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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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Custom Workflow Activity for merging users in field + assignedTo value from task (problems & questions)

First of all, a little explanation what this is about: I'm currently trying to write a custom workflow activity for use in SharePoint Designer 2010. I've got a column in my list - let's call it ...
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Visual Studio 2012 deploying workflow

I uploaded the wsp file of a visual studio 2012 workflow to galleries->solutions in central admin. The feature appears in manage features on central admin but does not show up in site settings on ...
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Anonymous access problem on multi-lingual website

I created a new publishing site with anonymous access enabled and it was working fine. Then I made it multi lingual by making English and Arabic versions. You know by going to "Language Settings" and ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow stuck in starting status?

We have a SP 2010 workflow on a Document Library which sends an email notification out to certain users when a property is changed for a document. This workflow was working fine up until 2 weeks ago ...
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Unable to uninstall SharePoint 2013 Workflow manager

I got a problem with my SP2013 Workflows so I decided to uninstall and reinstall it. At first I wanted to disconnect my my server from the farm, but this failed 'cause I can't start the Workflow ...
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SP 2013 Workflow Needs to Calculate Due Date using Payment Terms and Date Received

I have a due date in one list that needs to be populated by a workflow to calculate the date received plus the payment terms. So, if the date received is 4/3/2013 and the terms are 30 then the ...
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Set Person field type in a SharePoint Designer Workflow best practices

In SP Designer, when using the "Set Field in Current Item" action, if the field you are setting is a Person type, there are several choices to "return" the data as. For example, if setting your Person ...
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A basic “send an email” workflow template?

What I'm looking for is a workflow template which non-SPD, non-VisualStudio, ordinary non-tech humans can pick and use along with a list or library, which does the classic "Can we have this form send ...
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shrepoint 2007 workflow retrieve group of values

I have two lists that i would like to use to create a workflow that sends email whenever an item is created. Here the details: List Officers has two columns, City and Officer and there clearly are ...
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Programmatically altering approval workflow task in separate workflow

Here is my code to programmatically alter the task at hand, the only problem is that the code doesn't alter the "Outcome" of the approval task. The Outcome field is blank. "Task Status" is Complete, ...
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Automatic Content Sanitization in Sharepoint 2010/2013

Is it possible to perform basic document sanitization tasks in Sharepoint 2010 or 2013? I would like to be able to trigger the sanitization task based on a set of user defined rule. Examples of ...
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Deleted Workflows Still Sending Emails

All! I have an issue that neither I nor the contractors that I have working for me have been able to figure out, and I'm hoping you all might be able to help me. I have several users that are getting ...
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Is it possible to change the value of “Created By” in Comments list of a blog?

I have a SharePoint blog where few people can contribute but everyone can comment. But they want to comment as anonymous. So I created a new column in Comments list called "Post as anonymous" with a ...
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Send or Copy file by workflow which is editing in SharePoint

If in SharePoint is some way to send or copy file which is editing? In Windows even file is editing I can copy and paste copy of file but when I try to do it in SharePoint by workflow I get error and ...
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ListData.svc and Task Approval

How can I approve a workflow task using the ListData.svc? I am attempting to just set the value of ApprovalValue to "Approved" but this is not working at all. Any help you can give will probably save ...
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Approval Workflow OOTB SharePoint 2010

I am still learning how workflows work and this is the first time I have used OOTB so needless to say, I coded much more than I needed to. With that being said, today we tested the approval which goes ...
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Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item

How can i uncheck the option/setting "Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item" in a publishing approval workflow of a pages library of publishing site. I found other ...
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How do you track down Workflow Errors in SharePoint 2013?

I recently set up SP 2013 to use workflows and I created a custom workflow in SPD 2013 that basically creates tasks and sets the items status when those tasks are completed. The problem is as soon as ...
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Workflow form display error

I am trying to create a workflow that has an approval process. Once i create the workflow and start it. I get a task added in a Task list but when i try to view it i get this error. The form ...
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SharePoint 2010 Create sample WorkFlow on Document Library

Am totally new to WorkFlows in SharePoint 2010. I know the question could be too basic. but please help me sorting this out. I have SharePoint 2010 web application have Groups: Presenters and ...
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Sending an email to a manager based on a specific person

I have a calendar in SharePoint 2010 that several employees add leave and vacation time to. There are five managers that ask their employees to put time on this calendar. The managers would like to ...
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User cannot edit list item even with correct permisions

I am very new to SharePoint and am setting up a vacation approval process with a calendar. The workflow works fine for me. But the users who need to be able to "Approve/Deny" the request get "access ...
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Workflow never get from “Not Started” to “In progress”

I have setup a list with a document review workflow(Out of box). If I run the workflow with 1 or 2 parallel users it appears to work. However, If I submit the workflow with the 10 parallel ...
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Can I change workflow start options, once workflow is created?

I am using MOSS 2007. I created a simple workflow that works but now want to add the option to automatically start it if an item is changed but don't see how to do that? Is that possible?
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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 ...