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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Promote People Picker from Infopath to Sharepoint

I wanted to promote a people picker field in my Infopath form to Sharepoint column. I know that we couldn't promote people picker(group) to SP as people/group column. So, I only promote the ...
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Sending debug messages in sequential workflow

I'm trying to send messages to the workflow history of a workflow at some point after the workflow starts, based on a condition. There are some values in the code I would like to verify as the ...
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SiteUserInfoList not updating

I am running a workflow that Calls user information from http://site/_api/Web/SiteUserInfoList/Items(<UserID>) The workflow is pulling the information just fine however I noticed that not all ...
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'Claim Task' marks the task as complete

I'm having a problem with one of the SharePoint 2010 workflows I'm updating. One of the tasks in the workflow is assigned to a group in the site collection. When I login as one of its users and click ...
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“Sorry this app is not supported on this server” when adding workflow to SharePoint app

I am facing the following issue while deploying a SharePoint hosted app. When I add 2013 workflow to app and deploy app in app catalog, I cannot install the app. This message comes up: Sorry, ...
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Assign Tasks to Users based on Job Title in another list

I have a list called Contacts which stores names and job titles. I also have a list called Project Tasks which is a list of all project tasks. In this list, I have a choice field called Assigned To ...
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Word Automation Service adds file to library - workflow fails to start

I have a feature which is enabled. Feature has a library and event receiver. The library is created when the feature is enabled on a site. The feature takes files submitted to this library, sends ...
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Stop a workflow when the item is deleted

I have a workflow that waits for a certain date to occur depending on the user input. However when the list item is deleted, the workflow still runs. Is there a way to say Wait for item to be ...
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Auto setting security settings of a subsite using workflow

I am wondering if it is possible at all to edit site permission settings using workflow? I work for a consulting company who takes small projects from various clients and wants to move their ...
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SPListItem.Workflows always returns zero items

SPList list = web.Lists.GetList(new Guid(listGuid), false); SPListItem item = list.GetItemById(int.Parse(listItemId)); string currentStatus = item["Status"].ToString(); if (currentStatus == "Pending ...
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Workflow Settings

I have set up a workflow for approval of an Item created, how do I create in the same workflow a way of notifying the creator of the item which stage in the workflow it is in?
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LookupSPListItemId and Person field in SharePoint 2013 workflow

I'm trying to use the LookupSPListItemId activity in a SharePoint 2013 workflow in Visual Studio. The condition I'm trying to set is when a person field equals a specific person. The problem is I'm ...
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Infopath forms not added to central admin after deploying workflow

I am making changes to several SharePoint state machine workflows that each contain Infopath forms for the workflow tasks. I have been able to deploy all but one of them successfully. The problem I am ...
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How to disable list event firing from SharePoint 2013 workflow?

I have a list with an ItemUpdating event receiver that blocks all item updates. I have a workflow where I want to update an item in this list. Is there any way to disable the event receiver from the ...
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Getting duplicate emails from SP2010 Workflow, why?

Folks, I have a workflow that send analysts emails from a SP library with repeating table. I'm only grabbing the Last Analyst in the table to send an email to, but I'm actually getting double the ...
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Create Approval workflow for Blog in Sharepoint Designer

I am facing problem in creating a simple workflow for "Blogs". If a user writes one blog, then his/her manager would be responsible for "Approving/Rejecting" it. I am using SharePoint Designer, ...
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Sharepoint designer workflow does not automatically start for first list item insert

SharePoint designer workflow does not automatically start for first list item insert. Second item inserted start workflow automatically. What is the problem?
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Workflow not behaving correctly

I have a work flow that fires off email notifications at specific dates, based on the number of days between the Expiration date and Today. It works up until a user goes to change the date of the list ...
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Workflow for email alerts on subfolders only

I've inherited a SharePoint site that includes sub-folders in the document libraries. When a customer attempts to set an alert on a particular sub-folder, they wind up receiving alert emails for the ...
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SP 2010 Workflow Collect Data from CURRENT User

I'm working with SharePoint 2010 workflows. I need to collect data from the current user then send an email. Specifically, I need to collect the email address of the recipient of the email. What is ...
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ServiceBus Broker service failed to start, retry count 2. Exception message: Service type is already registered

Due to outage last night my workflow servers are having issues. Service Bus Broker Service is stuck at starting stage, But Service gateway and app fabric services are started. Here are some error i ...
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How do I add leading zeros to a variable in Sharepoint 2010 site workflow?

I'm using Sharepoint 2013, but this particular site workflow is a 2010 version. I'm trying to accomplish this in Sharepoint Designer. This workflow creates a new document, and assigns a given number ...
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Custom Workflow Task with custom content type not working in VS 2012

I have created custom content type inherited from Workflow Task (SharePoint 2013) as i have to remove and add fields according to use. I also created a custom workflow task list, which uses ...
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How do I use a date collected from a user

When I use "set workflow variable" to assign a variable the value of "collect2", which is the variable created by the "collect" command, i get "Coercion Failed: Unable to transform the input lookup ...
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Suddenly no custom 2010 workflows works anymore - SharePoint 2013

I've not access to the production environment so I can't see the ULS log. I've got several 2010 workflows that worked pretty well yesterday. But today they suddenly stopped working. When I try to ...
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Sharepoint Hosted App : Loop through all list items using site workflow

I have to iterate through all list items for specific list using site workflow in sharepoint hosted app. My list is on app web.Based on Task Status column value of each list item ,I have to send email ...
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In workflow 'Set content approval status' do not change approval status

I have manual workflow, where I want to set content approval status to 'Approved'. I use Set content approval status action. It is executing, but it do not change my workflow. More info: I also have ...
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HTTP 500 Error - When trying to update a field in a Workflow

SharePoint Designer 2013 (2013 workflow on a Document Library) After much research I have found potential solutions were to: Set Required documents to be checked out before they can be edited? to ...
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Is it possible to link/sync 2 SharePoint lists together (that are being used as forms for users to fill out)

IS it possible to link or sync 2 SharePoint lists together - more specifically I'm using the SharePoint lists for fillable forms, so if a user clicks "new Item" it pops open a form I made in InfoPath ...
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DATEDIF in Workflow

Is it possible to use DATEIF inside a workflow? Right now I have: =DATEDIF(TODAY(),[Expiration Date],"D") Is this possible inside a workflow if? is there a certain benefit to it? Thanks.
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Send email one at a time to multiple people picker

I have a list that has a people picker that accepts multiple value. I want to start a workflow that would email to all the value in the people picker one at a time.. Is this possible? Scenario: ...
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Using SharePoint as a Backend

I need to build a commercial service that provides a collaboration workflow. I'm pretty sure that I could build the entire thing in SharePoint, but since it's build for 'non-tech' people, I need to ...
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Workflow Question - how to send one email to “Created By” for multiple updates

I'm new to SharePoint, and I only have SharePoint designer 2010. I've been tasked with setting up a workflow wherein if there are 10 rows with one "Parent ID" and 9 of them have an updated status, to ...
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Using Additional fields of lookup in a worflow

For some reason, SharePoint saw fit that we would not be able to use a lookup in a lookup, so I have been doing the workaround where you use a workflow to copy the contents of the first lookup into a ...
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How do I stop users changing a document going through approval workflow?

I am working with SharePoint 2013 and a document library. After numerous attempts at trying to coax the 2013 workflow process into doing what I needed, I gave up and resorted to a 2010 workflow. ...
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Set Dynamic Approvers in Approval Workflow

I need to implement an approval workflow on a list. Whenever a form is submitted, several Managers need to approve it. The selection of managers is based on a multiple selection box where users select ...
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Register -SPWorkFlowService gives 500 not found internal server error

I am trying to install and configure workflow manager since last many days but I am getting this 500.24 Internal server error or 500 not found error. Workflow manager 1.0 refresh with cu2 installed ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow internal status goes to Canceled with a System.FormatException

I am running a workflow attached with task pages. The workflow has been designed in visual studio 2012. After completing the first task page, the internal status of the workflow will change to ...
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Is it possible to get file content in workflow using rest API?

My workflow is 2013 and implemented in Office 365: my header: Accept: application/octet-stream Content-Type: application/octet-stream binaryStringResponseBody: true url call(rest api): ...
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Tried to delete element by workflow

I tried with two list, but It don't work. How could I get a element name and delete this ? When I Write a element it deleting this but when I getting from lookap field its writing me this masage: The ...
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HTML to plain text

Does anybody know a way to convert an HTML text to plain text in a workflow? I tried using wildcards, but so far no success. To better explain: I have an html text in a column and I want to have a ...
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How to put line break on Three state work flow body in SP2010?

How to put line break on Three state work flow body in SP2010 ? Is it possible to put line break on email body of three state work flow. If yes how can I do that?. I tried below: ...
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Allow someone start a list workflow but forbid him add item to the list

I have a SharePoint 2013 on-premise farm. Workflow manager is not installed so I can only use Workflow 2010. I created a list workflow and it seems only users with "contribute" or higher permission ...
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Cannot set unknown member 'LookupSPListItem.ItemId' on Workflow activation

We have a customer who is using SharePoint Server 2013 RTM. We developed the workflows using VS 2013, and when pushing the workflow into the Staging servers, they do not activate. The error shown on ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow initiation form: you don't have access to this page?

using a Sharepoint 2013 VisualStudio Workflow with initiation form I wonder why a member of the site can work on the library elements and trigger the workflow but when the workflow tries to show its ...
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Pull multiple values through a lookup

I am rather new with SP so I apologise if I cant express myself too well. Problem at hand: Two lists - Shops and Managers with a many-to-many relationship between them. I.E. in Shops there can be ...
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SharePoint workflow shows Rejected after 1 user removed from workflow

I have a document approval workflow where I added 2 users. One of the users was added using a wrong account. I was not allowed to edit the task and redirect to the correct account, so the only option ...
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Foundation 2010 workflow not starting automatically(not a system account)

Does anyone have any suggestions how to fix a workflow would not be starting automatically? This is NOT a system account (just a regular user with contribute permissions to list). This is a ...
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Email send to users and sharepoint group when list item changes status

I am very new to designer to write workflow. I hope you guys will help to figured it out. I have list which has one dropdown item called "App Change Request Status". Dropdown items are ...
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Tasks created in Workflow do not appear in My site

We have the My Tasks portion working fine for aggregating tasks from our Sharepoint sites when users create the tasks inside the browser. I created a workflow to create tasks and assign them to users ...