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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Error passing XML to Sharepoint Workflow

I am using workflowManager.StartWorkflow to pass the following XML into a standard Approval workflow. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <dfs:myFields ...
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Sharepoint Workflows in background

I'm just curious, I was reading an article here, and in the third paragraph it states "If you didn’t know, there are quite a few workflows that run in the background all the time. " I was just ...
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Problem with CheckBox in infopath 2010

Hi my name is Marcelo ... I have a problem with extracting data from a list checkbox , i selected 2 options (or more than two of several existing) and these disappear after ... then I need to display ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow: “Not supported in Windows authentication mode” error

I have three tier farm consisting of a WFE, App server and DB server. I have installed Windows Azure Workflow Manager + Client on the app server without any problems and registered it with ...
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SharePoint Designer customized approval workflow- look up help

I am building a customized approval workflow. When the email is sent to the approver there is a link within the email that will direct the approver straight to the form that was filled out by the ...
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How to create a Sharepoint 2010 List with parent-child relationship and apply approval workflow?

I have 2 Custom Lists in Sharepoint 2010 ExpenseList (Parent List) ExpenseDetailsList (Child List) I want to display the ExpenseDetailsList inside the ExpenseList to the user. User shall be able ...
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How to check value from other sharepoint list?

I have two custom lists in SharePoint 2010 (Absent Request and Employee Leave Balance) with these columns: Absent Request List: Absent Type, Approver, Start Date, End Date, Absent Reason Employee ...
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WorkflowProperties.Item has uninitialized values on second run

I'm developing sequential workflow for Sharepoint 2010. It starts at item creation and it has activities as follows: onWorkflowActivated, then createTaskWithContentType and onTaskChanged in while ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010: “Unable to load workflow actions from the server. Please contact you server administratior.”

Our farm was created with multiple web apps and site collections, prior to my arrival. In one specific web app, I can create workflows with not problem at all in the all the site collections that ...
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Workflow Lookup to multiple values

Assume a three lists as below: User (Name) Process (Title, Members) How can we lookup a person where the person is one of the process members? In short, I don't know how to lookup over an array ...
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Schedule workflow or email notification

Just wondering, is there a way to schedule (e.g. 1st day of each Month) a workflow or send email notification for a list, without using powershell or C# code.
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Need help in training workflow with personalized training page

I have a training workflow requirement where the administrator uploads a document to a document library, which will initiate a training workflow. The workflow will consist of specifying which ...
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Content Organiser prevents workflow autostart and shows System Account

I'm hoping someone can help with an issue I have with Content Organiser. I have a document library that has a SPD ootb approval workflow and using Content organiser. The first problem was that the ...
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Why does my workflow appear to be causing an infinite loop?

I'm JUST starting with workflows, and created my first one. We're running 2010 foundation, and I'm using the basic 3-stage workflow that's included. I'm linking to a Word document in a library, and ...
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SPD Workflow not looping on item changed

I have a reminder workflow on a task list. It simply checks if the task has been completed and then sends a reminder email if it hasn't. It then pauses for a period of time and then updates a field in ...
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Modify “Edit this Task” Outlook button for SharePoint 2010 workflow task custom content type

I have created a custom content type based off of workflow task content type by following along with this article http://fmuntean.wordpress.com/2009/11/27/infopath-task-forms-made-easy-part-2/ ...
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Moving files from intranet to extranet - ShaerPoint 2010

I am working on a new SharePoint project (new to SP overall) and a requirement is to "publish" documents on the intranet, across different sites, to a desired location on an extranet. The intranet is ...
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How to copy Assigned to field from list A to List B on creation of item in List B?

Trying to solve a problem with moving data from one list to another. I have 2 lists. 1) a project list that contains Project info (project ID which is text, name, lots of details, and an "Assigned ...
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How to sent an alert / e-mail to user when a particular list item is selected?

I am using Sharepoint 2010 Foundation. I have a list setup that multiple departments access and update as orders move through production. Orders get entered and assigned to a user (the salesperson) ...
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change one of reccuring event from workflow

We need create a workflow which change for example category column(work-->done) When We create in Sharepoint Designer workflow with action update list item, this action change all series, however in ...
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Approval Workflow with content targets…?

I have a random question for a workflow & I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it. I have a content target when someone submits a new 'news' item - say for example, they can select IT, ...
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Asigning task to selective users from the list

I need advanced sharepoint help and hoping that someone can help me... I have 20 teams in my group and for each task I need to select certain teams each time and not all will be asked to review the ...
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How do I get multiple people from a multiple choice column?

So, the question does a poor job of outlining the problem. Apologies. I've got one list where my clients track their projects; let's call it Projects. In it, they make a selection on a multiple ...
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Issue with customizing approval process in sharepoint designer

Update--- It appears the that the workflows are completing but it is taking an hour or so to process. Has anyone encounted this before???? I have created on a list a sharepoint designer workflow that ...
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Creating tasks simultaneously, freeze.

I am working with two workflows, both of them have been done in C# by using Visual Studio within SharePoint 2007 , the first one is activated when a document has been updated and copies the file into ...
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Send Email Extended SP2007 Workflow lookup field character limit?

I'm using the Send Email Extended functionality from the SharePoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities on Codeplex. We have no issue sending the actual email, but there appears to be a 255 character ...
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SPListItem.Tasks always empty

I have a custom sharepoint (2007) list (named testlist) on which I attached a test workflow (built with sharepoint designer 2007 and named testwf), which only task defined in the 'Actions' section at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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how to maintain workflow task list data when retracting or removing workflow association

whenever i try to remove workflow association or retract workflow solution (.wsp) all associated task list data also gets deleted. i want to prevent this behavior as task list data is important for ...
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SP2010 workflow task-mails: invalid html in sended mails

Sometimes (not always) some task-mails are not displayed correctly. xslt: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" ...
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What is the link to a workflow of a Library

I have multiple workflows attached to a Library. May I know what is the link to each workflow so that I can create a javascript button that will popup a window displaying the specific workflow? The ...
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SharePoint 2010 approval workflows: how to pull data from against a different list

I'm adding an Approval workflow to an SP2010 list. The list will record change requests for certain items. There is a second list that tracks, for each item, which SharePoint group should be notified ...
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The pause duration is (very)longer when number items are huge

We have a custom (SPD)workflow(manually starting) on a custom list which has 7000 to 8000 items and growing. "Pause For Duration" action is used to pause the workflow for 5mins and roughly 30 to 50 ...
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Workflows in SharePoint and User Views [closed]

I have a sharepoint 2010 portal running and we are financial institution with more then 700 users. We have recently bought NINTEX WORKFLOWS 2010 (Standard Edition) and would like to implemented to use ...
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Checking roles for an item

How can I check if current user has roles for editing, creating an item in a list in Sequential Workflow ?
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Start a workflow from the ECB

I want to add a custom action to the ECB to start a workflow automatically. To get to the workflow page I can do something like: <UrlAction ...
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How to get the List URL in a SharePoint Designer workflow

I've gotten as far as below: But I don't know what they want me to choose in the "Find the List Item" section. I don't want anything from the list item... I want the URL of the list. Suggestions? ...
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Workflow changing StartOnCreated via GUI in SPD

A few dumb SPD 2007 workflow issues. I'm trying to change startOn switches on a workflow config xml file but it causes the workflow to fail with errors when I try to recompile/finish it after ...
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SPD 2010 List workflow not resolving email addresses

I've got a list workflow that sends out an email to a user based on a workflow lookup for the current list item. I've set it up to send the email to the email address of the user named in the "Waiting ...