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 ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
0answers
34 views

Workflow doesn't start when Item is created

I have an initial workflow that is independent of this discussion where an item gets copied into list1. After this occurs, the workflow in question starts as expected since I have the workflow set to ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Can a workflow be used to update a column's choice field values?

For example, I have a topic column that has 3 choices with the ability for user to "fill-in" their own topic. What i'd like to know is it possible to use workflows (or some OOB functionality) to ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Backup & restore Designer workflow

How to Backup & Restore a SharePoint Designer workflow and add it another site? I would appreciate a step by step guide.
4
votes
1answer
45 views

Version comments in Workflow comments

When someone checks in a document which then publishes a major version. Is there any way to get the comments of the last document version and insert them into the workflow comments?
1
vote
2answers
32 views

Run SPD workflow on list items when items are updated using Powershell

I have a SharePoint List. I update each item in the list every morning using the following PowerShell script (because I need a calculated column to update daily): Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

How to copy lookup item content to a basic column (single line of text, calculated,…etc)?

I have a list that looks up for information from other lists. There is a basic column (single line of text) showing quantity and an other one showing the price (lookup). The only thing I'd like to ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

In 2013 Designer Workflow, getting single item from a list

Is it possible to fetch a single item from a list (not the current list or item) without making an HTTP service call. If not, then why? Don't you think it should be something readily available. I can ...
1
vote
1answer
665 views

Send Email Extended action did not send email

I have created a SharePoint workflow in SP Designer 2010 for a automated email sending functionality when a list item is modified. I am able to send email with Send an Email action. But when I use ...
1
vote
2answers
95 views

Assign a task to a group - task not created, email not sent

I am using a custom workflow and I have created two groups: Group A - composed by me; Group B - composed by my superior. There is a "Assign task" action in my workflow. It is assigning the task to ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

SharePoint 2013 Workflow Tasks and Outlook

I'm trying to find a way to have the 'Open this task' button in Outlook when a task notification from a SharePoint 2013 Workflow is sent to a user. We have been working on upgrading our SharePoint ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

2010 Workflows not working in 2016 beta

I working in a SharePoint site running on the 2016 beta, and I seem unable to create any of the SP 2010 workflows (approval, collect feedback, collect sigs). I have the Manage Lists permissions and ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Pulling in a task field in lookup for string

Here's my scenario 1. I have a task which is asking a user to add details in a task field called 'Additional Details' 2. Once user fills in and submits the task, another task is created with approval ...
0
votes
1answer
702 views

How to make a confirmation of SharePoint / Workflow Manager server?

http://sharepointdeal.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/register-spworkflowservice-failed-to-query-the-oauth-s2s-metadata-error/ hen looking at the SharePoint logs – the error details are ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

Issue with SharePoint 2013 Worflow Platform Configuration

I am using SharePoint 2013 Enterprise version. I have four server in the farm. From where, two are Front End Server where web application is installed and they are behind load balancing. I have other ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Event Receiver on SharePoint-hosted Apps

Is it possible to create event receiver or workflow on SharePoint-hosted apps in SharePoint 2013? I have not much knowledge about SharePoint apps. If yes then how to create it... Can we use Remote ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
61 views

Workflows being executed several times

I have a SharePoint 2013 platform and have several workflows created using SharePoint Designer. I have workflows using 2013 and 2010 engine. The workflows I created using 2010 are being executed ...
1
vote
2answers
765 views

SharePoint 2013 Online adding a user to a group using a workflow

I am trying to add a user to a security group via a SharePoint 2013 workflow I am currently trying to do this using the Call HTTP web service action and I have 3 dictionary's built. All of this is ...
0
votes
1answer
820 views

Schedule the Publishing date of a file in Document Library using CSOM

I am having a hard time to schedule the publishing date of a document uploaded to a sharepoint document library. Basicaly, what I want is to upload a file to a document library and to schedule it´s ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

ontaskchanged event is not triggered in a moss state machine workflow

I have this workflow which was working fine. But now it does not. It has the following states -inital, stage1, stage2, stage3, final. Initial stage works properly. In stage1, create task also works ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

SharePoint 2013 workflow fails to assign a task for username with single quote (apostrophe)

We have an interesting case which I think is a bug in WorkflowManager SP2013. Maybe someone has seen it before and has a solution. We had the issue in the VS workflow, but managed to recreate issue in ...
1
vote
4answers
7k views

Workflow to send reminder mail weekly if task not completed

I just got a task to create a workflow to auto send emails weekly to task owners until their task is completed. The field is called Status. My steps so far: Create a list workflow and use the ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Lookup field on 1 list doesn't update when the text field in another list changes value

I have a target list with Employee Status: Pre Hire by default. Once items are completed that changes to Active Employee. I have a field in list #2 with Employee Status as a lookup field pointing to ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Workflow to “Check Out” List Items - Help Needed on “Cancel” and “View” Modes

Long time lurker, first time poster! I have a SharePoint 2010 list that will be used to manage Personnel. When an employee has been with the team for 1 week, an email goes out to 3 different ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Survey for each list item

I would like to create an environment where an employee can add an idea to a custom list of ideas. Then I would like other employees to be able to rank each idea. How can I create such a thing? I ...
4
votes
1answer
993 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
9k views

Workflow send email on due date even after date changes

I must create a couple of Workflows, which will send notification to users (something like a reminder). I have created a first WF that will be activated when item will be created or modified ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Transfer a task when a person is out of office

Environment : Foundation 2010 I created a new list with the "Issue Tracking" model. My workflows include some tasks automatically assigned to a specific person. But I would like to transfer these ...
1
vote
2answers
857 views

How to Create WF with C#

I have learned about Workflow by dropping and clicking and the next phase is learn how to create WF with C# based this link ...
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Add item in Azure storage queue from workflow

I'm trying to add an item in a Azure storage queue from a SharePoint 2013 workflow. I created a Dictionary named "Header" with two "rows" one with name "Authorization" and the value is: SharedKey ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Infopath form opens as read only and cannot be submitted by only some users

We have an infopath form that we created so our staff can submit their expenses through SharePoint. This form then needs to be signed and approved by someone in upper management. Once a form is ...
1
vote
2answers
832 views

In a workflow running in Workflow Manager “a wait for field change” gets stuck with a yes/no checkbox ¿how to fix?

I have a SharePoint 2013 + Workflow Manager 1.0 installation that is using a "wait for field change" in a workflow. The workflow that has problems is "waiting for" a checkbox Yes/No field to change ...
0
votes
1answer
584 views

Accidentally removed custom workflow from list

I've accidentally removed a custom workflow from list :( I was doing a bulk data import and didnt want the workflow(s) firing against each item. I've now come back in to turn the workflows back on ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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: ...
1
vote
1answer
690 views

Copying/moving document sets in SP 2013 Online

How can we copy/move document sets to a different library in the workflow.
3
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Wokflow manager 1.0 refresh upgrades

While upgrading workflow manger 1.0 to Workflow Manager 1.0 refresh, do we need to run workflow manager config wizard after done installing workflow manager 1.0 refresh from web platform installer. ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Collect Feedback Workflow for most recent minor draft ONLY

I am new to SharePoint and I am looking to create a Collect Feedback workflow. My goal is to have an automatic workflow that triggers any time a new document is added to my Document Library, but I ...
1
vote
1answer
766 views

Sharepoint 2010 Foundation: Workflow to set up repeating Audit Tasks and reminders

Novice to Sharepoint. Looking for some advice regarding Workflows. I'm running Sharepoint 2010 Foundation. I've been asked to design an Audit Document Workflow. The Manager will create factory ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Approval workflow tutorial using Visual Studio 2010

I am new in Sharepoint 2010 and up to this point I was working with Sharepoint designer 2010 but it limits my choices so I need to learn how to develop approval workflows in visual studio 2010. I do ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
69 views

Review and approval workflow for list

I'm making an workflow with two steps on reviewing. Fist step after a list item is included. The reviewer will verify the item and choose to accept or reject. If he rejects, the item is rejected ...
2
votes
1answer
679 views

Approach 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. ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Creating link to list item in folder

I have a SP2010 site with a list of clients, generated by them filling out an online form. I have created a workflow that, When a new list item is created, creates a corresponding folder in a separate ...
0
votes
1answer
856 views

InfoPath/Workflow error: A button in the form template is missing an xd:CtrlID attribute?

I have a list with a custom InfoPath form. There is a workflow tied to the list which, in turn, starts an approval workflow, then sets fields when the approval workflow completes. I have full control ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

SharePoint 2013 workflow missing after being saved but not published

I created a SharePoint 2013 list workflow using SPD and added several stages, task assignment actions, email actions, stage transitions, etc. I saved the workflow but did not publish it. When I ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

Workflow not starting automatically when a document is created in target library from a source library by Workflow?

I am using a pre-workflow to move a document from source library to target library after the pre-workflow does certain actions. Once the document enters the new library I want it to automatically ...