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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Workflows stuck on starting Sharepoint 2010

We have an issue with a list that has some custom workflows we have created in SharePoint Designer. Each list item has 3 workflows attached to them, but the workflows just seem to sit at a ...
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Permissions to write to External List from Workflow

I'm attempting to create a SharePoint workflow that creates a new item in an external list using the "Create item in [External List Name]" action available in SharePoint Designer. Currently, I keep ...
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How to move a document from SharePoint folder to local directory in a drive?

I know there is a workflow to move documents from one folder (or a library) to a different one inside the SharePoint based on their approval status or version number etc. But I want to move the ...
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How to get running workflow instances on listitems in powershell?

I have craeted a powershell script to terminate all the corrupted workflows which are older than 4 hours. But I think it is not looking only for the running workflows. It is looking for all the ...
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Set image of a field in a Custom List according to the status of Workflow

I have to design an out of the box custom list which contains some Objective and their targets. I have to design a workflow which assigns tasks to three different groups serially. There is one status ...
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Unable to publish 2010 workflow in SP Designer 2013

I am trying to create a 2010 workflow in SP Designer 2013. When I try to publish the workflow, I get the following error: (-1, -1) Could not write to output file ...
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check out page from SharePoint 2013 designer workflow throws an error

I have a somewhat complex requirement. We have implemented variations in our project. Now, when a page is created in the source site, we want to assign a unique id to this page. When this page is ...
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Printing Full Workflow History

On the workflow status page of all workflows for a custom workflow, the number of items in the workflow history extends beyond 50 items. This means they are not visible on the status page. How can I ...
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SPD Workflow Approval Task- Unexpected Error When Viewing Task

I have a SPD 2010 workflow that is starting an approval process and assigning a task to a user. I'm running into an odd issue. When a user with contribute permissions on the Task list tries to view ...
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workflowAssociation not displaying workflow

I have created a feature. In the FeatureActivated event I am creating some lists. I am then trying to attach a custom workflow to one of the created lists. However when I do this the workflow history ...
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Workflow email latest document in library

I have a custom content type that is a excel spreadsheet. Users access this to create quote requests. At the moment, when a new request is saved to the library, an email is sent telling an admin user ...
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Workflow copy to a new list

I have a list (Project tracker) that has a column (Resource) that allows for multiple entries. I'd like to figure out a workflow where: An item is entered in the tracker and multiple names are added ...
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Wokflow manager 1.0 refresh upgrades

While upgrading workflow manger 1.0 to Workflow Manager 1.0 refresh, do we need to run workflow manager config wizard after done installing workflow manager 1.0 refresh from web platform installer. ...
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Approval workflow with specified approver

I am quite a newbie with SharePoint Designer. I have been playing around a bit with approval workflows, but I can't seem to get it right. Can someone please help me a bit with some kind of guide of ...
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Mulitiple Modified by

I'm not sure how to go about this but I am trying to make a column to store modified time and user. Something like: ID Title Multiple Reviewers 321 Dog House John Appleseed on ...
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Document Library and linked list

I have a Document library with many Rich test box fields which uses a Infopath path to take inputs. I have a related Sharepoint list linked to this. The fields in the Document library matches with ...
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Starting a workflow after it's been cancelled

I'm trying to fix a basic workflow that's not currently working, for some reason it's cancelling the workflow - I think it's something to do with check in / check out. I'm not too worried about this ...
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Users can see (and approve!) each other's tasks

Is there a quick and easy way to prevent users from seeing and approving each other's tasks? I do NOT want to create a task list per user and would like to avoid setting up item level permissions / ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Tasks SPQuery

I have a list item that gets triggered daily to send a workflow task. I created a web part to search based on different column values of the list item and the tasks. Currently: It goes through the ...
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Sharepoint 2010 - Make assigning users easier

we are using Sharepoint 2010 and maintaining an Action Item/Issue tracker list (for a limited number of people, <10). To make assigning Action Items to users easier I want to implement to option to ...
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How to Stop a Workflow from Generating Another Workflow - SharePoint 2010

I have two lists, Parent and Child, and both are using InfoPath to create items. When an item is created on either list a SharePoint Designer workflow also creates the same item on the other list. ...
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Workflow immediately rejects document when “End on Document Change” is selected

I have created a new "Approval SharePoint 2010" workflow for a document library. When I select the "End on Document Change" option, it says it will "Automatically reject the document if it is changed ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Workflow Custom Activity not going into workflow

Ok the scenario is this. I'm trying to create a Custom Workflow Activity in VS2013 that can be used in Sharepoint Designer 2010 when creating workflows. I've followed plenty of different examples but ...
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Workflow doesn't create tasks anymore

I created a custom workflow via copy&modify of the OOB feedback workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. When the workflow is started there are usually tasks created for every participant of the ...
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Person or Group field logic check

In response to this Workflow - send email on single field change? You said to "create an additional field for project lead that is hidden from the forms. On item creation, a workflow populates this ...
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Workflow - send email on single field change?

My question is similar to this post. I just want my workflow to send an email when the "project lead" field changes. I currently have a workflow that fires once when the item is created, simply ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Reports

I created a workflow in SharePoint 2013 and would like to start collecting information on how long it takes for each task to be completed. I know of ways to build this type of data into the workflow, ...
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How do you change the approval status back to Pending if an already approved document has been edited?

I have an approval workflow in a document library. It's manually started by the user because they may not want to start it everytime they edit a document. The workflow is as follows: If for UK ...
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Error passing XML to Sharepoint Workflow

I am using workflowManager.StartWorkflow to pass the following XML into a standard Approval workflow. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <dfs:myFields ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow: “Not supported in Windows authentication mode” error

I have three tier farm consisting of a WFE, App server and DB server. I have installed Windows Azure Workflow Manager + Client on the app server without any problems and registered it with ...
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Workflow to trigger email notification when new document is added/edited not sending email

I am new to SharePoint, especially SharePoint 2013. I have created a workflow via SharePoint Designer 2013 with the following conditions- If a new document is created with the "Date Created" equaling ...
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Workflow 2013 waits until workflow 2010 finishes by passing parameter values

I want a workflow 2013 to call a workflow 2010 and wait for the workflow 2010 to finish executing. I want to make this call since the impersonate step is not available in workflow 2013. Both workflows ...
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Calculate Field with a Lookup Additional Column

Would like to ask some suggestion if i have 2 lists (Vendor List & Order List). Where Vendor List is contain with name & discount fields And i create new list "Order List" with field Items, ...
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Ways to route documents to a secure location in SharePoint Online 2013

I'm looking for a solution to allow for a a document to be uploaded by a user with a limited set of permissions. I'd like this document be to routed to another location into a folder. I was looking at ...
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Workflow condition using a lookup column

I am sure this is something quite simple but I can't seem to figure this out (I am new to SPD and workflows in general). I am building a workflow to notify key individuals of a new item(s) being ...
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How can I use approval workflow to reject changes of any existing list item?

I've been creating reusable workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. You can see a screenshot of the workflow code by clicking on the below link. My custom approval Worfklow code image I tried ...
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Update List Item when value is changed

We use two lists to keep track of some computers we refurbish. There is one list for Supply and one for Sales. In the Sales list there is a filtered lookup field that allows you to choose from items ...
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Cannot save document properties with workflow enabled

I have created a simple workflow (through SharePoint designer 2013) on a document library. This workflow has one step, to email the users in a group when a new document is uploaded. The email ...
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Calculate filterd Items

For the given below list 1 I would like to calculate the total price of each category per store. So that list 2 can display that Store1 has a total of $75 in Clothing, Store2 has a total of $65 in ...
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Workflow Template Dissappears

I have a Sharepoint installation that has 7 site collections under the root web application. I've deployed a workflow at the farm level and then installed the workflow into each site collection. The ...
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How to recognize which button was pressed in workflow task outcome

I am creating a workflow, and I have a modified task outcome with custom buttons. It looks like this: When the user presses "Extension Approved" I want the loop in my workflow to continue running, ...
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Trigger a workflow based the value of a date column

I have a list that contains an 'expiration date' field and I created a workfkow to email a user if that date is older than today's date. Right now I have it so you can manually trigger it on a list ...
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Outlook 2010 “Open this Task” error when working with SharePoint 2010 workflows

Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 integrates with SharePoint 2010 workflow notifications by providing an option to "Open this Task" on the ribbon. So, if a workflow gets assigned to you, you get an email ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflows not Associating with List

On my SharePoint site I have 2 collections, '/' and '/sites/dev/'. Everything works properly on the root site, but with with dev site collection any 2013 workflows that I publish are not being ...
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Update Visual Studio Workflow

Trying to update Sharepoint 2013 Visual Studio Workflow with feature upgarde process. Feature upgarde goes well, but no changes are apllied. I can still deploy WF from Vusual Studio 2013 and it ...
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Impersonation Step that's dependent on an IF condition

I'm writing a workflow for a dispatch process in a warehouse. The item goes through several stages before it can be closed, and at each stage, the item must be edited by different groups. I'm ...
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send attendee email reminder workflow

SP & SP Designer 2013, no Visio 2013, I have Visio 2010 When I create a calendar event I just want an email reminder to be sent to the Attendee(s). Don't know why this isn't an OOB function. ...
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How to make a very simple workflow for client A to approve his workers edited , new page and upload of new images?

SharePoint 2013. Not very familiar with workfliws and tried many solutions off the web. The best Inhad gotten was for the client to receive an email when the uodater woudlnworkmformy create a new page ...
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How to setup workflow that would run only when a certain field is changed to particular value only

I am trying to setup a workflow for a datasheet list that would send an email when a field in an item is changed to particular value and only once – not when you change any of the other fields. This ...
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Workflow Error: Coercion Failed: Input cannot be null for this coercion

I have a workflow that is assigning a task based on a lookup value. This workflow runs successfully the first time then fails on subsequent attempts. Here's how the data looks: Look Up Title ...