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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Can you attach a workflow to a web part?

In sharepoint 2010, is it possible to attach a workflow to a particular web part so that it is run wherever that web part is inserted within your site. For instance, I will be developing a large ...
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Custom visual studio Workflow deployment with Site Definition

In Production Environment : We have Custom Workflows in a Visual studio Project, each time we create a Site based on Site definition we have to reassign workflow association from visual studio. How ...
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Error: Access Denied when starting sharepoint 2007 workflow

I've done my fair share of searching and still can not find a solution. I've created a simple workflow in Sharepoint 2007 designer. When I check the box "Start this workflow when a new item is ...
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Sharepoint Task Items

I am using a workflow which generates a task on the creation of new item of list. I want that task visible to only 'Assigned To' people not the one who create it. Tell me any way to do this. I have ...
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Get Request Page in Workflow

I have a Workflow with the following condition: if CurrentItem:Field1 is empty Update Item in CurrentItem. The update simply overwrites the Field1 with a value if it's empty. The problem is that ...
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SharePoint Sandbox 2010 on Office 365 - list workflow only start for the first 6 items after inserted programmatically

I'm inserting x numbers of items into a list programmatically. On this list I have a list-workflow which starts when an item is created. The problem is that if I insert more than 6 items at one time ...
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Copy List Item duplication

I have a bunch of clients setup for a site each with their own tracking gnatt chart. I have modified this so I can send a Copy List Item to to a calendar for that customer. Now When I run the workflow ...
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sharepoint dns name not machine name

In my workflow I've used the following for a http link to an item in sharepoint workflowProperties.SiteUrl + ... which returns http:\machinename\myweb When people browse they use a domain name ...
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Workflow statuses (9-14)

I have theoretical question, according to this post the first 15 values in the Microsoft.SharePoint.Workflow.SPWorkflowStatus enumeration are reserved by Windows SharePoint Services for internal use. ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow “canceled” by system account when using impersonation

In our farm we have the following issue: Created a workflow with a few easy steps. The first step is a "assign a variable" step, all following steps are within an impersonation step. That workflow ...
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fault handling state machine workflows

I've built a state machine workflow with several states. I have not incorporated any form of error control. I was reading about error control within state machine workflows and have come to the ...
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Current approver of sequential approver workflow

We have a standard SP2010 OOB approval workflow on a document library. There are 5 approvers in the workflow. I'm looking for a way to put a new column on document library that show current approver ...
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Can I chain together InfoPath forms in a library using workflow?

I am wondering whether or not it is possible to utilize workflow with several InfoPath forms (library) and whether or not this is something workable. I'm opting for splitting out into multiple ...
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Displaying data collected in previous step of workflow in current step

Here is the setup. Creating workflow in Sharepoint Designer with two steps: 1) Collect feedback 2) Collect feedback2 Is there a way that you can display the feedback collected in step 1 on the edit ...
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OnTaskCreated Sharepoint 2010 statemachine workflow not firing (Micorsoft Bug!!)

Workflow Scenario: State-A create task-A and we get OnTaskCreated event, where onchange of task-A we goto State-B where in it we created Task-B, now we are facing problem with Task-B as its ...
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Getting Information out of a “Collect Data from User” task

How do I get data out from the "Collect data from user" task that a workflow creates? So far my attempts have been failures.
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What can I do with SharePoint workflow?

What can I do with WorkFlows and lists without using Visual Studio? Can I develope any system that I can develop with SQL server and C#? What are my limitations?
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How can I embed an HTML file from a document library into an outgoing email?

We are trying to leverage Sharepoint 2010 as an internal newsletter mailer within our company. So far we have a document library set up where HTML files are uploaded and then a site page where the ...
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Custom Workflow Error “The security validation for this page is invalid”

I'm getting this error when I Approve the Publishing Page. The workflow starts using WfMgr.StartWorkflow and the page enters "InProgress" State. And it waits for user to approve the page and Workflow ...
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Creating Bi-Directional Approval Workflows

Is it possible to create a bi-directional approval workflow for Sharepoint Server 2010 without Visual Studio or Visio? And if it can be done in Visual Studio, what information can you give me to ...
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Sharepoint 2010 grouping workflow tasks for a document library

We want SharePoint Experts Advice here What we have : 1- we have one document library ( many items). 2- we have many Tasks assign to document library item by workflow e.g. Require Manager ...
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Workflow Context always null

I am a newbie in the custom workflow development. The scenario I want to send an email notification to the group when an item is created in the list. I am referring to ...
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How to get value from TexonomyField in Sequentail Workflow for Document Library?

I am create Sequential Workflow for document library in Visual Studio 2010 and also create Meta Data Column Field which field name is TexonomyType. first ways i get TexonomyField like this: ...
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How to determine if all choices in a Choice field are checked?

I have a task content type which uses a choice field set to display choices using checkboxes. Each time the item is edited, I want to evaluate whether ALL choices in that field have been checked, and ...
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How can i insert a header and footer to word documents in sharepoint

We have some word docs in Sharepoint and would like to add images to the header and text to the footer. So maybe users can select what they want to insert the text and images. Not sure if its possible ...
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Implement custom sharepoint workflow with aspx page instead of infopath

I am creating state machine workflow in visual studio 2010 and info path form (for approval etc.) is associated with the generated task. But i need to associate aspx form instead of infopath with the ...
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Looping Work Flow with SharePoint designer 2010

I am developing a SharePoint Workflow with which if a user submit details then it needs to go to the team leader and if the team leader approves it will go to the director and if the director approves ...
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Sharepoint Task Items Title Field - change URL to point at a custom form

I am currently developing a custom workflow which has it's own approval process when publishing documents to a list. I have created a new form for use which approves/rejects the file. The approval ...
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Workflow with initialization form - Notify user of error

I have a SP 2010 site workflow with an InfoPath initialization form. After the user fills in the data in the init form he submits the form and the workflow starts with the WorkflowActivated event. If ...
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Include list items in SharePoint workflow notification

The sharepoint environment i work has some restricted functionality. What I want to achieve is to send out alerts or notifications whenever a new list item is created to an email. Trouble is we want ...
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Sharepoint Designer Workflow Booleans

When using a Boolean variable in a SharePoint 2010 Designer Workflow is Yes/No suppose to synonymous with true/false? My workflow uses the "Set Variable" action to set my boolean and then later tests ...
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Trigger a site workflow when a column changes

I'm using Sharepoint Designer to craft a workflow that will do the following: When someone in a specific group enters a value in a field (i.e. the field is no longer empty) in one library, this ...
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write to the workflow history list programatically

I have a sharepoint designer workflow with many Log to history activities to know where the workflow is. I also have 2 custom activities with some complex logic and try catch code. I would like to ...
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How do I run some custom code when the user cancels a workflow?

That's basically the whole question. We need to be able to react -- preferably instantly -- in the event a Sharepoint workflow is canceled by a user. (Have to send some emails, update some database ...
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Calendar workflow starttime not pulling

I created a sp designer workflow that creates a library based on an event, with some specific format: YYYYMMDD-EventTitle. The first time I did the workflow I did it as a list workflow and it worked ...
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Deploy a sharepoint designer workflow to prod

I got already my sp workflow running on dev, is there anyway to export it to wsp and import it and install it with powershell? I dont have sharepoint designer on productions. thx
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Associate workflow with list template

We have workflow which enables creator of list item to edit it later. Is it possible to associate workflow with certain list templates, so when user creates new instance of such list, workflow is ...
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Special permission set for the task created in state machine workflow is not working

I have created state machine workflow to the list in farm solution, that assign task to the user for approval. But the task can be viewed and edited by any other user, so i searched to set the ...
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Can you dynamicallly change a SP Workflow at runtime?

I have developed a SP State Machine WF and was able to successfully deploy and work through the WF. I was wondering if you can dynamically change a SP WF at runtime. I don't want to necessarily ...
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Workflow instances page, cannot find?

I cannot find, for the life of me, the page that displays the instances of a workflow and the ability to delete past instances. I've made a ton of changes and done a ton of testing which I'm assuming ...
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Using a workflow to delete from two calendar lists

I am new to SharePoint so please be gentle... I am trying to create a calendar for a school which has multiple overlays...the reason is each overlay list will have the permission for the intended ...
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Assign tasks to groups?

One of my users wants to make workflows for list item instances or documents, I know thats possible. But for each step in the workflow a tasks needs to be created for somebody to review them and move ...
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Workflows Fail on Start when adding an item to a list programmatically

I have a custom built web service that is built to simply add items into a list in SharePoint Foundation 2010. I have workflow attached to the list but when I create an item using my web service ...
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Modify OOTB Approval Workflow in SPD 2007

I need a workflow the same as the OOTB approval workflow, except the approvers list comes from a field in the current item. Is there a way (in SharePoint 2007) to edit the existing workflow to allow ...
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Kicking off a workflow with an event handler on an anonymously submitted list item

I have a form that allows anonymous users to submit parking requests. I have an approval workflow set up but it won't start because anonymous users don't have permission to do so. Would an event ...
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block unauthorised users from completing task in sharepoint 2010 custom workflow

This is a sharepoint 2010 custom approval workflow... I am preventing unauthorised person from approving a task. The while activity checks for a flag (_isStateChanged). The flag is set to true ...
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Publishing workflow fails

Does anyone know what's the problem with a workflow (or sharepoint itself) if I cannot publish a workflow. If I check for errors I get a message that no errors are found and saving the workflow works. ...
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Workflow: How to copy current item to a dynamically determined location

Scenario: I have a group of users; each has a private document library (named with their userid). When a person updates a list item I need to put copy of the item into their library (using a codeless ...
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Render a page during a custom sequential workflow

I am trying to build a sequential workflow on VS2010 that at some point gets the necessary javascript code to render a page. Let's assume the javascript is : <script type="text/javascript"> ...
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Sharepoint 2010 content approval workflow disable email sending

I want to use the out of the box content approval workflow. Is there a way to disable the sending of email acknowledgement for approval to both the approver and person who submitted the document? Is ...