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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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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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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In SharePoint workflow to Reject Task ; I need to make the comment field required

In SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow on Rejected request; I need to make the comment field required. How do I do that?
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SharePoint Help Desk

We are trying to implement a request center/help desk using an announcements list (reason, it will allow incoming emails). When a user sends an email to the mailbox, a new ticket is created, included ...
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How can I get the current datetime in a SharePoint workflow created in Visual Studio 2015?

For the life of me I cannot find a way to get the current time in a workflow created from Visual Studio 2015 (SharePoint Designer seems to have no trouble grabbing the current date and time). I've ...
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Accidentally removed custom workflow from list

I've accidentally removed a custom workflow from list :( I was doing a bulk data import and didnt want the workflow(s) firing against each item. I've now come back in to turn the workflows back on ...
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Cannot edit or insert into a PublishingHTML column

We are currently trying to migrate all of our existing external facing sites from our old CMS into SharePoint. We have managed to get the required data out of the old CMS but are now struggling to ...
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Update list item person & group

I have two fields in list User email(dropdown) assigned to (person & group) When I select any option from user email and save then automatically assigned to field should be populated with ...
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How to resume a suspended SPD workflow in SharePoint 2013

I had an issue with my workflows that they got in Suspended status immediately after creating item or sometimes after first or second stage. I followed these steps but the error is still there. ...
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SharePoint workflow Status

I created a SharePoint designer workflow with name GraphicsWF. I want to get only the approved items, for that am using the query below <Where><Eq><FieldRef Name="GraphicsWF" /><...
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Workflow Suspended with This Error

We have a 2013 workflow that was created and published by a site collection administrator, it starts a 2010 workflow. I have given the "Everyone" Group as well as individual accounts full control on ...
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How to Create WF with C#

I have learned about Workflow by dropping and clicking and the next phase is learn how to create WF with C# based this link (http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Reimagine-SharePoint-Development/...
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Free workflow plugins for SharePoint 2013 on-premises

Is there any free workflow plug-ins available to download,either from MSDN, or codeplex, or community provided that automates medium SharePoint workflow based business process, that has several ...
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Sharepoint 2010 workflow connect to external web service

I am looking for simplest way to call an external web service from Sharepoint 2010 workflow. I am thinking about calling external web service (I need to pass a couple of files for processing once ...
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Workflow, Create list item to another site?

New to share point, don't have any .asp skills. I have 2 sites (for permission reasons) I need site A to be able to create a workflow to update a list on site B. I am able to use the "Create list item"...
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Getting library name in reusable workflow on library

I have a reusable workflow on library to fill the values in a list. I also want to get library name value to be filled in list' one column. Probably using stringbuilder and using some string ...
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Get Workflow Status using Javascript csom SharePoint Online

I have a requirement to allow/deny a button action from script editor web part based on the workflow status of an item. I tried the below code to get the status of a workflow var context = new SP....
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Do SP2013 Workflows Run as the Current User by Default?

I have a workflow (developed in Visual Studio) that is started on creation of an item in List A. Most users have permission to create items in this list. The workflow subsequently updates another ...
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Workflow Approve/Reject is disabled for the full controled users

I've a workflow. When I start the approval process I'm getting e-mail but when I try to approve/reject it, the option is disabled. I've got the full control permission but nothing happens. I selected ...
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Approval workflow with specified approver

I am quite a newbie with SharePoint Designer. I have been playing around a bit with approval workflows, but I can't seem to get it right. Can someone please help me a bit with some kind of guide of ...
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Get Highest Value from Multiple Value Column

Currently using SP Online Office 365 For simplicity let's say my list has 5 columns, The Lookup Date is linked to the lookup title so it pulls through the corresponding date based which title/s were ...
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How to add information to a request before approving or rejecting it?

I am trying to create this small program in SharePoint where a group of users send requests to one admin then the admin adds up information to the request then approve or decline it. Then the outcome ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow stuck in started stage

I got the setup recently with workflow client and manager installed(on different servers). I started with developing a simplest of the workflow with just one activity "WriteToHistory". But upon ...
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How to generate task in sequential workflow

I have created sequential workflow in visual studio now i want to generate task one by one. for ex. first generate one task, on complete this task generate another task for another user. i want to ...
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SharePoint Visual Studio Sequencial Workflow

I want to create task dynamically on task change event of previous task in visual studio workflow. How can I do that?
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Approach 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. ...
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Sharpoint designer 2013 Stopping when Workflow People/Group Selection

SharePoint Designer 2013 is stopping unexpectedly when click to People/Groups from SharePoint Site. As an example, Send an Email action and I want to send the email to a SharePoint Site Collection ...
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Calculate Field with a Lookup Additional Column

Would like to ask some suggestion if i have 2 lists (Vendor List & Order List). Where Vendor List is contain with name & discount fields And i create new list "Order List" with field Items, ...
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How do you collect signatures on a PDF that's uploaded on a workflow?

Here's some basic information in order to help you ascertain an answer for me: I work for the government (Department of the Navy). a. This severely limits the ability for manipulation. I am not ...
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multiple sandboxed code execution worker process proxy

I am trying to add a workflow to SharePoint 2013 site through Visual Studio by importing existing solution package (Deploy as sandboxed solution). However, when I push 'deploy' button it starts to ...
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WorkflowProperties.Item has uninitialized values on second run

I'm developing sequential workflow for Sharepoint 2010. It starts at item creation and it has activities as follows: onWorkflowActivated, then createTaskWithContentType and onTaskChanged in while loop....
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Initiate Workflow With Custom Action

I have looked around on Google, and I have found tutorials on how to initiate a workflow from a custom action in the ribbon, but I have run into a problem. I am not sure why (I assume I have a ...
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How to create custom sequential workflow

How to create custom sequential workflow with association and initiation forms like publishing approval workflow. i want to create following forms with Sequential workflow in visual studio. ...
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How do you start a sharepoint 2013 list workflow in powershell?

I'm trying to figure out how to use powershell to start a list workflow. I found a few sites that give examples for sharepoint 2010 workflows, but only one for sharepoint 2013 workflows here. Add-...
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How can I use approval workflow to reject changes of any existing list item?

I've been creating reusable workflow using SharePoint Designer 2010. You can see a screenshot of the workflow code by clicking on the below link. My custom approval Worfklow code image I tried ...
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“Basic” reference for SharePoint 2010 timer jobs

I am currently creating a custom timerjob that needs to execute a workflow. The timer job's schedule and the site collection on which the workflow is installed is installed should be configured ...
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Workflow Updating “% Compelte” to 100 for a Task List changes the value to 10,000% automatically

In my Tasks List have custom Task Status 'Archive'. When workflow runs, it checks if Task Status is 'Archive' then it Sets the Task Status column value to 100. When I check the updates in the Tasks ...
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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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How to start a “Workflow 2010” with CSOM in Sharepoint Online

I am creating a workflow that sends an email to internal & external users. Since, in sharepoint Online, workflows are not allowed to send emails to external users. It is not the case in "workflow ...
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Parse Incoming Email Subject Line in Sharepoint Designer 2013 Workflow

I'm quite new to Sharepoint and I'm having some difficulty in working with incoming emails. I've modified an approval workflow to allow approvers to click "sendto" links to respond by email. These ...
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If a User has no permission on site, Workflow throws null exception when trying to send Email

I have run into this problem many times and not yet able to find solution to it. Scenario: A user John is present in AD but have no permissions on the site. A user filling out InfoPath form selects ...
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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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Workflow Running on Item that was copied to library from another workflow?

So I have the following. Two libraries. Library A and Library B. I have Workflow 1 that moves a document from Library A to Library B when a certain condition is met. I then have Workflow 2 that is on ...
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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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How to get ID of the newly created folder from SPD 2010 workflow as an Integer?

I am not sure if this is a new feature / bug or if it was always there. Microsoft support couldn't explained this behaviour eventually saying it was beyond their support boundary (SharePoint Online). ...
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How To Get Current Date In Long Date Format in a Site Workflow

I have a requirement to get the day of the week into a workflow variable in a SharePoint Designer Site Workflow. This means I do not have a "Current Item" that the workflow runs on. How can I ...
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Workflows in SharePoint apps

I want to Add an Approval Workflow to a List within a SharePoint Hosted App. How can I achieve this in the simplest manner? Is the OOB Approval Workflow available to us in SharePoint Online?
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How to get approval status of a list item as a column to that list?

I have a Calendar list and an approval workflow. The workflow is initiated when a new item is added. The event gets approved in the task list. I want to get that "Outcome" column to the list. But when ...
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MOSS OOB Workflows Throwing Errors - The workflow failed to start due to an internal error

I have a SiteCollection which has subsites and evertime i try to assign a workflow on a documentlevel or list level i get the error message "*The workflow failed to start due to an internal error"* I ...
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Sequential Workflow Transaction Aborted System.TimeoutException

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 as I can see in my logging but after ...