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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SharePoint 2010 Reassign Tasks that were created using Collect Data from User in Workflow

I have a OOTB SharePoint 2010 Workflow that has a few different "collect data from user" steps to accomplish a process flow on infopath forms. The client would like to be able to reassign the task ...
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what book would you recommend for developing workflows in visual studio

What books would you recommend for developing workflows in visual studio 2010? I'm wanting something that doesn't just cover the basics. -thanks,
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How to start a workflow from events within a custom webpart

I would like to add workflow to my webpart. Whenever items added or removed from webparts my workflow needs to be started. I am not sure what my web part will have - it can have any items like list, ...
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Repeating an infopath section if a condition is not met

I'm trying to design an Info Path form for a leave approval workflow. Only a Head of Department can approve. The requirement is that if the applicants supervisor(manager) is not the Head of ...
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workflow sends mail to individual, but not to group

I created a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010, which sends an email when a SharePoint Server 2010 announcement is added or modified. It works as expected when the email only uses my address. ...
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how to calculate multiple values in workflow on sharepoint designer 2010?

i have two lists in sharepoint 2010. one that shows: unique name | highest value | value. second list shows: name | value. for example: first list shows (at first time): gady | 8 | 8. bob | 7 | 7. ...
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Approval Button on Email Body?

I'm using SharePoint 2007, developed a form library. The form needs an approval after it's created. One form has more than one approver, its working sequentially on workflow. Every approver will get a ...
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Custom actions in a Sharepoint Online (BPOS) workflow

Just a simple question: Does anyone know if it's possible to create custom actions for a workflow in Sharepoint Online (BPOS). So NOT Office 365... If possible, are there tutorials you know of how to ...
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Want to invoke an SSIS package to process an uploaded file - Do I use Workflow and Powershell?

The scenario is that Excel files are uploaded to a folder in SP2010. When a new file is loaded, I would like to use a Workflow to call the SSIS package that processes that file into a Database and ...
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SharePoint Designer 2007 button in a custom aspx file to trigger a workflow in Sharepoint 2007

May I know how to create a button in a customized aspx file (designed by SharePoint Designer 2007) that when pressed, it trigger a workflow in a SharePoint form library? Scenario: A web-based form ...
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Start on Item Creation is Always True

In my workflow I want to send two different e-mails based on how the workflow is started. I'm checking whether Association:Start on Item Change or Association:Start on Item Creation equal to 'Yes' ...
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Workflow kicks off before metadata is entered

I'm adding documents to a records library by clicking 'Add new item', upload the document, set the metadata, then click OK. Up until now, I've been working with this workflow in my VM & local ...
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How to test lookup?

When creating a workflow, is there any way to test the look up values? For instance, I have a 4-level look up which finds the manager of a user who is entered on the form. I'd like to be able to see ...
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How to use a negative of a numeric column's value in workflow [closed]

I have a column named "How many month before the due date to inform the focal" which is used to know how many months before the due date I need to remind the focal to do his task. The problem is: I ...
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SP2010 Custom Workflow Design

I have to create a custom workflow on a document library for a group of users, and I'm having trouble figuring out how to go about creating it. The document library has the following extra columns: ...
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Unable to see read only fields of a content type from a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010

I have published an Infopath form that creates a custom content type for a site. Using SharePoint Designer, I have created a workflow for the list that the content type is associated to. So why can I ...
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Modifying the start behavior of Publishing Workflow in MOSS 2007

I am currently building out a collaboration portal that will be used for document management. Part of the requirements were to create mny OOTB approval workflows. Each workflow is set to start off ...
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fill a dropdown with data from a list using client object model

how can i fill a sharepoint 2010 dropdown with data from a list using client object model? i am trying to create an aspx workflow association form and want the initiator to choose an option from an ...
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Why do I only see three-state workflow? How to add more?

I have a Sharepoint 2010 site hosted by a company, I am the admin and have all the rights. My questions is I only see one workflow three-state is this because I'm not using Moss and is there any way ...
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How to pause Workflow for longer duration (i.e. weeks)?

I want to pause a workflow for 6 weeks. After that duration it checks a specific list for an item and sends an email when found - very simple. There are two activities in Visual Studio: delayActivity ...
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workflowProperties.CreationData

While trying the Step by Step guide of SharePoint Workflow, I am stuck with CreationData collection. This is referred in Page 135 of 7 Development Projects for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 ...
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DataForm webpart generated by Collect data from user action

Hello I really need help with this... , I am using Sharepoint 2007. I have the 'collect data from user' action in a workflow - which generates a custom form within the workflow folder. The form uses ...
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DVWP, xsl choose

I'm looking at building a solution that will use this as it's base: Content Types as Statuses and I'd like to know if it's possible to create a DVWP form that only allows the first form, eg the ...
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design question for transportation agency/workflow system

I am designing a transportation agency/workflow system, and I am wondering whether using SharePoint 2007 could facilitate my development process? Here is a brief introduction of the system. The ...
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How to disable sending of approval email in a publishing site?

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 x64 and Windows Server 2008 x64. I have setup a site with the publishing portal template. I have granted anonymous access to the entire site. When ...
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sharepoint 2010 standard edition - workflow

Can I design a workflow in SharePoint 2010 Standard edition? Or this is only available in the enterprise edition? I can not find a template for the workflow
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Include day of week in Long Date in Workflow Email

My workflow sends an email. CurrentItem:LongDate gives 16 October 2014. How can I get the day of the week inserted at the start? I'm using SharePoint Online.
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SharePoint Designer Workflow extract part of URL

Reusable workflow (content type based) running on a Document set. I need to extract the name of the Parent Document set while a workflow is running on the documents inside a doc set. I get the full ...
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Send e-mail to current user with Sharepoint designer 2010 workflow

I want to send an e-mail to the current user after updating a list item for error handling purposes. How can I capture data needed to tell the workflow who to e-mail? All the e-mail addresses seem to ...
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Get User from List Item in Visual Studio 2012 workflow for Sharepoint 2013

Got to implement a seq. workflow based on http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn584771(v=office.15).aspx#bm3 Notice: My Entity Type is "ListItem" (the workflow will be bound to the ...
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Assembly Issues with Workflow

I updated a custom workflow (pure c# code) in SharePoint. Everything looked fine at first, but now I found the following errors in the ULS-Log: Load Workflow Assembly: ...
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Pass parameter to 2013 workflow

I have a SharePoint 2013 workflow that is started programmatically. I am trying to pass a custom value to the workflow. The code to start the workflow looks like this var payload = new ...
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How to update item permission using SP2013 workflow?

Previously I have Nintex workflow experience. Now I come to a project do not have Nintex. We only have SP2013 OOB Workflow (workflow 2010). May I know is it possible to change an item permission using ...
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Change to workflow with existing paused workflows

I have a workflow that pauses for one or five days based on whether the added list item is "emergency" or "normal" priority. I’m changing the workflow so that it will pause until a specified ...
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SharePoint workflow will return .000 inside a link for the current Item URL Path

I have created the following list workflow inside SharePoint designer:- The workflow will be started manually on “Announcement” list, and will send email notifications to users. but the problem I ...
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Event reciever on item updated do not start when item is updated trough a workflow

When an item is updated maually the event reciever starts and work as expected. But when the item is updated through a SharePoint Designer Workflow, nothing happens. There is nothing about this in the ...
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How to display task assigned to field in document library view?

When you assign a workflow to a document or item, under the task that gets created, you can see who the task is assigned to based on where you are within the workflow. My goal is to create a generic ...
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custom code as a part of SharePoint 2013 Workflow

I am creating a SharePoint 2013 workflow project using Visual Studio 2012. I have added a sequence where i need to update some database table. Is it possible to write custom code as a part of ...
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How to get running workflow instances on listitems in powershell?

I have craeted a powershell script to terminate all the corrupted workflows which are older than 4 hours. But I think it is not looking only for the running workflows. It is looking for all the ...
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Workflow - Email body of blog post (width control)

I am using a workflow to email several users when a blog post is published (on sharepoint), this email includes the body of the blog post. This information comes from a lookup. My email is ...
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Workflow issues with submitting SharePoint Email

I am a novice sharepoint user and I have worked on a team that has created a sharepoint list that we are using to process requests. We have a built-in workflow that is designed to send users an email ...
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How intensive on resources are workflows in wait?

I'm thinking about using a workflow that could run and then wait for a week or so and rerun. What is the workflow doing while in that wait period? I've shied away from doing this previously because ...
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How do you start a sharepoint 2013 list workflow in powershell?

I'm trying to figure out how to use powershell to start a list workflow. I found a few sites that give examples for sharepoint 2010 workflows, but only one for sharepoint 2013 workflows here. ...
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How can i force checking in documents - SharePoint 2013

How can i force documents to check in after upload? It seems some users can't just get it.I have mandatory field which they cant save docs until fields are filled.But it seems to me they don't even ...
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Workflow Doesn't Work with OU

I've created a workflow for a list in SharePoint 2013. When I give initiating users Contribute permission using OU, the workflow goes into suspended mode. But when I give initiating users ...
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Is it possible to create SharePoint workflow tasks in multiple lists?

I am authoring a SharePoint 2013 workflow. This workflow needs to create tasks. In the workflow setting we can select Task and History list. And when tasks are assigned, task items are created on the ...
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Send Email when document is rejected

My scenario: In document library there are folders which are created automatically. Managers uploads files into them, client approves/rejects those folders as a whole. Well, setting a workflow which ...
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List fields missing in SharePoint 2013 workflow Activity window properties [Visual Studio 2012]

I am creating a sample workflow project in SharePoint 2013 using Visual Studio 2012. An Announcement based List instance is also created. The workflow is linked to this list. In my Sequence window, i ...
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How to display item count of specific folder in list

I have a list, which has some columns including title and URL. URL column directs to specific folder related to list item. I want to add one more column in list, which would display items' count of ...
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Setting a reminder date with workflow

I'm trying to set a "Reminder Date" field in a task list to 3 days prior to the Due date. Unfortunately, I need to use SharePoint Designer's workflow designer. I have the following workflow so far, ...