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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Send notification based on column data (calculate date)

I'm using SP2010 and Nintex Workflows, I am unable to use SPD. I have a calculated column 'Next Review Date' in a document library. I need to send an email notification on the date on 'Next Review ...
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Retrieving List<T> collection from a REST method within a SharePoint 2013 Workflow

Here is the deal.. I have a REST method that returns Generic.List<DTOSupervisor> which has to be retrieved by using a HTTP Send and GetDynamicValueProperties components. My REST method ...
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Create Parallel Tasks in WorkFlow

scenario is if user raises request approval tasks should create for Group 1 and Group 2 people. if any one approves another approval task should create for Group 3. post approval of Group 3 workflow ...
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SharePoint Workflow 2013 Always Suspended

We are having this issue in SP Workflow 2013 that even we create a simple workflow like sending email or just changing status name it always goes to Suspended stage. Below is the error we always ...
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Weird workflow problem with custom activity

We have a Visual Studio workflow that I built with VS2013 and running on SharePoint 2013 (it is a SP2013 workflow). The workflow is an application for leave, and after it had been in use for a few ...
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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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Workflow gets stuck on WaitForFieldChange

I have a rather strange problem. We have Visual Studio running on SharePoint 2013 for managing applications for leave. As part of the application, users have to name a substitute and a supervisor, ...
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Task List ItemAdded Receiver doesn't work for workflow created tasks

Why doesn't the ItemAdded Receiver get called when a task was created by a workflow, but when a user created a task it does? I tried setting the Receivers ListUrl to my list URL and tried using the ...
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How to start SharePoint Workflow programmatically using CSOM

I am trying to start share-point workflow using CSOM(Client side object model) by following means of code. But i got the following error from the line mark in comment. Please help me to figure out ...
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Setting permissions in SharePoint 2013 Workflow

I'm working on a SharePoint Workflow as a proof of concept for one of our clients. The requirements are that it must be accomplished as a SharePoint 2013 workflow with no custom code, created only in ...
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List item Approval Status by Workflow

I have made a 2013 workflow for a list but I cannot get it to work the way I want it too. At the moment it sends me a task to approve or reject the submitted item but it's only on the task itself not ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow get id of created item

I'm currently creating a basic workflow, which inserts a list item into another list. While configuring I have the option to specify an output variable, however I'm not able to get the ID of the newly ...
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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 send alerts every 2 hours in the period of work

I created three lists , department working period List , containing (deaprtment name, start work, and the end of the work), Employee List, containing fields (employee's name, postal address, ...
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Configuring document expiration library and auto deletion on sharepoint Online

I am trying to configure auto deletion on my site by setting up a document expiration policy for some documents in my site document library and specifying a retention stage to delete the documents at ...
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Sharpoint designer 2013 Stopping when Workflow People/Group Selection

SharePoint Designer 2013 is stopping unexpectedly when click to People/Groups from SharePoint Site. As an example, Send an Email action and I want to send the email to a SharePoint Site Collection ...
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Sequential Workflow Transaction Aborted System.TimeoutException

I have created a custom sequential workflow with VS for SharePoint 2007. When the workflow is activated 5 parallel tasks are created. All my tasks are created as I can see in my logging but after ...
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Can I trigger a workflow from a hyperlink in a list?

I'm trying to incorporate functionality in one of my lists that will allow users to submit candidate resumes for open jobs that appear in the list. My initial thought was to just have a hyperlink ...
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How do I create a workflow that presents user with a 'Draft Email' that can be edited and sent?

Is it possible to create an e-mail workflow that doesn't directly send the email, but instead presents the user with a draft of the message (perhaps via their default email client), thus allowing them ...
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External List Without BDS

I am developing a Sharepoint site mostly as a document management solution for reports and invoices generated in the billing department. I have two tables in SQL that I would like to have access to in ...
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Create State Machine Workflow with Custom ASPX forms as Approval Forms/TaskEdit Forms

I have gone through this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_mPvr5nJuo that explains how to create a state machine workflows for my document approvals in my SP 2013 site collection. But I am ...
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WorkflowProperties.Item has uninitialized values on second run

I'm developing sequential workflow for Sharepoint 2010. It starts at item creation and it has activities as follows: onWorkflowActivated, then createTaskWithContentType and onTaskChanged in while ...
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Parse response of User Profile REST call in a workflow

I am trying to query the user profile service in a SharePoint 2013 workflow to retrive some properties. I am getting a valid response but unable to parse the json into workflow variables. I am using ...
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Change Lookup Field Trying to Retrieve from AD

I'm new to SharePoint, so please bear with me. In a workflow I get employee work email, and I'm trying to retrieve employee account name using Active Directory. In lookup window, I only get to use ...
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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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Workflow(s) vs Timer Job

I am setting up a fairly large workflow to assist our sales group. The list in question tracks orders through our design, manufacturing and installation, as such, from start to finish could be 3 ~ 6 ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Task Process

I have a workflow that has a task process in it. In this process it is looking for a response from four different users. Lets say three of these users approve the document, but the fourth user is out ...
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Workflow automtically starts when an item is created despite it being unchecked in Start Options

I have a workflow that I need to start when an item is changed but not when an item is created, as I have a separate workflow for that, so the "Start workflow automatically when an item is created" is ...
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Error Publishing Workflow SharePoint 2013

Errors were found when compiling the workflow. The workflow files were saved but cannot be run. Microsoft.Workflow.Client.InternalServerException: Exception thrown from the data layer.... ...
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Workflows Stopping and detaching themselves from Items : AutoStart Workflow: System.ArgumentException

We have a number of worflows on numerous list's, and they have recently detached them selves from the list , by that i mean that they no longer appear in the workflows area. Also they have stopped and ...
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Workflow in SP designer 2013

I'm having problems when using SharePoint Designer 2013, this problem is , when i create more than one workflow to the same list , if another workflow start for example to create list item to my list ...
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Looping a workflow to copy multiple lookup items from a list field and into another list field

Workflow newbie here. we have a workflow that takes data that is added into a field via a lookup column, and it takes that data and adds it into another list's field. However, the issue is that it ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow Overdue mail not getting triggered

I created a SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow. And in assign task I configured Overdue emails daily. But when assign task triggers it sends TASK CREATION email but overdue mail is not getting ...
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Trigger List Workflow Using Form Action Button

I am using SharePoint Designer to customise a 'new' form. I would like it to include a form action button that triggers a list workflow. I can easily get it to trigger a site workflow but not list. ...
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In SharePoint workflow to Reject Task ; I need to make the comment field required

In SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow on Rejected request; I need to make the comment field required. How do I do that?
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow - Automatically goes to 'Canceled' state

Once I deploy the VS 2012 workflow and create a new List Item which will trigger the workflow. First I see is this Status Then after few seconds I see the Internal Status changing to 'Canceled'. ...
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Trying to Start SharePoint workflow from code

I have what may be a familiar piece of code for starting a SharePoint 2013 workflow, except mine fails with an error of "Error: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: subscription undefined." The log I ...
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How do you collect signatures on a PDF that's uploaded on a workflow?

Here's some basic information in order to help you ascertain an answer for me: I work for the government (Department of the Navy). a. This severely limits the ability for manipulation. I am not ...
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Coercion Failed: Can't get workflow to send notification to “Assigned To” user

I've created a simple workflow to send a notification email to the "Created By" user which works nicely. What I wanted to do is use the "Assigned To" built-in lookup instead, which is a "People ...
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Workflow Approve/Reject is disabled for the full controled users

I've a workflow. When I start the approval process I'm getting e-mail but when I try to approve/reject it, the option is disabled. I've got the full control permission but nothing happens. I selected ...
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Editing Appearance of Lookup Field in SP Workflow Email

I have a workflow that sends an email when a new item is added to a list. The email includes the creator of the new item, which uses a lookup value. CurrentItem-CreatedBy-String = [%Current ...
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create item for the list From Another Workflow

i created two workflows for the same list. The first workflow starts automatically when creating an item, and the second workflow starts when editing an item, so i want to create an item from the 2nd ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow - Update List Item Based on Two Columns

I'm not sure if this is possible. I would like to have a SharePoint 2013 workflow update a list item in another list only if: column A contains 'x' and column B contains 'y'. I know I am able to ...
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Using AD generic mailboxes in list alerts and workflow emails

I want to set up a SharePoint alert on a list that I have on my site to trap errors from custom code (JS, SP Solutions, and Workflows) and have it send an email to a generic mailbox once daily. This ...
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Reusable Workflow 2013 for lists and libraries not working

My aim is to create a reusable workflow which I can apply to a site collection, so that the workflow will run on all lists or libraries on all sites. I have experimented by creating simple workflows ...
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Problem with Registration for SP:s Workflow 2013

Goal: Install SP Workflow 2013 in my SharePoint 2013 Problem: I have followed a guide line ...
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Do I have to run Register-SPWorkflowService for each site collection?

As part of my SharePoint Server 2013 setup I sometimes need to integrate the new workflow infrastructure into the farm. I've followed the documentation starting from the SharePoint side of things: ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Loop Value issue

I have a SharePoint list and I am writing a workflow against it. When I add a lookup to the and email action in the body of the email, it appears fine. %Current Item: Pro Desc% If I hit save and ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow stuck in started stage

I got the setup recently with workflow client and manager installed(on different servers). I started with developing a simplest of the workflow with just one activity "WriteToHistory". But upon ...