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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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, ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Disable approval workflow and its automatic link to versions

I have an existing document library where the approval workflow is linked to the versions (which I belive is one of SharePoint's fundamental processes). I need to 'dismantle' this workflow for PDF ...
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CSOM: WorkflowInteropService is returned null

I'm trying to run SP2010 workflow in SP2013 portal and stuck on the nullable interop service... The following powershell script returns $interopService.ServerObjectIsNull == false, but when it's run ...
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SharePoint Online (Office 365) Workflow to Copy New File Versions to Record Center Automatically

We have a design goal to copy every new version of files in our Office 365 / SharePoint Online-based Document Center site to a separate Records Center site automatically using a SharePoint 2013 ...
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Cancel a task on reaching a timeout?

We are currently trying to build an approval workflow for employees to request training. The idea is to first have the employee's supervisor approve (or reject) the training, and if the supervisor ...
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What is the difference between port number 80 and 443?

I know port number 443 is for SSL and certification (hhtps), but I think the reason that I cannot register workflow client/workflow manager is that I do not know what is their action in workflow ...
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Custom Approval Workflow and Credentials

We have developed several custom SharePoint workflows which are the same ones I have implemented in the past with no problem. We are an intranet site and the users are already directly logged in. I ...
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How to decide optimum workflow size?

What is the best practice to separate different activities for the same list over number of workflows ? In a typical example, if I want to perform 5 different set of activities upon an item change on ...
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How to look up field from last completed task in SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow

Is there a way to do a look up within a SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow to extract a field value from the last completed task? I'm struggling to find a way do to it. Thanks.
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How to check 2013 workflows availability from js

I need to check 2013 workflows availability from js. I assume I need to get existence of some service?
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Creating SharePoint 2010 Workflows in SharePoint 2013

We have developed workflows (2013) with Visual Studio 2013 for SharePoint 2013 for a long time. Now a customer doesn't have the infrastructure for SharePoint 2013 workflows (no wf-Manager ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Issue - “The field or property 'GUID' does not exist”

I am having an issue with a SharePoint 2013 Workflow on SharePoint Designer. I can publish the workflow to the site with no problem. Once the workflow is in the started stage, it always gets suspended ...
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Workflow - How to convert string to number to date?

I have a string strExpDate and I get the value "130836384000000000" from ldap query. The active directory field is accountExpires. I need to convert this to date/time. The result should be 8/9/2015 ...
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Update an existing SharePoint 2013 visual studio workflow

An article gave me the below steps to perform the update: Change the workflow assembly's version number Update the workflow assembly version number in the attribute of the Workflow element in ...
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Workflow Manager stopped processing workflows after AAM modification

After I modified alternative access mapping my workflow manager stopped working. My workflows are started but stuck on first stage. I can see that Workflow manager is trying to get item data from ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow doesn't start after AAM modification

After modifying alternative access mapping, my workflows don't start. Actually they got stuck at first stage. I have SharePoint 2013 latest updates, and Workflow Manager.