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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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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State machine workflow delay problem

I have a state machine workflow (see below) When i start the workflow first log is made. By debuggging, the Debugger does not step into the delay. The workflow completes always, BUT the second log ...
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How to update a list item's Workflow Status field?

I have created an Approval field for my list programmatically: var fieldName = mylist.Fields.Add("Approval", SPFieldType.WorkflowStatus, false) see ...
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the workflow runs only once!

This is part of my workflow which works fine: wait for status to equal B If current Item:status equals B and Variable:IsItemApproved equals No set status to A My problem is that it only works one ...
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How to move a document from SharePoint folder to local directory in a drive?

I know there is a workflow to move documents from one folder (or a library) to a different one inside the SharePoint based on their approval status or version number etc. But I want to move the ...
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add items in column using a workflow

We have a new part-time Employee that only works 3 days a week. Usually, Mon, Wed, Fri. However, that can change. Right now he puts in his name, The date he worked and hours worked, plus line ...
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Is there a string length limit in sharepoint designer?

I have a workflow that is giving unexpected results. The workflow runs when a when an list item is added. It checks and retrieves all attachments on the list item and updates a field with the ...
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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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SP13 Online Workflow not triggering on List

I am having the following problem with SharePoint Online I have a workflow on list B that starts when a new item is created. If I created the item manually the workflow works. Now I have a list A ...
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Sharepoint designer 2010 doesn't show all fields of current item in workflow

Hi I'm working on a workflow and I'm trying to set a field in the current item to a value calculated. Im trying to do this: Calculate Current Item:GP Instance Run Count plus 1 (output to Variable: ...
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Error while publishing the workflow in sharepoint designer 2013

Currently, I've configured workflow manager in sharepoint server 2013 for using shareoint 2013 workflow in designer. But, while publishing the workflow, it shows following error: ...
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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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Workflow updating a multiple value lookup column

I have a couple of task lists for a project. One list is the list of main projects, the second is a list of tasks under each main project. The main projects has a lookup column that allows multiple ...
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Reuse custom workflow activities in another Visual Studio 2013 project

I have SharePoint 2013 project Project A with several SharePoint 2013 style custom workflow activities. This project is deployed as sandboxed solution and I can use these activities inside SharePoint ...
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Is it possible to deploy custom workflow activities to Office 365

Is it possible to deploy SharePoint 2013 style custom workflow activities and deploy it to Office 365 environment as sandboxed solution? Or maybe, it is possible to deploy it as an app and use it in ...
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Customizing Workflow Task list 2013 form

I have created SP designer workflow (sharepoint 2013 platform) with the custom list. But what my issue is that, By default the task form (workflow task list 2013) showing Approve, Rejection, save and ...
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SharePoint Workflow 2013 Call http web service to call a Java class

Is it possible to create a workflow which calls a Java class Usecase: The user selects a document from a document libary and a workflow button transfers that file to a Java class is this possible. 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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Wait for Field to equal value not working

I have a calculated column that tells me how many days are left on a warranty. I have a workflow that checks this value and if it is more than 60 days to wait until field to equal 60 and then it is ...
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Calculate Field with a Lookup Additional Column

Would like to ask some suggestion if i have 2 lists (Vendor List & Order List). Where Vendor List is contain with name & discount fields And i create new list "Order List" with field Items, ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow Limitations

Is there any limitation in the SharePoint designer workflow - "Send an email" action? Limitations like # of characters or # of recipients.
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How do I add leading zeros to a variable in Sharepoint 2010 site workflow?

I'm using Sharepoint 2013, but this particular site workflow is a 2010 version. I'm trying to accomplish this in Sharepoint Designer. This workflow creates a new document, and assigns a given number ...
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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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Check if site uses custom Infopath forms and workflows using powershell

I have to scan my SharePoint environment to check how many of the sites have custom Infopath forms and Workflows (OOB or SPDesigner). I am planning to use PowerShell to scan my sites/subsites. Do ...
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Form Action Button to start a LIST workflow (not a site workflow)

I have a custom Edit form (associated with a list on my sharepoint 2010 website) where I needed to have a button that triggers a workflow. I found that I could add a form action button and set it to ...
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Cannot find a direct link to a workflow task to automatically be in “Edit Item” mode to complete a task

I'm looking for a way to create a link that brings the user into "Edit Item" so they will not need to click on "Edit Item". Once in "Edit Item" I look at the URL and it looks like this. It is a very ...
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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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Permissions to write to External List from Workflow

I'm attempting to create a SharePoint workflow that creates a new item in an external list using the "Create item in [External List Name]" action available in SharePoint Designer. Currently, I keep ...
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Workflow task - How to set priority when assigning a task

When assigning a workflow task in SharePoint 2013, how can I set the priority? By default it is set to "(2) Normal".
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Email cannot be sent: make sure the outgoing e-mail settings for the server are configured correctly

I made a three-state workflow in my issue list. But when I added a new item and assigned a user, a workflow is in progress the error appeared. the email cannot be sent. make sure the outgoing ...
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Workflows emailing everyone except certain users

I have an issue where our workflows will email to me and the person developing the workflows, but it will not send to someone in our legal department. Where would I start looking for logs on the ...
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Expiration notification 60 days, 30 days, 7 days and when expired workflow for 2013

I have an Asset Registry that we want to notify us when there is only 60 days left on the warranty, 30 days, 7 days and when the warranty has expired. I've seen some examples in SP 2010, but I'm ...
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Sharepoint workflow tasks Items

I am trying to get a task id of a specific task in a workflow. I would like to do this in the createTask activity. I have tried using taskProperties.TaskItemId but i seem to get back "-1" Is there a ...
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Unable to get the list of all SP2010/SP2013 Work Flows (OOTB and SPD) which are associated with a List using CSOM

We came across an issue while pulling the workflow associations of lists, CSOM and Splist.WorkflowAssociations will not list the workflows created through SPD and attached to list. If anyone faced ...
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notification email

I'm using workflow look up for user and return data az email address but workflow doesn't send email and give man an error that cant sent email verify the email address!! is there anyone has any idea
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Sharepoint 2013 online workflow trigger not firing on Create and Update

I have a customer having a SP2013 Online with a list that has had a workflow attached to a list that is set to Create/Update a record on another list. It has been working for quite a while flawlessly ...
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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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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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Concurrent Workflows - Item changed by workflow(2) during lifecycle of workflow(1)

SP 2013 Teamsite-Template I got 2 lists in my Teamsite. When an item was created or changed on list A a WF starts and the Item is copied to list B (create or update if exist). On list B there is ...
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Error configuring Workflow 1.0 on Sharepoint 2013

I'm new to SharePoint so I may not be clear in my wording (terminology and all). I'm trying to get an on-premise installation of SharePoint 2013 Server. I've successfully installed SharePoint, set ...
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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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Workflow - How to show a field without clicking “show more”

I have a SharePoint workflow with a "comments" field I would like to display when a user is completing a task. For my "Reviewer Comment" site content type, I have the ability to select one of the ...
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Workflow doesn't create tasks anymore

I created a custom workflow via copy&modify of the OOB feedback workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. When the workflow is started there are usually tasks created for every participant of the ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflows not Associating with List

On my SharePoint site I have 2 collections, '/' and '/sites/dev/'. Everything works properly on the root site, but with with dev site collection any 2013 workflows that I publish are not being ...
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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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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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Sharepoint 2013 Document Library start custom workflow after item is published

I have a document library that uses major and minor versioning in library settings. I want to start a custom SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow as soon as an item gets published, inside this library. ...
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Copying an attachment from one Custom List to another using a workflow

My initial requirement is to have column level permission in a custom list.(Set of users can see the column and set users cannot). Since SharePoint doesn't support column level permission i have ...
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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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Moving a worksflow from site to site

I have two SharePoint 2010 environments which are nearly identical (dev/prod). I have a workflow in dev that I need to recreate in prod. How do I upload/transfer/publish the workflow that's in the ...