SharePoint workflow refers to the automation of a business process by step by step execution of steps. There are two types of workflows - Sequential Workflows - State Machine Workflow

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Problem in sending email by Workflow but its work by Outlook Web Application

I create a very simple workflow by SharePoint Designer 2013 (platform 2010) just for testing email, it does work but doesn't send email. When I send email by Outlook Web App it do work and I can send ...
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Where is the mistake in workflow?

I have the following issue. To make the automatization of the process I need to fix the date & time for each process step. First I used the calculated column but it didn't work. I found suggestion ...
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Using a Word document in a work flow

We are trying to create a document workflow where a Word document/form would be completed by the user then emailed to the supervisor for approval. We'd also like to be able to add the email with the ...
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Retaining workflow history when upgrading to SharePoint 2013

I'm currently in the process of upgrading our SharePoint 2010 environment to Sharepoint 2013 on some test servers. After the upgrade I noticed a lot of our workflow history has disappeared. SharePoint ...
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Sharepoint Designer - Trigger Approval WF with specific changes to an item

Is there a way I can trigger an approval workflow only with a change in a specific column of an item in the sharepoint site and not by every change to any column of the item? I am working with ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2010 Task Workflow handling Out of Office replies

Environment: Sharepoint 2010, Sharepoint Designer 2010, Outlook 2010 with Exchange 2010. I have an Approval workflow and so far it works properly. It is handling the way I wanted it to work. There ...
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visual studio list workflow / move from test to live

I created a sharepoint list workflow on my test environment. On creation i had to select a list instance in the GUI. Now my workflow is finished and i want to move it to my live environment. The ...
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In Progress Status Link Not Working On Default.aspx

Have a strange issue where we have a normal team site in SharePoint 2010. On the default.aspx page we have added a web part to display list items. A custom workflow runs on those items and the "In ...
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workflow debugging prerequisites failed to complete - Visual Studio SharePoint hosted Apps

When trying to debug a workflow created in SharePoint 2013 App using Visual Studio 2012 version, i am getting the error "workflow debugging prerequisites failed to complete". I tried to publish the ...
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How to get a PrincipalID from Announcement list instance in SharePoint 2013 workflow

I am trying to create a custom workflow project using the steps mentioned at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn584771(v=office.15).aspx. When getting properties ( such as "CreatedBy") ...
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SP2013 / Workflow Manager Issue (can't manually launch or end workflows)

I'm having a weird (and frustrating) issue with SP2013 workflows. We originally had a single server in our SP2013 farm, and that server was running everything successfully. One weekend during ...
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Create custom NewForm.aspx for existing list which will start a Workflow

I'm trying to create a custom list form which will start a Workflow when the User press the "OK"-Button. So I went to the SharePoint Designer and created a new form for the list and put some TextBoxes ...
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Start workflow list action

I would like to start 2010 WF from 2013 WF using the action "start workflow on list". When I start the 2013 WF I get the message : HTTP‏ Unauthorized to- ...
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Error in sharepoint workflow “Invalid WorkflowInstanceID parameter in URL.”

I am currently trying to move a workflow from one site onto another. It has imported correctly but I am getting a strange error. The forms on my workflow are producing this error whenever I press the ...
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Suspend and resume SharePoint Online workflow using CSOM - Ecmascript

I have a requirement where the Master user has power to interrupt any workflow and put it on hold and the approvals should be stopped on that workflow until the Master user resumes the workflow. When ...
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Retaining workflow history for auditing purposes

I am in the process of upgrading our SharePoint environment from 2010 to 2013. As you may know SharePoint only keeps workflow associations around for a period of 60 days, after which they're deleted. ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflows - Cannot update field that begins with underscore?

I like to use underscores at the beginning of my column names if I'm going to set them to hidden. However, I've just discovered that SharePoint 2013 workflows throw HTTP 400 errors when I try to do ...
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Is it possible to add an Initiation Form to the Check-out workflow?

Business process requirement is that when checking out a file, users must provide a Change Request number. In a custom workflow, I would simply add an initiation form, collect the data, and add it to ...
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Get the Manager Name of mutliple users selected from people picker field or in sharepoint workflow

I have one Person or group type of column called "Requestor" in my sharepoint list which allowed multiple selections[It can be input only one user or multi-user], now my intention is to do lookup for ...
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This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited, when due date is passed

I am using sharepoint 2010. We have 2 differant endusers. Users from domainA and users from domainExternal. We have a document library with a workflow. This workflow is creating a task. This task has ...
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Varying Due Dates in Workflow

Is there some way to vary due dates in an approval workflow? For instance, if I have A, B, and C all on a serial approval workflow: A: due date = today + 7 days B: due date = completion of A's task ...
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2010 Workflow: Adding Domain Group Permissions Creates Extra Groups

I'm having a problem with a 2010 workflow causing SharePoint to create new permissions groups when I try to alter permissions on a document in a library. I want the permissions on a library item to ...
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How do I publish a workflow from a site list from C#?

I have a workflow in a site list. I want to republish the workflow (like you do in SharePoint Designer) from C#. How can I do this? The workflow I'm trying to republish is a project server workflow. ...
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Reassign user in workflow task

We work with a workflow which "collect data from user". There is no approval element in the workflow. Is it possible to reassign the workflow task to another user?
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Comments Field Truncated SharePoint 2010

I am having an issue with the default comments field in SharePoint 2010. When a < (less than) or > (greater than) symbol is entered into the comment field by a user the alert that a workflow ...
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Change From field in workflow email

If it is not possible using out of box is there any feasibility working using writing code? If yes kindly provide me the code for change only from address in workflow.
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How to send e-mail to choices made by user input through workflow

I have a list where in users can submit certain information and same is picked up by a group to resolve it. So in the user input form we have an option of "Request team" which has a list of group ...
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how to dynamically assign approver in workflow?

We have a document library in which users upload document along with some meta data like doctype. There is another list that has mapping of doctype and approvername. There is a 2013 desigber work ...
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Email cannot be sent: make sure the outgoing e-mail settings for the server are configured correctly

I made a three-state workflow in my issue list. But when I added a new item and assigned a user, a workflow is in progress the error appeared. the email cannot be sent. make sure the outgoing ...
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Workflow lookup from list copied to another list

I'm trying to replace permissions on a list item that has been copied from another list, based on a field in the original list item. I've tried to set a workflow lookup on the original list, but it ...
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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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More than one user not getting email alerts (SharePoint 2010)

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2010, and I'm creating an application which assigns tasks to other people. In the application, whenever a person is assigned a task, that particular person (or group of ...
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workflow help: Issue with automating

I am currently working with SharePoint 2007 designer. But I am having a issue creating a workflow that scans for a certain item that appears more than once in different items. Here is a picture of ...
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Workflow timeout and timer settings

We have an on-going issue with workflows (Nintex) occasionlly failing with "Fail to start" error. IT suggests to add a "pause" as the first step in the workflow. Their reasoning is that since our ...
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What's a good source for SharePoint 2013 Workflow instructional info?

A library and Amazon search only provided 1 book that isn't being published until September. I checked out the author's website and there wasn't anything specific to the question there. Lynda.com ...
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Send Email using Lookups from Workflows (SharePoint 2010)

I'm currently using SharePoint 2010 Designer, and the 2010 version of SharePoint. So I'm currently designing a SharePoint application which can assign tasks to other employees. Any tasks assigned ...
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SPD 2013 Workflow Subtask

Is there a way to create a workflow that automatically assigns a task as a subtask of another task. For example form is submitted, start work flow that creates main task, then creates 3 subtask for ...
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How do I check if a collection is empty?

I can't figure out how I can do a simple null check on a Collection variable in a workflow. The variable is populated by a GetDynamicValueProperties activity, so it can (and will be, under certain ...
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Auto list item update

I have a number of list items in a single list that I would like to use a workflow from SharePoint Designer to update every day so that the 'status' changes based on the changing date. I have tried ...
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Using jQuery SPServices to start a SPD reusable workflow

I am trying to initiate a SPD workflow that has been defined at the web's content type level. The workflow is associated to the content type and I can start it from the SP UI without issue. The item I ...
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Getting exception “Unable to synchronously deliver start event via a manual-start workflow” while trying to start workflow programmatically

I am trying to start a SharePoint list workflow from a WPF application. The code snippet I am using is below. It is a SharePoint 2013 server. These are the class members: String _webURL = ...
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Email Snippet System using SharePoint Online Workflow

I am wondering if anyone has advice on a proposed system. Here is how it works. A weekly email is sent to employees every monday explaining to reply back in bulleted list what they got done last week ...
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Send custom emails when an item is added to a list

I am setting up a SharePoint 2013 website for my team, and part of the website includes a feature to fill out a form which then sends an email to our team with the contents of the form fields as well ...
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Possible to add a workflow on a website mailbox?

In SharePoint 2013 it is possible to create a website mailbox? Is it possible to add a workflow onto it? What I want is the following: The Postbox got an E-Mail and at this time the workflow must ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 App. Workflow Permissions for an app web

I have prepared environment to host apps on SharePoint on-premises, then I have configured workflow manager to work through HTTP and implement simple SharePoint-hosted app with a workflow. My ...
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Attaching a document to an email that's been sent as part of a workflow [duplicate]

I was wondering if it's at all possible to attach a document to an email that is sent as part of a workflow? I've managed to create a workflow to email users to let them know when their phone is ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflows

How I can to get initiation form parameters of running SharePoint 2013 workflow using server object model? I'm use Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServicesBase.dll for getting WorkflowInstanse and ...
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“Value cannot be null” exception while loading WorkflowServicesManager

I am trying to start a list workflow in SharePoint 2013 using client object model. But while loading WorkflowServicesManager, it throws the error below - Value cannot be null Parameter name: ...
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Disabling “Request Change” and “Reassign Task” buttons on SP 2010 workflow with active tasks

I have a SP 2010 workflow that someone else created and left "Request Change" and "Reassign Task" buttons available. However, the workflow process is not meant to have these options, and they just ...