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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Workflow Assigned To Dynamic User?

I created State Machine workflow, in Workflow Initiation Form having Owner Field. Once start workflow task assigned to Owner (Dynamic User)?
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How to terminate a workflow due to error/exception

I have a workflow that converts a docx to pdf then does some more processing on the document. I would like to kill/terminate/cancel the workflow if the conversion fails but I am not sure the best way ...
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Workflow wont start after its been used once

So i have created a workflow with one step which is to copy a document from one document library to a another within the website. The issue i'm having is that it will only work once, after that time ...
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Infopath form opens as read only and cannot be submitted by only some users

We have an infopath form that we created so our staff can submit their expenses through SharePoint. This form then needs to be signed and approved by someone in upper management. Once a form is ...
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Sharepoint 2013. After successfully completed Register-SPWorkflowService command Workflow still is Not Connected at central administration

Sharepoint 2013. After successfully completed Register-SPWorkflowService command Workflow still is Not Connected at central administration. After retry to register WF I`ve got following error: PS ...
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Button in InfoPath to start a workflow (Out of the box) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to start a workflow through an infopath button? I have a client that wants to start a workflow on a list item from the InfoPath form. I haven't actually ...
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How to delegate task to someone else when task assigned to person is out?

I have a situation where a task is assigned to a person thru workflow. That person is now gone. I know site admin can delegate the task to someone else. But I would like manager (say from a group ...
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How do I obtain the SPWorkflow object in the event receiver?

I have a workflow event receiver which is handling the WorkflowStarted and WorkflowCompleted events. I need to obtain references to the workflow list item and the workflow object to do some additional ...
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Permissions required for deploying wsp files and debugging workflows

I am having issues at a client with regards to permissions that I need to request for my account to be able to deploy wsps (using WSPBuilder) to the development environment, and to debug workflows in ...
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Uploading a document of given content type invokes wrong workflow

Problem summary: Given 2 content types and a different workflow associated with each CT, one workflow works properly for it's CT but when the other CT is uploaded the wrong workflow is invoked. I have ...
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No InfoPath forms in SP 2013 workflows?

I just read here, that InfoPath forms will no longer be used in Workflows. Is there something that will replace InfoPath? or are forms in the Workflows just going away? Thanks!
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SharePoint Designer Workflow Condition Evaluation

I am trying to find information on how SPD workflow conditionals are evaluated. What I'd like to do is if (a or b) and (c or d) then, and my brief tests make it appear like it will work that way if I ...
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Is it possible to go to edit view of SP2010 item directly from email?

Question Posted by other user: Is it possible to go to the edit view of an sharepoint 2010 list item directly from email? I have a workflow that sends an email to a user to edit a list item. The link ...
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Where should User relationship be managed/maintained in Sharepoint 2010?

I have manager and employee reporting to manager. The sharepoint server is integrated with active directory and active directory does not maintain any such relationship. So how can we do that ? Can ...
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Add automatically alert when user/record is added to the list

I'm having a problem to automatically add alert. I have a list "ListA" where I add new records. This records have address email field. I try to create workflow which use this address email to send ...
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How can I create a form that automatically hides or displays certain questions based on previous answers?

What is a good reference on how to create a work-flow based form? i.e. The form has ten fields, and the first five fields show up by default, but the next five fields show up only when a user has ...
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Sharepoint Designer add time to date action

Is there any documentation on how SP adds time to a date? For example, if I add one month to today (say it's the 31st), does SP return the last day of the next month (the 30th)? What about leap years? ...
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What account do workflows run as?

I need to move a file from SharePoint to a network share (on a linux machine). Since impersonation has issues (Double hop?) I need to just give permission to the account that the service is running ...
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Create an e-office using sharepoint site

I'm new to sharepoint and want to create an e-office for my organization. I want the manager can create works and assign the works to specific employees and they can do works and then write a report ...
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Backup Approvers for Sharepoint Workflow

I got a requirement from our client that their approval workflow needs backup approvers. It means the approval task is assigned to a group(one of them is the primary approver), if by any reason the ...
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Get the URL from the hyperlink column for workflow

I have list with 500+ records. There is a hyperlink column called "TargetURL". As all of us know SP saves hyperlink in ["http://portal.site.com/sitecoll/doclib/Forms/someview.aspx", description ] ...
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Dumping workflow persisted data?

On a large SharePoint Farm, we have several worflows designed. Some of them are Visual Studio Workflow. When something goes wrong in the workflow only few evidence are visible (some in the uls logs, ...
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Workflow failed to run after pause - SP2010

I am trying to fix a paused workflow issue following this KB Article from Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2674684 However, when I try to run the powershell command I get this error as ...
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How to stop SQL time out issue

I keep getting "System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding." 9 out of 10 times when I try to ...
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Workflow starts slowly

I have developed 2 workflows. Both are run manually. The first workflow starts the second, waits for it to finish, and then carries on. There are no problems really, it's just that once the second ...
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workflow very slow

I went through this https://www.nothingbutsharepoint.com/sites/itpro/Pages/How-to-Improve-Workflow-Performance-in-SharePoint-Server-2010.aspx to make sure workflows run faster but it's very slow. ...
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Change Associated list for a workflow

Is it possible to change the list association of a current workflow to work with another list? if so, how would I go about that?
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Execute workflow when item is opened

I need to run a workflow when a item is read/opened in a list. Just wondering if that can be done via SP Designer or Visual Studio. Thanks MS
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Sending and receiving fax with sharepoint

my clients expressed the need to be able to send faxes from sharepoint. So they would open up a web page somewhere on the intranet, they would then select another company and click on a send button. ...
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Where newly created workflow files stored?

If we create any list workflows or any other type .xsn file or .aspx files will create. Where these files are stored in content DB or in physical folder? If it is in physical folder then what is the ...
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Sharepoint doesnt send notifications for tasks

My question is about Sharepoint. I create a workflow via Sharepoint designer, and "Assign a To-do Item" in it. When workflow start it doesn't send any notifications via email. But when I add "Send ...
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SharePoint 2007 Workflow for multiple items

In SharePoint 2007 what options do we have say if we want to enable an approval workflow on multiple documents not just one? It's for a Doc Lib which will contain approx hundred PDFs where there are a ...
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How to copy email body from a workflow step

I can't seem to copy from the body of an email from an action inside a workflow step. I can paste new content in, but can't seem to invoke the magic input to get copy to work. Is there some way to ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Foundation: Workflow to set up repeating Audit Tasks and reminders

Novice to Sharepoint. Looking for some advice regarding Workflows. I'm running Sharepoint 2010 Foundation. I've been asked to design an Audit Document Workflow. The Manager will create factory ...
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Why is my SPD 2010 workflow running twice?

I've got a support case for a client, and they have a super simple workflow on a list. It simply sends an email to a user from a person field, whenever an item is added to the list. The client ...
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iOS: implement SharePoint Designer (Workflows only) functionality

Is it possible to implement operations on Workflows (like in SharePoint Designer) on iOS? Maybe I could call SharePoint's services to get a list of workflows, nodes in each workflow and draw it as a ...
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Book/tutorial recommendations for very specific SharePoint 2010 requirements

Firstly, apologies for the nature of this question - I need to know this is at all possible BEFORE I begin to try to inderstand HOW! We are looking to expand our SP2010 installation from a basic ...
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Email Reciepient to change every 6 months MOSS 2007

I am doing this project to send email reminder to admin. But I want to make this admin changes every 6 months? is there anyway to change email reciepient every 6 months by using sharepoint workflow ...
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Creating an approval workflow with Sharepoint Designer 2010

I have a problem with Sharepoint 2010. For some reason the famous "Sharepoint 2010 - Approval Workflow" is nowhere to be found on the workflow templates and I can't figure out how to create one on the ...
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How to send an email in a visual studio sequential workflow

I'm trying to create a sequential workflow using VS. I'm needing to loop through all the items in a list and send an email if one of the columns equals a specific status. I have not found any good ...
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Workflow Settings - How to start a workflow when an item is created ?

I am struggling with what is the proper setup when you want to kick off a workflow upon creating an item (but i need certain metadata). Do I need to select "Start when items are created" or "start ...
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Provide Workflow Approve/Reject option in InfoPath Form 2010

I have created a Leave Authorisation Form using Infopath 2010 and published it to Forms Library. I have also created a SharePoint designer 2010 custom approval workflow and published it to forms ...
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Validation based on previous entries in the same List in Sharepoint 2010

I am new to Sharepoint. I am trying to create a site which has a list that stores loan information. The loan approval process is done by an Approval Workflow. I need to validate whether the person ...
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Unable to add Sequential Workflow to Blank Site

I am trying to add a Sequential Workflow to a site as a list workflow. The site template I have chosen is Blank Site. While I am trying to add I am getting the following error. I have already ...
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Assigned To blank in State Machine Workflow?

I created State Machine Workflow regarding on Client Requirement Avery thing is working fine but Approver name not available in Assigned To in Task list field but Task is Created. string ...
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How do I send out alerts when a document is approved

Is there anyway to send out an alert when a document passes content approval. Ie a group of users should get emailed when any documents in a particular document library go from pending to approved ...
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CSS - Workflow pages are off

So I have a custom CSS for my SharePoint site and everything is fine except for the Workflow page - for example, the page where you enter the names of people who to route the document for the approval ...
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2007 SharePoint Rotator Linking

Hello Fellow SharePointers... I am trying to set up my image rotator that links from the main page to open up in a new window. Right now the image or story will link to a page that I have to create. ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow replaces special characters from Rich Text Field with garbage

We are trying to build a very simple workflow so blog post users can email their posts to specific users/groups. The workflow should be pretty simple, just grabbing the body from the list item and ...
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custom wcf binding set dynamically from code

I am developing a workflow custom action that uses a wcf webservice. The thing is, I have no proper way to attach the app.config file so I'd have to generate the bindings and the client endpoints ...