Tagged Questions

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

1
vote
0answers
176 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
651 views

Conditionally Require Approval on List Items

I have a calendar list, and I need to have it so that only items that meet a certain condition require approval. I have tried to use workflow, but when I fire them on the create/change event, the ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

OnWorkflowItemChanged fire multiple times

I have been using a State Machine workflow (SharePoint 2010). Workflow design Main State: The Main State does not update the item. The Main State contains a OnWorkflowItemChanged. When the item ...
0
votes
1answer
355 views

Sharpoint designer 2013 Stopping when Workflow People/Group Selection

SharePoint Designer 2013 is stopping unexpectedly when click to People/Groups from SharePoint Site. As an example, Send an Email action and I want to send the email to a SharePoint Site Collection ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

wss 3.0 content database has expanded exponentially without any data added in it

I am hosting wss 3.0 web application in windows 2003 server with sql 2005 express edition. we are leveraging lots of out of the box functionality, but we also have some custom features and web parts. ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Workflow not working for anonymous users

By default, it seems that SharePoint cannot execute a Workflow if an Anonymous user is creating a item. Can someone help me on this?
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to get approval status of a list item as a column to that list?

I have a Calendar list and an approval workflow. The workflow is initiated when a new item is added. The event gets approved in the task list. I want to get that "Outcome" column to the list. But when ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How to update calendar item created by an other list?

Appreciate any thoughts on this: A user edits an existing list item to pick a date to select a project deadline. A custom workflow, initiated by that item change, takes that date and project title ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

SharePoint 2013 Workflow Configuration Error (Authentication)

I am a newbie when it comes to server configuration and maintenance. I installed a copy of SharePoint 2013 for evaluation purposes and got everything up and running okay, but have run into issues ...
0
votes
1answer
238 views

Editing Appearance of Lookup Field in SP Workflow Email

I have a workflow that sends an email when a new item is added to a list. The email includes the creator of the new item, which uses a lookup value. CurrentItem-CreatedBy-String = [%Current ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

workflow versioning

I have a sharepoint project and it contains 5 state machine workflows. I had deployed these workflows through VS and they are working as expected. Now here comes the tricky part versioning for these ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

how to add list column values to workflow email?

I have a calendar list and I added several text box column values. I am using a customized workflow created in SharePoint Designer 2010 to send an email when there is a new event is added. I want to ...
0
votes
1answer
124 views

Wrong Start Time displayed in Workflow email

I am using a workflow email to alert the users about a new event. I am able to get the name of the event and end time of the event in email successfully using [%Current Item:Name of Event%] and ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

onWorkflowItemChanged triggered when attachment added through web service

A WCF Service hosted outside of SP will consume another external service to retrieve information. Then, the WCF will add/edit an item to a SharePoint List using COM, and add the attachment to the item ...
0
votes
2answers
277 views

Wrong date in workflow email

I am using a workflow for a calendar. In workflow email I use [%Current List:Start Time%] and [%Current List:End Time%] for the events. But the date is always displayed as "Monday, January, 01, 0001". ...
0
votes
2answers
90 views

Workflow not parsing 0:# data

So I'm checking if CurrentItem:field is empty or not, and so I put a log inside to figure out where the error was, heres what I got: 4/29/2013 1:53 PM Comment System Account 0;# 4/29/2013 1:53 ...
0
votes
2answers
87 views

How to embed image in SharePoint Workflow Association Form?

I am developing a custom SharePoint workflow in Visual Studio. I have a custom association form (ASPX) and I'd like to display an image, which is embedded into the project (and subsequently wsp). ...
1
vote
2answers
99 views

Is it possible to 'pre-compile' a workflow without running it?

It takes a long time to start a workflow for the first time. Is it possible to avoid this initial delay without running it?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How do I have a workflow wait until a date field is entered or changed in Sharepoint Designer 2013

I see examples with "Wait for Change" in an date field (column) for SharePoint Designer 2010, but in those examples the condition is selectable (equal, not equal, etc.) but in Designer 2013 it appears ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to add workflow task's “Edit task” button (or link) in a workflow email?

I have a workflow designed for calendar events. As soon as the user adds an item, I initiate the workflow to send an email to the manager for approval. For example (I edit the workflow in SP ...
2
votes
5answers
2k views

Workflow Manager Configuration Wizard blocked ports

I am running the Workflow Manager Configuration Wizard for Sharepoint 2013 workflows, but I am getting the flowing errors, I can't find anything on Google so I am hoping that someone here knows what ...
2
votes
1answer
592 views

Comma is being appended to values when adding new item to list through C#

I have a custom web part form which takes a few values from text boxes and adds the new row to a list. The problem is that when I click 'save', the values are being saved but some fields like ...
1
vote
1answer
808 views

SP2010 Workflow Copy Item Error

I'm having issues with a workflow that copies items from one document library to another after an approval process. The workflow starts automatically when an item is changed. It gets cancelled and I ...
0
votes
2answers
816 views

Is there any way to block editing on a document when a content approval workflow is active?

So I've got a Document under an approval workflow, but I'd rather not let the users edit the document while the workflow is active to keep consistency on everyone's approval (it's multi-step). I've ...
1
vote
0answers
84 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
422 views

Sharepoint 2013 workflow Email

Sharepoint 2013 Server EE SharePoint Designer 2013 I have a list item that has a field "POC". This is a multi-select field. It is a lookup from the contacts list. On demand, the user wants to see ...
0
votes
1answer
150 views

Reusable workflows in Document Approval Processes

Currently I've been trying to build a solution wherein you would bind to a document library and a Task List by some means and conduct a workflow Document Approval Process using them; this could be a ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
54 views

I want to execute workflow when new item is inserted

private void codeActivity1_ExecuteCode(object sender, EventArgs e) { SPSite objsite = SPContext.Current.Site; using (SPWeb objWeb = SPContext.Current.Web) { ...
0
votes
2answers
642 views

E-mail for Workflow doesn't work

My workflow: Email XPerson Start Approval Process When workflow works the approval process starts but don't send any email. The exchange settings are done. But are SMTP settings really needed?
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Approval workflow doesn't work SharePoint 2013

I'm trying to set up a knowledge base using enterprise wiki pages in SharePoint 2013. Now I'm trying to set up a workflow: Newly created or edited wiki pages have to be approved by the administrator ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Progress indicator for amount of specific types of documents in a hierarchy

Im thinking of making a document libary with files that have a field "type_of_document" which gives the type of document e.g. "meeting notes". I wont make hem content types, just a column where ...
0
votes
1answer
231 views

TimerJob editing workflow and web config - Consuming external webservice

I have a list that is attached to a workflow (State machine, VS2010, SP2010). There is an OnWorkflowItemChanged activity that will check if a column of the list has been changed. If it changed, it ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
41 views

Verify that an item was actually changed, not just opened and closed

I have been asked to create a workflow that will notify a certain individual whenever someone other than him either creates a new item or modifies an existing item. I have run into a problem in which ...
0
votes
1answer
160 views

Set SPBuiltInFieldId.WorkflowInstanceID value

I start worklfow programmaticaly on SPListItem (custom ContentType). When i try to save all fields but "WorkflowInstanceID", its ok. But, item[SPBuiltInFieldId.WorkflowInstanceID] = ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Deploy List Workflow in Production Environment

I created list workflow using SharePoint Designer. How to deploy my list workflow in Production environment?
0
votes
1answer
572 views

Workflow doesn't create tasks anymore

I created a custom workflow via copy&modify of the OOB feedback workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. When the workflow is started there are usually tasks created for every participant of the ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

Reusable Workflow in Sharepoint 2010

I have created a simple reusable workflow using designer and deployed its solution on the server. I have done it using Powershell. Now I wanted to know; how can I attach this workflow to a list or a ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

How to initiate workflow of a list based on user group permission?

I have calendar and I have 5 different groups. I have an approval workflow. Now I want to have 5 different workflows for 5 groups but each workflow has to detect the group of the user and send the ...
0
votes
1answer
151 views

Empty date field goes to 1/1/1900 when updating target list with workflow

Say, I have a SourceList with date fields like these DateReceived, DateEntered. If these field or fields are null then in workflow updates the target list item with 1/1/1900 dates respectively. ...
0
votes
3answers
54 views

SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows

Is there a way to set a field with [Today] date and not have it change once it is set. Thanks Kim
1
vote
3answers
2k views

SharePoint Designer Workflow, set field

I have a workflow that sets the field to [Today] when status = Setup. Once that field is set (either when created or when status changes to Setup), I don't want the date field to change to the current ...
0
votes
1answer
631 views

Approval/Feedback workflow: how to change the task status with a custom button on InfoPath Form?

I created two workflows, one based on the approval workflow and another based on the feedback workflow via SharePoint Designer 2010. For both workflows I'm trying to find a solution to add a custom ...
1
vote
2answers
619 views

How to make it possible to set the due date in a approval/feedback workflow to current date?

I created two workflows, one based on the approval workflow and another based on the feedback workflow via SharePoint Designer 2010. When you start one of the workflows you can set a due date, but at ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

How to determine business days in sharepoint workflow

One step of my workflow needs to calculate how many BUSINESS days i have between two dates. The problem is that my customer registers the holidays in a sharepoint list. So i will need to query this ...
-1
votes
1answer
445 views

SharePoint Workflow Best Practices [closed]

Any Points on the SharePoint Workflow Best Practices for both SPD and VS.
1
vote
0answers
53 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
184 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
282 views

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 ...