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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SharePoint 2013: Check Workflow status programmatically (javascript)?

I need to be able to get the status of a SharePoint workflow 2013 using javascript. My goal is to start in a loop for all selected items synchronously a workflow. For that I will check if the started ...
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How can I get the status of a Workflow in C#

I need to get the status of a Workflow programatically. Things i tried: item[workflowName] - gave me a "8" altough the workflow is completed (seems to always return 8, I don't know why) (was not ...
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Workflow SP 2013 - Cannot retrieve a UserMulti Field value

I'm developing a SharePoint-hosted App with a workflow working with a List that contains a UserMulti Field. I'm currently trying to retrieve this field value to a variable with a ...
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workflow on all documents in a document set

Using SharePoint Designer 2010, I was wandering if it is possible to some how retrieve all of the documents inside a document set? I eventually want a workflow to run against all of these documents ...
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Calculated Value of “Start Time” in a calendar is not working

I am having a problem with a content type-specific, Reusable workflow. I use it for a calendar. When ever an event is created, I send an email to the approver with Name of the event, start time and ...
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Dynamic content in SharePoint Workflow Email

i've got a Workflow which starts when a specific column has been updated. It basically just sends an Email to the requester. Quite straighforward. Im struggling to insert a dynamic text inside the ...
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Monitor Document Downloads in SharePoint Foundation

Afternoon, Is there a way to monitor/audit who downloads files in SharePoint Foundation either using something out of the box or by creating a workflow? Thanks in advance Steve
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Workflow and Associated Task Form Names

I have question regarding the InfoPath Forms that autogenerated by the Workflow Tasks. I was wondering if it is possible to give these forms more meaingful names. The current problem example: If I ...
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SharePoint 2010 Custom Workflow email Comment Issue…

I had a series of lists with forms for users to submit various items of information and requests. The OOB Approval – SharePoint 2010 worked great, except for the email messages. The department that ...
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SharePoint workflows and [OptionalField]

Our business processes changed, and now we want to add some pretty important functionality to a series of long-running workflows written using Visual Studio. This involves adding several fields to the ...
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Debugging SharePoint Designer Workflow

I have email workflow in a SharePoint site. I created it using sharepoint designer. It sends an email whenever an item in list is created or modified. It was working fine few days before.Now,I have ...
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Trigger a workflow when user added to permission group

I'm not sure if this is even possible so here goes: I have a calendar list. After creation of the list I will add a choice field to the list in an event receiver where the choices will be the email ...
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Can I add a user to a SharePoint Group in a workflow

We need to have a list where contributors request new users to be added to a site. The site owner then needs to approve this request on the list (the users wnat to see the progress of their request as ...
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Automatically change the Outcome of a Task [How To?]

Here is my situation: I am working on a workflow (in SharePoint Designer) that is triggered when a new task is created. In some cases, I need to automatically complete a task via my workflow. To ...
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Return to same view after starting workflow

I've created a custom action to start a workflow created with SharePoint Workflow Designer. When use the action, the workflow's initation form appears. Problem is when I click "Start" in the ...
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Trouble copying a folder with a workflow

I'm using a "display" flag for people to only see what they care about, when display is set to "no" i just copy the item to a different list and remove it from the original list. I am using a ...
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How to edit the email sent by out of the box approval workflow

Is there any way to edit the body of an email sent by SharePoint's out-of-the-box Approval Workflow? I'd really like to add some additional information to the emails. Changing the formatting would be ...
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How to deploy a workflow as part of a site definition?

We have a customer that will be creating many sites based on a site definition. The sites include a list. We would like to connect a workflow to that list such that the workflow starts whenever a new ...
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Running declarative workflows under system account

I have an InfoPath form that starts a workflow (on item created). The business requirement is that after submission form must be read-only (no changes to the initial request can be made). However ...
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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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How to Update “Created By” column through workflow?

I am trying to make the Blog comments and discussion replies to be Anonymous. The only way to do this (a simple way) is through hiding the created by column in the view. Is it possible to update the ...
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Cannot trigger List Workflow with an item created by workflow (SP 2013 Online)

I cannot seem to trigger a list workflow using items created by another workflow. The items are created as me, not System Account. When I create an item manually through the browser it works fine. ...
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Create a SPD 2010 Workflow To Check, Verify Date, and Delete an Empty Folder

I am trying to find out if there is a way to create a workflow (SPD 2010) for a Document Library that will delete an empty folder from the library if it has been empty for more than a specific number ...
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Unable to edit my custom List workflow (SP Designer)

There is an existing Custom List workflow on our SharePoint 2010 Enterprise site that I can't figure out how to edit. My main goal is actually to export this workflow to be able to port it to another ...
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Error while form opening if it is created from SharePoint Designer

I got stuck! :P My goal: New form in source library ====> New form in target library [both web-browser enabled, following Infopath templates] Using "create list item" action within a workflow ...
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Removing Workflow Association on Content type programmatically with push to children

I am required to remove Workflow associations on a content type and from all the child content types deriving from this, as well as the list content types, deriving from the derived. ct - A Site ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Deployemnet from DEV to UAT

I have Sharepoint 2010 DEV and UAT sites. I have made some changes in DEV workflow and I want to deploy the changed workflow to UAT site. I have created the workflow template and saved .wsp file to ...
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“Publishing Portal” vs a “Publishing Site with Workflows”

I am creating a new site and the business hasn't requested anything specific for publishing with workflow needs, so at the moment the default top level site is a Team Site. What is the best practice ...
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Deploying custom SharePoint workflow to production server

I have created a Visual Studio sequential workflow on my test server and also created a custom activity for it. How do I deploy these to the production server (or another server? I created a WSP, ...
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Workflow and Page Content Types

In 2007 I am trying to understand the use of workflows added to page based content types that will eventually live in a page library. If I add a workflow to such a content type then use that content ...
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Why is Workflow sending Emails even when Status is Complete and %Complete = 100%?

We have a user that is receiving the Task assigned to emails about once a week. He is listed in the CC field of the emails (I think this indicates he created the list entry for which the Workflow is ...
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How can I display list item data on a workflow initiation form?

I have a master list (Projects) containing all the data about the projects my clients' employees (technical writers) are working on. When it's time for the writers to grab sign offs on the project ...
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Can someone help me use SharePoint 2010 to do data processing?

TL;DR: I need to create a system in SharePoint in which a user uploads an Excel (or CSV) file to the site from a webpage. The site takes the uploaded document and uses it to populate a list. Then it ...
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Document library item - send email by workflow on insert

I have a separate form that interacts with users. The form prompts them for data, and this is put into a separate SharePoint document library. The Columns for the document library are Name ...
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Workflow made in designer not working in Production

I've made a workflow in Designer which I invoke trough code in Visual studio. The solution is working fine in my Development machine, but when I implement to the production I get an error: Object ...
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Attach ListItem to TaskItem

I've created a custom approval worfkflow for an listitem. Now I need to see the values of the item in the taskitem. So I think one way would be to attach the ListItem to the TaskItem. Does anybody ...
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How do I split a 2007 sharepoint collection that has a large number of SPD Workflows

Our site collection is growing rapidly and we would like to split it into a number of new collections. Our concern is that when we secure a number of sites and recover them into the new collection, ...
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Username() in infopath form return empty string on sharepoint workflow form

I have an infopath form loaded as an initiation/association form for a sharepoint workflow. I added a text field wich I want to be prefilled with the current user username. I'm using username() to get ...
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Copying a globally reusable workflow in SP Designer loses form task fields and InfoPath rules

In SP Designer, I copied a globally reusable workflow in order to make it only reusable (not global) so I can save it as a template solution .wsp to move it to another farm. The problem is that the ...
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How can an InfoPath form get the Claims of the user who is logged in to SharePoint?

We have a document library that contains a list of proposals (InfoPath Forms). Users log in through SharePoint using Claims (Forms Auth, via an Extranet) who are from various organizations. The ...
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Notify user when question is answered

I have a list for frequently asked questions that anybody can submit an item to. There already is a workflow set up to notify the approvers when an item is submitted so they can approve it. But, they ...
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Setting approvers on SPWorkflowAssociation using AssociationData

I'm trying to programmatically configure the out of the box Approval workflow on a document library using the following code: SPWorkflowTemplate workflowTemplate = ...
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Saving workflow as template and importing to another site collection is not working

I've created primitive reusable workflow (with the only action log to history list) using SPD 2010. Under option Pick a base content type to limit this workflow to I leave All content types. After ...
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InfoPath Workflow; GroupID, Error Message: Group cannot be found

I have created an InfoPath form workflow in designer. It is a simple workflow which uses the "Collect data from user" task. It requires that the user supply a choice: "Approve" or "Reject", and select ...
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Workflow on List Form - The Wrong Approach?

I am running SharePoint 2010 Enterprise. I am relatively new to SP. What I want to do is create a form for my Publishing Site for authenticated users to fill out. I want the form to behave like any ...
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Missing OOTB Enterprise Workflow Templates

I am using a SharePoint 2010 Enterpise server, with the Norwegian language pack installed. The issue that I am having is that some of the standard OOTB workflows (within the Workflow feature) are ...
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OWSTIMER takes up to 95% of RAM Memory - Server goes slow

I am running sharepoint server 2010 with 8GB RAM. I have a SP Designer Workflow running on my portal. The server used to respond but now when users try to hit the URL they get an error message. I ...
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Canceling Workflow (Task Process) from Infopath

I have a workflow (in SP2010) Task Process that I need to be able to cancel. I had a parallel action in the "When the Task Process Is Running" that checked for Item deletion or a field change. Run ...
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How to remove autogenerated columns created by designer worflow?

I create reusable worflow in SharePoint designer, Everytime I modify the workflow and attach it to the library a new column for the workflow is being created. They are not even shown in library ...
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Workflow in 1st List controlling items in the 2nd List - Possible?

May I know if it is possible to create workflow in the 1st list that control items in the 2nd List?