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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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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workflow help: Issue with automating

I am currently working with SharePoint 2007 designer. But I am having a issue creating a workflow that scans for a certain item that appears more than once in different items. Here is a picture of ...
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SharePoint 2013: Check Workflow status programmatically (javascript)?

I need to be able to get the status of a SharePoint workflow 2013 using javascript. My goal is to start in a loop for all selected items synchronously a workflow. For that I will check if the started ...
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SharePoint workflow history in SP2010

I don't think there is one answer to this problem but at the same time I don't get what Microsofts expectations are. Facts: Workflows log to the history lists. This list shouldn't be assumed or ...
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Create a copy of a List Item in the same List when a List Item is created

In SP Designer 2013 I have created a List Workflow that runs when a new Item is created. I am trying to make it generate a copy of the List item (into the same list) However, it reports an error ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow to send a reminder

I have created a document library (but it could also be a list, not a problem) and in this library I have a column"End date" and a column "Owner" which the user needs to fill in. Now I want that ...
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Can someone help me use SharePoint 2010 to do data processing?

TL;DR: I need to create a system in SharePoint in which a user uploads an Excel (or CSV) file to the site from a webpage. The site takes the uploaded document and uses it to populate a list. Then it ...
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Multiple workflows across a list versus one workflow iterating the list

I have a process that needs to be run across every element of a list, doing specific things (mostly sending emails) based on several different fields of that item. This operation will always be done ...
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Why does SharePoint Workflow Project in VS 2008 get modified every time it's opened?

The same goes for the workflow source files -- every time I open the project or go to the source file, it's indicating (by the asterisk) that the file has been modified. Which means two things: when ...
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Difference between Association, Initiation, Modification, and Task Edit form

What are the difference between these forms? Association form Initiation form Modification form Task edit form
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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 Designer Workflow actions - how to get substring from start of variable until character “|”

Any way to get the susbstring from the start of the string until a specific character in a SharePoint designer workflow action? I cannot use "Extract Substring from Start of String" because there ...
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SharePoint 2010 Custom Workflow email Comment Issue…

I had a series of lists with forms for users to submit various items of information and requests. The OOB Approval – SharePoint 2010 worked great, except for the email messages. The department that ...
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SharePoint Designer - Pause until

I want to accomplish this using SharePoint Designer and OOTB features. Requirement : List with details - employee name , start date , end date. 30 days prior to end date send an email , 15 days prior ...
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How to remove autogenerated columns created by designer worflow?

I create reusable worflow in SharePoint designer, Everytime I modify the workflow and attach it to the library a new column for the workflow is being created. They are not even shown in library ...
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How do I create a Custom Action for a Workflow?

I need to create a Custom Action that's displayed in the Action list for a Workflow. How would I go about this?
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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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OWSTIMER takes up to 95% of RAM Memory - Server goes slow

I am running sharepoint server 2010 with 8GB RAM. I have a SP Designer Workflow running on my portal. The server used to respond but now when users try to hit the URL they get an error message. I ...
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Is there an event when a workflow is added or removed from a list

I need to perform some tasks (in this case, add/remove content types) when a workflow is associated/disassociated with a given list. Is there an event that I can listen for/hook into? I am using ...
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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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Workflow column does not appear

An out-of-the-box SP2010 Approval Workflow has been created to a list. The workflow works fine and workflows have successfully been created by end users (non-admins). However, now we noticed that ...
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Importing a SharePoint 2013 workflow in Visual Studio

I'm creating a simple workflow in Visual Studio: I can deploy it, and it works. I then try to open it with SharePoint designer: However, the steps/activities/stages are missing. How come I'm not ...
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Find all SPD workflows in site collection

I am migrating a sharepoint farm and need to update all SPD workflows in the migrated site collection. I need to get a list of all SPD workflows that exist in the site collection so I can update URLs, ...
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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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Did my workflow run on item changed or item creation?

Is there any way of identifying if my SPD (2010) workflow was initiated by item creation or by item modification? I don't want to split the workflow into two as 99% of the workflows would be ...
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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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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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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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10,000 Activities - SharePoint 2013 Workflow (SPD)

I have a site workflow terminating automatically, after a short run time, with the error message: The workflow instance exceeded the throttle of 10000 activities executed in a row and could not ...
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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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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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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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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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Custom workflow activity shows up but can't be selected?

I have created a custom workflow activity and successfully deployed it. The issue I am running into is that when I try to select it when creating a workflow using SharePoint designer, nothing ...
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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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Approval Workflow Any user to Approve

I'm using the OOTB Approve Workflow.. When I add two people person1 and person2 in the Approvers field they both need to approve for the workflow to end. I want when either person approves then ...
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Calculated Value of “Start Time” in a calendar is not working

I am having a problem with a content type-specific, Reusable workflow. I use it for a calendar. When ever an event is created, I send an email to the approver with Name of the event, start time and ...
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Daily e-mail reminders with workflows

I need a workflow which will check a custom list -for every row in this list- every day automatically and if the total value column is 0 then it will send an email to a user. Is it possible with ...
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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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SharePoint Online 2013 Send Email at specified time?

I have a workflow that sends out email reminders for items that have a specified due date. If the items are due 30 days out it sends a reminder every Monday. If they're 7 days out or under it sends ...
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Call a POST web method through a Workflow 2013

I'm trying to call an external web method via POST request during the execution of one of my workflows. I set up the dictionary for the headers (I specify Host, Content-Lenght, Content-Type and ...
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Error in sharepoint workflow “Invalid WorkflowInstanceID parameter in URL.”

I am currently trying to move a workflow from one site onto another. It has imported correctly but I am getting a strange error. The forms on my workflow are producing this error whenever I press the ...
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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 ...