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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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 ...
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SharePoint Designer doesn't have “Create Workflow” option

I am trying to follow this tutorial for uploading multiple document to document libraries simultaneously but on my PC I couldn't find "Create New WorkFlow" option.
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SPD Workflow doesn't start automatically when creating or updating item under elevated privileges

As far as I understand, the workflows created in SharePoint designer that should launch under the credentials of the system account will no longer start automatically. So what should we do in cases ...
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Custom approval workflow to auto start

I want to implement auto start of workflow when item is published. That is done. But when user publish document from ms office, solution is not working. Is there any way to achieve this. I noticed ...
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Display Word document in browser as read only

I don't really know where to put out this question. Because it touches several subjects. We've got a Sharepoint 2010 site where we're trying to build a document Library for thousands of documents. ...
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Custom Sequential Workflow creates 10 items for 1 event in Calendar

I had created a Custom Sequential Workflow in Visual Studio 2010 which runs when any Event is added in Calendar List. I have created a Custom Column named "Sequence". Now when I create any event in ...
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sending Approval workflow tasks for a document library that no longer exists

One of mine site is sending Approval workflow tasks for a document library that no longer exists. The assumption is that if the document library does not exist, the workflow should have disappeared ...
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Check if SPWorkflow is running

I have a SPWorkflow object and I want to check if this workflow is running. It's a Sandbox solution so I don't have access to SPWorkflow.SPWorkflowStatus. I have tried the following: if ...
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How to port the SharePoint project from development server to client server?

Our team is developing a SharePoint 2010 project. The project contains some workflows developed in SharePoint Designer. And there are workflows developed in visual studio 2010. For workflow developed ...
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Approval Workflow Task Permissions

I have a Modified OOTB Approval Workflow running on Custom List (modified in SPD). It creates a Task in the Tasks list. Now, I want to change the default permissions assigned to the Task Item. Right ...
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This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited

I'm getting an error on my workflow task (custom workflow with custom task page). Its been working without any problems for a while. The workflow states Completed but the associated task is not ...
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Read init params of workflow after it started

There's a sharepoint 2010 site of which I'm administrator. This site has a library with many items and workflows. One of the workflows is behaving wrong. I would like to look at the initialization ...
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Set fine-grain permissions through a workflow on a single document

Here's the scenario: When a document is created within a specific document library, a workflow will be started. This workflow will require the document owner to select a number of users to be either ...
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SharePoint 2010 OOTB Approval Workflow Visualization

SharePoint 2010 does a great job of giving the visualization of your workflow EXCEPT for the OOTB approval workflow. That visualization looks horrible. Business users need a better visualization and ...
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How to customize OOTB workflow emails

How can I make simple format-type customizations to ALL OOTB workflow related emails? I have found that many pre-Sharepoint 2010 posts indicated that OOTB workflow emails are in fact 'alerts', and ...
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Office 365 developer site SharePoint 2013 preview: SPD2013 workflow is always canceled

I try to create a workflow using SPD2013 preview on the Office 365 developer site (company.sharepoint.com). I can create and publish WF using SPD2013 without any problems, but when I start it on the ...
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Document library item - send email by workflow on insert

I have a separate form that interacts with users. The form prompts them for data, and this is put into a separate SharePoint document library. The Columns for the document library are Name ...
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WSS3.0 Workflow timer job overloading server?

Everytime I enable the workflow timer job in central admin, our server cpu spikes to 100% and never drops. I have not added any new workflows, is there anyway to figure out which workflow could be ...
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How can I stop documents in a workflow being amended or replaced?

I want to ensure that the document approved in workflow cannot be amended either during or after workflow. I have tried makeing the document read only and putting it on a read only drive but still ...
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Workflow made in designer not working in Production

I've made a workflow in Designer which I invoke trough code in Visual studio. The solution is working fine in my Development machine, but when I implement to the production I get an error: Object ...
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Can I create a workflow that will not an item in a list from being visible once it has been selected once by it's ID number in another list

I have createad 2 custom lists, one attaches an ID number to each new item, the other picks up this ID number and allows the user to select the ID number they want. what I want to do is create logic ...
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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 ...