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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Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item

How can i uncheck the option/setting "Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item" in a publishing approval workflow of a pages library of publishing site. I found other ...
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SPListItem.Tasks always empty

I have a custom sharepoint (2007) list (named testlist) on which I attached a test workflow (built with sharepoint designer 2007 and named testwf), which only task defined in the 'Actions' section at ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Secondary workflow on task list not working

I am using the URL http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-designer-help/create-a-secondary-workflow-HA010237656.aspx I have a Primary Workflow on a Document library, that works just fine... the ...
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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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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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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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Tasks list: Workflow action: Create New List item

Within my workflow using SPD I am using the "Create New Item" action to create a new Task list item this is fired when a holidayrequest item is created. My problem is I cannot see how to create/store ...
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How do you access task form field data from approval workflows?

tldr: Need to access Task Form Field data in first Approval step, but nothing shows up. On the bigger scale, I have is a multi-step approval system. On the first approval step, the user inputs the ...
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Setting a reminder date with workflow

I'm trying to set a "Reminder Date" field in a task list to 3 days prior to the Due date. Unfortunately, I need to use SharePoint Designer's workflow designer. I have the following workflow so far, ...
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Error starting a workflow on host web from within a SharePoint-hosted app

I am trying to start a workflow on the host web from within a web part in an app. Here is my code: var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current(); var hostWebUrl = hostUrl; var ...
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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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Declarative SharePoint 2013 Workflow Sending Email to Person Specific in Item List Field of Type Person/Group

I've been looking everywhere... for days. (I'm stubborn so I don't like asking questions before trying.) So here is the hardest question ever: I have a SharePoint Online (2013) Custom List on which ...
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How can I send an email to an external recipient from a workflow

I am working on creating a 2013/SharePointOnline workflow that will start when a new document is added to a specific document library, and then send an email, to an external user, with a link to the ...
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Recurring designer workflow email notifications

I have a list which has "Due date" and "assigned To" ,"task status" Fields.and i want to write a designer workflow in such a way that a. Before the due date, send an alert to the "Assigned To" person ...
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how to get with powershell the list items which have old versions of a workflow running

I have in the following screenshot many workflows, but some of them are abandoned by the users and I need to identify which ones. As I cant install sharepoint designer, then I need to do this with ...
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Coercion Failed: Can't get workflow to send notification to “Assigned To” user

I've created a simple workflow to send a notification email to the "Created By" user which works nicely. What I wanted to do is use the "Assigned To" built-in lookup instead, which is a "People ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow Manager Missing Service

Got a weird issue with one of my SP2013 farms and was hoping for some guidance. Whenever I issue the register-spworkflowservice command it only creates the SP Workflow service proxy and not the ...
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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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Task Approve/Reject Permission

There is 3 participate for the workflow. They can approve/reject the task of the current item. I want every participate can approve/reject only their own tasks, not other participates. For example: ...
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SPWorkflow.Tasks is empty when not in debug

I'm facing strange problem. I have following code to get last item workflow and its task item. var wfCol = item.Workflows; if ((wfCol == null) || (wfCol.Count == 0)) return null; var wfItem = ...
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Link to ONE New Form and Link to Open That Saved Form with Workflow

Using SharePoint Online - Office 365, with SharePoint Designer and InfoPath. So, I am looking for a no code solution - if possible. I am setting up individual client sub-sites. Each client will have ...
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Copy column value with multiple people to another list?

I have two list 1) Title, Section, State, Persons 2) Title, Persons In list 1 Section is a lookup of Title in list 2. When I save an item in List 1 I want a workflow that updates the Item I just ...
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WorkFlow with SharePoint Designer 2010 - how to set value from current list item

How to set value from current list item to a field in a custom task? Is it possible? Thanks.
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How to update Name field contents into Title field using SPD

I want to update title field from Name column immediately after file attachment in document library. Is it possible ?
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Workflow association with the list is not recognized by SharePoint

I created a very simple workflow with SharePoint Designer. From the workflow details window on SPD I can see that the workflow is associated with my list. I can click "Open associcated list" link and ...