SharePoint workflow refers to the automation of a business process by step by step execution of steps. There are two types of workflows - Sequential Workflows - State Machine Workflow

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Unable to start a Sharepoint 2010 workflow from 2013 workflow

I am trying to start a 2010 SharePoint workflow from the 2013 workflow. First I was facing the HTTP 401 error while starting the 2013 workflow. For that, I activated the "workflow can use app ...
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How to trigger a workflow from an incoming email to a document library

I have been trying a bunch of different stuff to get this to work, lots of great info here. I thought I might as well ask to get some answers for sure or see if anybody had any ideas! Some ...
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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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How to reproduce “collect feedback workflow 2010” using Sharepoint 2013 Workflow

We are using SharePoint 2013 Server, it is a greenfield project. So in this case, the intention is to use new Workflow Manager to develop workflow, which is said better performance and robust. (All ...
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SPD workflow - Stop workflow if item is deleted

Environment SharePoint 2010 standard I have create a SharePoint designer workflow attached to a content type. The content type is then attached to a SharePoint list. In the workflow I have set ...
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Can an Email Address On a Submitted Form Automatically Be the First Workflow Recipient?

I built a SharePoint 2010 workflow site that will use three people to review/approve requests for training. The person submitting the request form enters their managers email address in an email field ...
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Email outlook calender invite

I have spent all day reading up on this and starting to get really frustrated..so I have turned to stack for help. I have been tasked with making it possible so employees can more easily update their ...
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How to fix Pause delay in Workflow

I am Usign 'pause' in Workflow with Sharepoint 2010 and I want to pause my Workflow for 1 minute: But this 1 minute has a delay of 5 minutes... Is there a way to fix this?
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Setting value of infopath field by workflow

I have a requirement to set the value of infopath field by workflow. This link specifies the way to do it but in my case the value in the infopath field does not change on the execution of the ...
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I try to add OOTB workflow to library, error: The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of

I am using SP2013 onpremise. I have a document library. I try to add the OOTB workflow " Approval - SharePoint 2010". I can see the first page where I can select the OOTB workflow and set title. I ...
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“Publishing Portal” vs a “Publishing Site with Workflows”

I am creating a new site and the business hasn't requested anything specific for publishing with workflow needs, so at the moment the default top level site is a Team Site. What is the best practice ...
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Workflow failing seconds after file upload

I have a SharePoint 2013 workflow associated with a document library which starts after a file is created. After running some tests I found out that the workflow works perfectly fine when I upload ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow replaces special characters from Rich Text Field with garbage

We are trying to build a very simple workflow so blog post users can email their posts to specific users/groups. The workflow should be pretty simple, just grabbing the body from the list item and ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow not showing up in the associated list's workflow settings page

I followed the steps mentioned by Prabath See steps here However when I deploy the SP 2013 workflow on the server, I can't see it in the 'Workflow Settings' page of the associated list. The ...
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SharePoint 2013 | Content Approval with Workflow does not update approval state

I'm using SharePoint 2013 and I have created a calendar (based on the Standard calendar list template). After that I switched on Content Approval for this calender in the versioning Settings. After ...
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Can I install Workflow Manager In one of my SP servers

I was wondering if I could install SharePoint Workflow manager in one of the Servers where SharePoint 2013 is installed. I couldn't find an example if this kind of infrastructure was possible. All ...
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Best practice for autonumber

What is in SharePoint 2013 on premise the best way to create an autonumber system? It's for an expense note system and it should be nice to have something like 2014/0001. I know there are different ...
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Can't start any 2013 workflow on Document Set item, when it is created using custom ASP item form

I have created very simple ASP New form which looks as follow: <asp:Content ID="Main" ContentPlaceHolderID="PlaceHolderMain" runat="server"> <SharePoint:FormField runat="server" ...
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Can a previous version of a document be restored via a SharePoint Designer Workflow?

I'm using a 2010 version workflow on SharePoint online. Can I restore a previous version of a document (preferrably the most recent published version) within the workflow?
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Workflow - Email body of blog post (width control)

I am using a workflow to email several users when a blog post is published (on sharepoint), this email includes the body of the blog post. This information comes from a lookup. My email is ...
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Failure on setting Person/Group column via SPD

I have a SharePoint Online site where I am trying to set a person/group column via a SharePoint Designer workflow. The Library where I am trying to set the column has major versioning enabled and ...
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SP2013 - How to create a workflow to pull data from another list

I have 2 lists: List 2 has 2 text columns: Display Name and Email. List 1 is a form with a "Manager Notification" multiple values lookup into List 2 and pulling the Display Name field. The "Manager ...
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Workflow not firing for new documents uploaded to a document library

I have a doc lib that has several meta fields in it. I have a workflow that processes the doc based on these fields. Everything runs fine when the doc already exists in the library. If we add a new ...
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How to edit Microsoft Word document without checking it out

Our company using TFS 2010 and Sharepoint. I don't have rights to make changes in documents, but I want to edit their local copy. Unfortunately Microsoft Word doesn't allow me to do this - I need to ...
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Automatically assign a number of tasks to a specific/user/group

How do you make a workflow, where in if the user belong to a specific group, a number of tasks will be assigned automatically to the user. Thanks!
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Sharepoint 2007 Designer Workflow not automatically starting

Im a newbie to sharepoint workflows and sharepoint designer and am stuck. Im creating workflows associated with sharepoint lists. These workflows work perfectly if they are manually started from ...
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CAML query on Workflow History list 2013 after upgrade

I've just performed a 2010 > 2013 upgrade. A customisation in the original solution is querying the hidden 'Workflow History' list. There seems to be an issue with the field 'WorkflowInstance' in ...
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SPD Workflow Approval Task- Unexpected Error When Viewing Task

I have a SPD 2010 workflow that is starting an approval process and assigning a task to a user. I'm running into an odd issue. When a user with contribute permissions on the Task list tries to view ...
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Set user permissions required to run workflow

How do I set permissions required for users to run/execute a SP2013 workflow? Somewhere in the MSDN I read "Edit Items" is required to run workflows. Somewhere else I read "Manage Lists" is required ...
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SharePoint Workflow - Approval Task - Selecting approver from a look-up field's list

Now, first of all I apologise for the title; it wasn't the easiest request to word. I've had a look around, and although there's several queries around approval tasks, I can't actually find one that ...
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Saving workflow as template and importing to another site collection is not working

I've created primitive reusable workflow (with the only action log to history list) using SPD 2010. Under option Pick a base content type to limit this workflow to I leave All content types. After ...
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Access User Properties within workflow in Visual Studio

I'm trying to access User Properties from within the workflow designer for Visual Studio. I've gotten as far as getting the User's ID, and then looking them up. My problem is that fields such 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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How to add C# code to SharePoint 2013 workflows?

I worked in workflows for SharePoint 2010. I am new for SharePoint 2013 Workflows. But I am wondered that there is no code action present in workflow actions. How do I proceed? Please guid or provide ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 Workflow - Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features'

When I deploy my workflow.. I get the following error... Any idea what Can be causing this? Error 10 Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': ...
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Assign a task to the person chosen in the people picker field

I'm fairly new to SharePoint and am just starting out with workflows. At the moment I am trying to create a simple Purchase Order Approval workflow, which should just have these stages: User clicks ...
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Sharepoint designer 2010 doesn't show all fields of current item in workflow

Hi I'm working on a workflow and I'm trying to set a field in the current item to a value calculated. Im trying to do this: Calculate Current Item:GP Instance Run Count plus 1 (output to Variable: ...
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Workflows - execution order

I have a list on which there are 2 workflows. Both workflows are created in SharePoint Designer 2010. Workflow "A" have the following triggers 'Start workflow automatically when an item is Created' ...
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Is it supported to use shared mailboxes in SharePoint 2013 Workflows

We try to send an email to a shared mailbox (Exchange 2007) from a workflow in SharePoint 2013. No errors are shown in the workflow but the message does not arrive in the mailbox. If we do the same ...
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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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Send Email Extended SP2007 Workflow lookup field character limit?

I'm using the Send Email Extended functionality from the SharePoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities on Codeplex. We have no issue sending the actual email, but there appears to be a 255 character ...
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lookup field test if value is (none) from SPD Workflow

everything is in the title. I have a lookup field set to optional and I need from my Workflow to test this field. When you do not select any value, you have (none) in the interface but I cannot seem ...
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Workflow issues with submitting SharePoint Email

I am a novice sharepoint user and I have worked on a team that has created a sharepoint list that we are using to process requests. We have a built-in workflow that is designed to send users an email ...
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Workflows Always Remain In Progress

I have a custom workflow that was created in VS. This workflow runs like it should about 50% of the time. I am researching/debugging to make it run right 100% of the time and I noticed in Site ...
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Installing Workflow manager 1.0 in a Sharepoint 2013 SP1 Windows Server 2012 R2 Environment

After completing the installation and configuration of Workflow manager I try the register-spworkflowservice cmdlet: Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite "http://env-utv-sp/sites/selvbetjening" ...
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Why SharePoint 2013 Workflow sets 'Modified By' column to 'SharePoint App' when workflow is started programmatically?

I am starting a SharePoint 2013 workflow using CSOM as described in this article. When the workflow completes, the "Modified By" column of the list item on which the workflow instance had started is ...
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Workflow Service Application Proxy wasn't in default of connection group

When I check service connection of my web app, I found the "Workflow Service Application Proxy" wasn't in default group. I want to check but it was disabled. How can I add it to default group?
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Can a workflow move documents into a document set in Sharepoint 2013?

Can a workflow move documents into a document set (within the same library) in SharePoint 2013?
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Sequential Workflow Transaction Aborted System.TimeoutException

Dear SharePoint StackExchange users, I have created a custom sequential workflow with VS for SharePoint 2007. When the workflow is activated 5 parallel tasks are created. All my tasks are created ...