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 only triggered on manual execution even though it's set to trigger on creation

My workflow on sharepoint doesn't execute when a new item is created in the associated list. The workflow uses a list item which contains a number and copies that into a reference number field on ...
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Designer 2010 Workflow does not overwrite old version when published

Whenever I publish a workflow from the Designer, the workflow will create a new workflow instead of updating the old one. For example: Workflow A is published as a list workflow and can be manually ...
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Creating SharePoint 2013 Workflow Associations with Powershell

Summary: How do I create SharePoint 2013 Workflow Associations through Powershell? SharePoint 2013 workflows do not show up on the WorkflowTemplates list of the SPWeb. I am attempting to associate a ...
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Unable to fetch the SPWorkflow object programmatically

I have a requirement of fetching the SPWorkflow object on a SPListItem object. The assocaiated workflow is a sharepoint 2013 visual studio workflow. I have tried the following approaches, but none of ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Service Application not visible in Central Admin nor in Get-SPServiceApplication

I found this posting Sharepoint 2013 Workflow Manager Missing Service when looking for an answer to the very same symptom -- and when I saw Andrew Connell answering figured I was saved! But, no ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow with custom association form cannot be attached to a list

I can build a simple Visual Studio HellowWorldW/F Sandbox 2013 workflow and attach it a list. I can run it manually without any issues Next I build another workflow and add a custom association form, ...
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Calculating correct version after publishing major version creates new draft version of document

I created a workflow to calculate the correct version of a document, taking into account that the documents we are putting onto SharePoint already have a version number before transfer to SharePoint. ...
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This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited

I'm getting an error on my workflow task (custom workflow with custom task page). Its been working without any problems for a while. The workflow states Completed but the associated task is not ...
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Update field in SharePoint 2010 list to current user

We have created a list that tracks service tickets. This ticket has a status field with "Open" and "Closed" as options and then another field called "Closed by" that's linked to people/groups. What ...
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Approval workflow with specified approver

I am quite a newbie with SharePoint Designer. I have been playing around a bit with approval workflows, but I can't seem to get it right. Can someone please help me a bit with some kind of guide of ...
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Can not change the task list of the SharePoint 2010 workflow

I have to create SharePoint 2010 workflow. I have created one Task list. I want that task list to be a task list to be workflow Task list. But when I creates workflow, it is not showing me the created ...
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2013 workflow decisions based on Managed Metadata terms

I have seen various postings on formatting GUID references to access Managed Metadata terms. How does one evaluate (IF or WAIT) the different terms of a term set in a workflow? Could someone provide a ...
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Item added not calling only for the first workflow task created through visual studio state machine workflow

I am facing an issue with a visual studio state machine workflow I created for share point 2010. I am triggering the workflow manually in the ItemCheckedIn event . Following is the code. { ...
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How do I have a workflow update/set a field in the current list?

The situation is as follows: I have a library of documents. Each document has a metadata column representing the status of this document with possible choices derived from a look-up column in ...
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Sharpoint designer 2013 Stopping when Workflow People/Group Selection

SharePoint Designer 2013 is stopping unexpectedly when click to People/Groups from SharePoint Site. As an example, Send an Email action and I want to send the email to a SharePoint Site Collection ...
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Workflow to trigger email notification when new document is added/edited not sending email

I am new to SharePoint, especially SharePoint 2013. I have created a workflow via SharePoint Designer 2013 with the following conditions- If a new document is created with the "Date Created" equaling ...
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Workflow Added by an App doesn't get associated with SPList

I have a SharePoint hosted app, with a workflow in visual studio 2013, the workflow is associated with the list once created. When I click F5 to deploy my app, I go to the list, and I can't see my ...
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SendEmail on Custom Activity

I have a little problem with a custom activity on my very complex workflow. I follow this link to create what i need: Creating Multiple Tasks from a SharePoint 2010 Workflow Now I try to add a ...
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Developing new SP2010 workflows for SP2013?

I have an interesting scenario where I have to develop a workflow for an SP2013/O365 environment, but it has to be an SP2010 workflow, because Azure is not supported / allowed. This is a new ...
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SPD Workflows and RegEx

Is it possible to use a regular expression in an SPD workflow? I am trying to use the for-each hack to take a list of semicolon delimited values and create a new form for each of them, but I can't ...
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Can workflows or permissions be used to prevent a folder from being edited, created, or deleted? (SharePoint Online)

It appears that the permissions available on SharePoint Online only allow someone add/delete/edit access for all items in a library without breaking inheritance. That said, we will want the same ...
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Publishing Infopath/Workflow form updates

I've got a simple update to a workflow association/initiation form that isn't deploying correctly. I am setting a tooltip on a validation but when I deploy my updated solution package the change isn't ...
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Workflow Approve/Reject is disabled for the full controled users

I've a workflow. When I start the approval process I'm getting e-mail but when I try to approve/reject it, the option is disabled. I've got the full control permission but nothing happens. I selected ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow replaces special characters from Rich Text Field with garbage

We are trying to build a very simple workflow so blog post users can email their posts to specific users/groups. The workflow should be pretty simple, just grabbing the body from the list item and ...
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Custom State Machine Workflow with navigation based on user input

Here's what I have to do: I have a list of items called Projects, and for this I have developed a custom display form called DisplayProject.aspx, and a custom State Machine Workflow. I have to put a ...
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Displaying parent data when selecting a child

I have a parent child relation between Organisation and Person and I need to select a person by displaying "Organisation name: Person name" to the user. From what I have read it seems the only way to ...
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Setting value of infopath field by workflow

I have a requirement to set the value of infopath field by workflow. This link specifies the way to do it but in my case the value in the infopath field does not change on the execution of the ...
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Custom Workflow Actions Localization (WF 2013)

I want to create localized custom workflow action for SharePoint Designer 2013, but seems like .action4 file doesn't support any $Resources tags or something like that. Does anyone know how I can do ...
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Workflow condition using a lookup column

I am sure this is something quite simple but I can't seem to figure this out (I am new to SPD and workflows in general). I am building a workflow to notify key individuals of a new item(s) being ...
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Office 365 SharePoint Foundation

I am using SharePoint 2013 workflows in O365, and some people say it's not available where User Profile service application is not available, which is the case in sharepoint foundation, is there a ...
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Workflows; “If current item field equals value”; Why do I see some fields and not others?

I'm creating a workflow which uses fields from custom form. When I open the .xsn form in InfoPath, I'm able to see the names of all the field items on the form by clicking on the field. However, I ...
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How do you change the approval status back to Pending if an already approved document has been edited?

I have an approval workflow in a document library. It's manually started by the user because they may not want to start it everytime they edit a document. The workflow is as follows: If for UK ...
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SPD2007 workflow loop not working

Good day, I have a Worfklow in SharePoint Designer 2007 that is initiated when a new item is created. The workflow then does the following: 1. Updates a list item to "today's" date 2. Pause for 1 day ...
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Start Workflow by column without Designer

I got the following issue. First of all, im not allowed to use SharePoint Designer. i'm working with SharePoint 2010 and InfoPath 2010. A column named "Airbase" gets his data from a dropdown list ...
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Copy files from 1 library to other - site content & structure vs Workflow

I can use "Site Content and Structure" to move bunch of selected files from one library to another in matter of seconds. For example, about 1 minute to copy all the files with metadata to target ...
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How to send the Assignment Email with a link to the task in it SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio Workflow

I have developed a Visual Studio 2012 workflow for SharePoint 2013. I am trying to find a way to simply send a link to the actual Task in the Assignment email. I have created a variable and set the ...
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send attendee email reminder workflow

SP & SP Designer 2013, no Visio 2013, I have Visio 2010 When I create a calendar event I just want an email reminder to be sent to the Attendee(s). Don't know why this isn't an OOB function. ...
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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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Valid sharepoint user that doesn't have a user profile causing workflow errors

I have created a work flow that retrieves some details, such as the manager and some address details, about users on our SharePoint. The information is retrieved for after the fact analysis we do on ...
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Start workflow manual but don't show intitation form

I want to start a workflow manually, but not to show the initiation form. (It would use default values). Is there an easy way to do this? I couldn't find an option for it.
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Workflow send Email SharePoint 2013 Host Web

I have a Calander list in the host web how could i create a workflow that based on when item is added to list, send email to that user. Regards, Martin
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workflowAssociation not displaying workflow

I have created a feature. In the FeatureActivated event I am creating some lists. I am then trying to attach a custom workflow to one of the created lists. However when I do this the workflow history ...
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Workflow status, Access Denied

I hope someone can help me here. I get the following when i enter data to a list, with a workflow that simply replaces permissions for the submitter. Work Flow status: Canceled Event: Error ...
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How to deploy workflow based on when listitem added to list

My app are deployed to the web host, and my list are in the host web, when adding something to the list from the apps, it adds, but i also have a workflow based on the list that are in the host web, ...
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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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How can I send an email to an external recipient from a workflow

I am working on creating a 2013/SharePointOnline workflow that will start when a new document is added to a specific document library, and then send an email, to an external user, with a link to the ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow - How to retrieve the SPWorkflow object associated with a SPListItem?

Here's the scenario: I have a SPListItem in hand, which i know has a started workflow associated. The workflow has a task created for approval. I want to access the SPWorkflow and then the ...
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How can I use approval workflow to reject changes of any existing list item?

I've been creating reusable workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. You can see a screenshot of the workflow code by clicking on the below link. My custom approval Worfklow code image I tried ...
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The item is currently locked for editing & Open Task button not disappearing in InfoPath

I have an InfoPath form that submits to a SharePoint 2010 Library. It has promoted fields which can be edited by SharePoint. Basically, someone gets assigned an approval task via workflow, they then ...
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Cannot see reusable workflow after activate the feature

I am using SP2013 standard and Sharepoint designer 2013 I created a reusable workflow in a site collection. It only contains one step which is send an email to "this item" creator. Using SPD I saved ...