SharePoint workflow refers to the automation of a business process by step by step execution of steps. In many cases the workflow instances have indeterminate delays and overall duration due to the necessity to interact with human users. This differentiates workflow from other means of automation ...

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Visual Studio Workflow - Composite task is assigned to users only not to groups

I have created a Workflow in Visual Studio and encountered a problem with a Composite Task. To test I assigned the task to a String Collection that contains 2 Users and 3 User Groups. Each Group ...
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Problem Starting 2013 Workflow from Powershell

I have a scenario where I need to kick off a 2013 SPD workflow from a powershell script. This should be possible using the StartWorkflowOnListItem method. My script is as follows: Add-PSSnapin ...
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Send notifications

This is my first question, and I thank you all guys for any help you can provide. I'm working in SP 2010 and basically what I want is to send a notification for every 'Site' that appears in a separate ...
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How to apply workflow to items that are already in a list?

Ok. I have a list of Asset Items. I want to write a workflow to send out an email when the item's warranty will expire within 30 days. I know that when I write the workflow it is triggered either ...
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What permissions do I need to open site & workflows in Sharepoint Designer 2007

I'm trying to view/edit a workflow in Sharepoint 2007, but keep getting denied access. In Sharepoint Designer, I click open site, then I put in the URL of the site. Only a portion of the site ...
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Copy an item list with a kind of condition WHERE

I would like to know if it's possible with SharePoint designer 2010 (foundation) to copy an item from a list to an another list WHERE this another list name = targeted first list column value ? For ...
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SharePoint 2010 Approval Workflow

I don't have access to OOTB approval workflows as we use SharePoint 2010 Foundation. Does anyone have an example they can share, which shows an list approval workflow in SharePoint Designer, together ...
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Updating External List via Workflow - Columns Missing

I have a BCS model that I've created a list instance in SharePoint off of and I'm using a workflow to copy over some values. Everything works great, except the identifier is not showing up as a field ...
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Workflow Manager 1.0 will install but NOT configure

I have successfully installed Workflow Manager 1.0 (and its prerequisites) on my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine that is hosting SharePoint 2013. I attempt to go into the Workflow Manager ...
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Cannot see reusable workflow after activate the feature

I am using SP2013 standard and Sharepoint designer 2013 I created a reusable workflow in a site collection. It only contains one step which is send an email to "this item" creator. Using SPD I saved ...
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Sequential Workflow: The file has been modified by SHAREPOINT\system on

I have a squential workflow that takes Account IDs as plain text from a InfoPath input and converts them into a SPUser field. I can't get the the item to update bc an exception is throw on the Update ...
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Send Email when document is rejected

My scenario: In document library there are folders which are created automatically. Managers uploads files into them, client approves/rejects those folders as a whole. Well, setting a workflow which ...
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Error while setting Variable of type String with value of GUID

Using SharePoint Designer 2010 I've made a workflow that contains of a couple of steps: First I'm setting a variable called GUID (type String) to the value of a List item from List1. Secondly, I'm ...
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Turn off pop-up window after downloading document

After I download the document using the button in document library I get this text: The document was uploaded successfully. Use this form to update the properties of the document. And this ...
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sharepoint workflow rest api add role assignment exception

I develop a workflow and i want to grant unique permission on item in list using sharepoint rest api ...
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SharePoint Workflows QA Environment

We have a 2013 SharePoint environment for a mid-sized company. I was discussing the need to develop OOTB SharePoint workflows in QA vs directly on production and we disagreed on what was best practice ...
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List all workflows with WorkflowServices throws exception. GetWorkflowDeploymentService returns null

I try to list all site workflows. I followed several examples and try to get the workflows by using CSOM and JSOM. This always fails with the error message: Cannot invoke method or retrieve ...
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Update recursive items

I have a list with this this structure: Id,Title ,Weight,ParentId that parentId reference to Item in this list. I want to update all parents "Weight" fields when a child "Wieght" field changed by ...
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Approval workflow with Nintex in SharePoint server 2010? [on hold]

How to create an approval workflow for SharePoint list using nintex workflow 2010 in SharePoint server 2010. Workflow process: Create deal Send for approval Approve/Reject: if approve it will ...
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Error Configuring Workflow Manager

I upgraded workflow manager to 1.0 Refresh but now I can't get it to configure, I get the following error: VERBOSE: [03/04/2014 11:09:30]: Validating input and configuration parameters. VERBOSE: ...
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Coercion Failed: Can't get workflow to send notification to “Assigned To” user

I've created a simple workflow to send a notification email to the "Created By" user which works nicely. What I wanted to do is use the "Assigned To" built-in lookup instead, which is a "People ...
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User permission Problem for workflows in wss-3.0

Im running wss-3.0 on a Windows Server 2003 machine. The User Accounts are AD based. I made a Calendar List with 3 different Permission Groups. Users that can only read the list Users that can add ...
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SPO Content Type Inheritance and Copying Content between Lists and Sites

Let's imagine I got 2 sites on SPO as follows: /sites/sales /sites/projects Let's also imagine I would have 3 content types (in content type hub) with the following inheritance Case Offer ...
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Task List ItemAdded Receiver doesn't work for workflow created tasks

Why doesn't the ItemAdded Receiver get called when a task was created by a workflow, but when a user created a task it does? I tried setting the Receivers ListUrl to my list URL and tried using the ...
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Approval/Feedback workflow: how to change the task status with a custom button on InfoPath Form?

I created two workflows, one based on the approval workflow and another based on the feedback workflow via SharePoint Designer 2010. For both workflows I'm trying to find a solution to add a custom ...
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Infopath form opens as read only and cannot be submitted by only some users

We have an infopath form that we created so our staff can submit their expenses through SharePoint. This form then needs to be signed and approved by someone in upper management. Once a form is ...
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Sharepoint Designer Workflow Error “Stage title is empty”

I've been developing a SharePoint Workflow for a Project Server site for almost a month, everything worked fine until yesterday. Now when I try to edit the workflow through Sharepoint designer I get ...
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List item Approval Status by Workflow

I have made a 2013 workflow for a list but I cannot get it to work the way I want it too. At the moment it sends me a task to approve or reject the submitted item but it's only on the task itself not ...
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Copy items from one library to other

I am trying to find out why it takes Workflow at least an hour to copy items from one library to another library within same site (50 items). But it takes less than a minute to copy the same number of ...
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Sharepoint 2013 - How to lookup custom string in workflow task

I'm creating a workflow that assigns a task to a person. After that person completes the task, they are required to input a string of text (a server URL) before they can press "Approve." Once this is ...
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Can we trigger a SP2013 WorkFlow using REST API + Jquery?

Can anyone suggest whether there is any possibility how to trigger a SP2013 WorkFlow using REST API & Jquery ?
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SharePoint Designer Notification workflow

I am using SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Designer to attempt to create a workflow that will notify a given user of an upcoming due date. This due date is defined in the list I am running the ...
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What happens to a paused workflow when the item is changed?

Let's suppose we have a workflow that is triggered when a task item is created or modified (as chosen in the settings for the workflow). The workflow contains a step that pauses until the day before ...
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SharePoint workflow canceled on start only when automatic

I'm having a strange issue with a Visual Studio Sequential workflow. We're uploading files to SharePoint Document Library via Client Object Model using File.SaveBinaryDirect. Error in log is as ...
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SharePoint Contacts Automated Email Drip Campaign

I'm looking for an automated email drip campaign for SharePoint. I want to automatically respond and follow up with leads sending automated responses to leads that are captured thorough web forms. I ...
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Organizing specific content

Situation: I'm creating a "Technology Request for New Employees" form, using InfoPath, a custom list, and related workflow(s). My department has a information site, accessible to anyone that can log ...
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Hide list item with Workflow

Is there any way I can hide a list item that is posted to a custom list until it's approved by a content owner? If so how can I do that?
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custom SPD workflow not working after server restart -'Failed on Start (retrying) '

MOSS 2007 WSS 3.0 Have an Infopath form library with custom SPD workflow which worked beautifully until the server was restarted.I can create basic workflows against this form library that will send ...
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SendMail activity problem in Visual Studio 2013 workflows

i am using visual studio 2013 and working on SharePoint Workflows In some Else branch i was inserting an SendMail, and surprise: the mail sending was not working even if in debug i have seen that ...
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How can I retrieve the AD account name for an email address using a sharepoint workflow

I am currently working on a list that will display contact information. I would like to set things up so that someone can just past several email addresses into a list (in the datasheet view), after ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow to create item in a folder does not work

I have a SPD 2013 workflow that is attempting to create an item in a folder within a list (NOT a doc library). I am using SharePoint online. I have seen a post elsewhere that says you can set the ...
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Creating sharepoint 2013 workflow in designer

I am new to topic of creating workflows in Sharepoint. What I would like to achieve is creating a workflow that acts as following: It starts automatically upon adding new item to document library ...
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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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Capacity planning for a Workflow Manager Farm

I'm planning a WFM farm deployment for my SharePoint farm. I'm having difficulty estimating the DB instance storage. Microsoft does not really have any recommendations for storage and I'm not sure ...
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Unable to set calendar event field in workflow

I need a list with all of Calendar fucntions, but do not need all of the columns. So, 1) I have created a custom content type with the same site columns defined in Event content type. I had to move ...
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Workflow for sitepages in sharepoint

is it possible to set workflow for sites pages in the SharePoint. We require user's to edit the site pages, but should trigger a content approval before publishing. is it possible?.
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Sharepoint 2007: How to update an item of the attached library within a Workflow?

I am new user to SharePoint and creating a Workflow where an item in the attached Library needs to be updated upon certain conditions. The SharePoint Help tutorial mentions not to update a data field ...
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SharePoint Workflow Error -The given key was not present in the dictionary

I have created a SharePoint 2013 Workflow in Visual Studio 2012. This workflow is activated when a list item is modified. Once the list item modified, the workflow shows as the started. But on ...
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SharePoint 2010 Approval Workflow MS Office Permissions

I have an approval workflow setup which is running fine from within SharePoint, though when a user checks in a document from MS Office as a major version, the workflow initiation form never displays. ...
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How can I extract the InfoPath forms for a Visual Studio workflow from SharePoint?

I am looking to extract InfoPath forms from a SharePoint environment that are initiation / association forms of a Visual Studio workflow. The solution obviously puts the forms to the features folder ...