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 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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System.InvalidOperationException: Namespace prefix 'xsd' is not defined on surface pro

I have an InfoPath form that has a people picker, and a Workflow that sets permissions on the item. Once the form is saved, an error occurs on the workflow and looking into the logs there is this ...
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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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In SharePoint workflow to Reject Task ; I need to make the comment field required

In SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow on Rejected request; I need to make the comment field required. How do I do that?
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How does 'Current Date' work with 'Wait for variable to equal' in 2013 Workflows?

Imagine I have the following workflow : Where Contact Review Date = 12/05/2017 If the Workflow gets kicked off today (12/05/2016), will I receive the email on 12/05/2017, or will I never receive ...
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Overwrite Current Workflow Instance Each Time Item is Edited

I have the following Edit Item workflow set up on a list : Where I need New Review Date to be updated to a year from today each time an item is edited. However, when I edit an item which already ...
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Form checked out or locked for error

We have a Travel expense system developed using SharePoint 3.0 for submitting and approving travel claims. It's an old system and recently we changed all the user login information. For example: ...
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Workflow copy between libraries with column validation error

I get an issue when a workflow does a copy command. The workflow could not copy the item. Make sure the source and destination lists have the same columns and column settings. Libraries are ...
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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 ...
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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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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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SPD workflow copy list item based upon other approval workflow

This is using SharePoint 2010. I have ListA that has a content approval workflow. I want to copy the list item to ListB only if the item is approved. Copy item in Current Item to ListB will copy ...
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Implement document workflow for multiple approvers

I need to setup a document workflow, where the uploader can specify upto 10 approvers, and the document should be published only when all approvers have approved the document. My questions: How to ...
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Make documents read only based on metadata

We are using SharePoint 2013 Enterprise on-premise. I am looking for the most optimal approach to fulfill our requirements. Our requirement is to make a document read only when a column\metadata for ...
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How to Disabled Approval Workflow When Editing List Item

I have a list which users are able to submit new contacts to, but these contacts need approval before they can be accessed by everyone. In order to achieve this, I went to : List -> List Settings -> ...
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SharePoint 2013 Custom Workflow Task Pages with Parameters

I have custom aspx pages (residing in the 15\Template\Layouts folder) that are linked to SP 2013 Workflow Task content types as display forms. How can I send parameter values to the aspx pages when ...
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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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Progress/Status of Workflow 2010 in SharePoint Online not displayed in Visio Service Visualization

We have a Workflow 2010 generated with Visio 2013 and SharePoint Designer 2010 published to SharePoint Online. Visualization is switched on and in general it works - the Workflow is displayed by Visio ...
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unable to get SharePoint 2010 workflow instance id for list item using CSOM

I need to cancel workflow using CSOM for SharePoint 2010 workflow. For that I need to pass Workflow Instance ID. workflowInteropService.CancelWorkflow(instanceId); I am unable to get it using below ...
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How to create a SharePoint 2010 list item by using a SharePoint 2013 workflow with REST POST?

I want to create a list item on a SharePoint 2010 Server Site by running a SharePoint 2013 Workflow using "Call Http web service" REST with POST method.
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Workflow to copy a document from a sharepoint 2013 to SP 2010 document library

This is the scenario: I have an instance of SharePoint 2013 Server with a Document Library. I have another server with SharePoint 2010 installed. I want to create Workflow in SP2013 instance that ...
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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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Setting alert in subfolder level (Sharepoint)

I have created a Document Library, inside which the Person names are listed as folders. Inside these Person folder there will be another set of sub folders which are their projects uploaded. (Inside ...
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Can a workflow populate values in a lookup field for all the items in the list?

I have a list called Contacts, with 4000+ entries. It currently has a dropdown choice column with four specified values for different offices (MAO, NHO, MEO and CTO). I want to convert this dropdown ...
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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 ...
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Workflow Question using lookup Field

I want to add a Workflow to a list. The list contains a lookup field that references a master client list. I want the Workflow to send an email every time a item is added to the list. I know how to do ...
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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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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. ...
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Unpublish page when using workflow approval

I get the SharePoint access denied page when I try to use the unpublished option on a list item in the pages library. We are using approval workflow and publishing, as well as versioning on the pages ...
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Edit Item Workflow Starting after Item Creation

I created the following workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 : Which sets the current item's review date to next year. It also automatically approves the item for submission (this is due to the ...
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Restrict Approval Requirement to List Item Creation

I have set an approval requirement on my list, so that whenever an item is created, it will be in "draft mode" until it is approved by the user with the required permissions. Here is a screenshot of ...
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Get User Details from User Profile using Web Service in SPD 2013 Workflow

I want to retrieve the user properties like Group,Email,Manager from User Profile using Web service in SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow. I trying with Call HTTP Web Service Action. Please explain me ...
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Get the difference between two dates

I am new in Sharepoint 2013 and need a little help. I am trying to get the difference between two dates and the result should be a year. Is there a way to do this in the String Builder? Example: ...
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Add a new line / line break to a multi line field using workflow string builder in SharePoint Designer

From SharePoint Designer 2010, how can I add a new line or line break using the String Builder. I tried <br /> and that didn't work. I tried put the new lines right in the string builder and ...
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Reset Workflow Before Starting New one on Item Create

I have a list of useful contacts which can be added by any user. One of the columns on these list items is Contact Review Date - a value which is calculated at [Today]+365 on item creation. I would ...
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Move list items with current state

Is it possible for an item to be moved to another list with its current state? For example, I have an item with a running Workflow. When I move it, will it still have the same state? Thanks!
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Workflow not Appearing on Associated List after Creation

I have now tried multiple times to create a new workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 by doing the following: 1 Select the list Under workflows, click 'New' Create the workflow 2 Select the list ...
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submit data from infopath form to calling workflow

I have a workflow with a custom task. This custom task opens an InfoPath form and retrieves correctly data from an entry in a SharePoint list. To achieve this I created a receive data connection in ...
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How to connect two workflows that are on different SharePoint sites?

Not being an expert of SharePoint at all, I would like to understand the complexity of connecting two workflows that are located in different SharePoint sites. In essence, what we would like to do is ...
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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 ...
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Project Management in sharepoint online

Having a List and maintaining the list items as projects. I have seen workflow which changes a column value by the assigner. But Its not suitable to achieve a whole Project Management in Sharepoint ...
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Link workflow task to page with custom webpart

I am trying to put a URL on the workflow task, which will bring user to a page with a custom webpart page which will load the related list item's details. I will pass in the ItemID in the URL for the ...
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How to get SharePoint 2013 task (Who approved?)

I have created Visual Studio workflow in SharePoint 2013 on Workflow Manager 1.0. I have added composite task which is sending 3 people task parallel, completion criteria is "Wait for first response". ...
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SharePoint hosted app takes longer build time issue in Visual Studio 2012

In my SharePoint hosted app I have around 45 lists and 14 workflows. Whenever I tried to build the App in Visual Studio takes longer time to response. Around 30 min the output dialog display nothing ...
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Multi-level Workflow not re-triggering on edit

Currently here is my workflow. I am using a normal sequential custom workflow, trying to mimic a state machine workflow. Goal of workflow : Multi-level approval. Rules : On approval, following ...
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Wait for field change in current item not triggering when field is not empty

I have created a workflow where the workflow waits for a single line field not NOT be empty. When this occurs the workflow should continue. I have two columns: WebinarTitle - This is a single line ...
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Update Status of an associated Task in a SharePoint list Column (Field)

I have a SharePoint list titled as "Request". I have a workflow associated to this SharePoint list, which has an action of "Starting a task process". I have custom task actions associated with the ...
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InfoPath Rule to run when dropdown is blank

I'm drawing a blank and don't know what to do at the moment. I have a list with InfoPath 2010 and Designer 2013 running on it. Within the form, I have a dropdown control called Status, which by ...
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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. ...
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execute a workflow on multiple list items automatically even the items are not changed

Can a workflow automatically execute for all items that will meet the criteria even if the items are not modified anymore? My logic is: All items in List A that are closed, and aging >50 days ...