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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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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No InfoPath forms in SP 2013 workflows?

I just read here, that InfoPath forms will no longer be used in Workflows. Is there something that will replace InfoPath? or are forms in the Workflows just going away? Thanks!
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Set the due date on a task at time of creation using SharePoint Designer?

We are creating tasks in a workflow but we cannot find a way of setting the due date in the same workflow. We resorted to adding a workflow to the task list that adds the due date on item creation. ...
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Running declarative workflows under system account

I have an InfoPath form that starts a workflow (on item created). The business requirement is that after submission form must be read-only (no changes to the initial request can be made). However ...
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How do I add leading zeros to a variable in Sharepoint 2010 site workflow?

I'm using Sharepoint 2013, but this particular site workflow is a 2010 version. I'm trying to accomplish this in Sharepoint Designer. This workflow creates a new document, and assigns a given number ...
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Sharepoint workflow not adding tasks to Workflow Tasks lists

IMPORTANT EDIT: It's happening in all sites and subsites! Not just in the newly created ones! Suddenly the workflows are not creating tasks anymore! I've created a Sharepoint Approval Workflow on a ...
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How to Update “Created By” column through workflow?

I am trying to make the Blog comments and discussion replies to be Anonymous. The only way to do this (a simple way) is through hiding the created by column in the view. Is it possible to update the ...
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Debugging SharePoint Designer Workflow

I have email workflow in a SharePoint site. I created it using sharepoint designer. It sends an email whenever an item in list is created or modified. It was working fine few days before.Now,I have ...
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Can I trigger a workflow from a hyperlink in a list?

I'm trying to incorporate functionality in one of my lists that will allow users to submit candidate resumes for open jobs that appear in the list. My initial thought was to just have a hyperlink ...
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Approval Workflow to update User Profiles Details

I am working on a Leave Application System using Sharepoint. I have added the total leave each user have in their user profile. The user will apply leave and once it is approved, the leave taken ...
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Custom workflow: Failed on Start (retrying)

I created a workflow project with WSPBuilder and everything worked fine. I then moved the workflow to our main project and added all needed references. However when I try to couple the workflow I ...
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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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Workflow Permissions

I have learned from this article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428324.aspx that "the default setting for associating a workflow is to allow users with Edit Item permissions to manually ...
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Is it possible to create a subsite in another site collection using workflows?

I am required to programatically create a sub-site in another site-collection from a workflow attached to a list. Has anyone a solution for this problem? I am able to create a sub-site in my site ...
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Export SPD List Workflow to Visual Studio 2010

is it possible to export a SPD List associated workflow into a .wsp-Package for further editing in Visual Studio 2010? Since it is possible with reusable workflows i wanted to know whether it is ...
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How to read value from custom user field in Workflow 2013

I have a custom user field (it's used in custom task content type): <Field ID="{d3773326-a0a8-45e2-9c60-82fc7f7ba01c}" Name="IM_Task_ResponsiblePerson" DisplayName="Responsible person" Type="User" ...
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Logical operators in the workflow designer

Sorry for asking a non programming question, but I just can't figure out how to use the Workflow Designer in SPD2010. I want to just write the simple statement in the workflow designer: if field ...
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“The workflow could not update the item…” intermittent error involving Lookup Column in Designer WF

We have a custom list used to create items for tracking a process (Procedures). Another custom list (steps) has items detailing the things to be done in each phase. So the first item in the Steps list ...
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Workflow creates document set, but not its documents

I'm creating a workflow that will create a new instance of a document set in my document library. This step implemented like this: Creating the document set manually (using the SharePoint website) ...
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Custom workflow for document Review and Approval. need suggestion to develop

I want to develop a custom workflow for document Review and approval in Office365 , here are the steps: Create Description: All employees can be based on a template to create a draft / draft ...
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How do I associate a workflow to a custom list in Visual Studio 2010?

I created a Sharepoint 2010 Sequential Workflow in a Visual Studio 2010 project. But I didn't found a way to associate it to one of my list. Every time I deploy to the site, I have to manually ...
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How to start a child workflow?

I've created a new list-based workflow which has one step that's pretty simple. After that step I'd like to launch another workflow - the Collect Signatures workflow. How can I launch a child workflow ...
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Problems with “Pause Until Date” activity in SPD-created workflows

I have a workflow and I'm trying to send an email when an item is added or updated from a calendar list. I tried using the Pause Until Date activity as I need to send the email 2 days before the due ...
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Modify Approval Status Value

I am sending an email through workflow and would like to indicate the Approval status. For example, I want the email to look like this: Your request has been Approved by the Administrator. OR ...
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How to send an email in a visual studio sequential workflow

I'm trying to create a sequential workflow using VS. I'm needing to loop through all the items in a list and send an email if one of the columns equals a specific status. I have not found any good ...
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retreive multi value lookup values in sharepoint 2010 workflow

I have list which has a lookup column which contains multiple values of the lookup id.For e.x. In a list Department, I have a lookup column called Comments which hold multiple values of lookup ids of ...
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What happens to a paused workflow when the item is changed?

Let's suppose we have a workflow that is triggered when a task item is created or modified (as chosen in the settings for the workflow). The workflow contains a step that pauses until the day before ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Configuration Error (Authentication)

I am a newbie when it comes to server configuration and maintenance. I installed a copy of SharePoint 2013 for evaluation purposes and got everything up and running okay, but have run into issues ...
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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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Temporarily Disable Workflow On Single List Item

I would like to modify a single list item, but I don't want the workflow to run, nor do I want to pause workflow for the entire list. How can I temporarily disable workflow on a specific list item, ...
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Workflow condition using a lookup column

I am sure this is something quite simple but I can't seem to figure this out (I am new to SPD and workflows in general). I am building a workflow to notify key individuals of a new item(s) being ...
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Access denied while creating subsite from workflow

I am following this article to create a subsite from workflow. I am getting following error {"error":{"code":"-2147024891, System.UnauthorizedAccessException","message":{"lang":"en-US","value":"...
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How to use Active Directory groups with workflows?

Is there a way to use Active Directory groups with Workflows 2013? From what I have experimented the workflow starts but then gives operation cancelled. I have read that someone saying that it's not ...
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SharePoint Workflow 2013 Always Suspended

We are having this issue in SP Workflow 2013 that even we create a simple workflow like sending email or just changing status name it always goes to Suspended stage. Below is the error we always ...
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Import / Export Workflow using StsAdm

I have migrated a site from one server to another - both running MOSS 2007. The bulk of the site transferred correctly, but I did have to manually edit some custom display forms. The 4 workflows ...
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Collect data from user: custom email

Within my workflow I am using the 'Collect Data from user'. I want to send a custom email (by turning of alerts on the Task list) and using the Send Email action. My problem is I want to send a link ...
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Two level approval workflow in sharepoint designer 2010

I want to create an approval workflow that goes like this. Form filled in -> click submit -> send to first person to approve ->(if not rejected)-> send to second person to approve ->(if not rejected)-...
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Users cannot view approval form in sharepoint

I have a customized approval workflow. Myself and other Site Collection administrators can view the approval form just fine. When someone who is not a site collection administrator tries to view the ...
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Sharpoint designer 2013 Stopping when Workflow People/Group Selection

SharePoint Designer 2013 is stopping unexpectedly when click to People/Groups from SharePoint Site. As an example, Send an Email action and I want to send the email to a SharePoint Site Collection ...
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Changing the value of a field in another List from a Form Library

I have the following scenario: I have one SharePoint List - List_A and one SharePoint form - Form_A List_A has two columns (ConfigItem and ConfigValue) and it contain a few configuration settings. ...
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Please guide me on create a sending report site workflow

I am new to Sharepoint designer 2013. What I am trying to do is: there is a list "report items" with a Yes/No column "Report sent" create a workflow and trigger bi-weekly to check "report items" ...
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Using Workflow Manager in a Farm

We're going to be deploying SharePoint 2013 with Project Server 2013 added, and reading up on it, it will require a Workflow Manager instance. Our SharePoint farm will be a 3 box instance, with a WFE,...
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Sharepoint 2013 - Workflow not working

A specific part in my sharepoint 2013 workflow does not work. I have a custom list in my sharepoint website and I've created a custom workflow for this list to copy an element. To achieve that I have ...
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Integrated Visual Studio List Workflow from Sharepoint hosted app issue

I am trying to create the integrated visual studio workflows. I am able to create integrated( i.e. accessible in the host web) site workflows but getting error for the list workflows. When I install ...
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Collect Data from User in Workflow - custom email - collect data URL creation

When I'm creating a workflow in SP 2010 Foundation, I'm using the collect data from user action. I'm able to add it and by default it sends the default e-mail to the user asking to action the item. ...
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Workflow debugging prerequisites failed to complete - VS2013 Autohosted App

I am creating an auto-hosted app on VS2013. I am working with SharePoint Online and not locally. The problem is that when I try to enable the workflow debugging on my project I receive the error: ...
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Workflow Suspended at Email

My SharePoint 2013 workflow keeps suspending itself at the point it's supposed to send an email. The email details have been specified in Central Admin but it's still not working. When the workflow ...
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Use SharePoint out of the box as a BPM(Business process management) tool

Can SharePoint be used out of the box as a BPM tool? If it can, what are the limitations? I have come across 3rd party tools like K2 which does the job but want to know if SharePoint can do it on its ...
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if-and-else-if workflow

I am having a problem in my workflow. Basically I have two variables (1) Business Unit and (2) Billing Information. I am creating a workflow that would hold the following: If Business Unit = A AND ...
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Note: Due to heavy load, the latest workflow operation has been queued. It will attempt to resume at a later time.

Since some time when I run workflow I see this "Note: Due to heavy load, the latest workflow operation has been queued. It will attempt to resume at a later time." This is very simple workflow which ...