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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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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Can edits to a user's profile trigger a workflow?

I would like a workflow to be triggered when a property in a user's profile is edited. Ideally this would be triggered by an edit done either by a user or through the User Profile Synchronization ...
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Dynamic content in SharePoint Workflow Email

i've got a Workflow which starts when a specific column has been updated. It basically just sends an Email to the requester. Quite straighforward. Im struggling to insert a dynamic text inside the ...
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How to create workflow & submit data using infopath form?

I have designed the Form in InfoPath. I want to submit the form's data in my Sharepoint site. Sothat the supervisor(the higher level)person can check the details and he can Approve/Reject the ...
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Associated workflow links to wrong destination workflow

In a site with a number of lists and workflows, lets focus on two, which I'm viewing in SharePoint Designer List-A > Workflow-A and List-B > Workflow-B The problem: When I go to view List-B ...
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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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Append workflow changes to existing content

I have a workflow that updates a lookup column in another list when conditions are met. The problem is that the column allows multiple values, but the workflow is replacing any content that already ...
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Do i have to run Register-SPWorkflowService for each site collection?

As part of my SHarePoint Server 2013 setup I sometimes need to integrate the new workflow infrastructure into the farm. I've followed the documentation starting from the SharePoint side of things: ...
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Workflow updating a multiple value lookup column

I have a couple of task lists for a project. One list is the list of main projects, the second is a list of tasks under each main project. The main projects has a lookup column that allows multiple ...
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Can I do this with a workflow?

Let's say that I have a Word template in SharePoint and a user. The user will fill in data in the Word template, via SharePoint, and then save it. The Word template should then generate a new ...
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Infopath Form / workflow form not rendering with custom system masterpage

G'Day I've created a custom master page and I'm applying it as the system master page. Everything works fine except workflows. The following screen shot is showing what happens when I start the OOTB ...
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OOTB Workflow issue in approving?

Precisely and concisely, My client has set an OOTB workflow on a document library and one of the users e.g. (User1) is unable to approve documents even though I granted that particular user (User1) ...
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Workflows stuck on starting Sharepoint 2010

We have an issue with a list that has some custom workflows we have created in SharePoint Designer. Each list item has 3 workflows attached to them, but the workflows just seem to sit at a ...
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Instances of older workflow version when deploying newer one

The question's about Sharepoint 2010. Let's consider a following scenario: there are instances of a workflow X in progress at the server (for example, waiting for user's interaction). Then, ...
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Visual Studio Workflows and Sharepoint

I am new to designing workflows in Visual Studio (2010) for MOSS 2007. I have a "best practices" question: I have two separate, unrelated processes on one content type I need to manage with WFs. The ...
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Workflow configuration by custom config file

I'm currently researching workflow configuration possibilities delivered by Sharepoint 2010 (I am meaning the Visual Studio development side). The kind of configuration I'm meaning is the one done by ...
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Can't start any 2013 workflow on Document Set item, when it is created using custom ASP item form

I have created very simple ASP New form which looks as follow: <asp:Content ID="Main" ContentPlaceHolderID="PlaceHolderMain" runat="server"> <SharePoint:FormField runat="server" ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow: “Not supported in Windows authentication mode” error

I have three tier farm consisting of a WFE, App server and DB server. I have installed Windows Azure Workflow Manager + Client on the app server without any problems and registered it with ...
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Sequential workflow running twice sharepoint 2007

I inherited a site with a sequential workflow (created in Visual Studio 2008). The workflow is attached to a content type and is set to run only on item created. Recently, I attached three declarative ...
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Randomly: Item does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user

I have a rather curious issue with some workflow tasks. My (state machine) workflow creates a handful of tasks while running. Users interact with the tasks to move the workflow between its states. ...
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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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Event Receiver on SharePoint-hosted Apps

Is it possible to create event receiver or workflow on SharePoint-hosted apps in SharePoint 2013? I have not much knowledge about SharePoint apps. If yes then how to create it... Can we use Remote ...
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Sharepoint Designer Workflow Error Occured at start

I have a couple of workflows made in SharePoint designer, that create a looping effect to process items in another list. Basically, one workflow starts when a yes/no field equals yes, the other starts ...
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SharePoint Approval Workflow customizing email notifications

I am working in Sharepoint Designer on an approval workflow. I am customizing the emails that are sent to the initiator and the approver. How do I rebuild that link, so the approver can click the ...
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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 ...
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Workflow History on a Form Library: how to view previous versions of an edited form?

Is it possible to get hyperlinks to previous versions of a form, or even just see a list of changes to a Form Library item via Workflow History? If that wouldn't be available, what are the ...
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Set Content Approval status using workflow

I have a Document Library with the following Settings: - Require content approval for submitted items= Yes Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited=No I have a SPD approval ...
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I have a workflow that has worked until today - now it is erroring out

This is a newly created workflow, but was tested with over 100 transactions yesterday. Today, the workflow will not run and returns this message: Value does not fall within the expected range. ...
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WorkflowProperties.Item has uninitialized values on second run

I'm developing sequential workflow for Sharepoint 2010. It starts at item creation and it has activities as follows: onWorkflowActivated, then createTaskWithContentType and onTaskChanged in while ...
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How to display list data in 'Related Content' field in Tasks

I've got a holiday approval system on our Sharepoint 2010 Foundation intranet. The process is that the staff member requests a holiday by adding to a List called 'Holiday Requests', the workflow then ...
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workflow is not working when use SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges

Issue which i facing is follows. I have attached sp2010 approval workflow to list on item created. When i insert entry into list manually, and it display workflow status is In Progress, it means ...
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Workflows not firing as I want them (New vs Changed)

To start with here is my scenario. I have a document library which all users have read-only access to. There are a few trusted people who can upload items to it. A small percentage of the items ...
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Can i undo changes made in a row in issue log?

I updated a column with my comments by mistake and saved. How can i undo that row in sharepoint under issue log?
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SharePoint workflow lookup multiple value

Assuming I have 2 list, SourceList and WorkingList. SourceList Team Manager WorkingList TeamColumn (lookup the field Team in SourceList and allow multiple values) ResponsibleManagers So, my ...
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Removing Workflow Association on Content type programmatically with push to children

I am required to remove Workflow associations on a content type and from all the child content types deriving from this, as well as the list content types, deriving from the derived. ct - A Site ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Deployemnet from DEV to UAT

I have Sharepoint 2010 DEV and UAT sites. I have made some changes in DEV workflow and I want to deploy the changed workflow to UAT site. I have created the workflow template and saved .wsp file to ...
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Does SP 2010 have any support for taxonomy update workflows?

Does SP 2010 have any support for taxonomy update workflows? Or if not directly, is it possible to develop something like that using the Sharepoint API? What would be needed: taxonomy change ...
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How do I run a Workflow on a Task List as the Current User instead of Item Creator?

I've created a Workflow in SharePoint Foundation 2010. It creates items in a task list. (Collect Data From User) There is a workflow on the second task list that runs when the task is changed. For ...
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“Publishing Portal” vs a “Publishing Site with Workflows”

I am creating a new site and the business hasn't requested anything specific for publishing with workflow needs, so at the moment the default top level site is a Team Site. What is the best practice ...
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How to associate a list workflow to list-specific (not site) content type

I am trying to make a workflow for a specific list content type. Unfortunately, there seems to be no option to do so. I can create a list workflow in SP Designer but can't find an option to associate ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010: “Unable to load workflow actions from the server. Please contact you server administratior.”

Our farm was created with multiple web apps and site collections, prior to my arrival. In one specific web app, I can create workflows with not problem at all in the all the site collections that ...
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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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Deploying custom SharePoint workflow to production server

I have created a Visual Studio sequential workflow on my test server and also created a custom activity for it. How do I deploy these to the production server (or another server? I created a WSP, ...
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how can we add workflow to visual web part?

I am a new developer in SharePoint and I developed a visual web part. I want to add a approval mechanism for my visual web part form. For example if user clicks the button(which I created in visual ...
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Assign tasks to multiple users using workflow without Visual Studio

My requirement is, we want our employees to read a document whenever the administrator asks them to. For this I can manually start a workflow against a document. The problem is, I can only create one ...
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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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Create custom workflows at item level

I want to users to create a workflow at the item level. That is when they create an item in a list/library they should be able to define a workflow, consisting of tasks and approval process. All this ...
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Workflow Lookup to multiple values

Assume a three lists as below: User (Name) Process (Title, Members) How can we lookup a person where the person is one of the process members? In short, I don't know how to lookup over an array ...
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Workflow lookup over another site

Is there any way to look up items from a soap data source in a workflow with sp 2010? I have a site (Organization) contains a sub site (Departments) and this sub site contains many other sub sites ...