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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Can a Workflow Be Approved Without Approval Permission To the Site?

The first step of my workflow needs to be approved by one of several hundred people within the organization but who do not have permissions to the SharePoint site. Is this possible? I came across ...
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SP 2013 workflow initiation form people picker

Using a WorkflowInitiationForm in an VisualStudio workflow for SharePoint 2013 I wonder how to get the Information from people picker. Adding to the project the form delivers code examples for string, ...
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2 step approval process setting status to “Approved” before both parties approve item

I have a 2 step approval process. Once the first person approves the item, the item status goes to "Approved" before the second person approves the item. I'm trying to keep it at state "In Progress" ...
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Unable to pair WF & SP2013

When I try to pair SharePoint 2013 with WF on Windows Server 2012 R2, it throws the following error: Have tried with both HTTP and HTTPS > Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite ...
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Unable to create list workflows in SharePoint designer 2010

I tried to create a list workflow in SPD 2010 and I got an error message: Unable to load workflow actions from the server. Please contact your system administrator. This is happening across all the ...
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Task Being Assigned To Me Every Time

I have an approval workflow and have commented out all assigned to calls in my code. So theoretically it should not assign the task to anyone. But I am still getting an email every time saying that a ...
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Trigger workflows based on a certain date

Okay, I need to begin by showing my DB. Students (name, phone, email, etc...) Courses (title, description) Sessions (course, date, location, capacity) //This one is my calendar list, a session is ...
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Impact of workflow management stsadm commands

I have 2 SharePoint lists. The lists have 6000 and 10,000 items approx. Two Workflows are running on each list, these are 3 stage approval workflows. Everything was working absolutely fine until last ...
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SharePoint 2013 task url issue

Possible Duplicate I am working on SharePoint 2013 visual studio workflow, while creating the single task activity email body, I am using '%TaskSpecial: TaskUrl%' token <a ...
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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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Generating approval of workflow based on infopath form

I am wondering if I can dynamically create a SharePoint workflow based on the value of some fields in an Info Path form. For example, a field on the form might contain an ordered list of people that ...
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Is it possible to increase Workflow speed on Sharepoint Online?

So I have built a very simple holiday request workflow, but it takes literally 20 seconds to approve a request. My workflow is the following : A holiday request is created, and then it creates an ...
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Schedule Workflow to run daily

The workflow I have sends an email to a user depending on the number of days left until a document expires (90, 60, 30, <10) in a custom list. Is there a way to schedule a workflow to run at a ...
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Error Accessing Site Workflows Page in SharePoint

I am receiving an error when trying to access my Site Workflows page in SharePoint 2013. This is the stack trace I am receiving: [WebException: The remote server returned an error: (502) Bad ...
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Setting SharePoint 2013 Workflow Approval Status via Task Outcome

Moving from SharePoint 2010 OOTB workflows to the new SharePoint 2013 workflows is proving to be a bit painful IMO. On my document library I set content approval , content type management and ...
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Can't use additional fields from lookup column in workflow

I have a list with name, department, email and summary column (which is a calculated column from name/email/department). Then i have a document library. Here i have a lookup column called Guarantor ...
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Upload Custom Workflow Site Action

As a Site Owner is it possible to create a custom workflow action and upload it to SharePoint 2010?
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SPD 2013 Workflow Unauthorized using AppStep

I have a SPD 2013 workflow attached to a list which runs when an item is added. The workflow attempts to update a field of the item. That action is wrapped in an AppStep. Normal users of the list ...
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Workflow Visual Designer Blank

I'm using SharePoint Designer to create a workflow. I have my 2013 workflows all set up but when I click on "Visual Designer" it load assets but then the screen where I assume the diagram should be ...
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Form approval workflow help required

We have developed an infopath form that we use in our team for doing our daily IT backup checks. We do this first thing in the morning and usually have to update the form later in the day as there ...
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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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Workflow error System.ArgumentException: listItemKey

I have a workflow attached to a list. When an item is created the workflow should add an item in another list (a document library) Unfortunately I get this error: System.ArgumentException: ...
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SharePoint Designer Error Errors were found when compiling the workflow

I was looking for a solution to allow a group of employees to approve a task on a single workflow for redundancy in SharePoint 2010. i.e if a employee was away the other could approve it for him. I ...
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Forms that end-users can create easily

So, after a lot of research looking into InfoPath, SharePoint Designer, and the like.. I have a simple question. I want my end users to be able to migrate away from Google Forms (we have the free ...
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Workflow Email not Sending

I created a workflow in SPD13 to send a reminder email until task result is changed to "closed". The workflow starts and the notification date is determined by the workflow. However, the workflow ...
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Deploying workflows from Visual Studio problems

I recently ran into a problem while trying to deploy WSP containing workflow 2013 SPIs. Visual Studio 2012 couldn't delete workflows and workflow associations during deployment process.
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Cannot Call RemoveWorkflowFromListItem in Powershell

I got the following line of code: [Microsoft.SharePoint.Workflow.SPWorkflowManager]::RemoveWorkflowFromListItem($wf); I receive the error Method invocation failed because ...
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SharePoint cannot access Workflow details anymore

I did the following: $oldWorkflow="MyOldWorkflow"; $oldAssoc=$list.WorkflowAssociations.GetAssociationByName($oldWorkflow,"en-US"); $list.RemoveWorkflowAssociation($oldAssoc); After that I can see ...
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Custom Workflow Activity vs Web Services in SharePoint 2013 Workflow

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 workflow project which needs some business logic. In SharePoint 2013, workflows are declarative. So to write a custom code, its advised to create a web service and ...
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SharePoint Designer Weekly Alert Mail

In below print screen I need to send weekly alert mail for items which have "NOT ORDERED". I don't have access for VS or TimerJob. I've only access for SharePoint Designer. Please provide steps or ...
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Site Workflow Sharepoint 2010 calculate and ouput to field not variable

I'm trying to create a site workflow to add a date to every document in the site. I added a calculation action to a SharePoint 2010 Site Workflow. The only output offered is to workflow variable. ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Cannot Append Attendee Field Properly (Registration Calendar)

Trying to figure out how to implement the solution outlined HERE Put quite a few hours into using a secondary registration list that uses the Title as a Lookup to the Calendar Event Title. That's all ...
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Use SharePoint out of the box as a BPM(Business process management) tool

Can SharePoint be used out of the box as a BPM tool? If it can, what are the limitations? I have come across 3rd party tools like K2 which does the job but want to know if SharePoint can do it on its ...
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Reusable Workflow - Associated Column change, now error

I created a reusable workflow with associated site columns. Everything was working great. I then decided to add another function to the workflow, which required me to add a new associated column to ...
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SharePoint 2013 Online: List of all suspended workflows

Is there a powershell script or service out there that gives you a list of all workflow statuses? Primarily we are looking for a way to get a list of all current suspended workflows. Update: Here ...
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Assigning Workflow to Meeting Agenda

What I'm trying to accomplish is a recurring meeting that people can submit agenda ideas for, but those ideas have to be approved before ending up in the final agenda. The ideal solution for me would ...
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Workflow to convert and email document

I'm new here and new to sharepoint/Nintex and am looking for some guidance! I have a work flow on list, which takes user input and puts it into a word document, which then is saved to a library. - ...
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Programmatically Start Workflow Sharepoint 2013 Out of Range Exception

I am trying to programmatically start my WF in Visual Studio and deploy it along with my solution into SharePoint 2013. The WF is in the same solution file as my ASP.NET web form and code behind. I ...
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Stacking SP.UI.Status messages

In our implementation we are using SP.UI.status to display workflow tasks assigned to a user on their homepage. At one time, a user can have multiple such tasks assigned and the homepage gets flooded ...
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Creating a hyperlink to a manual workflow start on a list item in a custom list for SharePoint Online

I am creating a training signup. The trainings are in a custom list as list items. I have two workflows on this custom list both in SPD. My first workflow creates a calendar event upon creation of ...
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SharePoint Approval Workflow-Different Approvers

In my limited experience of approval workflows on SP, as I understand it you have to define who the approval individual(s) will be within the workflow itself. Whenever it is started it will ...
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Stop workflow associated to a list via JSOM

I want to stop a workflow when user clicks on the Cancel request button. To achieve this I am trying with the JSOM code. My code as follows SP.SOD.executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(function(){ ...
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Collect signatures workflow - How to programmatically customize it and run

In SP 2013, a content type has an OOTB collect signatures workflow attached to it. How can I programmatically change the parameters, like the users that need to sign the content type? How can I run ...
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Need to pause a workflow email until a date, but workflow still needs to continue to run before that date

I was going to use the technique linked below to send out a reminder email on a specified date. This requires the "Pause Until" functionality. If I use this in one section of my workflow where the ...
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VS Workflow 2013 - Single Task action - Get Task ID

I'm developing Sharepoint 2013 Workflow in Visual Studio and I need to get ID of a task that is created by Single Task activity and write it to list item's field. What's the best way to achive this?
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Syncing Site WF (State Machine) to ASP.NET Web Form [duplicate]

I have developed a web form in ASP.NET with the code behind in vb.net in Visual Studio 2013. This will be deployed into SharePoint. I have also included a Site State Machine WF in the same solution. I ...
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Approve listitem task from button with javascript

I am trying to find out the right way to approve a listitem workflow task clicking on a button using JavaScript (client object model). An approver should be able to approve/reject his own task by ...
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How to check if the workflow can be started on SPListItem?

I have created a custom action for starting the workflow on list item. When user selects the item, an item from ribbon is enabled to start the workflow directly on item. I have created on application ...
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2013 workflow, get list item in parent web

In a sandboxed sharepoint 2013/office 365 workflow, I'm trying to query a list (using REST) in the root web, for a value. If the workflow fires in the root web, I get the value. If you call it in a ...
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Attaching workflow to a custom form web part

I don't have access to InfoPath. I am making a custom web part with a basic form having 4 fields and a submit button. I want to start a workflow when user presses submit button? Can I do this in my ...