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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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:\...
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Workflow gives error: e-mail address 'someone@example.com' is unknown

The title of this question comes from the logs of SharePoint 2010. I defined a three-state workflow and the workflow gives errors when trying to send e-mail to the users participating in the workflow. ...
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Custom shape in Visio for workflows

I am trying to find a guide or tutorial to create custom Visio shapes for use in Visio created workflows. Can someone guide me in the right direction?
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Sharepoint Designer 2010 workflow error on item update

I'm trying to create a simple workflow which will update a field in my current splistitem. It keeps giving me the following error. Any idea on this ?? The workflow could not update the item, possibly ...
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Workflow Predictably but Bizarrely ending in “Stopped” status

Using WSS 3.0 running on SBS2008. I have an Infopath form library, to which I have used SharePoint Designer 2007 to attach a custom workflow. It's a pretty normal workflow which updates a property in ...
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Define Workflow Lookup

I'm updating a list that requires Lookup Details on 2 fields, but I can't for the life of me see how to do that. Is it possible?
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Workflow on Task Modified (using Collect data from user - task form)

I have the requirement to make a workflow fire when a task is modified and after it has been completed. After the task has been completed, I am trying to set it back to an uncompleted status. From ...
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How can I work around a user's manager not being populated in Active Directory

I am newbie in SharePoint 2010. Here is what I'm trying to do... I have portal users (active directory integrated). A user from x department will fill an employee request form which includes 4-5 ...
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Upgrading workflows from 2007 to 2010

Are there any "gothchas" when upgrading workflows from 2007 to 2010: In place upgrade on server Conversion of VS Solution What happens to running workflows?
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Accessing Workflow History List

Is there an easy way to access History list, than to type URL?
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How to set permissions with updateTask workflow activity?

In workflow I need to reassign a task to someone else, which I do with the updateTask activity. However, here I cannot set permissions (no specialPermissions property), so the new user doesn't see the ...
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Modify the InitialChildData property of a SharePoint Workflow ReplicatorActivity

Does anybody know if it's possible to modify the InitialChildData collection of a ReplicatorActivity within SharePoint Workflow such that new instances of the activity to be replicated are spawned?
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Unpublish page when using workflow approval

I get the SharePoint access denied page when I try to use the unpublished option on a list item in the pages library. We are using approval workflow and publishing, as well as versioning on the pages ...
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First execution of workflow in the day always fails

I am experiencing a strange problem with a VS workflow deployed to the server. The workflow that runs when an item is added triggers fine (OnWorkflowActivated). After this there is a condition where ...
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How to install/use sharepoint 2013 workflow template

I have to use the SP 2013 workflow, but somehow that option is not available in the drop down menu "Choose the workflow platform for the new workflow" I have installed workflowmanager.exe and also ...
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Problems with task completion conditions

I have tried probably 1 billion different possibilities but nothing seems to work. I have a SharePoint 2010 workflow that starts an approval process with GROUP X as soon as any user creates a new ...
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Action on a transition trigger in State Machine Workflow

What component can I place on a transition trigger in State Machine Action Workflow in order to solve this task: I have 3 states: "State 1", "State 2", "State 3". Exit action of "State 1" has "...
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SharePoint Add-in to create workflow in On-premise 2016 environment

I need to create Workflow in SharePoint Addin which is associated with Document Library in Host Web(Site) Task I have performed :- Created SharePoint Addin -> Added Workflow Item to the project -> ...
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Task completion condition

I am trying to change the completion condition so that the process ends when 50% of the workflow participants approve it. My idea is to stop the process as soon as 50% of the approvers approve the ...
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How do I give permission to app using CSOM?

I have a workflow in my subsite that is available when I activate a feature. The workflow has app step and also the workflow running on my list at subsite updates a list on my root site. To do so I ...
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Sequential Workflow

Can we create approval, reject, task assignment workflow using share point hosted app in sequential workflow ? How to assign task to other person? how to activate approval and reject task process?
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copy item/document in same list,using OOTB workflow

I want to create new column and in that column I want any link/button and after clicking on it I want to make copy of same document/item inside same library/list. Is it possible with OOTB workflow?
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how to use a reusable workflow in a different site collectoin

I have create a 2010 workflow in SharePoint designer 2013 I have globally published a workflow and it appears now in my site collection at root site and every sub site in it. I want to deploy this ...
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how do I stop a 2013 workflow immediately after i have assigned a task

I have a requirement where in I have started a workflow. I have assigned a task and now I do not want to wait for task action. I want the workflow to end just after the task is created. How do I do ...