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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Adding ListItem via CSOM trigger both Create and Update Workflows

I'm using CSOM to create listitems in a custom list on SharePoint 2013. On the list I have 2 workflows, one that executes on item create and one that executes on item change. Or "Start workflow ...
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Workflow that is started by the information management policy is not assigning task to user

Our foundation has created a record retention policy that will be implemented on our new SharePoint 2013 site. I have created custom columns for "start retention date" "review date" "data owner" and "...
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Give Permission To A User Using Workflow From One Site To Another

I have two sites say S1 and S2. On the S1 I have a workflow which checks particular condition in a list and performs an action (provides permission to a users on S1). Somehow, I need to check the ...
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Workflow to “Check Out” List Items - Help Needed on “Cancel” and “View” Modes

Long time lurker, first time poster! I have a SharePoint 2010 list that will be used to manage Personnel. When an employee has been with the team for 1 week, an email goes out to 3 different ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow fails to assign a task for username with single quote (apostrophe)

We have an interesting case which I think is a bug in WorkflowManager SP2013. Maybe someone has seen it before and has a solution. We had the issue in the VS workflow, but managed to recreate issue in ...
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Add item in Azure storage queue from workflow

I'm trying to add an item in a Azure storage queue from a SharePoint 2013 workflow. I created a Dictionary named "Header" with two "rows" one with name "Authorization" and the value is: SharedKey ...
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Weird workflow problem with custom activity

We have a Visual Studio workflow that I built with VS2013 and running on SharePoint 2013 (it is a SP2013 workflow). The workflow is an application for leave, and after it had been in use for a few ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Loop Value issue

I have a SharePoint list and I am writing a workflow against it. When I add a lookup to the and email action in the body of the email, it appears fine. %Current Item: Pro Desc% If I hit save and ...
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Create List Item in Another Site Collection Using REST API from Visual Studio Workflow

I have developed a List Workflow in Visual Studio 2013. In this, I am trying to read the current item's Title and create an item in another list in another site collection. Please read the last part ...
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Create State Machine Workflow with Custom ASPX forms as Approval Forms/TaskEdit Forms

I have gone through this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_mPvr5nJuo that explains how to create a state machine workflows for my document approvals in my SP 2013 site collection. But I am ...
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ParallelForeach<T> activity in workflow designed via visio

In sharepoint online and workflow engine V4, there is possibility to create parallel foreach cycle in visual studio. Since there is option to edit XAML definition of workflow via combination of ...
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How customize document upload form for metadata along with document to upload in library?

My requirement is that- I have to upload document and some custom column(metadata properties) while uploading document in library. I have to customize document upload form so that can add document ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow move document to another library when the task ends

I have a document library in SharePint 2013, what I need is a workflow that triggers when a new document is uploaded to the library and that workflow specifies the people that can comment and edit on ...
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Custom components in OneDrive for Business

Can i Add Custom columns like TaskCompletedDate and AssignedTo for Collaboration purpose in One Drive for Business, where Enduser can enter TaskcompletedDate so that Email should automatically trigger ...
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SP2010 Workflow not starting with custom code

Am using workflow from SPD2010 attached in item creation. Its working perfectly through OOB new form. In contrast, its not firing when the item was created through custom code and there is no workflow ...
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Maximum number of tasks in a workflow SharePoint 2013

We work with SharePoint 2013. Our workflows used to have 10-13 individual tasks for every workflow. Since upgrading to 2013 the admins (or so-called admins) are telling us that the number of tasks ...
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Workflow 2013 Copy Document Issue

I have a document review workflow that, at one stage, copies the document over to another library. Recently, I started having a problem where, when it gets to the copy document action, the workflow ...
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start workflow automatically when an items changed in one column sharepoint 2010?

i have list ABC containing 3 columns Column Name : Name Type : single line of text Data : I-Touch Column Name : Address Type : multiple line of text Data : xyz Column Name :...
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How to Change Workflow Message Class

I have a custom workflow in SharePoint 2013. The workflow sends emails to users. Our employees use Outlook, and after opening the emails, they always retain the "Unread" icon, which has led to ...
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SharePoint 2013 WF doesn't run when item is updated by another WF

Problem: A SP 2013 WF set to start when an item is changed on a Contacts list does not start automatically if a field for that list item is updated by another workflow; however, it does start ...
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Creating new Page in Sharepoint Designer Workflow created blank page ( no banner, no office 365 bar etc…)

When I create a new page in the Sharepoint Designer Workflow by using the action " Create item in Site Pages" and choosing Content Type ID ="Web Part Page" it created a new page like expected but the ...
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sharepoint online workflow app installation error

I tried Visual Studio 2015 to create a Document approval workflow following this link and once i done it. I followed this link to package the project and followed this link to create the App Catalog ...
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Workflow fails to write REST call to Workflow History as log

I am trying to start a workflow from a Sharepoint Designer 2013 workflow via the REST API, and am logging to the Workflow History list in order to debug it. Trying to log the following string, however:...
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Workflow not being triggered by users creating new item

Having some serious issues with triggering a workflow in SP Online (2013). We have built a vacation request system, consists of a list titled Leave Requests than lives in the Human Resources site. ...
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Unable to create workflows in SPD

I'm currently trying to develop a workflow for my site but am having a hard time. When I access the site online through the web, I am able to create a workflow. However, whenever I access the site via ...
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How does SharePoints Information Management Policy delete items?

Stumbled across some deadlocks in one of our content databases that i could track down to some workflows wrecking havoc in a site collection by creating over a million of list items in multiple ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Workflows: Why am I getting a (no title) link in my email messages?

Note: Not using SharePoint Designer 2013 since it has been discontinued! EDIT: Problem solved! - The default "Title" field was hidden and was void of data. Once I un-hid, modified, and populated ...
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Create subtasks through workflow

I'm trying to have it set up so that when an item is created in a Project List (just a regular list) there are several tasks, which I know need to be completed, initiated in by Task List. I have the ...
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SharePoint 2010 workflow issues after migration to 2013

I have an issue which has come up after I had a site in my companies environment migrated to SharePoint 2013 via the database attach method. I was not part of the migration at all from the technical ...
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Putting a multiple choice checkbox in a workflow in Sharepoint Designer 2013

I have a column in my SP which asks if 3 things are done and a checkbox for each. Once all 3 are checked as being done, I'd like an email sent to certain people in my Workflow. I don't understand how ...
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Workflow Error - Sharepoint logs

I am encountering strange behaviour of custom workflows and cannot find any clue for it. Error seems to be independent from the item data - even if the item data is the same, usually workflow works ...
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Issues with Single Farm, Multiple Web Applications and Workflows for FBA Users

General Info We have three Web Applications on a single SharePoint Farm. Each Web Application has its own FBA (SqlProvider) Database, ConnectionString, Membership and Role Providers with distinct ...
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Copy element action

I am currently trying to implement a custom workflow where one can copy a list item in sharepoint 2013. This is what I did to achieve this: add a custom workflow ("copy list element") workflow ...
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workflow with consolidation stage sometimes comes back as error or cancelled

I have created a form library which takes an InfoPath form as its default. there are several workflows that created after a form has been created. One of the workflows contains a consolidation stage ...
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Changing Workflow Status from Error Occurred to Completed using Powershell

I have tried to Cancel and Restart Error Occurred Workflows using powershell script and it works fine. But, now I want to change the status from Error Occurred to Completed. I tried to search a lot ...
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Passing contact from Sharepoint (2007) to Infopath (2007) form

I want to automate the creation of a form that includes several fields that are passed from other Sharepoint lists. So far I've managed to accomplish the task through the use of promoted fields and a ...
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Save a SharePoint 2013 workflow as template using code behind

We have around 100 SharePoint 2013 workflows in our Farm. We need to save these workflows. It is tedious to manually open Sites in Designer and go to each workflow and store it as a template. Is there ...
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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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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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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 Email Notification

How would I make a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 (for SharePoint 2013 on-premise) that sends out a notification to a person one week after the date datecolumn one passes and then continues to ...
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Get a workflow's current step name

Is it possible to retrieve the current step name from within a workflow and assign it to a workflow variable?
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Update List Item using Visual Studio 2013 workflow

I am busy developing a Leave application using Visual Studio 2013 with a two stage approval workflow. I want the workflow to update a list(not the list on which the workflow runs) after the second ...
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Sharepoint Workflow “Replace item level permission” action

SP workflow : "Replace item level permission" action I would like to ask whether this action will replace all the original permission. If yes , how to add back the original and the new permission on ...
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Periodically Notification for Document deletion

I have a document library in SharePoint 2016. What I Want is when I share any document to any user, that user should be notified periodically about time remaining for that Document expiration or ...
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workflows and app permissions

Ive created a sp2013 workflow that queries ups and sets some permissions in various sites in various site collections. Ive set the app permissions of the workflow to have full control with a tenant ...
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Why does my SharePoint task have no related item?

I have a workflow that starts a process. As part of this it creates a task and emails the users. On one of the pages I have, I am retrieving the tasks and then getting the related items and ...
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How do I retrieve the Task ID of a task process?

I am trying to retrieve the task IDs of tasks in a task process in order to retrieve their task status. The only field that shows is the task outcome, which doesn't help. How do I get the task ID?
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Add Overlay specific label to all events in overlay filter

I have colored overlays and would also like to have a category label in front of the title. I was able to do so with a workflow for the event. The issue is that I need to be able to select multiple ...
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Deploying a list workflow without a list association (SharePoint 2013)

I am creating a workflow which I want users of certain sites in a site collection to be able to use. When they activate the feature, the workflow should be created and automatically get attached to ...