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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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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SharePoint Foundation 2010 - Automatically add the parent folder name to a column

Is there a way to automatically add the name of the parent folder to a column in which the documents are stored? I have a SharePoint 2010 Foundation environment with a document library named IT. In ...
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Adding An item to sharepoint list using WCF service does not start workflow on that list

I tried adding a new item to list using WCF Service . The item is added successfully to the list but sharepoint 2013 designer workflow does not start on that list item, no workflows where created at ...
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SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow errors when started

When starting a published SharePoint Designer 2013 List Workflow manually on a list item, I get the following error: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the workflow instance. ...
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SharePoint Mobile site Workflows

Simple Question: SharePoint Foundation 2013 <-- does it support workflows on the "mobile site" and if so, how do I enable it? Currently I have to switch to "desktop view" to see the workflows on a ...
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sharepoint designer - collect data from task - date and time

I'm using sharePoint designer 2010, I have creted workflow. I used the task "Collect Data From User", and I defined field as "date and time" type. the user filling the task field and I can see the ...
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Browser Infopath Form Doesn't Submit Data to SharePoint Library (but Saving the Form Does)

So I followed a CBT Nugget instruction on setting up an InfoPath 2013 Form and getting it all connected to SharePoint 2013 so that it could be filled out by users via the browser and then set up an ...
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Could not write to output file 'App_Web_wrksetng.aspx.9c9699a8.z9y24ca9.dll' — 'The directory name is invalid

We are always experiencing below error after publishing a workflow. We tried to restart our server and we successfully published the workflow but after a while the error occurs again. Workflow ...
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How can migrate Approval workflow from SP2007 to Sp2013 (Upgrade content db)

I upgrades application from SP 2007 to Sp2013 by Upgrade content database. In my app have a Approval Workflow of SP2007 When finished upgrade to SP2013, i can not start this workflow for ...
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Workflow mail triggering issue

I have created List Workflows using sharepoint designer. As per the design or code, as soon as new item is created, mail should trigger to the enabled list. Workflow is succesfully running but mails ...
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Creating an Approval workflow based on the list values using visual studio 2010

I have a list with the company name, business process and workflow initiation. The Business Process could be Purchase Order/ Leave Request. Workflow Initiation is a radio button which could be ...
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Causing infinite loop for SharePoint 2010 Approval Workflow using SharePoint Designer

I'm trying to setup an approval workflow for new and edited items in Document Library. I created an approval workflow that is set to start when a new item is created and when an item is edited. The ...
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Empty word document created with template

I have a list with attached a 2013 workflow that should create a word document. I have followed this article. Unfortunately, no matter what I write in my template.docx template, the workflow created ...
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The workflow could not create the list item?

I would be grateful for any help/pointers I am getting “The workflow could not create the list item. Make sure the list exists and the user has permissions to add items to the list.” My scenario ...
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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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Update an existing SharePoint 2013 visual studio workflow

An article gave me the below steps to perform the update: Change the workflow assembly's version number Update the workflow assembly version number in the attribute of the Workflow element in ...
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Create a workflow with Item Level permissions by using the SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform

I'm creating a custom workflow on SharePoint Online (Office 365) in SharePoint Designer. I am trying to achieve below tasks: This workflow will execute on a SharePoint list, triggered when a new ...
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Why is my SPD 2010 workflow running twice?

I've got a support case for a client, and they have a super simple workflow on a list. It simply sends an email to a user from a person field, whenever an item is added to the list. The client ...
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Build a simple event sign up solution - problems

I am new to SP 2010 and I'm trying to build a simple sign up solution which is not that simple (at least for me) :/ I tried to implement solutions from the internet but they are either to complicated ...
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Workflow Manager stopped processing workflows after AAM modification

After I modified alternative access mapping my workflow manager stopped working. My workflows are started but stuck on first stage. I can see that Workflow manager is trying to get item data from ...
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Easily migrate List workflow from staging to production site in SharePoint 2013 online

Created a list workflow in staging Office 365/SharePoint 2013 online site but without rebuilding the same for the production how can I copy the same List workflow (same site definition & same list ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow doesn't start after AAM modification

After modifying alternative access mapping, my workflows don't start. Actually they got stuck at first stage. I have SharePoint 2013 latest updates, and Workflow Manager.
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SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 Installation Error - 'There are no products affected by this package installed on this system'

I have SharePoint 2013 Installed with version '15.0.4420.1017' as per Steve Chen's Page the version I have is RTM. So in order to get my workflow working As guided by Yevgeniy I have to installed SP1 ...
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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 ...
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SPD Workflow not updating columns in a list

We are trying to build a new HR portal on a SP2013 server. We have the following workflows in place: Create leave requests Check for bank holiday Approve leave request Reject leave request Cancel ...
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SP Workflow App call ASP.NET WebAPI secured by Azure AD

I am writing a custom SP Workflow App in Visual Studio 2015. Now I need to call a custom ASP.NET Web API which is secured through Azure AD. I know I can use the HttpSend activity in workflows to ...
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Can I show before and after values of columns in an email sent by workflow?

I am working in SharePoint Designer 2013 (the SharePoint site itself is SharePoint 2010, upgrading soon). We have a list to keep track of our tasks as a team. People can update these tasks. ...
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SP2013 Workflow - Including payload in HTTP POST StartWorkflowOnListItemBySubscriptionId

I am using a HTTP POST call within a SharePoint 2013 Workflow to start another SharePoint 2013 workflow - I would like to know how to add a payload to pass parameters to the second workflow that I am ...
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Workflow Report by person

I am using the approval workflow to assign a list of documents to various employees. I know you can click on the individual documents to see who has and has not signed off, but is there any way to ...
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Calling a WCF web service from a SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio Workflow

I have a scenario where I need to access a WCF web service (locally hosted) from a SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio workflow. Below given is what I have done so far: This is what the workflow does: ...
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After deleting items in Workflow History list, workflow history is not working

I used "Cleanup Workflow History" to purge over 400k items from a Workflow History list. It worked great, but now my workflow is no longer recording to the history list. I recycled the app pool in ...
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Task List ItemAdded Receiver doesn't work for workflow created tasks

Why doesn't the ItemAdded Receiver get called when a task was created by a workflow, but when a user created a task it does? I tried setting the Receivers ListUrl to my list URL and tried using the ...
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SP2010 workflow usage and limits

I have recently seen a commonly used workflow being placed in a 'starting' state where as before it was instantly run. I have added several new lists each with multiple workflows that trigger on ...
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“Workflow can use app permissions” feature is missing

I am using sharepoint 2013 sp1 on Windows Server 2012 R2 with workflow manager 1.0 refresh. I want to create workflow in SharePoint Designer that will change permisions on item based on the status ...
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Add an app to a site with a workflow

Is there a way to add an app from the app library (list template I created) with a workflow? This workflow would be started at the creation of a list. The list, that will be starting the workflow, ...
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Workflow 2013 - Task Status and Approval Status not updating

I wrote a simple approval workflow in 2013. I go into the task, approve it and submit. The approval is recorded. However, the Approval status in my documents view still shows as "Pending". The ...
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Create Designer Workflow which is associated to particular list in all the sites

I want to create a designer workflow which is associated to particular list in all the sites. Which type of workflow I need to create? Site Workflow or Reusable workflow ?
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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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Custom Workflow Action - Reference File Missing

I made a custom workflow action which is meant to add a certain user to a given group. I have managed to deploy my action so that it was added to a workflow using Sharepoint Designer. When I run the ...
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Cannot trigger List Workflow with an item created by workflow (SP 2013 Online)

I cannot seem to trigger a list workflow using items created by another workflow. The items are created as me, not System Account. When I create an item manually through the browser it works fine. ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Reports

I created a workflow in SharePoint 2013 and would like to start collecting information on how long it takes for each task to be completed. I know of ways to build this type of data into the workflow, ...
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Workflow to change a managed metadata field in form when current date/time is greater than EndDate

I am working in a document library. I have a field, SessionType, that is a managed metadata field which can contain either a value of "Upcoming" or a value of "Past session". In addition, each item in ...
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Custom coded workflow activity issue

I'm trying to create custom coded activity for SP Workflow 2010 in SP 2013 environment using Visual Studio 2012. I've been following these 2 articles, but I ended up with the same result. 1) ...
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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 ...
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Updating a list item from sharepoint online workflow using HttpSend

I'm trying to update a list item in the host web from a sharepoint app using workflow's HttpSend activity in visual studio. How should I set the RequestHeader and RequestContent values ?
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Workflow on tasks list will not run on items created by a workflow

I have a globally reusable workflow assigned to the 'tasks' content type that sends an email to remind a user one day before the due date of a task. When an item is manually created inside the tasks ...
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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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SharePoint Designer - Pause until

I want to accomplish this using SharePoint Designer and OOTB features. Requirement : List with details - employee name , start date , end date. 30 days prior to end date send an email , 15 days prior ...
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SP 2010 Workflow History List is so large it stopped running workflows

I am cleaning up from my predecessor. Unfortunately, the workflow is inefficient and runs more times than necessary, creating a workflow history list of 450,000 items in a short time. Before I can ...
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Error: “This operation can not be performed at runtime” when adding workflow activity at runtime

I am adding SharePoint workflow activity at runtime, depends on configuration done by user in Workflow Association form. I am adding simple log to history activity but getting error "This Operation ...