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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Deleting a SharePoint Infopath column leads to Workflow status page giving error

I deleted a column in my InfoPath sharepoint list form, and now when I try and visit the "Workflows" status page from any list item it throws an exception. the logs show this: ...
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Update list item person & group

I have two fields in list 1>User email(dropdown) 2>assigned to (person & group) When i select any option from 'user email' and save then automatically assigned to field should be populated with ...
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SP 2013 VS Workflow error “MTW Client is invalid”

When deploying a Workflow enabled app from Visual Studio (2012/2013), receive the error "MTW Client is invalid". More of the same error in the ULS logs. SharePoint 2013 designer Workflows deploy ...
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Link to a Document Set in a Workflow Email

I am using SharePoint 2010. We have setup Document Sets to collect contracts from Clients. The Document Set name is a short version of the client name (no special characters, etc). On the document ...
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How to determine which event type triggered a workflow (create/change)?

I have a list workflow which triggers when list item is created or changed. How to determine which of two events has triggered the workflow?
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Zerofill in Workflows

I'm trying to create a searchable ID for a list using Workflows. I do it by setting a field to ARN[ID] (which give me something like ARN1) but I want to zerofill it so it looks like ARN001. How can I ...
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How to create a list item in a separate site collection using 2013 workflows and SPD?

How can I, using sharepoint designer, create a 2013 workflow that creates list items in other site collections than the one that the workflow was initiated in? I have read that it is possible with ...
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Workflow: Wait for field change in current item does not fire

I have a work flow that looks like this: wait for field to be not empty email people wait for field to be not empty email people The problem is that from some reason, some of the time (it is not ...
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My workflow automatically jumps to the end of all of the steps. How can I fix this?

I am working in SharePoint Designer 2010. I have created workflows in the past that are set up to run when an InfoPath Form has been submitted to a library. In the past, they have ran properly. ...
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Understanding “approval” workflow on List

I am totally confused regarding approval workflow on List. I thought I had figured it out but looks like that's not the case. I simply want to achieve the following. I have a list named "Test" This ...
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SharePoint state machine wf

I have a problem. I have three things in project: content type, state machine wf and a list. At now, my workflow associate whith list on web, but I need associate this workflow with my list from ...
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Run site-level workflow programmatically

I have created a site-level workflow and now I need to run it from some code. For test purpose I wrote event receiver: public override void ItemAdded(SPItemEventProperties properties) { ...
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Create Email Reminder for Recurring Calendar Events

I'm trying to figure out a way to create 2 calendar event items. 1 that sends an email reminder 30 days before it's start time to certain people and the other that sends an email reminder 7 days ...
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Automatically send an email with list and library attachments

Here is my requirement. I have a custom SharePoint list and Document library. When I add a list item into that custom list it will automatically create a word document in the specified document ...
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Will content approval workflow send email alert and show up in tasks?

If I used default content approval workflow for both Lists and Pages, will it send email alert to approver when a new item is posted? Secondly will the pending tasks to approve items show up in task ...
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Change edit rights on an item based on task outcome

I have a workflow set up that is associated with a custom user list. Users can add, but also edit these items in a list. However, what I want to achieve its that users can edit an item in a list up ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow not emailing SharePoint Group members

SharePoint is returning a "Coercion warning: user or group does not have a valid e-mail address." when I attempt to target a SharePoint Group with users inside it via a SharePoint Designer 2010 ...
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How to create a weekly email summarizing new content from multiple lists?

I've been tasked to create a week in review email that summarizes the latest news, events, job postings, and new documents on our intranet. However, they are currently all on separate lists. Is there ...
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SPContext.Current is null in Execute(ActivityExecutionContext executionContext)

I have a custom workflow action derived from SequenceActivity protected override ActivityExecutionStatus Execute(ActivityExecutionContext executionContext) { var current = ...
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Preferable way to send notification for task list. Timer job or workflow?

I am new to sharepoint. I am having a task list in which I want to send e-mails to the person whom the task is assigned before 24 hours of due date. I am confused whether to use workflow or timer ...
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All workflows stay on starting mode

We installed Sharpeoint 2010 SP2 and then suddently all workflows stopped working, they are all in start mode. According to this thread, it should be fixed with June CU, we installed it, but this ...
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How can I run a workflow on all the documents which are already available in the document library?

How can I run a workflow on all the documents which are already available in the document library? (for example a workflow that change the permissions of all the available documents in my library)
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SPD 2013 Workflow fails when started with System Account Credentials

I have an SPD 2013 workflow attached to a list. The workflow is set to start when an item is added to the list. The workflow works just fine when a list item is added from the sharepoint website ...
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Sharepoint package installation - Feature is not visible in Site collection -> settings

I am not very experienced with Sharepoint 2010 and I am having trouble installing a package. I downloaded a package from "iLove SharePoint" as I need to call web service from a workflow. The package ...
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What will happen if I upload a spreadsheet into a list with a workflow set to start for each new item?

This is a theoretical question at this point, but important for the design of a process I am being asked to spec. I am designing a process such that the source material for a list will be generated ...
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Cannot run a Workflow against a list - Failed on Start

I migrated our server to a new domain and we also moved our AD. Since then life has been interesting. We were able to recover the Lists, but our Workflows are broken, and even creating NEW workflows ...
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Does SharePoint 2003 has Workflow?

I have one simple question, Does SharePoint 2003 has Workflow? because I'm working with client who has SharePoint 2003 and I'm not sure if it has workflow or not.
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Approval - sharePoint 2013 Template Missing?

I installed SharePoint Server 2013 in my development environment and using the web platform installer 4.0 i done the workflow configuration. After that I checked workflow service Application, there i ...
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How to give autonumber to item list but every day start from 1

How to give autonumber to item list but every day start from 1? I would like to achieve that every day counter(or with out counter) of item list will be reset and first item in day will give 1 and ...
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Visible or hidden dropdown field in the form when a checkbox is yes or no

When the checkbox is true or yes, the dropdown should be visible in the form. If not it should be invisible. This should be instantaneous. I'm using SharePoint Designer. I tried creating workflow ...
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Editing workflow mail before sending SharePoint 2010

Is there any possibility to edit workflow mial before sending? I would like to achive that workflow first open mail window and I will able to edit this mail then I click "Send" in for example Outlook ...
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Migrating List workflow to production server in SharePoint 2010

We have a list workflow that needs to be taken to production server. But problem is with ListId. Can anyone pl send good link which shows how to modify list ids in XOML file. Thanks
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Start workflow after item moved

Using SP 2013. What I am trying to accomplish: User creates a document in Doc Lib A. Once they have finished working on that document they press a ribbon button and the document is copied into Doc ...
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How to put formatting to Workflow mail SharePoint 2010

How to put any formatting or table to Worklfow mail without put HTML code to properties body mail? Even I put there HTML code the formatting isn't correct... I will be very gratefull for any help. ...
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Custom message for “Due to heavy load”

How can I provide a custom message in place of the Due to heavy the latest workflow operation has been queued... when I run a workflow. I want this message to be replaced by some thing like. Your ...
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Not all users in an active directory group receiving a workflow notification? [closed]

I have a Nintex workflow with a flexitask that should send a notification to all users in an active directory group. Currently, users within this group who have been with the company for some time ...
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ID never ready for Calucated Column (SharePoint 2007 MOSS)

I have simple calcuated column that tries to multiplies ID * to some number. It worked once, but never again. It appears ID is not ready when the calculation runs? Is there a chance a workflow ...
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generate form with workflow

I am using SharePoint server 2013 with an Enterprise wiki template. Now I am trying to create a page that contains a form where users can fill in what type of sandwich they want to eat at noon. At ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2013

so I'm trying to create a list workflow in sharepoint designer 2013. When i click on theok button it give me the error. Server Side activties have been updated. You need to restart SharePoint ...
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Workflow Question

So using http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff648492.aspx at the very bottem of the page theres a condition that states, "High Volume?". I just want to understand this. A brief explanation will ...
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Understanding workflows and event receivers

Using this article im trying to understand not the when to use either an event reciever or workflow, but what are the justifications. The first one explains do i need to cancel? I have trouble ...
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Where can the logs of a SP Designer workflow be viewed?

Some SharePoint Designer actions have an option to "log" a message at that point in the workflow. Where are these logs available for viewing after the workflow actually runs? I checked under the ...
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Error installing Azure Workflow Server during 2013 install

I am attempting to install the Azure Workflow Server on a SharePoint 2013 FE box using WPI in /offline mode, but the install fails. The FE is a Win2K8R2 box and is not a DC. Here are the errors ...
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nested if condition in calculated field

If have a SP2010 List with all kind of productsnumbers in. Some are forbidden for some regions. I created my list as described below: Title = my productnumber ForBiddenRegion1 = YES/NO ...
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workflow settings: user cannot be found

I have created a calendar. when I go to the calendar settings page and click on Workflow Settings I get an error message that says: Error: User cannot be found I have not created any workflows yet ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow - Send email to item owner 1 month in advance

I'm very much learning the basics of Workflows and need to carry out the following to a list of meeting 'Agenda items' with the 'Date/time' and 'Presenter(s)' (sorry that this is probably ridiculously ...
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Conditionally Require Approval on List Items

I have a calendar list, and I need to have it so that only items that meet a certain condition require approval. I have tried to use workflow, but when I fire them on the create/change event, the ...
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wss 3.0 content database has expanded exponentially without any data added in it

I am hosting wss 3.0 web application in windows 2003 server with sql 2005 express edition. we are leveraging lots of out of the box functionality, but we also have some custom features and web parts. ...
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How to update calendar item created by an other list?

Appreciate any thoughts on this: A user edits an existing list item to pick a date to select a project deadline. A custom workflow, initiated by that item change, takes that date and project title ...
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how to add list column values to workflow email?

I have a calendar list and I added several text box column values. I am using a customized workflow created in SharePoint Designer 2010 to send an email when there is a new event is added. I want to ...