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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System.MissingFieldException in Three-State Workflow

In SharePoint 2013 (August 2015 CU) we are unable to get any three-state workflows to work. Specifically the ones that are built within the browser and do not require SharePoint Designer. We have ...
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Possible to create other forms based on a form submission?

I am working on a problem where I need to generate tags automatically based upon information that users fill out in a form. I am working with Office 2010. Workflow: I have a repeating table for the ...
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Workflow stops immediately with “Access Denied”

I have a SPD 2013 list workflow that is scheduled to start as soon as a list item is created or changed. The first phase of the workflow is an if-cascade that re-routes the flow to the correct phase. ...
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SharePoint Workflow Subscription Service failed

I have one requirement to start the SP workflow through JavaScript. For this, i have wrote some lines of code to start the workflow.But I am getting a Subscription failed error due to undefined ...
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Dynamic workflow stage in approval workflow in sharepoint 2010

How can I create a workflow in SharePoint 2013 for dynamic approval level. My requirement is I have to create a workflow using SPD2013 or VS 2012. Workflow is associated on list. It will be ...
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custom visual studio workflow- sharepoint 2010 workflow getting created even after installing workflow manager for sharepoint 2013

I have installed workflow manager for sharepoint 2013 . its installed perfectly . I am getting the 'SharePoint 2013 workflow' option in the Sharepoint Designer , but if I create any custom workflow ...
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sharepoint custom workflow terminates automatically after some time

I have created a state machine workflow in visual studio 2013. - initial stage: it sends an email to some members. - second stage : it should wait for 5 days untill all of the users take actions. - ...
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InfoPath Form workflow approval buttons disappeared

I have a user who complained today that the workflow approval buttons she usually saw at the top of a completed InfoPath form (within the web browser) were missing today. I don't do any of these ...
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custom workflow failed on start

I have created a simple sequential workflow. In this workflow, I am not creating any task. I am just using code activity to: send an email to 4 members. wait for their feedback for 5 days. if ...
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SharePoint Workflow Auto CC

I have created workflows in SharePoint to send emails to end users giving information and asking questions. However, when the EU replies, if they do not push reply all it goes to a rarely monitored ...
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Update List A with workflow triggered in List B which looks up data in List A

I have two lists: People & Projects People list has two items: Man1 & Man2 When I create a project I give it a Project name: Project1, look up into People list and choose Member1: Man1, then ...
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Starting List Item Workflow using Javascript on custom edit page

I have a custom edit page with some Javascript inserted using a CEWP. From this page I am calling a function to start a list item workflow on the current item being edited. I am using the following ...
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Starting a list workflow with list permissions but without site permissions?

I'm trying to start a list workflow from a user with edit permissions on the list itself, but no access to the site that contains the list. Is there a way to do this? Right now the workflow gets ...
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Workflow Task Process

Is there a way to get the task ID , when using "START A TASK PROCESS" in SP 2013, it works when using "Assign a task process" however. The only reason I have to use this, is because I have dynamic ...
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How to start separate discussion over any item in SharePoint?

Some of our users asked for a feature so they can start discussion or asking question over any item in specific place. It means that the Created By is not one of the people to participate in ...
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Rest API for breakroleinheritance gives UnAuthorized Error

I've created workflow for breaking inheritance rule of list item. I am using breakroleinheritance command to break the role using Rest API call by workflow. After breaking the rule, I am assigning new ...
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SharePoint 2013: Hiding workflow column for reusable 2010 workflow

Background: I am trying to implement a site collection retention policy in SharePoint 2013. Unfortunately, Microsoft's implementation is designed for individual libraries instead of as part of a ...
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SharePoint 2013 Lookup field and workflow

I have currently the problem that I can not see in a workflow the additional fields from the lookup colum. Although I see my field lookup, but not the additional fields. Why the whole? I have on a ...
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Workflow Setting People/Group Field Skipping Values

I have a workflow that sets the value of a person/group field in a document library. The field is set to multiple users/groups. The problem is that the field will skip every other user set by the ...
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How do I set workflow which starts when value changes?

I hope someone can help me with my issue I cant manage to solve. I am using SharePoint 2010 and SP Designer to create a workflow. My questions is how can I create a workflow which starts upon status ...
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Sharepoint designer workflow unstable

I have a problem with custom workflow. It is failing from time to time. Every time when I start the workflow manually, I received the following message: Due to heavy load, the latest workflow ...
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Is there a limit of 5 iterations in a looping workflow? Is it documented somewhere?

I have a "looping" set of workflows, something like this: User creates item in List1, triggering a. The group of workflows then create a number of duplicates of the item in list1 (number of dupes ...
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Create a copy of a List Item in the same List when a List Item is created

In SP Designer 2013 I have created a List Workflow that runs when a new Item is created. I am trying to make it generate a copy of the List item (into the same list) However, it reports an error ...
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Workflow Task Completion Conditions

I would like to prevent a task from being able to check as finished by a user until a specific field on an item in another list is filled . So I add an if statement in the completion conditions of my ...
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Workflow to send email when condition is met

I need to create a workflow which sends an email to a specific manager. I created a WF with the following... What I need is for the WF to send an email only when all the documents have the column ...
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Assign List Item Permissions Using Workflow and List Text Field

Is there a way to use a text field to grant permissions using a workflow? In other words, how would you get a text field to register values that could be used in assigning permissions?
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Can You Display 'Related Content' in a Task List?

I would like to be able to display the related content (i.e. from a document library) in a task list that is tied to a 2013 workflow. Is this possible?
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Replying to Email from Task List Site

My task process generates an email for the user to whom it is assigned. The 'sent from' address in the email is the site where the task list resides. Is there any way to point a user reply to a ...
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How Do I Hide (or make read-only) Certain Fields in a Task Form

In my task form, I can't figure out how to hide '% Complete' and/or 'Task Status' without losing the ability to complete the task. I am using a custom content type with only one option, 'Task ...
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Powershell for workflow not recognizing URL

I have a powershell that kicks off a workflow but my system is not allowing me to run it. The error I'm getting is as follows: Get-SPWeb: Cannot find an SPWeb object with id or URL: xxx.com and site ...
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How to remove workflow associations/subscriptions

Is there any method available in CSOM to delete workflow subscription from site. I tried with WorkflowDeploymentServiceDef.DeleteObject() and WorkflowDeploymentServiceDef.RemoveFromParentCollection() ...
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Workflow Task without action/outcome

I would like to create and assign a task item to a person within a workflow. But the person should not be forced to enter any data or accept the task or anything else. The task should only be an ...
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How to Stop and Restart multiple tasks workflow?

I have 3 workflows: W1 is started on item created; assigns consecutive tasks to users and checks whether each task is completed before it assigns a new one; W2 works on the task list of W1 and is ...
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Workflow Task - Access Denied to User

Using SharePoint Designer I created an OOTB approval workflow using Start Approval Process action. When the user to whom the task has been assigned tries to approve/reject they get access denied. ...
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Change field value from within the workflow email

I'm creating an on-boarding workflow for new personnel. I have a custom form that is filled out by Administrators and it kicks off the workflow. First stop is facilities to create a new badge. The ...
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SharePoint Workflow - Parallel Branches not Working as Expected

Last night I had to add a parallel branch to my workflow (see Step7 in my screenshot). I added this because I needed a way for the administrator to be able to reset the workflow easily and this ...
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SharePoint Workflow with email

I am trying to set up a workflow with two approval stages and email notifications. The approval stages are working fine but the emails are not. What I would like is for emails to be sent when the form ...
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Private comments in SharePoint workflows?

I am asking myself if there is a possibility in SharePoint to make comments in the workflow that would be visible only to some authorized users. Let me know should you need further information to ...
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Store SP 2013 Work Flow Audit Report in a List or Column in the same List

Has anyone came across any tutorials or links on how to store WF audit reports to a list or in the same list but on a column? I have scoured the net and I am not having any luck in getting the ...
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Workflow not updating when republished

When I update my workflow in SPD 2010 and save it and then push publish, the workflow does not run according to the change. I think there is an older version somewhere that is cached. One clue to ...
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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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Workflow suspended after a while, worked properly at first

I came up with the workflow shown below, which seemed to do the job at first. The purpose of the workflow is to notify via email that a document is about to expire. First, it checks if the ...
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Workflow Look up Multiple Entries from SharePoint List

I have an Infopath form library where one of the fields is a repeating string bound to a Multiple Selection List Box. The user can select one or more of the items from the list. That List Box is ...
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Workflow Should Not Proceed Unless Step1 Is Met

I am a bit of a rookie with workflows. I have a series of steps, including impersonation steps that I only want to run if Step1 condition is met. How do I tell the workflow that the workflow should ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow not triggering

I set up workflow manager server and now my sharepoint 2013 can use 2013 workflows. I created a test workflow and I set the triggers to run when an item is created or updated. The problem is when I ...
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Restart workflow using a field?

I'm fairly new to workflows and SP Designer but know how they work. Based on a quick course I took online, one recommendation to kick off a workflow was to use a Date field and have the workflow fire ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Workflow send email after list item creation

I'm creating a custom workflow for my team in SharePoint 2010. When someone edits a list item and sets a value to "New" then a new item is created a different list. I would like to email the user and ...
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SP13: Connecting Content Types

Working in SharePoint 2013. Have a custom list with a bunch on content types. Some of the content types share the same columns. My assumption was that if a column is filled in one column type it ...
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Backup/Restore site collection with working list workflows?

Is there a way to backup and restore a site collection and still preserve all list workflows? I am backing up one of our production sites, but when I move it to staging all the workflows lose their ...
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Conditional formatting in SharePoint Workflow Email

I have an issue where I have several check boxes (yes/no) on a form that my users fill out. Once they submit the form, it fires off a workflow to request work be done by the IT department. In the ...