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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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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Error while publishing the workflow in sharepoint designer 2013

Currently, I've configured workflow manager in sharepoint server 2013 for using shareoint 2013 workflow in designer. But, while publishing the workflow, it shows following error: ...
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Use Event Receiver to Start SPD Workflow when Item is Updated

I've searched all day for guidance about how to create an event receiver that will start a SharePoint Designer workflow when a library item is updated, but haven't been able to find much. I'm very new ...
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Workflow or Script to prevent duplicates from being created

What is the easiest way to create a work flow or script to have a list searched before allowing a new entry to ensure a user doesn't create a duplicate record? Example: Client list, one of the fields ...
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Creating an Approval workflow based on the list values using visual studio 2010

I have a list with the company name, business process and workflow initiation. The Business Process could be Purchase Order/ Leave Request. Workflow Initiation is a radio button which could be ...
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How do you change the approval status back to Pending if an already approved document has been edited?

I have an approval workflow in a document library. It's manually started by the user because they may not want to start it everytime they edit a document. The workflow is as follows: If for UK ...
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Error when adding workflow to more than one list - Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131904

I'm trying to add a feedback workflow to several lists with the BaseTemplate 101 via feature activated event receiver. I'm using SharePoint 2013 My problem is, that the first list works fine, but the ...
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Workflow where only one person from a group needs to approve

I would like to set up a workflow with about three stages. At each stage there would be multiple people a form would be sent to for approval. I want to make it where only one person from that group ...
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SharePoint 2010: 3 of 6 Workflows “Failed on Start”. SharePoint Designer Workflow Works Fine?

Three of the six workflows that are on one of my site collections in SharePoint 2010 are resulting in "Failed on Start" as soon as a document is submitted to a document library. The other three ...
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Permissions to write to External List from Workflow

I'm attempting to create a SharePoint workflow that creates a new item in an external list using the "Create item in [External List Name]" action available in SharePoint Designer. Currently, I keep ...
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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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Error in viewing workflow reports

I have a workflow which seems to be problematic and when I run it I get "an error occured during approval". To see more detailed error logs I clicked on 'view wrokflow reports' in the workflow ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow copy element from one list to another

How to copy by workflow creating element in one list to another list. I can run a workflow, but manualy. I push a tick on "Start workflow automatically when an item is created", but it don't work.
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Email workflow on document library

I want a little change in the email format. The from column appears like : From: Forms [mailto:intranet@nano.com] In above text I don't need the Forms to appear, instead of that i need some other ...
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Workflow on tasks list will not run on items created by a workflow

I have a globally reusable workflow assigned to the 'tasks' content type that sends an email to remind a user one day before the due date of a task. When an item is manually created inside the tasks ...
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How do you access task form field data from approval workflows?

tldr: Need to access Task Form Field data in first Approval step, but nothing shows up. On the bigger scale, I have is a multi-step approval system. On the first approval step, the user inputs the ...
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How to pass a default value to a Workflow Collect task?

Details: SharePoint 2010 Enterprise SharePoint Designer Building workflows in SP Designer My problem: I have a workflow which needs to collect some data from a user - lets say "Account Number" - ...
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Workflow manager registration problems

I am configuring a Workflow manager client on my SP server 2013, but when I want to register it, I get the following error: There is a red line text with this content: Register-SPWorkflowService : ...
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email action in workflow using AD groups

We're using Sharepoint Foundation 2013. I have a workflow (2010 workflow) which will send an email when some1 adds something to the list. Tried it both ways - add the AD group to the email action in ...
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Using Visual Studio 2015 with SharePoint 2013 - WF Projects changing reference version automatically

I have some SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio workflow projects in my solution. Once I opened the solution using Visual Studio 2015, It changed the WF project dll reference as mentioned below. ...
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SPD Workflow trigger emails at specific time intervals

Default Status is "Pending" as Drop down Menu: If requester submits a new form between 3:00 PM to 9:30 AM with Status as Pending Pause until 10:00 AM then send email to the person1 at 10:00 Am ,if ...
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e-mail not firing after the second pause until

I have defined the above workflow in Sharepoint 2007 Late Date is set by the workflow to be 1 day later than the due date (currently it is set to 5 minutes for testing purposes). It is the field ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow: “Not supported in Windows authentication mode” error

I have three tier farm consisting of a WFE, App server and DB server. I have installed Windows Azure Workflow Manager + Client on the app server without any problems and registered it with ...
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Wokflow manager 1.0 refresh upgrades

While upgrading workflow manger 1.0 to Workflow Manager 1.0 refresh, do we need to run workflow manager config wizard after done installing workflow manager 1.0 refresh from web platform installer. ...
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Null pointer exception when executing 2013 workflow

I am fairly new to the SharePoint 2013 product, so please be gentle. My company has recently installed and setup SharePoint 2013 (no users yet) and we are trying to get workflows to work. However, we ...
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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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What happens to a SharePoint Designer workflow when I delete the item it is running on?

I have a workflow on a document library I created in SharePoint Designer 2007. The workflow will pause for a long period, perhaps 90 days or more). What happens to the workflow if the document is ...
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Sharepoint 2010 - External Webservices and Workflows

I've been searching the internet for a little bit for an answer to this question with all my answers have been pointing to "No" and "you can do it in sharepoint 2013" Is there a way to have a ...
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Link directly to Task

I am creating a workflow that creates multiple tasks on the same item for users, and I am using the assign a to-do item workflow step. I also am sending custom emails to each user. I need help ...
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Using CSOM to Start a SharePoint 2010 Workflow with an Assignment Stage Parameter

So I find myself needing to start a SharePoint 2010 Site workflow on a SharePoint Online site. Since this workflow starts a custom task process, it's been created with an Assignment Stage parameter to ...
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Filter not working when I create custom view (screenshots attached)

I have a list named "Test". On this list I enabled approval workflow named "Test". If you take a look at screenshot below which shows "All Items" view you will see 3 items, 2 approved and 1 ...
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Workflow 2013: Creation and modification problem

Recently, I got an error when I modified my workflow in SharePoint 2013. It shows me this error: After restarting , it gives me the same message. It gives me another error message when i refresh: ...
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Empty word document created with template

I have a list with attached a 2013 workflow that should create a word document. I have followed this article. Unfortunately, no matter what I write in my template.docx template, the workflow created ...
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Email cannot be sent: make sure the outgoing e-mail settings for the server are configured correctly

I made a three-state workflow in my issue list. But when I added a new item and assigned a user, a workflow is in progress the error appeared. the email cannot be sent. make sure the outgoing ...
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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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Workflow doesn't create tasks anymore

I created a custom workflow via copy&modify of the OOB feedback workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. When the workflow is started there are usually tasks created for every participant of the ...
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Extract text/string from file name

Is it possible to extract parts of a file name and put the that information into a column? So for example file is called 2014-01-2-R00744.pdf. So can I using a workflow extract the 2014 part of the ...
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Daily e-mail reminders with workflows

I need a workflow which will check a custom list -for every row in this list- every day automatically and if the total value column is 0 then it will send an email to a user. Is it possible with ...
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Get user notes in a item to which he doesnt have access

Situation I have a list on which person X will place an item. This will trigger a workflow. In this workflow I want to address person Y with a question about the item. Person Y may not alter or see ...
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Unable to manually add a Sharepoint 2013 Approval Workflow to a document

I am using SP13 with only the admin rights and no access to SP Designer. I have created a document approval workflow from the SP OOTB feature and works like a charm for almost all the documents. I ...
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Calling a WCF web service from a SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio Workflow

I have a scenario where I need to access a WCF web service (locally hosted) from a SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio workflow. Below given is what I have done so far: This is what the workflow does: ...
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Workflow 2013 Task assigning and emailing to SharePoint 2013 Groups?

Just to confirm.. Is it possible to use a workflow 2013 to Assign a Task to a SharePoint 2013 Group? Is it possible to email a SharePoint 2013 Group from Workflow 2013?
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Why is my SPD 2010 workflow running twice?

I've got a support case for a client, and they have a super simple workflow on a list. It simply sends an email to a user from a person field, whenever an item is added to the list. The client ...
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Assign ID of workflow created list to lookup field

Hi I'm trying to find a solution to my logic process below, I'm new to workflows. Current Scenario: I create itemA in ListA. Workflow then creates itemB in ListB. I then open itemA and assign ...
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Sending Multiple Emails with Workflow Lookups in the same Workflow

I'm working on SharePoint 2013 using Designer to modify a workflow I created. The workflow is triggered by the creation of an item in the list. At the end of the workflow, I have the workflow ...
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Error when creating list views filtered by a column containing hyperlinks

I am trying to create a list view where I filter by a column containing a hyperlink. When I create the view this error "HRESULT: 0x80131904" shows in the list.
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Import Visio Workflow in SharePoint 2013 using powershell

I received a .vwi file, which is a Visio workflow and now I would like to add it to the SharePoint workflow of a site collection. So far I have found that it can only be imported using SharePoint ...
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People Picker Workflow Suspended

I have a 2013 SPD Workflow that sets a people picker based on the person that is selected in a text field. When I trigger the workflow half of the items in the list update the people picker and half ...
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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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Appoach for SharePoint 2010 file upload workflow

[Crosspost from StackExchange.] I'm working on a project that is basically a file upload "wizard" that basically does the following: Entry form to select document library and enter some basic info. ...