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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How to copy email body from a workflow step

I can't seem to copy from the body of an email from an action inside a workflow step. I can paste new content in, but can't seem to invoke the magic input to get copy to work. Is there some way to ...
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Best method for sending a reminder based on expirty date

I have a document library which has a field for 'expiry date'. This field is not mandatory and is used for our Legal team to identify if the contract is close to expiring. The Legal team would like ...
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Custom activity created and appearing in Actions list in SPD, but cannot select it

I've been following several examples regarding custom actions. I've been trying to deploy my own one, but although I can see the action inside SPD, when selected it doesn't appear in the workflow ...
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Easiest way to start SharePoint workflows on a bunch of list items in SharePoint 2007?

Right now I've created a few SharePoint Designer workflows in SharePoint 2007, I need to start them all up for each existing list item at (more or less) the same time. I'm not terribly worried about ...
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Workflow action SendEmail does not use “From” field

I have a Visual Studio 2010 workflow for a SharePoint 2010 Server. It uses the default workflow action "SendEmail" to send an e-mail. Everything works out perfectly, but the sender of the e-mail is ...
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Difference Between Sequential Workflow & State machine workflow?

What is the difference between Sequential Workflow and Stater machine workflow? What context should I take account to when choosing one of them?
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SP2010: How to start a workflow which is not related to a document or list item?

I'm trying to build a "list" which is comprised of a bunch of workflows. Example workflows would be: Travel, Reimbursement, Software Request. I would like to list these workflows and allow a user to ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow Not Always Firing

I have a very simple SharePoint Designer workflow on a SharePoint list. All it does is fire when a new item is created, copying one column value into another. The workflow generally does exactly what ...
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How can I list all workflows and associations?

How can I list all workflows and associations? I can find the number through the workflows page in the site collection administration, but i need to find the associations of each... This is for MOSS ...
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start list workflow on item delete?

I have seen elsewhere, that for whatever evil reason, SP2010 list workflows cannot be triggered by the delete of a list item. Glad the SP dev team didn't design soda machines or you'd never have a ...
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Creating Items in Drop-Off Library via SPD Workflow

Today I learned you can't move items to a Drop Off Library via workflow and expect its routing rules to kick in automatically. You then have to manually "Submit" each item, even if all metadata is ...
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How to restart workflow from within it self?

Being new on the whole Sharepoint administration scene, I need a little help from those in the know. I may be doing this "completely" wrong, so apologies if I am and I would really appreciate your ...
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Why is there space at the beginning of my SharePoint Designer Custom Emails?

Every time I setup a custom email and use the slightest bit of HTML within the email, there's a block (for lack of a better term) of dead space at the top of the email. I can't seem to get rid of it. ...
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Can workflow send e-mail to SP Groups?

I'm trying to send an email with attachment using Useful Sharepoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities from Codeplex. I've put my recipients in an SP group but when I try to email to that group I ...
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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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Programmatically added workflows unavailable

I've written some code to add a couple of workflows to an existing document library. Basically, it's not more then these lines of code: // Create an association for the default ...
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Remove “Add new item” functionality from lists

I have lists where the items are created from nintex workflows. I need to prevent the users from adding list items manually, as the workflows ensure dependencies. Revoking the add item permission is ...
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Workflows Auto Cleanup Timer Job or how to remove Workflow Instances?

I have read, that every now and then the "Workflow Auto Cleanup" job runs and cleans old workflow instances which are older than 60 days are deleted (or something along the lines). I have a simple ...
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Workflow not triggering on new item in e-mail enabled list

A simple workflow with only one step, update column, is set to "start on new item" on a E-Mail enabled list. When we send an email to the list, the email gets processed and a new item is created but ...
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Use site URL in build event

I wrote a powershell script that associates a workflow with a site and I want to call it in the post-build event of the workflow project in visual studio. How do I get the "Site URL" field in the ...
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Finding pages that are pending approval across an entire site collection

I am in the process of creating an administrative view which allows our intranet authors to view all the pages across the entire site collection that are awaiting their approval. As our site ...
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How to edit the email sent by out of the box approval workflow

Is there any way to edit the body of an email sent by SharePoint's out-of-the-box Approval Workflow? I'd really like to add some additional information to the emails. Changing the formatting would be ...
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Is it possible to replace the Check-in/Check-out buttons with custom workflows?

The requirement is that the user fill in a form describing the reason they want to check out the document, but not checking out the document until a manager reviews the collected data and approves the ...
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How to deploy centrally managed Infopath forms with reusable workflows to a new environment

I am looking for a way of deploying solutions based on infopath and reusable workflows through development, test and production in a consistent manner. Can anyone outline a robust approach to the ...
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Unable to edit my custom List workflow (SP Designer)

There is an existing Custom List workflow on our SharePoint 2010 Enterprise site that I can't figure out how to edit. My main goal is actually to export this workflow to be able to port it to another ...
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Sharepoint Workflows and Managed Term Sets

Platform: Sharepoint 2010 with Sharepoint Designer 2010 Are there any explanations out there on how to create a workflow with an email template that is sent to certain people based on a taxonomy term ...
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How to alter SP2013 workflow task from an ASP task form?

I have created SPD workflow with a custom ASP form. My form opens when clicking on a task link and I can show information about the task. Now I want to alter the task after pressing a button, but ...
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Add a Three-State Workflow by Code?

I want to add a three-state-workflow to a list. I know how to add this via Designer but - to keep manual works low - I want to achieve the same goal by Code. This is what I need: Add a ...
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SPD Workflow “Start workflow when an item is created” when adding multiple items to list at once?

I have a custom site workflow with some logic that copies items to a custom list with Title and Email. On this list I have a SPD workflow with one OOTB activity - send email to Email when an item is ...
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Programmatically get Workflow Task Outcomes (Sharepoint 2010)

I want to read all the Outcomes from a Workflow Task Outcomes (not only the standard but also the customized outcomes) from a Sharepoint 2010 Workflow Task. I searched all over the internet but ...
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Get Approvers Group - C#

I'm working on a workflow project, where I have to get all the users in the Approvers group. In order to get the approvals group, I run the following code: SPGroup approvals = ...
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How can you create a dynamic link to a workflow initiation form in a workflow-based e-mail?

Process: User Creates Item Admin receives "approve this" e-mail with a dynamic link Admin selects dynamic link in e-mail Admin is taken to initiation form of second approval workflow Admin selects ...
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Is it possible to export a site workflow?

If I have a Site Workflow on my development machine, what's the best way to deploy it onto the production system which is hosted on Microsoft SharePoint Online? I have found a way of doing it which ...
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Is there a way to refire a retention policy after a document has been updated.

Scenario: Retention policy set on "Expiry Date" column. Starts a workflow that notifies a user. User updates the document (and expiry date) Retention policy no longer fires when the new expiry ...
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How can I use approval workflow to reject changes of any existing list item?

I've been creating reusable workflow in 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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Approval workflow notification mail [closed]

I am customizing the existing approval workflow for my purchase order workflow. In that, I want a separate email notification sent when the "Change Request Form" is submitted. Now the same mail(sent ...
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e-mail not firing after the second pause until

I have defined the above workflow in Sharepoint 2007 Late Date is set by the workflow to be 1 day later than the due date (currently it is set to 5 minutes for testing purposes). It is the field ...
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Why has sending emails from workflows stopped?

We have a SharePoint system installed. The customer has changed the email system. After that emails that are sent out in our code using SPMail, and as the user uses the system work OK. Mails that ...
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No InfoPath forms in SP 2013 workflows?

I just read here, that InfoPath forms will no longer be used in Workflows. Is there something that will replace InfoPath? or are forms in the Workflows just going away? Thanks!
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copy a step from workflow in sharepoint designer 2010

I'm using SharePoint 2010, I have created workflow. I want to copy one step from the workflow and paste it to some other place inside the workflow. I wnat to copy one step from the workflow and ...
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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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Calling WCF Service from a workflow in Sharepoint Online

Is there any way to call a WCF service from a sharepoint online workflow (Sandboxed Solution)? I have looked up quite a few samples but they all seem to use farm solutions which is obviously not an ...
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Only send notification when certain items are changed

I have a List with two workflows. One that runs when an item is created/updated, and another that runs daily to perform a calculation. Emails go out when an item is created, updated, and expires. ...
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Document Upload

Here is what I am trying to do. I have a document library with a column called Manager. When a user uploads a document a workflow kicks off which then fills in the Manager column. This works fine. My ...
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Handling workflow errors

Environment: 2013 Enterprise, Workflow Server on WFE, SPD 2013 This seems like a pretty simple question coming from a programming background, but I just can't find any information on it. When ...
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Does SharePoint 2010 support Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0?

I've been reading that SharePoint 2010 does not support Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 (WF4). Is it true??? If yes, does that mean we cannot design WF4 workflows in VS2010 and use them in SP2010? Or ...
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How can I get the status of a Workflow in C#

I need to get the status of a Workflow programatically. Things i tried: item[workflowName] - gave me a "8" altough the workflow is completed (seems to always return 8, I don't know why) (was not ...
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How to setup workflow that would run only when a certain field is changed to particular value only

I am trying to setup a workflow for a datasheet list that would send an email when a field in an item is changed to particular value and only once – not when you change any of the other fields. This ...
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How many workflows can a SharePoint 2007 Library / List contain?

What is the maximum workflow can a Library & List in SharePoint 2007 can have? Information in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx mention that SharePoint 2010 can have 15 ...
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How can I avoid automatically starting a workflow?

I created an approval workflow with SharePoint Designer 2010. The workflow starts if a new item has been created in the list. After the item has been approved, this workflow is using the method "Set ...