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 Customizing the Approval Workflow for Change Items

I'm trying to use Sharepoint Designer 2010 to create a workflow for a library. We want to have submitters and approvers in the library. Submitters would upload a document, fill out some metadata & ...
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Send email JavaScript SharePoint 2013

Is it possible to send an email in PreSaveAction function using JavaScript? I tried this example. But it is not working. Or is there a way to include the Email address provided in the NewForm to be ...
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How to add an existing workflow to a list?

I've a workflow in SharePoint 2010 and I'd like use this one on an existing document library. When I go to Library settings and Workflow settings, I don't see my workflow. If I go to SharePoint ...
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Office 365 workflow options

I have to create some custom workflows on an office 365 SharePoint environment. What are the options I have apart from SharePoint Designer. I used to do this using visual studio some time ago but I ...
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Error on publishing workflow from sharepoint designer

when I try to publish my workflow created with Workflow Designer I get this error message System.ServiceModel.ServerTooBusyException: The HTTP service located at ...
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Stop approval status from resetting to pending when an item is edited

When a new item is added to my list, its approval status is "pending". When the item is approved, the creator gets an email notification that the item was approved. The problem comes in when the item ...
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Two workflows running on a Library with Check in Check out

I have two workflows on my Document Library that has Check in/Check out, my first workflow works fine, my second workflow won't work if I create a new document from a content type - it will work if I ...
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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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enable to publish workflow from sharepoint designer 2013

when I try to publish my workflow created with Workflow Designer I get this error message System.ServiceModel.ServerTooBusyException: The HTTP service located at ...
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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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Empty schema on Publishing Approval workflow

In an SharePoint 2013 on-premise environment we are using a workflow called Publishing Approval on Pages library. On the start options for the workflow we have set the following settings; When a ...
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Emtpy workflow initiation form when starting a worflow to publish a major version

I have a problem with my pages library publishing approval workflow. My Workflow inititation form will only show for the site collection administrator. I have tried to give the "ordinary" user the ...
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Workflows - No users seem to have permissions

I'm a site admin, farm admin, every admin type that should give me permissions to have full reign over the site I'm working on. However, it seems that I'm unable to edit workflows in anything but ...
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2010 Email Outlook Calendar Invite

I'm trying to create calendar events in SharePoint that, through workflow, send attendees the event invitation and give them the option to click a link to add it to their personal calendars. I've ...
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Initiation Form Error - Length of property is limited

I am really hoping that someone here either has run into this issue, or has a suggestion for me. I created a workflow to simply create a link to a document in a separate list when it is uploaded into ...
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How do you collect signatures on a PDF that's uploaded on a workflow?

Here's some basic information in order to help you ascertain an answer for me: I work for the government (Department of the Navy). a. This severely limits the ability for manipulation. I am not ...
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Include Rich text web part in document template

I have a workflow which creates a word document in document library, when a new item is created in list. The list has a rich text field. The document is created successfully with all the contents but ...
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List/Workflow Calculations set field and display updated results in real-time?

I have what I can only assume is such a basic issue that I am overcomplicating and that is why I can't seem to find a solution. I have a list and want it to add two columns together and place the ...
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Is it possible to move a SharePoint 2010 folder from one document library to another with a workflow?

I would have thought an overwhelming yes but it does not seem so... I know you can do it by opening in explorer but I need to do it with a workflow preferably with SharePoint designer but if it can ...
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Error occurred when assigning permission to multiple user in impersonation step in SharePoint 2010 Designer workflow

I am trying to create a Collect Feedback and an Approval workflow in SharePoint 2010 Designer. I always get error occurred when permission is granted/revoked to multiple user (supplied by the user) in ...
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Sharepoint 2010 workflow in VS - Namespace error

I'm trying to build a reusable workflow solution that I have imported into VS 2010 to add some code-behind. However, when I try and build the freshly imported workflow, I get the following error (27 ...
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Replacing List Permissions in Workflow (Sharepoint 2010)

I have a form that dumps out a text field that basically looks like this: ;domain\user1;domain\user2;domain\user3 I wish to use the 'Replace permissions of item' workflow action to add all of ...
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How to extract data from file being uploaded?

I would like to process .msg files being uploaded and extract some data from them (from, to, and similar fields) to use it as file metadata. Could I achieve this writing a custom workflow action?
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Appoach for SharePoint 2010 file upload workflow

[Crosspost from StackExchange.] I'm working on a project that is basically a file upload "wizard" that basically does the following: Entry form to select document library and enter some basic info. ...
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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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SharePoint Workflow/Process that can change a file name on a different server

I want to write a workflow that can modify/lockout a file on different server when started and revert modifications/unlock the file at the end of a workflow is that possible? any suggestions
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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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Why is my workflow status column intermittently blank

So this is weird, I've done a lot of searching but could not find any answers out there. Occasionally the 'Workflow Status' column is blank, even though a workflow is "In Progress". Today, one of my ...
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Difference Between Content Approval and Document Approval Workflow?

Could somebody explain the differences between content approval and document approval workflow in SharePoint 2010 and how they work together when they are both turned on in a document library?
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SharePoint Designer 2010 - “Unable to load workflow actions from the server…”

I have a few custom workflows created by another developer on my dev sharepoint farm. We recently realized that you can apparently not just migrate these things with the rest of the content in a ...
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Q: After adding a new item to a list, is there a way/workflow to automatically add new item to another list?

I am hoping someone could direct me to the right path on being able to do the following. I have an "issue tracker" list, and a "Team Discussion" list. When adding a new item to the "issue tracker, I ...
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How to create approval workflow for multiple lists (hundreds or more)?

I have site which has hundreds of lists. Now, I want to add an Approval workflow for each of them. If I manually create approval list workflow, it works fine. However, is there a way to create these ...
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Register Workflow manager to sharepoint

Want to do the opposite operation to this : Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite http:// my_site_name -WorkflowHostUri http://host_name :12291 -AllowOAuthHttp Because I have an error message : ...
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SharePoint 2013 Update Author/“Created By” Through Workflow or Custom Action

I need to update the author of list items. The list item is being created by a separate workflow. SharePoint (as expected) is using the workflow user as the creator. One of the fields in the list ...
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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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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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Set user permissions required to run workflow

How do I set permissions required for users to run/execute a SP2013 workflow? Somewhere in the MSDN I read "Edit Items" is required to run workflows. Somewhere else I read "Manage Lists" is required ...
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Error Configuring Workflow Manager

I upgraded workflow manager to 1.0 Refresh but now I can't get it to configure, I get the following error: VERBOSE: [03/04/2014 11:09:30]: Validating input and configuration parameters. VERBOSE: ...
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User permission Problem for workflows in wss-3.0

Im running wss-3.0 on a Windows Server 2003 machine. The User Accounts are AD based. I made a Calendar List with 3 different Permission Groups. Users that can only read the list Users that can add ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow to automatically trigger another workflow to start

I have a workflow (1) that takes values from an infopath form and upates those values to a list called Employees. On the employees list I have another workflow (2) that is set to run when an item is ...
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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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Send email to Outlook Group Mailbox through Workflow

I have a workflow that runs when a new list item is created in my SharePoint. I have the completed item being sent to individuals but now I need it to send to a group mailbox. How do I go about this ...
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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 ...
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Workflow “Error Occurred” After Task Reassignment Using Powershell

I had a task assigned to the wrong person in a custom visual studio workflow. Previously I have been able to reassign these types of tasks using Powershell and the following lines: $web = Get-SPWeb ...
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Getting library name in reusable workflow on library

I have a reusable workflow on library to fill the values in a list. I also want to get library name value to be filled in list' one column. Probably using stringbuilder and using some string ...
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Workflow 2013 still not available in SharePoint Designer 2013

I have already followed all of the steps to configure workflow manager in my SharePoint server, but it is still not showing in SharePoint Designer. Here are the steps I followed: ...
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How to customize workflow in the app?

Is it possbile to use an external workflow in a sharepoint provider hosted app? We can only design the workflow in Visual Studio, but our customer wants to use the existing workflow, which is designed ...
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Prevent SingleTask workflow activity from sending assignment e-mail

I'm creating a SharePoint App that contains a custom SharePoint 2013 Workflow made in Visual Studio 2013. My workflow assigns a task to a user. However, I noticed the default e-mail that is sent when ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow not sending correct email

I am trying to create a Workflow using SharePoint Designer but the challenge I am having is my workflow is not sending the email I specified.It is only sending an email with a link to my main site.I ...
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SharePoint workflow canceled on start only when automatic

I'm having a strange issue with a Visual Studio Sequential workflow. We're uploading files to SharePoint Document Library via Client Object Model using File.SaveBinaryDirect. Error in log is as ...