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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Custom State Machine Workflow with navigation based on user input

Here's what I have to do: I have a list of items called Projects, and for this I have developed a custom display form called DisplayProject.aspx, and a custom State Machine Workflow. I have to put a ...
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This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited, when due date is passed

I am using sharepoint 2010. We have 2 differant endusers. Users from domainA and users from domainExternal. We have a document library with a workflow. This workflow is creating a task. This task has ...
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Can't create list workflows with SharePoint Designer

I have created a SharePoint Provider Hosted App. This app uses SharePoint lists for storing the data. Now I want to create a simple list workflow depending on a state in the SharePoint list. But ...
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Is it possible to create SharePoint workflow tasks in multiple lists?

I am authoring a SharePoint 2013 workflow. This workflow needs to create tasks. In the workflow setting we can select Task and History list. And when tasks are assigned, task items are created on the ...
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Can a workflow on one list update fields in a linked (joined) list?

I have two lists in Sharepoint 2010 that have a 1:1 relationship. When a user creates an entry in the first list (call it "Requests"), this triggers a workflow that creates a corresponding entry in a ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Field Creating New Version With Each Stage of Workflow

I recently created a workflow that is attached to a document set. The workflow goes through a number of stages to create, update or delete a calendar item in a separate list. When the workflow was ...
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How to upload columns in the subsites when I upload a document?

I have a siteCollection with 2 subSites. When I upload a document, I have a workflow that upload this document in this 2 subSites. Here is my publishing library url: ...
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Programmatically determine when Approval workflow has completed

I have a list with 2x declarative approval workflows associated with it (the workflows themselves are copies of the OOTB Approval workflow and were built in SharePoint Designer 2010). FYI: The ...
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Workflow Manager 1.0 will install but NOT configure

I have successfully installed Workflow Manager 1.0 (and its prerequisites) on my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine that is hosting SharePoint 2013. I attempt to go into the Workflow Manager ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow issue

We are developing custom workflow in our SharePoint 2013 project using Visual studio 2013. We have got one issue while updating list items in the custom workflow. Modified By field is changed to ...
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List fields missing in SharePoint 2013 workflow Activity window properties [Visual Studio 2012]

I am creating a sample workflow project in SharePoint 2013 using Visual Studio 2012. An Announcement based List instance is also created. The workflow is linked to this list. In my Sequence window, i ...
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Workflow column does not appear

An out-of-the-box SP2010 Approval Workflow has been created to a list. The workflow works fine and workflows have successfully been created by end users (non-admins). However, now we noticed that ...
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How to update a site column field using workflow variable

First let me say I am new to sharepoint workflows. Having said that, here's my question: I need to create a workflow that fires when a document is added to [po request] document library. The workflow ...
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Infopath form opens as read only and cannot be submitted by only some users

We have an infopath form that we created so our staff can submit their expenses through SharePoint. This form then needs to be signed and approved by someone in upper management. Once a form is ...
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Appoach for SharePoint 2010 file upload workflow

[Crosspost from StackExchange.] I'm working on a project that is basically a file upload "wizard" that basically does the following: Entry form to select document library and enter some basic info. ...
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Sharepoint Workflow 2013/2013 - Create list item to document library creates corrupt document

I have recently upgraded a 2010 site to 2013 with spd workflow running on the 2010 platform. The "create list item" to a library does not seem to work. It adds a document but the file is corrupt and ...
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Created by display in email when creating a new task

So I created a workflow which sends an alert email to specific user. The content of email is to say which user created a task. In string builder of email content I use [%Current Item:Created By%] but ...
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What permissions do I need to open site & workflows in Sharepoint Designer 2007

I'm trying to view/edit a workflow in Sharepoint 2007, but keep getting denied access. In Sharepoint Designer, I click open site, then I put in the URL of the site. Only a portion of the site ...
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how to copy/move pdf files available in one document library to another library/folder [duplicate]

I have a Document library with PDF files. I am trying to move this file to another document library using SPD 2013 Workflow. But it is not copied to the destination.
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How to get users from an Assigment Stage

I have an assignment stage in the initiaton form so the users can select what users are going to approve a document. I need to get those users to send them email notifications but i can't find the ...
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Generating the Word Document with SharePoint list data without using Open XML

I would like to have Word document which would be automatically filled with data stored in the SharePoint List. When data in The List would be added, changed or deleted corresponding data in Word ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Foundation: Workflow to set up repeating Audit Tasks and reminders

Novice to Sharepoint. Looking for some advice regarding Workflows. I'm running Sharepoint 2010 Foundation. I've been asked to design an Audit Document Workflow. The Manager will create factory ...
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Property to override “SendEmail.To”?

I have a SharePoint workflow I have to maintain. In the workflow a mail is sent using Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowActions.SendEmail The To - property is set correctly to a valid value (like ...
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Start site workflow after app is installed

I have created a SharePoint 2013 hosted app with a site workflow. I would like to start this workflow when the app is installed but can't figure out how to do this. I have the code for starting the ...
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2013 Workflow - Clearing a field

Using SP2013, SPD2013, 2013 Workflow I'm building some workflows that, at various stages, need to clear the data from a field. In this case it is a "Person or Group" field. The way I'm trying to do ...
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The caller does not have the necessary permissions for Azure Workflow Service

I'm trying to get Azure Workflow Service running on SharePoint 2013. When running the Register-SPWorkflowService powershell commandlet i get the following error: Register-SPWorkflowService : The ...
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Is There an Easy Way to Copy the Text of SharePoint Designer Workflows?

I have rather complicated SharePoint Designer Workflows, and I would like to document my code. I tried adding using the "Add Comment" action in SPD, but it just makes the whole thing messy and ...
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Build a folder template for a document library

I want to create a workflow that when I create a custom folder type, it then adds a collection of subfolders/files within that custom folderfolder. I've already done this with workflows before ...
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How to display item count of specific folder in list

I have a list, which has some columns including title and URL. URL column directs to specific folder related to list item. I want to add one more column in list, which would display items' count of ...
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Documents created via workflow show incorrect title in search results web part

I have a Sharepoint 2010 workflow (in a Sharepoint 2013 environment) that is used to create a document in a particular library. It also collects certain metadata up front from the user (via the ...
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Wheres my workflow

I created a workflow in SharePoint Designer, for the Document Library Costs. Now when I go to costs on SharePoint Online. Under Library, Workflow Settings. It does not show the workflow associated ...
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Setting a reminder date with workflow

I'm trying to set a "Reminder Date" field in a task list to 3 days prior to the Due date. Unfortunately, I need to use SharePoint Designer's workflow designer. I have the following workflow so far, ...
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Sharepoint Designer - Trigger Approval WF with specific changes to an item

Is there a way I can trigger an approval workflow only with a change in a specific column of an item in the sharepoint site and not by every change to any column of the item? I am working with ...
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Sharepoint 2013 :How to populate multiple associated external data lists with a workflow?

I'm facing an issue where I have a workflow with an initiation form prompting multiple parameter to create items in multiple External data lists that are constrained by Foreign key. Initiation form : ...
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How to find out the logged in user in workflow?

I have a sequential workflow in SharePoint 2013. I want to update a list item field with the name of the user who modified a specific workflow task. How can I get this done in c#?
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Workflow fails with “The email message cannot be sent. Make sure that the email has a valid recipient.”

The workflow is kicked off by a retention policy so it is started by SHAREPOINT/SYSTEM. I have seen several posts on this issue but no answers that really help in this case. Basically it is being ...
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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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Assign tasks to multiple users using workflow without Visual Studio

My requirement is, we want our employees to read a document whenever the administrator asks them to. For this I can manually start a workflow against a document. The problem is, I can only create one ...
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Not able to use custom workflow template

I want to use a 2013 reusable workflow, which I have installed from a .wsp solution package. Here are the steps I took: Create very simple workflow(2013 reusable) in SPD2013 save the WF as a ...
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Check if site uses custom Infopath forms and workflows using powershell

I have to scan my SharePoint environment to check how many of the sites have custom Infopath forms and Workflows (OOB or SPDesigner). I am planning to use PowerShell to scan my sites/subsites. Do ...
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Notification of Workflow Suspension

Is there a way to retrieve a listing of all suspended workflows for a given site? For a list? Even better, is there a way to have SharePoint send notification whenever a workflow suspends?
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how to delete duplicate values from a list

I have sharepoint list "histsList" . When the home page of my site is loaded the username and the current date is getting automatically saved in the list. I want to delete the rows which is having ...
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SharePoint 2013 App solutions structure

I have VS2012 app solution with two projects in it A B The workflow is included to the A project and I would like to add this workflow to the B project. I have not found the workflow's elements in ...
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Definitive answer to sending emails to SP Group from Workflow

I understand that there are some issues when you use SharePoint group in To/CC field in "Send Email" activity in a workflow designed using SharePoint 2010. I searched on internet for solution and I ...
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2010 Designer Workflow - add 1 condition and it won't publish

I have a very large list (column-wise) (no actual documents yet other than 2-3 testing ones) in SharePoint 2010 where I have customized the form using the InfoPath designer. I am trying to create a ...
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Run workflow for item expiration

As I understand WF are triggered with events (or event). I have an expiration column and I need to send notifications 45 and 30 days prior to the expiration data. What are my options?
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SharePoint Workflow Start Date

How can I find out the date a visual studio workflow workflow started? I need this for auditing purposes.
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workflow help: Issue with automating

I am currently working with SharePoint 2007 designer. But I am having a issue creating a workflow that scans for a certain item that appears more than once in different items. Here is a picture of ...
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Problem in sending email by Workflow but its work by Outlook Web Application

I create a very simple workflow by SharePoint Designer 2013 (platform 2010) just for testing email, it does work but doesn't send email. When I send email by Outlook Web App it do work and I can send ...
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How to pass a default value to a Workflow Collect task?

Details: SharePoint 2010 Enterprise SharePoint Designer Building workflows in SP Designer My problem: I have a workflow which needs to collect some data from a user - lets say "Account Number" - ...