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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How to update a site column field using workflow variable

First let me say I am new to sharepoint workflows. Having said that, here's my question: I need to create a workflow that fires when a document is added to [po request] document library. The workflow ...
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Start workflow from within a workflow?

I have a workflow that is created from a default "Approval" template, and the basic startup conditions are not enough for my purposes. I also can't open this workflow in SP Designer (it doesn't even ...
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Active remainder with interval between Create Date and Due Date

How to make workflow or action workflow which can find date/interval between Create Date and Due Date and send notification every day till Due Date? I will be very garteful for help. Best regards,
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All Day Event = False throws a workflow error

I have a workflow item that I am stumped on. It is very basic... 1 If All Day Event equals True 2 Log >SET TIME< 3 then Store [%Date%] in Variable:TimeFrame 4 then Log - OK 5 Else If All ...
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Designer Workflow: change document file extension upon upload

So I would like to try to create a workflow on a library that simply checks to see if the file extension is anything other than .xml, and if it is, rename the Name (File Name) to the same value with ...
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Note: Due to heavy load, the latest workflow operation has been queued. It will attempt to resume at a later time.

Since some time when I run workflow I see this "Note: Due to heavy load, the latest workflow operation has been queued. It will attempt to resume at a later time." This is very simple workflow which ...
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Check SP group permissions in Designer Workflow

Is it possible to check if a particular user is in a Site Group from within a SharePoint Designer Workflow? For example, if the status column of my list item is set to "Approved", it will kick off a ...
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Changing boolean text in workflow email

I have a list with some boolean (yes/no) columns that are included in an email that is sent by a workflow. The fields appear as true/false when the email is sent, but I would rather see yes/no. I ...
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Customize search so it only indexes approved documents

I have a document library which is using approval work flow. I have search application running that indexes everything. I want to tweak that search application so it only indexes those documents in ...
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Workflow not created after entering name in create list workflow dialog

I am creating a workflow in sharepoint designer 2010. After entering the name of the workflow the "create list workflow" dialog disappears but the workflow is not listed in the workflows menu.
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Powershell script to retrive all the customization done on sharepoint site

How to write a powershell script which will display the customization done on a sharepoint site - customizations like custom features, custom workflows, custom site def, infopath form etc...
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How to change the From address in Feedback workflow email?

I am having a workflow for a document library. Whenever the workflow starts, it sends an emails with From: Documents. I want to change it to the current user. How is it possible?
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Deleted workflow is still running

There are 2 workflows in my site that still run though I deleted both of them using the SP designer. Any ideas?
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Trying to create a date calculation in Sharepoint Workflow

I am trying to create a Data calculation to add 1 year to the Approved on (date field) and set this as the Sunset Date. My current workflow looks like this: If Status equals Approved and Custom ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow actions - how to get substring from start of variable until character “|”

Any way to get the susbstring from the start of the string until a specific character in a SharePoint designer workflow action? I cannot use "Extract Substring from Start of String" because there ...
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How to get only the website url without the absolute path of the current site collection?

I have a custom workflow in VS. I would like to merge an url. The problem is I am in an site collection with the name RFC. I see the absolute path 2 times when I merge like below: ItemURL = ...
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Linked Data Source problems

I have some few questions regarding how to make Linked Data Sources work. Is there a way to have the column headers be able to sort by ascending or descending (this is not too important but is ...
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Run workflow when item added to specific column

Ok Say you have 3 columns in a list date1, date2 and date3. Each column has its own worklow: work1, work2 and work3. Is it possible using sharepoint designer to only run a workflow when a item is ...
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How do you change the approval status back to Pending if an already approved document has been edited?

I have an approval workflow in a document library. It's manually started by the user because they may not want to start it everytime they edit a document. The workflow is as follows: If for UK ...
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SharePoint 2007 - False task assignment e-mails

I am experiencing a problem with the workflow that is currently being used to manage review tasks on some document. Once the workflow starts, false task assignment e-mails are sent to the requester ...
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Workflow doesnt start anymore after add new item, how can I find the problem?

I am using sharepoint 2010 and created a visual studio workflow which is creating some tasks and assign it to some user or group. I have deploy for a couple of 3 times new versions to my environment. ...
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Workflow status does not get marked as completed even after approvals are done

We have a SharePoint Approval Workflow which is getting paused after the Approval is done . Below are the steps our workflow is following :- A new item is added to the list. The workflow is started ...
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How would I take a date field and subtract 30 days to show the month prior to the original date

I have records that are modified each month. The site is used to display the previous month's information. However, to make sure that the information is correct, I want to use the date the ...
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Check for empty date in SPD Workflow

Question How can I check for an empty date condition in a SharePoint Designer Workflow? Background I have a list called "Project" with multiple date fields. I have a calendar called "Project ...
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Workflows Always Remain In Progress

I have a custom workflow that was created in VS. This workflow runs like it should about 50% of the time. I am researching/debugging to make it run right 100% of the time and I noticed in Site ...
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How to move a document from SharePoint folder to local directory in a drive?

I know there is a workflow to move documents from one folder (or a library) to a different one inside the SharePoint based on their approval status or version number etc. But I want to move the ...
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Design Workflow that Emails People in Assigned To (Except for Created By)

We have a custom list that tracks work tasks in our department; we track our own work and use it to assign work/tasks to other colleagues. I have a people/groups column called AssignedTo and need a ...
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2010 - Email a selection from a datasheet

Environment: 2010 Enterprise One of our sites has several lists created from uploading spreadsheets and viewing them in a datasheet view. Some users have been asking if there's a way to easily select ...
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Approval WorkFlow error while creating new

I am having issue on Sharepoint 2010 approval workflow,below is error message dose not allow me to create new workflow for document liabrary. Any help on this issue highly appriciated Thanks ...
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SPD Workflow - Create Multiple List Items

I have three lists: a list of companies, a calendar and a task list. Upon creation of a calendar item, I need a task to be created for each company in the "Companies" list. Any ideas how to go ...
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Creating Items in Drop-Off Library via SPD Workflow

Today I learned you can't move items to a Drop Off Library via workflow and expect its routing rules to kick in automatically. You then have to manually "Submit" each item, even if all metadata is ...
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Workflow fails with “The email message cannot be sent. Make sure that the email has a valid recipient.”

The workflow is kicked off by a retention policy so it is started by SHAREPOINT/SYSTEM. I have seen several posts on this issue but no answers that really help in this case. Basically it is being ...
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How do I kickoff workflow after new document added to library?

I've created a workflow for a library. I have it associated as I can see in SharePoint Designer. How to I set the workflow to trigger automatically and begin the workflow once a document is added. I'm ...
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InfoPath 2013 Document Cannot Be Opened in SharePoint 2007 Workflow in InfoPath 2013

I have an InfoPath 2007 document that is submitted and creates a SharePoint workflow. This works fine in InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint 2007. When upgrading to InfoPath 2013, the document submits ...
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How to apply a activated feature/workflow to a list

I have created a global workflow and added it to a SP 2010 site as a solution (which I have activated), but when I go to apply this workflow to my list/library the new workflow template is not in the ...
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Users not assigned for a task in “Collect User Data” action in SP2010 can complete the assignee's task

This has been bugging me for weeks wherein the task assigned to a specific user which was issued by a workflow through the action "Collect User Data from a user" in SPD2010 can just be completed by ...
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Custom Task assigned to multiple users in SP 2010

I have a first SharePoint List that contains two columns: Name of the application Name(s) of the developer(s) There is a second SharePoint List that fires a Sequential Workflow in Visual Studio ...
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Is the workflow attached to the list when saved as a template?

Is the workflow attached to the list when saved as a template also copied? If yes then why is it I cannot see the workflow in SPD when i tried creating a new list based on the list template. What im ...
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Sharepoint conditional auto approval workflow

I have a standard OOTB approval workflow which I have associated with a list. I want auto approval of items in the list if the Rating field has been set to 1 or 2. Only ratings of 3 or higher need ...
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Deleting or removing users from a workflow, after if they no longer need to complete the task [closed]

A user has created a workflow with multiple participants. One of the participants assigned a task, no longer needs to complete that task. How can we remove the user or task without the workflow status ...
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Creating Document with SharePoint 2010 Workflow: can I create xml file

So I found this resource on how to use SPD Workflow to create a new item (or document) in SharePoint 2010. This is exactly what I need because I can fill a field (column in a list) with the string ...
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How can I direct a form to a specific person for approval?

I am working on a Sharepoint calendar. This calendar will allow any staff member to request time off by posting an event to the calendar. However, before an event is posted it should be approved. ...
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Workflow in a document library - SP Foundation

I am really struggling with Foundation and its limitations. In the past I have used enterprise which is much easier! My problem is that I need to create a document library which will hold expenditure ...
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SPD Workflow to find item by “title - XXX”

Upon creation of an item in my calendar list, a task is created for some users. The title given to this task is the title of the calendar event plus a three letter company ID. Eg. "ABC Task". When ...
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Add configurable field to workflow builded in VS

I have created a workflow in VS which doing some logic. I would like to add some configurable text field so that the SharePoint administrators can change it. For example this is a text field with ...
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How to add values from a multi-valued field from a list using SPD's Update an Item Action

I have a workflow that automatically updates the value of a multi-valued field in an item. This workflow is working as expected. BUT, when that field/column of an item has a value already, the current ...
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Can a workflow created in Sharepoint Designer be imported into Sharepoint

Is it possible to create a workflow in SharePoint designer and then import it into a SharePoint site? Does the workflow need to be a resusable workflow? Thanks Stephen
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Accidentally removed custom workflow from list

I've accidentally removed a custom workflow from list :( I was doing a bulk data import and didnt want the workflow(s) firing against each item. I've now come back in to turn the workflows back on ...
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Workflow - send email on single field change?

My question is similar to this post. I just want my workflow to send an email when the "project lead" field changes. I currently have a workflow that fires once when the item is created, simply ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow runtime doesn't work?

I have a problem when I try to start a Workflow 2013 in SharePoint Server 2013. I believe the error is related with permissions, but I cannot be sure. Here is the error message in the log: ...