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 ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
18 views

Workflow Variable "Return Field As' : User ID's , Semicolon Delimited not adding last semicolon

In a workflow I have a multi-checkbox that lets a user select SharePoint group names to email to. When in the workflow I use a workflow variable to take the value of the aforementioned checkbox value ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

SharePoint 2013 - Cloud - Workflow tasks fail to proceed randomly

I am creating a 2013 list workflow in SPD using 2013 Approval tasks. Every now and then one of the tasks will take upwards of 10 seconds to save and then the workflow does not proceed. I can reopen ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

SharePoint 2013 Workflow Issue - The maximum entity size has been reached or exceeded for Topic

I am having an issue when starting a workflow. I receive an error message stating: Something went wrong. To try again, reload the page and then start the workflow Upon investigation of the logs I ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

Workflow that is started by the information management policy is not assigning task to user

Our foundation has created a record retention policy that will be implemented on our new SharePoint 2013 site. I have created custom columns for "start retention date" "review date" "data owner" and ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Associate workflow on External list in Sharepoint 2013

I am able to get data from SQL 2012 to SharePoint 2013 external list. I wish to associate or attach workflow on this list. I am aware that workflows cannot be associated on external lists, but is ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

workflow to show the amount of tree colomns in one column

I have a list with tree columns that get year,month, day from user and I want a workflow to show them in a column for example if user type 2 in day field september in month field and 2004 in year ...
0
votes
3answers
24 views

execute a workflow on multiple list items automatically even the items are not changed

Can a workflow automatically execute for all items that will meet the criteria even if the items are not modified anymore? My logic is: All items in List A that are closed, and aging >50 days ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

Give Permission To A User Using Workflow From One Site To Another

I have two sites say S1 and S2. On the S1 I have a workflow which checks particular condition in a list and performs an action (provides permission to a users on S1). Somehow, I need to check the ...
1
vote
2answers
61 views

Email notifications to AD group members - no access to Exchange

Using SharePoint Designer 2010, I created a group and had AD group as a member. I tried to send email notification to the individuals in that AD group but the email only received by the group email ...
2
votes
0answers
34 views

Workflow doesn't start when Item is created

I have an initial workflow that is independent of this discussion where an item gets copied into list1. After this occurs, the workflow in question starts as expected since I have the workflow set to ...
4
votes
1answer
52 views

Version comments in Workflow comments

When someone checks in a document which then publishes a major version. Is there any way to get the comments of the last document version and insert them into the workflow comments?
1
vote
2answers
39 views

Run SPD workflow on list items when items are updated using Powershell

I have a SharePoint List. I update each item in the list every morning using the following PowerShell script (because I need a calculated column to update daily): Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

How to copy lookup item content to a basic column (single line of text, calculated,…etc)?

I have a list that looks up for information from other lists. There is a basic column (single line of text) showing quantity and an other one showing the price (lookup). The only thing I'd like to ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

2010 Workflows not working in 2016 beta

I working in a SharePoint site running on the 2016 beta, and I seem unable to create any of the SP 2010 workflows (approval, collect feedback, collect sigs). I have the Manage Lists permissions and ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

In 2013 Designer Workflow, getting single item from a list

Is it possible to fetch a single item from a list (not the current list or item) without making an HTTP service call. If not, then why? Don't you think it should be something readily available. I can ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Pulling in a task field in lookup for string

Here's my scenario 1. I have a task which is asking a user to add details in a task field called 'Additional Details' 2. Once user fills in and submits the task, another task is created with approval ...
1
vote
3answers
103 views

3 days before due date email reminder workflow

I have a due date field set, I want to send an email reminder 3 days before the due date to complete the form if the completed button radio button is set "No"...any guidance is highly appreciated. I ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

No workflow being created on library from custom template

I've created site columns and added them to a custom Content Type. I've then associated a workflow against this content type and then setup a document library using the new content type and saved ...
3
votes
1answer
42 views

Workflow to trigger email based on the target audience column

I have a list in sharePoint 2016. In this list there is a column Target audience, the requirement is whenever a new item is added in to list an email should sent to the target audience for that item. ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

Issue with SharePoint 2013 Worflow Platform Configuration

I am using SharePoint 2013 Enterprise version. I have four server in the farm. From where, two are Front End Server where web application is installed and they are behind load balancing. I have other ...
1
vote
2answers
63 views

Workflows being executed several times

I have a SharePoint 2013 platform and have several workflows created using SharePoint Designer. I have workflows using 2013 and 2010 engine. The workflows I created using 2010 are being executed ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Lookup field on 1 list doesn't update when the text field in another list changes value

I have a target list with Employee Status: Pre Hire by default. Once items are completed that changes to Active Employee. I have a field in list #2 with Employee Status as a lookup field pointing to ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Workflow to “Check Out” List Items - Help Needed on “Cancel” and “View” Modes

Long time lurker, first time poster! I have a SharePoint 2010 list that will be used to manage Personnel. When an employee has been with the team for 1 week, an email goes out to 3 different ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Survey for each list item

I would like to create an environment where an employee can add an idea to a custom list of ideas. Then I would like other employees to be able to rank each idea. How can I create such a thing? I ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

SharePoint 2013 workflow fails to assign a task for username with single quote (apostrophe)

We have an interesting case which I think is a bug in WorkflowManager SP2013. Maybe someone has seen it before and has a solution. We had the issue in the VS workflow, but managed to recreate issue in ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Add item in Azure storage queue from workflow

I'm trying to add an item in a Azure storage queue from a SharePoint 2013 workflow. I created a Dictionary named "Header" with two "rows" one with name "Authorization" and the value is: SharedKey ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Collect Feedback Workflow for most recent minor draft ONLY

I am new to SharePoint and I am looking to create a Collect Feedback workflow. My goal is to have an automatic workflow that triggers any time a new document is added to my Document Library, but I ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Transfer a task when a person is out of office

Environment : Foundation 2010 I created a new list with the "Issue Tracking" model. My workflows include some tasks automatically assigned to a specific person. But I would like to transfer these ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Approval workflow tutorial using Visual Studio 2010

I am new in Sharepoint 2010 and up to this point I was working with Sharepoint designer 2010 but it limits my choices so I need to learn how to develop approval workflows in visual studio 2010. I do ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

SharePoint 2013 workflow missing after being saved but not published

I created a SharePoint 2013 list workflow using SPD and added several stages, task assignment actions, email actions, stage transitions, etc. I saved the workflow but did not publish it. When I ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Creating link to list item in folder

I have a SP2010 site with a list of clients, generated by them filling out an online form. I have created a workflow that, When a new list item is created, creates a corresponding folder in a separate ...
0
votes
1answer
11 views

List workflow not visible in browser [duplicate]

Hi I have created both list and site workflows. All the workflows which i have created could be seen in sharepoint designer as in the below picture. But in the browser only site workflows are ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Initiation parameter's description displayed twice in the initiation form

Currently I'm creating a workflow using the 2013 template with the SP designer 2013 but now I'm in trouble. I tried to add a initiation parameter of people/group with its description so that users can ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Check blank/null date in workflow

I have this simple workflow which checks to see if a Request Date field is blank to determine whether it goes to LIST or INITIATE as shown below. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. A ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Custom task column on reusable workflow

I had a workflow that was linked to a list. I noticed then that I could make a reusable workflow, which is more practical: I only need to link it to the list that I want, instead of making a new one! ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Not able to break permission using SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow

I'm unable to break permission using SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow, it throws this error: {"error":{"code":"-2147024891, ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

SP2013 Foundation, workflow assigning a task to multiple users

I have been searching for hours but I can't get a clear idea of how to do this. I have a document library, in that library some documents need to be acknowledged by some people based on their job. ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Couldn't find list workflows under my workflows

I have created two workflows, list and normal workflow. I have saved and published both the workflows. But under my workflows in the site I can only see the normal workflow, I am not able to see the ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Not able to see Approve and Reject buttons on Task form

I have a 2010 Approval Workflow with 4 approval processes. 3 of them are working fine, but for a single approval process the Approve / Reject buttons are not visible How can this be resolved?
1
vote
1answer
42 views

if-and-else-if workflow

I am having a problem in my workflow. Basically I have two variables (1) Business Unit and (2) Billing Information. I am creating a workflow that would hold the following: If Business Unit = A AND ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Button that changes yes/no field to trigger list workflow

I have a task list that I have created a customised 'newform' for. I am hoping to add a button to this form which when clicked will change a field from no to yes (for the current item). This change in ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Send notification based on column data (calculate date)

I'm using SP2010 and Nintex Workflows, I am unable to use SPD. I have a calculated column 'Next Review Date' in a document library. I need to send an email notification on the date on 'Next Review ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Create Parallel Tasks in WorkFlow

scenario is if user raises request approval tasks should create for Group 1 and Group 2 people. if any one approves another approval task should create for Group 3. post approval of Group 3 workflow ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

Weird workflow problem with custom activity

We have a Visual Studio workflow that I built with VS2013 and running on SharePoint 2013 (it is a SP2013 workflow). The workflow is an application for leave, and after it had been in use for a few ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Workflow gets stuck on WaitForFieldChange

I have a rather strange problem. We have Visual Studio running on SharePoint 2013 for managing applications for leave. As part of the application, users have to name a substitute and a supervisor, ...
1
vote
2answers
95 views

Assign a task to a group - task not created, email not sent

I am using a custom workflow and I have created two groups: Group A - composed by me; Group B - composed by my superior. There is a "Assign task" action in my workflow. It is assigning the task to ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Workflow to send alerts every 2 hours in the period of work

I created three lists , department working period List , containing (deaprtment name, start work, and the end of the work), Employee List, containing fields (employee's name, postal address, ...
0
votes
2answers
23 views

How do I create a workflow that presents user with a 'Draft Email' that can be edited and sent?

Is it possible to create an e-mail workflow that doesn't directly send the email, but instead presents the user with a draft of the message (perhaps via their default email client), thus allowing them ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

External List Without BDS

I am developing a Sharepoint site mostly as a document management solution for reports and invoices generated in the billing department. I have two tables in SQL that I would like to have access to in ...
3
votes
3answers
72 views

Can I trigger a workflow from a hyperlink in a list?

I'm trying to incorporate functionality in one of my lists that will allow users to submit candidate resumes for open jobs that appear in the list. My initial thought was to just have a hyperlink ...