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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How to get ID of the newly created folder from SPD 2010 workflow as an Integer?

I am not sure if this is a new feature / bug or if it was always there. Microsoft support couldn't explained this behaviour eventually saying it was beyond their support boundary (SharePoint Online). ...
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How To Get Current Date In Long Date Format in a Site Workflow

I have a requirement to get the day of the week into a workflow variable in a SharePoint Designer Site Workflow. This means I do not have a "Current Item" that the workflow runs on. How can I ...
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Workflows in SharePoint apps

I want to Add an Approval Workflow to a List within a SharePoint Hosted App. How can I achieve this in the simplest manner? Is the OOB Approval Workflow available to us in SharePoint Online?
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How to get approval status of a list item as a column to that list?

I have a Calendar list and an approval workflow. The workflow is initiated when a new item is added. The event gets approved in the task list. I want to get that "Outcome" column to the list. But when ...
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MOSS OOB Workflows Throwing Errors - The workflow failed to start due to an internal error

I have a SiteCollection which has subsites and evertime i try to assign a workflow on a documentlevel or list level i get the error message "*The workflow failed to start due to an internal error"* I ...
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Sequential Workflow Transaction Aborted System.TimeoutException

I have created a custom sequential workflow with VS for SharePoint 2007. When the workflow is activated 5 parallel tasks are created. All my tasks are created as I can see in my logging but after ...
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Automated Document Creation

I need a way to create an app called "New Project". This app should pull up a screen where there are various fields such as Project Title, Participants, Documents Needed etc. When the user fills in ...
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Document Approval Workflow in SharePoint 2013

Firstly, apologies if this has been answered somewhere, but I have spent 2 days hunting through Google, including results here, and I haven't found an answer yet, so I thought someone here may be able ...
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How to copy email body from a workflow step

I can't seem to copy from the body of an email from an action inside a workflow step. I can paste new content in, but can't seem to invoke the magic input to get copy to work. Is there some way to ...
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Sharepoint App cannot start hostweb workflow

I have a site workflow on my Apps hostweb that I would like to call from within the app. The issue I am facing is that while I can successfully query the WorkflowServicesManager, find the specific ...
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Powershell - Workflow is no Running

I created a PowerShell Script in the ISE Editor to Add Sharepoint list items. When I run the script in the ISE the items were added correctly and the workflow (Workflow runs for New Items) is running. ...
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Add workflow to a list programmatically

We have created a workflow that checks the status of a task list. If we associate the workflow with the list in the SharePoint UI it works fine. We were wondering how we could automatically ...
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Parse response of User Profile REST call in a workflow

I am trying to query the user profile service in a SharePoint 2013 workflow to retrive some properties. I am getting a valid response but unable to parse the json into workflow variables. I am using ...
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Workflow to update all List Items

I have written a workflow many times that run for a single list item whenever it gets created/updated. I want to create a workflow to update all the existing list items. How can this be done? An ...
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Is there a way to refire a retention policy after a document has been updated.

Scenario: Retention policy set on "Expiry Date" column. Starts a workflow that notifies a user. User updates the document (and expiry date) Retention policy no longer fires when the new expiry ...
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Parallel block in SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow

I'm stucked with a next problem: I have a parallel block in SPD Workflow, each of parallel thread - task for different groups of employees. Everything is ok if everybody agree and click "Approve" or ...
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SPD Workflow Approval Task- Unexpected Error When Viewing Task

I have a SPD 2010 workflow that is starting an approval process and assigning a task to a user. I'm running into an odd issue. When a user with contribute permissions on the Task list tries to view ...
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Users without permission able to access folder through URL

I'm very new to SharePoint 2010, and I've been working on a workflow for folder permissions that replaces all permissions so that only a certain group is given Contribute access to the folder. This ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow copy element from one list to another

How to copy by workflow creating element in one list to another list. I can run a workflow, but manualy. I push a tick on "Start workflow automatically when an item is created", but it don't work.
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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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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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Assign single task to multiple reviewers in sharepoint 2013 visual studio workflow

Problem: I need to assign single task to multiple approvers. i have approver's email id in a string separated by semicolon. Challenge: since we can assign single task to either a single user or ...
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Why is my workflow failing to send an email to a specific person?

My workflow looks for the name in a people picker field and then emails that person. It works for every name I put in the field except for 1 person (that I have seen so far). Does anyone have any idea ...
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Cannot delete any item in one specific list. I am the Site Admin. I receive error message

I am the Site Admin on a company based SharePoint 2010 site. I created a workflow on a SharePoint list about 3 weeks ago. The workflow was designed to Copy a list item to a archive list if the ...
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SPD Workflow trigger emails at specific time intervals

Default Status is "Pending" as Drop down Menu: If requester submits a new form between 3:00 PM to 9:30 AM with Status as Pending Pause until 10:00 AM then send email to the person1 at 10:00 Am ,if ...
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Not able to break permission using SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow

I'm unable to break permission using SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow, it throws this error: {"error":{"code":"-2147024891, System.UnauthorizedAccessException","message":{"lang":"en-US","value":"...
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User is listed under User Profile Service but not listed in the Select Users dialog for Workflow Email

I have confirmed that my User Profile Service have a user 'kamalpreet' with email 'kamalpreet@company.com'. In InfoPath user also able to select the user from the People Picker control. No problem at ...
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Modify alert email in Office365 Sharepoint

We have a list that sends a summary alert if items are updated or created. When an item is modified it only shows the columns that have been changed which isn't what the users want. When an item is ...
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Stop workflow associated to a list via JSOM

I want to stop a workflow when user clicks on the Cancel request button. To achieve this I am trying with the JSOM code. My code as follows SP.SOD.executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(function(){ SP....
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Editing Appearance of Lookup Field in SP Workflow Email

I have a workflow that sends an email when a new item is added to a list. The email includes the creator of the new item, which uses a lookup value. CurrentItem-CreatedBy-String = [%Current Item:...
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SharePoint Visual Studio Workflow Programmatically

I have created sequential workflow. On workflow starts it creates tasks for multiple users. I want that if any one user complete the task than workflow should be completed automatically. I have ...
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Create Multiple items with workflow (sp designer)

When someone asks some vacations, i have to create items in a sharepoint list...one item per days...is it possible with a workflow to create multiple items? Lambda situation: The user creates a list ...
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Workflow Manager 1.0 will install but NOT configure

I have successfully installed Workflow Manager 1.0 (and its prerequisites) on my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine that is hosting SharePoint 2013. I attempt to go into the Workflow Manager ...
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How do I create a group for the workflow?

When starting the workflow process I want to be able to just type in a group name and have the email notification sent to everyone in that group rather than having to type out every individuals name.
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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: System....
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Failed on Start (Workflow was canceled by System Account.)

When I add an "if condition" to my working workflow, It doesn't work anymore and gives error: "Failed to Start". (Workflow was canceled by System Account.) My "if condition" is in below image framed ...
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Exception handling in the SharePoint Workflow 2013

My workflow is quite long and have a lot of Stages. Stages include stuff like Create new Tasks Send email to a few people. Update some fields in the list. Most of the times while sending email, ...
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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 ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow runtime doesn't work?

I have a problem when I try to start a Workflow 2013 in SharePoint Server 2013. I believe the error is related with permissions, but I cannot be sure. Here is the error message in the log: ...
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Approval/Feedback workflow: how to change the task status with a custom button on InfoPath Form?

I created two workflows, one based on the approval workflow and another based on the feedback workflow via SharePoint Designer 2010. For both workflows I'm trying to find a solution to add a custom ...
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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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What permissions do I need to open site & workflows in SharePoint Designer 2007

I'm trying to view/edit a workflow in SharePoint 2007, but keep getting denied access. In SharePoint Designer, I click open site, then I put in the URL of the site. Only a portion of the site ...
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timer job not appearing- SharePoint 2007

I have created a Timer Job and deployed the wsp to the central admin. The feature is installed and activated fine. I don't get any error. But i can't see the timer job in the Timer job list in ...
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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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cancel all running workflows from another workflow in SharePoint designer 2010

Currently, I have a workflow [WF1] that would check if the item has been submitted or saved. If it has been submitted, then the workflow would start another workflow [WF2] for the approval process. ...
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SharePoint workflows timeout

I was working with SharePoint 2013 Workflows, but one of my manager's request is that the flow send an email to the person accountable, if a certain task hasn't been achieved for, lets say, 2 days (...
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Start SP 2013 workflow using JavaScript object model does not start WF

I am using a SharePoint 2013 state machine workflow. In my page I attempt to start the workflow using below both ways Method 1 - using Item ID & WF subscription name var wfName = "notification ...
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How can I have the contents of an item from one list copied to another, with user added?

Apologies if this has been answered, I searched but couldn't find exactly what I needed. Scenario: I have created a training library site for our organization which has 2 lists. List 1 - Training ...
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replace text in Sharepoint designer workflow

I have a List with a item of multistring value with length greater than 255.e.g 500 characters. The workflow needs to run on every change and not manually. I am using SharePoint 2013 online version ...
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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 ...