taken to initiation form of second approval workflow Admin selects ...
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Sharepoint Workflows and Managed Term Sets

Platform: Sharepoint 2010 with Sharepoint Designer 2010 Are there any explanations out there on how to create a workflow with an email template that is sent to certain people based on a taxonomy term ...
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Is there a way to make a workflow run every Monday?

Context: I have a list that we use as a sort of newsfeed. I have a workflow which, when an item is created on the newsfeed, copies the contents into a new list item on a secondary list. What I am ...
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2013 Workflow - Clearing a field

Using SP2013, SPD2013, 2013 Workflow I'm building some workflows that, at various stages, need to clear the data from a field. In this case it is a "Person or Group" field. The way I'm trying to do ...
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Populate field value from a look up with the same index as another column

I know the title may be confusing, but I'm not sure how to word it better. I have a column from which my users will select an value in a look up table. Based on what they have selected, I want a ...
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Modify Approval Status Value

I am sending an email through workflow and would like to indicate the Approval status. For example, I want the email to look like this: Your request has been Approved by the Administrator. OR ...
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Name instead of ID - SPD Workflow

I have created a SharePoint 2010 workflow using SPDesigner2010. This workflow sends out a html formatted email using several combined dynamic strings whenever someone publishes a blog post. The ...
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How to insert a sentence in a list workflow email depending on a condition?

I want to use a single email to either send a new or updated item email. If I create a column containing a choice of two sentences (one indicates the email contains a new item and the other an update)...
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Retrieve all items from list column in one SPD variable

I am using SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow platform. Daily our user post some press clippings in SharePoint description column, then we have to send all these descriptions in single email at the ...
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ActivityNotFoundException during feature activation

I have a workflow 2013 included in Full trust solution (WSP). When I add a variable of type DynamicValue to the workflow and try to deploy the solution using VS 2012 I get the error during feature ...
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Currency Data in a Workflow variable rounds to nearest dollar, want to have cents, too

I have one list called Capital Projects with Orig Budget, Amount Spent, Amount Left. I have another list with invoices with Invoice number and TotalAmount. I wrote a workflow that runs every time an ...
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SP 2010: How to print comments collected in workfloow, in email

I have setup my first SharePoint Foundation 2010 system but I have hit a wall with regards to a workflow I have created. In the workflow, I collect two fields "Approval Status" and "Manager Notes," ...
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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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Assign collect data from user

Need to create workflow that assigns "Collect data from user" to variable. What format the data in the variable has to be? I was trying email, DOMAIN\Name but it is failing with "Approval ...
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Workflow Error - Sharepoint logs

I am encountering strange behaviour of custom workflows and cannot find any clue for it. Error seems to be independent from the item data - even if the item data is the same, usually workflow works ...
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Workflow for current version of excel document

I have an excel document I am maintaining on SP, and at-least once a week this document needs to be mailed to several people. Not all are SharePoint enthusiast so I need to maintain their requirements ...
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How To Wait For A Contact Change

I'm making a workflow that needs to be stopped whenever a field change. This is working find for a date field and a string field. I save the initial values at the top of flow and use wait for field ...
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2013 workflow multiple value managed metadata

I've got a 2013 workflow that looks up a value in another list based upon the value in a managed metadata column. It was based on this discussion. And it is working if the column is restricted to one ...
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Coercion Failed issue

I have this issue, it´s a simple workflow: users have to input two dates and the workflow should wait until one of those dates and send an email when that date is "today". It just doesn´t work at all, ...
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SP2010 Lists and Email Notifications

Being not the most technically ept developer (I'm learning as I go) I'm stuck with a question I've been asked to find a solution for in regards to Sharepoint 2010 and list data. Situation: Each day ...
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Discussion Board reply subject for workflow

I'm creating a workflow for a discussion board, that will create a new item in an announcements list. The idea is to have announcements such as New Forum Post: 'This is a new post' was posted by me@...
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How to access workflow variable in association form created in SharePoint designer?

I need to access a worflow variable in an association form created using the action 'Collect data'.
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Sharepoint 2010 SPD Workflow Email SharePoint Group specified in Association Form?

Trying to do something, that I swear I've done before, and I think definitely should be possible, but wondering if I am missing something here. I am using SPD2010 to create a custom Resusable ...
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SharePoint 2013 & Visual Studio 2015 Workflow httpsend

I am using SharePoint 2013 Enterprise version. I have already configure Workflow 2013 platform. I am creating workflow with visual studio 2105 ultimate version. What I am doing is that I am getting ...
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How to show additional fields from InfoPath in Document Library?

I have a document library of type InfoPath Forms. Currently the columns in the list (Library) only showing some of the InfoPath Fields. I'd like to add the rest of them so they are visible in the ...
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How to get user profile info from AD like ManagerName and E-mail automatically in doc library item

I have a Document Library based on a custom content type and I cannot figure out how to grab information from the user profile. The built-in column called "Created By" knows my "full name" based on my ...
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'Append-Only Comments' not appending

Ok, so here's the background: i have a 3/4 step approval process: User submits item for approval Approver approves(with comment) and tells user they need more details User edits item with necessary ...
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How to use a negative of a numeric column's value in workflow [closed]

I have a column named "How many month before the due date to inform the focal" which is used to know how many months before the due date I need to remind the focal to do his task. The problem is: I ...
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SPoint 2010 SPD woprkflow, day calculating problem

I've made a Workflow (by SPD 2010) where I calculate differences between 2 days. When I run this workflow once for 1 Doc.Library item, it calculate it right. BUT when I use Sheduled running WF to all ...
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Workflow: How to copy current item to a dynamically determined location

Scenario: I have a group of users; each has a private document library (named with their userid). When a person updates a list item I need to put copy of the item into their library (using a codeless ...
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numeric column/field received through API call always gets saved as 0 to designer workflow variable

When I retrieve an O365 site's list's items in the designer workflow (2013) using rest api call, the Number type columns always get set to local integer variables as zeros. I have inspected the ...
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Sharepoint Designer - Workflow - adding date field to email body

I have a list where I am creating a workflow which sends a copy of the list item to both the administrator of the list and the creator of the item. I am able to add all fields apart from the date ...
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How do I get information from SharePoint 2013 Workflow Tasks?

I have created a Site Workflow in 2013 Designer. I have created custom Outcomes that I have confirmed are working properly. I would like to be able to collect information from the Workflow Tasks and ...
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How to display number in share point email workflow with comma delimit and without $sign attached

I created a custom list with field of type number. I have a email workflow that is based on this list. I wanted this workflow to send an email based on certain conditions on list values. I wanted the ...
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Semicolon delimited text field used in email workflow

unfortunately, I still have some forms on SharePoint 2007. Somehow, a workflow that was created by a previous person disappeared (grew legs and walked away? idk). I am looking to recreate this ...
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Workflow staus values - how to find the numeric value of a manually defined custom workflow status?

I have a long and complex workflow with many stages and steps written in SharePoint Designer 2013. The workflow is associated with a SharePoint library that was published from a form designed in ...
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2010 - Email not sending when custom variable is in to field

In our AD database, the email addresses stored in Sharepoint are often wrong and cause problems for our sites. Unfortunately we don't get much assistance from our AD database administrators, so I need ...
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Looping through SharePoint 2013 using SharePoint Designer Workflow

Any ideas on how I can Loop through list A to get/set variables, one being a list name. Then using those variables, loop through other lists on the site. Basically a nested loop. Problem is I can't ...
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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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Getting Lookup Values Sharepoint Workflow 2013

I'm having problems getting the values from a lookup field and then store in a variable Code: Set Variable: v_related_requirement_intID to Current Item:Release Error: An unhandled exception ...
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Workflow changing Title an Name of the file

Workflow changing Title an Name of the file. in order to change file name including file extension what need to do
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How to get the SPD Workflow Instance column name from the document library using PowerShell

I am having a SPD 2010 workflow created and deployed in my site collection and published globally as a reusable workflow. I have configured the workflow in my document library by associating it with ...
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Is there a string length limit in sharepoint designer?

I have a workflow that is giving unexpected results. The workflow runs when a when an list item is added. It checks and retrieves all attachments on the list item and updates a field with the ...
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Variable in column

I want to ask if it's this possible to do: I have list with column and in this column this value: ID: [%Actual_ID%] Name: [%Name%] And then I want using workflow to send email with this text, but I ...
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Workflow Approval

I have attached a workflow to a form ( with infopath ). I need to add a condition in Sharepoint designer 2010 ( Workflow Approval ) : like this : If List Purchase Orders: Total Price is greather than ...
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How to create variable in visual studio workflow

I am first time creating Workflow in visual studio for SharePoint 2010. Now i need to create variable (Workflow variable) in my workflow but i am not getting any reference or tutorials for create ...