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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Workflow creates document set, but not its documents

I'm creating a workflow that will create a new instance of a document set in my document library. This step implemented like this: Creating the document set manually (using the SharePoint website) ...
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Copy file and metadata to library having event handler timing problem

Using SP2010, I have a custom workflow (Visual Studio) that copies an Approved file from library A to library B (within the same site collection). I found that I must do the copy in two steps to ...
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SP2013: Creating a Loop in a Workflow

I am attempting to create a workflow that has a loop. The idea is to have the loop check for date and time and returns the date/time to the list library that the workflow is connected to. As well ...
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Why SharePoint Workflow starts after 5 minutes?

Users have two ways of inserting document in a library: 1. Silverlight screen that uses httphandler to insert document 2. WCF that is hosted in windows service (this is called from external app) ...
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Workflow Manager 1.0 will install but NOT configure

I have successfully installed Workflow Manager 1.0 (and its prerequisites) on my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine that is hosting SharePoint 2013. I attempt to go into the Workflow Manager ...
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EventDeliveryFailedException “OnWorkflowItemChanged” SerializationException: Cannot get the member “Foo”

I am very stuck on this and would appreciate any leads. I have a complex Visual Studio State Machine Workflow that sporadically errors out with no Unexpected error. All I see in ULS is: Engine ...
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Send Email from approval task form

In my reusable workflow, I have added an approval action. Everything works perfectly. What I want is - When approver comes to approval form, he should be able to send notification email to the ...
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Package SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow in Visual Studio

Has anyone managed to package and successfully deploy a SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow as part of a Visual Studio Solution package? I have created a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow, performed a ...
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Not able to use custom workflow template

I want to use a 2013 reusable workflow, which I have installed from a .wsp solution package. Here are the steps I took: Create very simple workflow(2013 reusable) in SPD2013 save the WF as a ...
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Manage custom list, Workflow History and Tasks

Is there a tool or procedure to manage completed workflows and its associates such as Tasks and Workflow History Lists ? The Custom List, Task List and History List has grown hugely. Custom List ...
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Using 'Call HTTP Web Service' activity to call WCF service hosted on SP site with authentication

Hell guys, I have a WCF service deployed to SharePoint site exactly like in this tutorial - there is a .svc file deployed to ISAP folder (/_vti_bin virtual directory) and there is a class ...
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The specified program requires a new version of Windows. (Exception from HRESULT:0x8007047E)

I have an ListAdded event handler in which I'm associating OOB Approval workflow if any list is created based on my custom list definition. As soon as the list is created, SharePoint throws this ...
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Cannot create SharePoint 2010 workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013

Has anybody encountered the error below in creating SharePoint 2010 workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013? The list of workflow actions on the server references an assembly that does not exist. ...
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How to get Majority approval without canceling outstanding request change tasks

In SPD 2010 I have created a workflow that requires majority approval of a group before pushing the document to a separate read only library and cancelling the tasks assigned to the other group ...
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Delay Activity in SharePoint State Machine Workflow

I Have created one State Machine workflow with delay activity (24 Hours) on Item creation and on Item change. When Item is Added into custom list my workflow has started with delay activity. My ...
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SharePoint 2013 - 2010 Approval Workflow Status Canceled When Completed

I have built a 2 party approval workflow using the 2010 workflow engine in SharePoint 2013. The workflow begins and ends with Impersonation steps to handle permissions and the declaration of the form ...
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a folder in every newly created document sets

I need to have a folder in every newly created document sets which is accessible(or visible) only to the document set creator and one more special group. Is it possible to achieve it with with ...
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How to send the Assignment Email with a link to the task in it SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio Workflow

I have developed a Visual Studio 2012 workflow for SharePoint 2013. I am trying to find a way to simply send a link to the actual Task in the Assignment email. I have created a variable and set the ...
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Approval Workflow Cannot be Completed

I have created a workflow using the OOTB Approval workflow template in SP 2010. When I run the workflow, it sends a task to Outlook with the "Open this task" button. When I click on Approve, Reject or ...
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how to send approval email thru Workflow which can read more than one persons in ( persons and group) feild

I have one field of (person / group) or people picker box in info path form library, and I apply the setting to accept more than one person at the same time in check boxes, and I want to design a ...
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In a workflow running in Workflow Manager “a wait for field change” gets stuck with a yes/no checkbox ¿how to fix?

I have a SharePoint 2013 + Workflow Manager 1.0 installation that is using a "wait for field change" in a workflow. The workflow that has problems is "waiting for" a checkbox Yes/No field to change ...
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Sharepoint WSS 3.0 2007: Automatic workflow not starting most of the time

Running exactly version 12.0.0.6535. I have created a couple workflows to help the automate vacation approval process. When a new item is added to a list, the workflow should start and send an email ...
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Use workflow to delete or amend list items

I have a holiday booking system that creates list items showing the name and dates of holiday for employees. After management approval, the requests sit in a list called "Holiday Requests". They are ...
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Stop All Running Workflows on DEV Enviroment

We have created a DEV environment by attaching the content DBs from the live environment to the DEV environment. We faced an issue where users were receiving workflow task notification emails for ...
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NullReferenceException when Starting Workflow from TimerJob

I am creating a TimerJob that invokes the workflow. Refer to the Execute method public override void Execute(Guid targetInstanceId) { var reader = new ...
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Add existing field to Approval workflow's approval form

I want to add a existing site column or a custom developed field to OTB Approval Workflow's approval form, so that approver have to fill that additional field. Can this be done without modifying the ...
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SPD Workflow - This task is currently locked

I have a big problem with a SPD Workflow. I created a workflow, based on the "Collect Feedback" workflow. After i published it, i can use it as i want to on my environment. So i created a wsp file out ...
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workflow consuming WCF Service in https - First Call takes too much time

I have a State machine Workflow that consumes a WCF Service in https (Basic Authentication, security mode transport). It works fine in our test environment, but it had problem in the integration ...
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Get manager of current user in workflow

how can I get the current user's manager's phone information. I select the current user id like this: public Guid workflowId = default(System.Guid); public SPWorkflowActivationProperties ...
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How to send digitally signed email with user certificate using SharePoint 2010 workflows?

I am having a requirement that sending an Email which is digitally signed with user certificate using SharePoint 2010 workflows?
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Routing InfoPath Forms

I'm looking at automating some forms for my organization utilizing SharePoint and InfoPath. I'm familiar with form development and saving them to SharePoint. Where we start getting stuck is managing ...
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Workflow consuming webservice - Editing the address?

My State Machine Workflow (SP 2010) consumes an external Web Service that I have added as a Service Reference in Visual Studio. The WCF Service is currently hosted in my local machine. We have ...
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Sharepoint designer - Collect data from user error

I am new to sharepoint workflow development. I created my workflow in sharepoint designer 2010. My problem is the following: My workflow has a few steps, in every step I use the "collect data from ...
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CopyItemActivity how to configure

I want to copy an item using a workflow in VS. So i've used the copyitemactivity. In the properties what do i put in the ListItem? I want to reference the current item the workflow is operating on. ...
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Reusable workflow not showing anywhere (Sharepoint 2010)

I made a reusable workflow in Sharepoint Designer and checked that it's working in a site. Then I saved it as a template, downloaded it from the site assets, uploaded to a new site. Even after ...
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Email from workflow goes out 1 hour later than it should

I have a custom list setup. When someone adds something to this list it should automatically generate an email. This was working fine up until a week ago. Now the email goes out an hour later than it ...
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How can i get workflow's activities collection from SPWorkflowTemplate?

I can't find any method or property of SPWorkflowTemplate that returns a activities collection. Also XML representation doesn't contains any references to activities neither. Is there any approach to ...
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Custom Workflow Activity for merging users in field + assignedTo value from task (problems & questions)

First of all, a little explanation what this is about: I'm currently trying to write a custom workflow activity for use in SharePoint Designer 2010. I've got a column in my list - let's call it ...
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Workflow never get from “Not Started” to “In progress”

I have setup a list with a document review workflow(Out of box). If I run the workflow with 1 or 2 parallel users it appears to work. However, If I submit the workflow with the 10 parallel ...
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Active remainder with interval between Create Date and Due Date

How to make workflow or action workflow which can find date/interval between Create Date and Due Date and send notification every day till Due Date? I will be very garteful for help. Best regards,
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Deleted workflow is still running

There are 2 workflows in my site that still run though I deleted both of them using the SP designer. Any ideas?
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SharePoint 2007 - False task assignment e-mails

I am experiencing a problem with the workflow that is currently being used to manage review tasks on some document. Once the workflow starts, false task assignment e-mails are sent to the requester ...
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SPD Workflow - Create Multiple List Items

I have three lists: a list of companies, a calendar and a task list. Upon creation of a calendar item, I need a task to be created for each company in the "Companies" list. Any ideas how to go ...
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InfoPath 2013 Document Cannot Be Opened in SharePoint 2007 Workflow in InfoPath 2013

I have an InfoPath 2007 document that is submitted and creates a SharePoint workflow. This works fine in InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint 2007. When upgrading to InfoPath 2013, the document submits ...
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Is the workflow attached to the list when saved as a template?

Is the workflow attached to the list when saved as a template also copied? If yes then why is it I cannot see the workflow in SPD when i tried creating a new list based on the list template. What im ...
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Sharepoint Workflows in background

I'm just curious, I was reading an article here, and in the third paragraph it states "If you didn’t know, there are quite a few workflows that run in the background all the time. " I was just ...
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Problem with CheckBox in infopath 2010

Hi my name is Marcelo ... I have a problem with extracting data from a list checkbox , i selected 2 options (or more than two of several existing) and these disappear after ... then I need to display ...
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SharePoint Designer customized approval workflow- look up help

I am building a customized approval workflow. When the email is sent to the approver there is a link within the email that will direct the approver straight to the form that was filled out by the ...
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How to create a Sharepoint 2010 List with parent-child relationship and apply approval workflow?

I have 2 Custom Lists in Sharepoint 2010 ExpenseList (Parent List) ExpenseDetailsList (Child List) I want to display the ExpenseDetailsList inside the ExpenseList to the user. User shall be able ...
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How to check value from other sharepoint list?

I have two custom lists in SharePoint 2010 (Absent Request and Employee Leave Balance) with these columns: Absent Request List: Absent Type, Approver, Start Date, End Date, Absent Reason Employee ...