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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How do I get multiple people from a multiple choice column?

So, the question does a poor job of outlining the problem. Apologies. I've got one list where my clients track their projects; let's call it Projects. In it, they make a selection on a multiple ...
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Issue with customizing approval process in sharepoint designer

Update--- It appears the that the workflows are completing but it is taking an hour or so to process. Has anyone encounted this before???? I have created on a list a sharepoint designer workflow that ...
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SPListItem.Tasks always empty

I have a custom sharepoint (2007) list (named testlist) on which I attached a test workflow (built with sharepoint designer 2007 and named testwf), which only task defined in the 'Actions' section at ...
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Modify Feedback Workflow to transfer a custom column value from Shared Documents to the Tasks list

I would like to modify the default feedback workflow. I have already made a copy of the workflow and made some minor adjustments to fit my needs. Now I need the work flow to pull the information from ...
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SharePoint 2010 OOTB Approval Workflow Visualization

SharePoint 2010 does a great job of giving the visualization of your workflow EXCEPT for the OOTB approval workflow. That visualization looks horrible. Business users need a better visualization and ...
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How to customize OOTB workflow emails

How can I make simple format-type customizations to ALL OOTB workflow related emails? I have found that many pre-Sharepoint 2010 posts indicated that OOTB workflow emails are in fact 'alerts', and ...
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How to delegate task to someone else when task assigned to person is out?

I have a situation where a task is assigned to a person thru workflow. That person is now gone. I know site admin can delegate the task to someone else. But I would like manager (say from a group ...
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Workflow failed to run after pause - SP2010

I am trying to fix a paused workflow issue following this KB Article from Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2674684 However, when I try to run the powershell command I get this error as ...
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Why is my SPD 2010 workflow running twice?

I've got a support case for a client, and they have a super simple workflow on a list. It simply sends an email to a user from a person field, whenever an item is added to the list. The client ...
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how to maintain workflow task list data when retracting or removing workflow association

whenever i try to remove workflow association or retract workflow solution (.wsp) all associated task list data also gets deleted. i want to prevent this behavior as task list data is important for ...
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Workflow Permissions

I have learned from this article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428324.aspx that "the default setting for associating a workflow is to allow users with Edit Item permissions to manually ...
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The pause duration is (very)longer when number items are huge

We have a custom (SPD)workflow(manually starting) on a custom list which has 7000 to 8000 items and growing. "Pause For Duration" action is used to pause the workflow for 5mins and roughly 30 to 50 ...
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Start a workflow from the ECB

I want to add a custom action to the ECB to start a workflow automatically. To get to the workflow page I can do something like: <UrlAction ...
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SPD 2010 List workflow not resolving email addresses

I've got a list workflow that sends out an email to a user based on a workflow lookup for the current list item. I've set it up to send the email to the email address of the user named in the "Waiting ...
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Restart an errored workflow programmatically

I am trying to figure out the best way to restart an errored out workflow. A little background: We get seemingly random error-outs (error and stack below) in a visual studio created workflow when ...
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Manually Workflow printing items from list

I have a problem with list item and printing them. I must create workflow or jscript printing this item using template. Steps that I need to do: Select item/items on list Run workflow or jscript ...
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Get the Workflow Status for InfoPath Form Open Rule

I need to get the Workflow Status on an InfoPath form library in the InfoPath form. For instance, I want to place a rule on the form open that checks to see if the workflow is not "Completed" and set ...
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Remind users who has not added an item in the last 24hrs?

To start with: no custom code, only SPD is allowed. I have a requirement where users has to log in to a site each day and "sign in". List has some columns: Person, State, Country, Date. Can I somehow ...
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Assigning the same task to multiple users with a specific completion

I am using SP Designer. I need to assign the same task to 2 people at the same time and if one of them completes the task, it must be enough in order to go to next step in workflow. How can I ...
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How to check if user has a permission to complete task in InfoPath task form?

Is it possible to check if the user has enough permissions to complete task in InfoPath 2010 task form? Or maybe it is possible to show to user read-only view if he has lack of the rights. The full ...
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Irregular behavior in SharePoint Designer based workflows

I am using SharePoint Designer 2010 to build list workflows. However, workflows that I have built and tested are unpredictably disappearing from the list of WFs available to run in the browser UI. ...
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Different behavior on workflow start thru web service that thru document library?

I have a document library on Sharepoint 2010 with an associated workflow. I can start the workflow ”by hand” thru the document library. It’s a long processing workflow, so we have exended the ...
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Workflow: Copy document - history in TARGET library

I have a scenario whereby documents are initially created and edited in a "drafts" document library, but I want to "publish" approved major versions to a separate read-only library. This last library ...
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Why do I get the 'Heavy Load' note in my single user development environment?

This happens during workflow processing, not prior to (or upon) activation. I am the sole user of a virtual Dev environment developing a state machine workflow which uses custom Task Status content ...
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How to access workflow variable in association form created in SharePoint designer?

I need to access a worflow variable in an association form created using the action 'Collect data'.
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Sharepoint 2010 SPD Workflow Email SharePoint Group specified in Association Form?

Trying to do something, that I swear I've done before, and I think definitely should be possible, but wondering if I am missing something here. I am using SPD2010 to create a custom Resusable ...
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SharePoint 2007 Workflow to insert the content of attachment of a InfoPath form into the email

I have a InfoPath 2007 form that have 2 attachment field for people to upload any of the following type of files: PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPG, GIF, BMP. If the end-user submit any of above types of files as ...
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Workflow EventReceiver (how modify init (start) form of approval workflow)

My problem is: I think that I should create event receiver on SP approval workflow. My custom code in that "receiver" should need to do modification to init form (properties) of that workflow. ...
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Replicator in State Machine workflow

I'm working on a custom approval workflow with a few twists. Given the different states, and reviews, and the need to step back in some scenarios, I'm going with a state machine workflow. In one of ...
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Add repeating table when user submits?

I am using InfoPath and SharePoint, I have a question about a comment section and a repeating table. What I want to be able to happen is that once the comments are submitted a repeating table is added ...
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Workflow email for Approval process

I've created an "Approval - SharePoint 2010" workflow on a list that has content approval enabled. Each time a user adds, deletes, or edits a list item, it should send an email to the approver with a ...
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Retrieving item values from a workflow task dialog box to put in a web part in the same box

I have implemented a workflow and now I would like to develop a web part to be used with the Edit and View forms that are loaded in the modal dialog during, say, an approval task. May I know how do I ...
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Configure Task titles in SPD Custom Task Process

I'm in the process of creating a SharePoint designer approval process, based on the OOTB Approval workflow. One of the customisations required, is for the titles of tasks generated by the workflow to ...
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Create workflow that contains the state machine action

I'm using SharePoint designer 2010 in order to use the SharePoint workflow. I need to implement a "State Machine" action. so I assisted with: the Visual Studio program (I Create a project that use ...
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sharepoint, workflow, publish globally

I'm using SharePoint designer 2010, I have create reusble workflow and publish it. when I associate the workflow to a list, do I create a copy of that workflow or this is apointer to the source ...
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Sharepoint Out of the box Approval Workflow Approve/Reject comments issue when programmatically altering it

This Question already asked on stackoverflow but couldn't found solution. Hope this is the correct place to ask whether this can be done programmatically or alternative approaches. Need to update ...
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WSS 3.0 / SharePoint Intermitant Workflow Firing

I am experiencing some issues with workflows not starting on a Windows SharePoint Sevices 3.0 site at intermittent intervals. The issue I have got is as follows… I have several a SharePoint Designer ...
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Emails on discussion board via workflow

I have a discussion board with a person column called as "Reviewer" in a discussion board. I want to set-up sending emails on a discussion board when: A mail to reviewer when he/she is added to ...
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“Update item” action in SharePoint Designer 2010 on a List

Is my logic correct or am I going crazy. I have a few conditions before using the Update item action in SPD 2010. Example below: If A equals 1 and B equals 2 and C equals 3 and Date1 is greater ...
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Start approval process action in sharepoint designer workflow 2010

I'm using SharePoint designer 2010, I have create workflow. in the workflow I'm using the "Start Approval Process" action. I bump into an error when I operate this action: how I need to configure ...
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associate list to workflow and use the list column from this workflow

I'm using SharePoint designer 2010, I have create Task List and I add to this list new field (field name: Reminder Date, Filed type:Date and time). I have create Reusable Workflow (Workflow name: ...
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How can I have a user attach a file to a workflow task?

I'm using sharepoint designer 2010, custom list. I have created workflow on that list. I need to enable the user to enclose a file to the workflow task: What kind of task I need to use? P.S. I'm ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Approval workflow fails to run

I have an approval workflow with at least two participants. The workflows still appear to be in progress but when looking at workflow history the workflows fail to run. the timestamp on all those ...
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How do you update the task message links?

I have a Form Library that a feedback workflow is attached to. The issue is, every task the gets generated, embeddes a link to the file for which the workflow is running. Problem is, since this is a ...
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SharePoint 2007 - setting column to list creator's full name or email? Lookup site user properties?

We installed this codeplex soluiton and activiated in one of our web aps. We are on sp2007 SP2. http://sharepointapplied.com/2009/01/08/get-full-name-in-sharepoint-designer-workflow/#comment-419 ...
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Approval workflow: “Assigned to” field gets different user name in list and autogenerated e-mail

I've added an Approval workflow on my development server and manually copied the workflow in the production environment (since no efficient deployment tool for configured workflows seems to exist). ...
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Why is this Visual Studio workflow sending blank task notifications?

We have developed a custom workflow using Visual Studio 2010 in which we are using the CreateTask Activity. For some reason, the first time a task is assigned to a user, the user will receive a ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Workflow creation failure

I'm adding na new item do my sharepoint project. It is a sequential workflow, wizard appears and after a screen where he asks about type of workflow List Workflow / Site Workflow it disappears, no ...
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VS2010 - How do I add association columns to workflow definition

I see in the SharePoint Designer that you can specify a list of Association Columns that will be automatically added to a list when a workflow is associated with the list (if the columns don't already ...
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Workflow Completes, but email does not send. Error: Email message cannot be sent. Make sure email has valid recipient"

I have a workflow built in SPD 2010 that is set to email a user if a condition is met. The workflow shows completed, but the email does not send and gives the error message in my question. Here is ...