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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How to programmatically restart a workflow

I have a workflow linked to my list. Is there any programmatically way to select a list item and restart the associated workflow? Something like: SPListItem item = List.Items.GetById(1); ...
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Update existing word document from SharePoint via code

I'd like to insert a line of text into an existing Word document that is stored in a document library. Would this be possible to do through an event or workflow? If so, how would I go about ...
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How to get the event/trigger of a SharePoint workflow?

A SharePoint workflow can be associated with a list, and configured to 'start when a new item is created', 'when an item is changed' or 'manually started by an authenticated user'. This is my ...
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Why are my external workflow events delivered twice?

I'm writing a workflow that uses pluggable workflow services to await an external event from an external program. My problem is that, no matter how I re-write it, the external event is raised twice, ...
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i can not deal with my if statement

i made my first Workflow using SPD 2010 but it doesn't work correctly . my issue is to automate vacations cycle in my organization. First ask the person about vacation type and his alternate person's ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id 'xxxxx-xxx' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope

while installing a feature, VS ouput the error: Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': Feature with Id 'xxxxxxx-xxxx' is not installed in this farm, and cannot be added to this scope. ...
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How to Delete List Items That are Older Than X Days

What will be my best approach to delete an item that is older than x days? If it is using a SharePoint workflow, how should I initiate the workflow and what are the steps involved in the workflow? ...
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Moving files from intranet to extranet - ShaerPoint 2010

I am working on a new SharePoint project (new to SP overall) and a requirement is to "publish" documents on the intranet, across different sites, to a desired location on an extranet. The intranet is ...
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Emtpy Data of Column in Item when Workflow successfully Rejects or Approves

I have created my own approval workflow.when Workflow successfully has done , i see Page content or Text Editor is Empty when Item copies to other library.i checked View Setting and Permission too. ...
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How to copy Assigned to field from list A to List B on creation of item in List B?

Trying to solve a problem with moving data from one list to another. I have 2 lists. 1) a project list that contains Project info (project ID which is text, name, lots of details, and an "Assigned ...
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View the state of a state machine workflow

I created a state machine workflow (with off course different states) for a content type. When i create a library with that content type and start the workflow. I can not see in which state i am. Is ...
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Impersonation as Site Owner, workflow is cancelled when setting

Good day. We have a simple list workflow that uses Impersonation to give Contribute Rights to a user via Replace Contribute Item. The workflow is created by our site Collection Admin. So when i ran ...
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How to sent an alert / e-mail to user when a particular list item is selected?

I am using Sharepoint 2010 Foundation. I have a list setup that multiple departments access and update as orders move through production. Orders get entered and assigned to a user (the salesperson) ...
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send email from workflow based on loopkup column

I have a workflow in visual studio and I need to send an email to a domain user whose name is entered into a sharepoint Person or Group lookup. The value will not be in a sharepoint group, it is from ...
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How to use custom task activity inside while in visual studio 2010 sequential workflow?

How to use custom task activity inside while in visual studio 2010 sequential workflow? I am using custom task activity which is in replicator activity and this is executed inside while condition . ...
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How to add additional workflow task in SharePoint workflow?

I am developing a sequence workflow. It contains a Replicator and its InitialChildData property is bound to the list of strings representing users. The activity that gets replicated is the workflow ...
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SharePoint workflow tasks don't wait to be executed

I have created a workflow in Visual Studio which contains a replicator which creates multiple tasks for approval. The replicator contains a sequence activity which is consisted of createTask, a while ...
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change one of reccuring event from workflow

We need create a workflow which change for example category column(work-->done) When We create in Sharepoint Designer workflow with action update list item, this action change all series, however in ...
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Approval Workflow with content targets…?

I have a random question for a workflow & I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it. I have a content target when someone submits a new 'news' item - say for example, they can select IT, ...
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How to send objects to sequence activity properties in workflow?

I am developing a SharePoint sequence workflow. It is consisted of the main part and a sequence activity which I have implemented separately. I have used that sequence activity for one of the workflow ...
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Uploading xml to document library won't start workflow

When I upload an xml document to a document library, the workflow associated with that document library won't start. Here is my the code I use to upload: using (SPSite site = new ...
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Can a workflow on one list update fields in a linked (joined) list?

I have two lists in Sharepoint 2010 that have a 1:1 relationship. When a user creates an entry in the first list (call it "Requests"), this triggers a workflow that creates a corresponding entry in a ...
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Asigning task to selective users from the list

I need advanced sharepoint help and hoping that someone can help me... I have 20 teams in my group and for each task I need to select certain teams each time and not all will be asked to review the ...
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sharepoint 2007 workflow restarts automatically after 30 minutes

I have this situation: a simple list with a workflow to collect data from user. Then on the Approval Tasks list I added another workflow to send an email to the user with the link to start the above ...
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How a Workflow can pass a list item through a site collection hierarchy

I have a site hierarchy like this: p c1 c2 I want to create a workflow to process a list item in c1 and under some conditions pass it to another list in c2 or as a workflow variable in p. ...
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How can I display list item data on a workflow initiation form?

I have a master list (Projects) containing all the data about the projects my clients' employees (technical writers) are working on. When it's time for the writers to grab sign offs on the project ...
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SharePoint workflow canceled on start only when automatic

I'm having a strange issue with a Visual Studio Sequential workflow. We're uploading files to SharePoint Document Library via Client Object Model using File.SaveBinaryDirect. Error in log is as ...
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How do I get multiple people from a multiple choice column?

So, the question does a poor job of outlining the problem. Apologies. I've got one list where my clients track their projects; let's call it Projects. In it, they make a selection on a multiple ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Workflow Error

I have created a simple workflow in VS 2010. What it does is creating a task for a person, when the person changes the task status to "Complete", it logs a message to workflow history. When I change ...
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ListItem Update from Client Object Model Not Triggering OnWorkflowItemChanged Activity

I am experiencing difficulty creating a file in a document library using the client object model. My custom Visual Studio 2010 workflow is not detecting the updates I am making to the file's list item ...
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How to close initiation workflow window?

I open a dialog initiation window of my sequential workflow from ECB menu. There is a start button on it. When this button is clicked the workflow starts working and the dialog window stays open. How ...
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Issue with customizing approval process in sharepoint designer

Update--- It appears the that the workflows are completing but it is taking an hour or so to process. Has anyone encounted this before???? I have created on a list a sharepoint designer workflow that ...
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I need to create an SPD2010 Designer workflow that will run when a date range is equal to Today -6

I am using SPD and SharePoint 2010 and I have a list where Project Manager's enter weekly updates and I'm looking for a way to automate a reminder to them. Currently we have a field called "Date PM ...
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Publishing site without workflow?

I want publishing sites without workflow. Let me explaint my requirement like this. In my publishing webs content authors only should approve/reject items for content authoring. No need for workflow ...
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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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“SharePoint 2013 workflow: Create a custom action” Sample does not Work

Follow the URL: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/SharePoint-2013-workflow-41e5c0f9 Tried it and it can be built, but it fails in activation step: I got the error: Error occurred in deployment step ...
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Creating tasks simultaneously, freeze.

I am working with two workflows, both of them have been done in C# by using Visual Studio within SharePoint 2007 , the first one is activated when a document has been updated and copies the file into ...
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How to reduce field on user profiles management using workflow in SP Online

I have some problem with my "holiday proposal" workflow in SharePoint Online (Office 365 - SharePoint 2010). I have created field (integer) "Free days" in user profiles. The main things is 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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Check whether contact(s) are available

I'm trying to build a contact list based on a available contacts. However, how do I find a contact's availability? I've synced my contacts list to Outlook, however looking through the available ...
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Using a lookup to set the To: address on a sharepoint designer 2010 workflow email action

I have a sharepoint designer 2010 workflow with a email action. I want to set the value for the To: address to a field of the Current Item using a lookup ( [%Current Item:Vendor Contact%]. ...
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How to get item created in Sharepoint Designer 2010 workflow

Here is the setup. I create an item in my Sharepoint Designer 2010 workflow, which is output (the id I believe) to variable CREATE. I then want to send an email to a user where the URL of created ...
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Send Email Extended SP2007 Workflow lookup field character limit?

I'm using the Send Email Extended functionality from the SharePoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities on Codeplex. We have no issue sending the actual email, but there appears to be a 255 character ...
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Workflow and EventReceiver execution order

I have an event receiver, and I'm capturing the "ED" events (Added, Edited). I also have a Workflow on the list that is triggered on Item Added and Updated. Does the workflow get called before the ...
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SPListItem.Tasks always empty

I have a custom sharepoint (2007) list (named testlist) on which I attached a test workflow (built with sharepoint designer 2007 and named testwf), which only task defined in the 'Actions' section at ...
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Workflows - execution order

I have a list on which there are 2 workflows. Both workflows are created in SharePoint Designer 2010. Workflow "A" have the following triggers 'Start workflow automatically when an item is Created' ...
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Copying a single field item from a list to a related task list using SPD workflows

I'm really new to Sharepoint 2010 and was wondering if it is possible to copy a single field from an item in a list to a related task? Basically I have a holiday request list that triggers an ...
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Error occurred when assigning permission to multiple user in impersonation step in SharePoint 2010 Designer workflow

I am trying to create a Collect Feedback and an Approval workflow in SharePoint 2010 Designer. I always get error occurred when permission is granted/revoked to multiple user (supplied by the user) in ...
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Modify Feedback Workflow to transfer a custom column value from Shared Documents to the Tasks list

I would like to modify the default feedback workflow. I have already made a copy of the workflow and made some minor adjustments to fit my needs. Now I need the work flow to pull the information from ...
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No Option to Manually Start SPD Workflow on a Workflow Task List

I created a SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow attached to a Workflow Task List to Create Items in another list when the workflow task is completed. I have it set to run Manually, but the Ribbon ...