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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Outlook 2010 “Open this Task” error when working with SharePoint 2010 workflows

Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 integrates with SharePoint 2010 workflow notifications by providing an option to "Open this Task" on the ribbon. So, if a workflow gets assigned to you, you get an email ...
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associate list to workflow and use the list column from this workflow

I'm using SharePoint designer 2010, I have create Task List and I add to this list new field (field name: Reminder Date, Filed type:Date and time). I have create Reusable Workflow (Workflow name: ...
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SharePoint designer 2010 loop

I'm using sharePoint designer 2010. I create difference workflows for difference list, How can I create Workflow loop? I need to create loop inside a specific workflow that remind the manager (...
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sharepoint designer - collect data from task - date and time

I'm using sharePoint designer 2010, I have creted workflow. I used the task "Collect Data From User", and I defined field as "date and time" type. the user filling the task field and I can see the ...
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InfoPath form editable to some people and read only to others?

Is it possible to have some controls in an InfoPath form editable to only a certain group of people and read only to everyone else?
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Changing the value of a field in another List from a Form Library

I have the following scenario: I have one SharePoint List - List_A and one SharePoint form - Form_A List_A has two columns (ConfigItem and ConfigValue) and it contain a few configuration settings. ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2010 - Site workflow and list workflow

I'm using Sharepoint Designer 2010, I have created site worklow from the designer. How can I operate this workflow if site workflow do not associate to a list? How can I convert a site workflow to a ...
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associate workflow to custom list - sharepoint designer 2010

I'm using SharePoint designer 2010. I have created workflow in the designer. now I want to associate the workflow to custom list, so I have created custom list and then go back to the workflow in ...
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Send email for approval/rejection

We have enabled approval on a document library in SharePoint 2010 and would like the system to send an email to someone who can approve/reject when the user publishes a major version. A few questions: ...
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Sort users in sharepoint group

I have several groups of users that have either Create or Approve permissions, each group with Create permissions has a matching Approve group, so that anytime User1 in CreateGroup1 creates an item ...
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Auto-generate for InfoPath Form using YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS-{AUTHOR_NAME}

May I know if a field (probably text field) in InfoPath 2007 form that can auto-generate the following format: YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS-{LIST_NAME} where YYYYMMDD is the year, month, day HHMMSS is the hour, ...
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Create a workflow for a list that will trigger depending on the item author

I'm trying to create a WF that will be associated with a list and trigger every time a specific user creates a new item for that list. So basically I need to run a workflow automatically depending on ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Update Lookup Field on Item

I have a SharePoint Designer workflow in 2010. This workflow is associated with a list and when it is run, should copy the Current Item back into the list then update a field in that newly created ...
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How can I create a reusable workflow which takes advantage of the attendees field in the OOTB calendar list?

I'm working on creating a workflow that sends notification emails to attendees involved in an event. I switched my calendar to "Use this calendar to share member's schedule" mode, so that I get the "...
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Is it possible to access a list in a different (sub) site in a Workflow Activity using SPD?

I have the following SharePoint 2010 site structure: Root (SiteCollection) Queue (List) Subsite (Site) Target (List) I'm using the custom SPD activities from iLoveSharePoint to create a site ...
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Workflow email with link to document in library

I have created a document library in which I am now developing the workflow. I have it setup so my workflow will send emails based on certain conditions. In those emails I want to have a link back to ...
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SP2007 Modify Approval Workflow

Following the completion of the built-in approval workflow, I need to run a second workflow. I'm using the 'wait until field changes' command to monitor the document for the change in approval. When ...
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Workflow and timer job synchronization

I have a SP 2010 workflow that prompts information from the users, and a timer job which reads data from a constantly-updated DB. They both add data to another list item that stores the most recent ...
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Impersonation Step in SharePoint Designer 2010

I have following questions on Impersonation Step: How to use Impersonation Step in a workflow to grant/Revoke permissions based on conditions? What are the pitfalls of using impersonation step? How ...
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Creating 'Task Ranks' depending on user

I need to create a column 'Task Ranks' - which ranks each task/item for a user. I need it to be of lowest unique value/integer from all active tasks for that user and to serially generate the next ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow: can't add a lookup column in a custom task process

In a Workflow I'm building with SPD, I want to use a custom task process. One of its field is "Category" which must be selected from a category list. I create a site lookup column to this category ...
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Having troubles with a custom task process in SPD 2010

I'm building a WF with SPD 2010 that spawn a custom task process. When the WF starts, I got an error. The ULS log show me : 06/10/2011 12:38:46.23 w3wp.exe (0x1FF8) 0x0A98 SharePoint Foundation ...
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Where is “Post-completion Workflow Activities” in sharepoint 2010?

I am having the same problem(or seems to be the same error) as in this article but I not sure where to check for this. I am using sharepoint 2010 and made a custom workflow through Visual Studios ...
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Workflow not working when solution is deployed on other environment

I have created a workflow in SPDesigner 2010 which will send mail to admin when a new document is uploaded into document library. It works fine in my standalone machine. I saved it as .wsp solution ...
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How to attach Document to Content Approval Workflow of SharePoint 2010

I need to attach a document to Content Approval Workflow of SharePoint 2010? Can someone guide me to the process?
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Is it possible to create per-document information management policies (either with native SharePoint or 3rd-party addons)

Is there a way to code/configure or utilise a 3rd-party solution that will enable per-document information management policies? I have a client requirement whereby they require separate policies "per ...
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update choice-radio button column, within workflow

I’m having a SharePoint list, the list contains the following column Column name: initiator outcome, Column type: choice, radio buttons First options(button):Cancel Request. Second options(button):...
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How can I edit the workflow information page?

After my workflow starts, in one column of the record it shows my workflow status as a link (ex: In progress,complete). When I click this link it takes me to another page with the workflow history and ...
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Discussion list body field contains junk text when updated from outlook

I have published a custom workflow for a discussion list which will send email notifications to a particular group. In the email contents I show the subject and body of the discussion. Below are the ...
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assign tasks workflows

Is it possible to create a workflow that would be placed on a tasks list that: asks the person running the workflow for user names or groups (assignees) copies the task multiple times for each ...
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What is BihConsumerInterop?

A workflow completes its tasks, but is still shown as running. When looking at the Workflow history the last entry is: An error has occurred in Workflow Name. The SharePoint log has the following ...
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workflow using visual studio

I am creating a project.In that i created one Custom list.Now i want to create a workflow using visual studio 2008.The workflow has to send an email who entered data to that list.That will be rejected ...
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Dynamically create and monitor a variable number of tasks

I have an InfoPath document which submits to a SharePoint library. Once a new item is submitted, I am wanting to create tasks based on data in the filled out form. For example, a user is able to ...
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What are your top workflow resources?

Websites, videos, whitepapers, books? Of particular interest are resources that extend beyond SharePoint designer into Visual Studio land. Mine are all cataloged on my Delicious Workflow Feed but ...
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add button to ribbon for starting a specific workflow

i have a list and a workflow on that list. to start workflow on a list item users have to click 4 times! 1.select item 2.click workflows on ribbion 3.select the workflow(which has only one wf infact) ...
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Updating status of terminated workflows

I have a bunch of terminated workflows due to many reasons mostly inability(not catching exceptions) to send emails as part of task assignment. After the code has been fixed, is there a way to ...
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Is it possible to lanch the workflow initiation form in modal window?

I want to have the initiation form inside a modal popup. Here's what I've figured out so far: To open the form insisde a modal dialog, I've included this inside the "Navigatate to Url" in the custom ...
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How to check if a user is member of a sharepoint group inside SPD's WD

I'm creating a workflow in SharePoint 2010 Workflow Designer and need to check if a user is member of a sharepoint list before I can continue the workflow. How can I do this (without use of VS)? I ...
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Update taxonomy field from workflow

I’m in quite a bind here. I just need to update a taxonomy field in a list item, but I keep getting an “Updates are currently disallowed on GET requests. To allow updates on a GET, set the '...
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How do I display the current row value to info path form when creating custom workflow?

I am creating custom work flow for SharePoint 2010 site list. I have to display current row value to info path form. If I use data connection it return full data from the list is that possible to ...
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Workflow: wait until item is updated

I have a SharePoint Designer workflow that updates a list item, in another list (not the list the workflow is attached to). I need to make sure the item is updated before I move to the next step. What ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow start at specific date/time

Is it possible to start a workflow I've designed in SPD 2007 to start at a particular date/time? Specifically I want to start the workflow on the 1st of November every year. Is this possible to do ...
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Import / Export Workflow using StsAdm

I have migrated a site from one server to another - both running MOSS 2007. The bulk of the site transferred correctly, but I did have to manually edit some custom display forms. The 4 workflows ...
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Convert Sharepoint Designer 2007 workflows to Visual Studio solutions

Does anyone have experience or know of how to convert workflows created in SPD 2007 (moderate complexity -10 steps) to Visual Studio? This blog almost has the answer except for the caveat it doesnt ...
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NEED to move workflow history to another web application

we have realized recently at a customer's that worklow history is disappearing, which is, as we know (now :(), by design, but we need to get the lost workflow history back. We restored the necessary ...
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Workflow initiation form after publish from Word does not open in web browser

I developed a custom workflow in VS2010 with a custom aspx initiation form (<Workflow InstantiationUrl="" /> is defined). Moreover this workflow has InitiationType OnMajorCheckIn. So if I ...
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SharePoint Designer workflows don't reflect changes in content types

I've been trying to create a set of SharePoint Designer workflows for a WSS 3.0 site, and I can't make SPD see changes in the content types of the lists. Specificaly, I'm trying to use the Create ...
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SPD 2010 Form Action Workflow Problem

I am having trouble initiating a form action workflow in SPD 2010. I am trying to save an item to an audit list prior to deleting it. I selected "Create a List Item" for the action in the workflow. ...
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Task doesnt have the approve button

Finally I was able to start runing my workflow, it starts ok, and then it generates a task, but when I go to the task, it doesnt have the Approve or Reject buttons, What am I missing?
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Newbie errors with my 1st workflow

I am learning this with a nice book but after following all steps I have the 3 following errors Error 1 Activity 'onWorkflowActivated1' validation failed: Cannot resolve Activity 'Workflow1'. k:\...