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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2013 Workflow not progressing after task complete

I'm having some issues with a workflow we have recently created to help assist us for IT Change Requests. The bulk of the workflow involves assigning approval tasks to two users, which change ...
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Prepopulating initiation form with approvers of the workflow from a list

I am using a 2010 workflow template to create a workflow in SP Designer 2013. I am trying to Prepopulate workflow a initiation form with approvers from a SharePoint list based on the person who starts ...
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Creating a Link to a Document via a workflow

This is with SPO 2013. I am trying to make it so that when you add a file to a library it will add a Link to a Document content type in a list. If I tell the workflow to add a document to the list it ...
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Form submit workflow fired without actual submit

I have a workflow for a form submit. Recently this got fired and sent out 100s of email all of them mentioning that the form has been modified by one particular user. And when checked with this user, ...
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workflow to create multiple items to list_B based on defined column information in list_A

I work with SharePoint 2010, only using SharePoint Designer. I have 2 lists: List_A which contains a list item with a multiselect column of locations. List_B to which I what a workflow to create as ...
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How do I access Initiation Form data inside my SharePoint 2013 workflow

I am working in SharePoint 2013 SP1 on Windows Server 2012. I have a VS.NET 2013 solution that has a Workflow project and a custom Assn and Init. forms. I have been able to send Assn data to the ...
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Accessing Workflow Task ExtendedProperties by name

According to all of the articles I have read, including this one from Microsoft itself -- http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ms520166(v=office.14).aspx, I should be able to access task ...
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Translation Management Workflow Side-by-Side comparison with English

I'm trying to evaluate whether SharePoint and specifically the Translation Management Library will be acceptable for our workflow. I have some questions: Is there a way to show say an English ...
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Starting a Sharepoint 2013 Workflow via js file

I´m trying to start a workflow 2013 from a custom ribbon icon. I have configured an elements.xml file where I call the Javascript file. The problem is, that I get a JavaScript runtime error “Type” ...
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Authentication error when sending email from workflow but list alerts email work fine

I have a list. When a user enables alert on this list then he/she is able to receive email from SharePoint when someone adds a new item or change item. But emails sent by SharePoint workflow (OOB ...
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Workflow history reset whenever triggered

I'm working on SP Foundation 2010 I have a task list and whenever the task is reassigned to another person I need to track it. I've created a column called old-assigned to so whenever the task is ...
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Workflow HTTP PUT request error

Receiving this error when trying to update a list item via HTTP PUT in SPD Workflow: error":{"code":"-1, ...
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Error from script tag for sp.runtime.js

I'm working to set-up the PreSaveItem() on an edit form for a list such that it evaluates parameters from the query string, and some list fields to execute workflows based on various criteria. Based ...
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workflow to keep record of a previous balance of a balance and add a project budget to that person once the project is acepted

How i create a workflow to keep record of a previous balance of a person's balance and add a project budget to that person's balance once the project is accepted.Also their balance can't exceed a ...
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Valid sharepoint user that doesn't have a user profile causing workflow errors

I have created a work flow that retrieves some details, such as the manager and some address details, about users on our SharePoint. The information is retrieved for after the fact analysis we do on ...
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SP2010 VS workflow that sets up a site

I'm attempting to essentially recreate the functionality of Project Server, such that when I add a new project to our Project List and check the "Create Site" option, a workflow kicks off and creates ...
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How to debug a workflow?

[Please bear with me, I am NOT an SP Admin, and have very little experience with SP] I have a workflow that has been running effectively for a couple of years - but in the last 2 weeks it's suddenly ...
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Can't approve a workflow task after the initiator was removed from Active Directory

We have a rare but frustrating issue in which a workflow and task are initiated by someone who then is later removed from AD. These tasks can no longer be actioned by the assignee or anyone else for ...
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Workflow creates document set, but not its documents

I'm creating a workflow that will create a new instance of a document set in my document library. This step implemented like this: Creating the document set manually (using the SharePoint website) ...
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Copy file and metadata to library having event handler timing problem

Using SP2010, I have a custom workflow (Visual Studio) that copies an Approved file from library A to library B (within the same site collection). I found that I must do the copy in two steps to ...
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SP2013: Creating a Loop in a Workflow

I am attempting to create a workflow that has a loop. The idea is to have the loop check for date and time and returns the date/time to the list library that the workflow is connected to. As well ...
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Why SharePoint Workflow starts after 5 minutes?

Users have two ways of inserting document in a library: 1. Silverlight screen that uses httphandler to insert document 2. WCF that is hosted in windows service (this is called from external app) ...
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Trigger SharePoint workflow after an SSIS import.

For some reason I am not able to trigger a SharePoint List workflow after adding a new item to the SharePoint list. I am using SSIS to add the items to the list. Things I tried: 1. Add the item ...
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Form not start a workflow

I using SharePoint 2013. I have several forms of editing for the same item. I also have a workflow that starts when editing an item. I would like a form not initiate this workflow. is this possible?
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EventDeliveryFailedException “OnWorkflowItemChanged” SerializationException: Cannot get the member “Foo”

I am very stuck on this and would appreciate any leads. I have a complex Visual Studio State Machine Workflow that sporadically errors out with no Unexpected error. All I see in ULS is: Engine ...
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Send Email from approval task form

In my reusable workflow, I have added an approval action. Everything works perfectly. What I want is - When approver comes to approval form, he should be able to send notification email to the ...
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Package SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow in Visual Studio

Has anyone managed to package and successfully deploy a SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow as part of a Visual Studio Solution package? I have created a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow, performed a ...
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Manage custom list, Workflow History and Tasks

Is there a tool or procedure to manage completed workflows and its associates such as Tasks and Workflow History Lists ? The Custom List, Task List and History List has grown hugely. Custom List ...
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Using 'Call HTTP Web Service' activity to call WCF service hosted on SP site with authentication

Hell guys, I have a WCF service deployed to SharePoint site exactly like in this tutorial - there is a .svc file deployed to ISAP folder (/_vti_bin virtual directory) and there is a class ...
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The specified program requires a new version of Windows. (Exception from HRESULT:0x8007047E)

I have an ListAdded event handler in which I'm associating OOB Approval workflow if any list is created based on my custom list definition. As soon as the list is created, SharePoint throws this ...
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Cannot create SharePoint 2010 workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013

Has anybody encountered the error below in creating SharePoint 2010 workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013? The list of workflow actions on the server references an assembly that does not exist. ...
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How to get Majority approval without canceling outstanding request change tasks

In SPD 2010 I have created a workflow that requires majority approval of a group before pushing the document to a separate read only library and cancelling the tasks assigned to the other group ...
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Delay Activity in SharePoint State Machine Workflow

I Have created one State Machine workflow with delay activity (24 Hours) on Item creation and on Item change. When Item is Added into custom list my workflow has started with delay activity. My ...
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SharePoint 2013 - 2010 Approval Workflow Status Canceled When Completed

I have built a 2 party approval workflow using the 2010 workflow engine in SharePoint 2013. The workflow begins and ends with Impersonation steps to handle permissions and the declaration of the form ...
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a folder in every newly created document sets

I need to have a folder in every newly created document sets which is accessible(or visible) only to the document set creator and one more special group. Is it possible to achieve it with with ...
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Approval Workflow Cannot be Completed

I have created a workflow using the OOTB Approval workflow template in SP 2010. When I run the workflow, it sends a task to Outlook with the "Open this task" button. When I click on Approve, Reject or ...
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how to send approval email thru Workflow which can read more than one persons in ( persons and group) feild

I have one field of (person / group) or people picker box in info path form library, and I apply the setting to accept more than one person at the same time in check boxes, and I want to design a ...
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In a workflow running in Workflow Manager “a wait for field change” gets stuck with a yes/no checkbox ¿how to fix?

I have a SharePoint 2013 + Workflow Manager 1.0 installation that is using a "wait for field change" in a workflow. The workflow that has problems is "waiting for" a checkbox Yes/No field to change ...
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Sharepoint WSS 3.0 2007: Automatic workflow not starting most of the time

Running exactly version 12.0.0.6535. I have created a couple workflows to help the automate vacation approval process. When a new item is added to a list, the workflow should start and send an email ...
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Use workflow to delete or amend list items

I have a holiday booking system that creates list items showing the name and dates of holiday for employees. After management approval, the requests sit in a list called "Holiday Requests". They are ...
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Stop All Running Workflows on DEV Enviroment

We have created a DEV environment by attaching the content DBs from the live environment to the DEV environment. We faced an issue where users were receiving workflow task notification emails for ...
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NullReferenceException when Starting Workflow from TimerJob

I am creating a TimerJob that invokes the workflow. Refer to the Execute method public override void Execute(Guid targetInstanceId) { var reader = new ...
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Add existing field to Approval workflow's approval form

I want to add a existing site column or a custom developed field to OTB Approval Workflow's approval form, so that approver have to fill that additional field. Can this be done without modifying the ...
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SPD Workflow - This task is currently locked

I have a big problem with a SPD Workflow. I created a workflow, based on the "Collect Feedback" workflow. After i published it, i can use it as i want to on my environment. So i created a wsp file out ...
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workflow consuming WCF Service in https - First Call takes too much time

I have a State machine Workflow that consumes a WCF Service in https (Basic Authentication, security mode transport). It works fine in our test environment, but it had problem in the integration ...
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Get manager of current user in workflow

how can I get the current user's manager's phone information. I select the current user id like this: public Guid workflowId = default(System.Guid); public SPWorkflowActivationProperties ...
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Workflow consuming webservice - Editing the address?

My State Machine Workflow (SP 2010) consumes an external Web Service that I have added as a Service Reference in Visual Studio. The WCF Service is currently hosted in my local machine. We have ...
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Sharepoint designer - Collect data from user error

I am new to sharepoint workflow development. I created my workflow in sharepoint designer 2010. My problem is the following: My workflow has a few steps, in every step I use the "collect data from ...
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CopyItemActivity how to configure

I want to copy an item using a workflow in VS. So i've used the copyitemactivity. In the properties what do i put in the ListItem? I want to reference the current item the workflow is operating on. ...
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Reusable workflow not showing anywhere (Sharepoint 2010)

I made a reusable workflow in Sharepoint Designer and checked that it's working in a site. Then I saved it as a template, downloaded it from the site assets, uploaded to a new site. Even after ...