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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
0answers
166 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
303 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
444 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
84 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
394 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
293 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
208 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
541 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
131 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
86 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
531 views

“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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
275 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
525 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
884 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
858 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
628 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
183 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
88 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
155 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
300 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Sharepoint 2010 Workflow: Create multiple tasks and change them

I want to write a workflow which creates and updates tasks when the workflow item is changed. For example: the workflow-item has a multivalue field with users who should approve the workflow-item: ...
1
vote
0answers
360 views

Schedule workflow or email notification

Just wondering, is there a way to schedule (e.g. 1st day of each Month) a workflow or send email notification for a list, without using powershell or C# code.
2
votes
1answer
404 views

Appoach for SharePoint 2010 file upload workflow

[Crosspost from StackExchange.] I'm working on a project that is basically a file upload "wizard" that basically does the following: Entry form to select document library and enter some basic info. ...
1
vote
2answers
52 views

Need help in training workflow with personalized training page

I have a training workflow requirement where the administrator uploads a document to a document library, which will initiate a training workflow. The workflow will consist of specifying which ...
1
vote
1answer
200 views

Popup from within email

Ok, I have a client with a peculiar request. He wants to receive an (generated by a workflow) email with a hyperlink that will open a pop-up dialog if you click on it. Note: the link within the email ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it really required to enable SharePoint Workflow Timer Service on all application server?

As the title states, may be this is a very basic question. In a SharePoint 2010 farm, the SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service is enabled for all servers in the farm by default. However, I ...
2
votes
1answer
217 views

How to continue workflow from error step?

I have a workflow with error occured status. I fixed the error and deployed the .wsp file. Now I need to continue this workflow from a code activity where error occured. Are there any way to achieve ...
2
votes
1answer
465 views

Use count-related column value as int in a SP Designer-workflow

I have another problem concerning the count-related column-value of SP2010 in a workflow(see also: How to get count related Lookup value programmatically? ). my use-case: I have a column "actual ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

SPD Workflow. Skip step if item already exists

I have a workflow which, when a document is uploaded into a library called "Drop box", an Item is created in another list (called Jobs Directory) using the field "Job Name" which is specified on the ...
4
votes
1answer
152 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Users cannot open workflow task (custom form) - Unexpected exception

I have created a custom approval task form for an approval workflow. It works fine for me as a site collection administrator, but for normal users (the users getting the task) there is an error ...
3
votes
1answer
55 views

Workflow and Page Content Types

In 2007 I am trying to understand the use of workflows added to page based content types that will eventually live in a page library. If I add a workflow to such a content type then use that content ...
1
vote
0answers
186 views

Content Organiser prevents workflow autostart and shows System Account

I'm hoping someone can help with an issue I have with Content Organiser. I have a document library that has a SPD ootb approval workflow and using Content organiser. The first problem was that the ...
1
vote
3answers
159 views

Workflow says “completed” with no Report Data [Solved]

Three list : Pending List , Trash List , Approved List workflow : discussion Ideas Step 1: if Approval status Equals 2;#Pending Set Officer to Pending then Wait for Approval status to not ...
0
votes
1answer
149 views

How to validate field across multiple lists

So I'm created a number of different lists and libraries with workflows attached. When someone creates a new job, the document is uploaded to the Job directory (library). If it classified as a ...
5
votes
1answer
759 views

Workflows do not continue after user completes a task nor do they update task outcome and percentage

I'm testing this with a simple workflow: Log message "Workflow has started" Assign a To-do item Log message "Task is completed" Here's what we did to make it stop working: We went and changed ...
0
votes
1answer
145 views

Association Form for custom workflow in a subsite

I have a SP 2010 custom workflow built using Visual Studio 2010. The workflow specifies an association URL like this <Workflow Name="WF Name" Description="WF Description" ...
1
vote
1answer
472 views

Why does my workflow appear to be causing an infinite loop?

I'm JUST starting with workflows, and created my first one. We're running 2010 foundation, and I'm using the basic 3-stage workflow that's included. I'm linking to a Word document in a library, and ...
3
votes
1answer
665 views

Why is Workflow sending Emails even when Status is Complete and %Complete = 100%?

We have a user that is receiving the Task assigned to emails about once a week. He is listed in the CC field of the emails (I think this indicates he created the list entry for which the Workflow is ...
3
votes
0answers
92 views

How to send email to people from choice column with multiple selections

I would like to choice people from choice column with multiple selections and then send email to these people by using workflow SPD. Can I do it? I use SharePoint Foundation Best regards, Andrzej