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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Workflow debugging prerequisites failed to complete - VS2013 Autohosted App

I am creating an auto-hosted app on VS2013. I am working with SharePoint Online and not locally. The problem is that when I try to enable the workflow debugging on my project I receive the error: ...
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Can a workflow be used to update a column's choice field values?

For example, I have a topic column that has 3 choices with the ability for user to "fill-in" their own topic. What i'd like to know is it possible to use workflows (or some OOB functionality) to ...
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Using workflow to set choice field value

I created a workflow which would change the dropdown value when the people picker field had a name, then it would send out an email. However, when i edit an item and select a name and save, the ...
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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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How to send email to a specific list item

Is there a way to for a user to reply to a workflow(generated on create item) email and make that email content attach to that particular list item? This list is a issue tracking list and part of a ...
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Workflow Manager 1.0 CU installation fails

we ran the install for workflow manager 1.0 from this link We get errors when tying to run the cumulative update for Workflow Manager 1.0 3 servers: SQL, Application and WFE SharePoint 2013 ...
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How to implement a custom action to run code with access to the current item columns

I am using sp2013. I have a custom list which is using a custom content type. I would like to implement some link or button which is running some code. First you will need to select a listitem. In ...
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SharePoint Online or SharePoint Server 2013

I have been tasked with understanding the pro's and con's of rebuilding our SharePoint 2010 platform. This could either consist of a 2013 local install upgrade or moving to Online. There are many ...
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Assign ID of workflow created list to lookup field

Hi I'm trying to find a solution to my logic process below, I'm new to workflows. Current Scenario: I create itemA in ListA. Workflow then creates itemB in ListB. I then open itemA and assign ...
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Sharepoint package installation - Feature is not visible in Site collection -> settings

I am not very experienced with Sharepoint 2010 and I am having trouble installing a package. I downloaded a package from "iLove SharePoint" as I need to call web service from a workflow. The package ...
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Invoking an ActivityAction in a SharePoint workflow

In a Visual Studio, SharePoint 2013 workflow, the "IF" Activity provided by Microsoft can take a condition and two activities as parameters: I want to write a custom activity that can similarly ...
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Workflow does not wake up from delay activity in staging environment

I have a custom SharePoint 2010 (made in visual studio) workflow that contains a delay activity within a while loop. The workflow works fine in dev and test environments, but not i n the staging ...
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Starting a Sharepoint 2013 Workflow via js file

I´m trying to start a workflow 2013 from a custom ribbon icon. I have configured an elements.xml file where I call the Javascript file. The problem is, that I get a JavaScript runtime error “Type” ...
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How to create workflow & submit data using infopath form?

I have designed the Form in InfoPath. I want to submit the form's data in my Sharepoint site. Sothat the supervisor(the higher level)person can check the details and he can Approve/Reject the ...
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Authentication error when sending email from workflow but list alerts email work fine

I have a list. When a user enables alert on this list then he/she is able to receive email from SharePoint when someone adds a new item or change item. But emails sent by SharePoint workflow (OOB ...
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Populate field value from a look up with the same index as another column

I know the title may be confusing, but I'm not sure how to word it better. I have a column from which my users will select an value in a look up table. Based on what they have selected, I want a ...
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How can I use a Workflow to email the document in a document library

We have a vendor who is not on our network and cannot access our 2010 SharePoint sites. I have a document library for that vendor with a subscription so that Reporting Services creates a report for ...
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SharePoint workflow canceled on start only when automatic

I'm having a strange issue with a Visual Studio Sequential workflow. We're uploading files to SharePoint Document Library via Client Object Model using File.SaveBinaryDirect. Error in log is as ...
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SharePoint 2013 App with Workflow and custom Task List

In my current project, I want to create a Workflow within a SharePoint App. This Workflow uses a History and a Task List. But I don't want to generate these Lists. I want to create my own custom ...
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Workflow history reset whenever triggered

I'm working on SP Foundation 2010 I have a task list and whenever the task is reassigned to another person I need to track it. I've created a column called old-assigned to so whenever the task is ...
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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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Workflow HTTP PUT request error

Receiving this error when trying to update a list item via HTTP PUT in SPD Workflow: error":{"code":"-1, ...
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Overwrite version from a workflow

Is it possible to overwrite a current version of a document from a workflow? I need to update some fields in a list but when I update the fields versioning kicks in and changes the version number. I ...
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Simple “set field =” workflow failing?

Multiple users are moving files into my library, and no one cares about the actual document file name, but SharePoint does. So to prevent overwriting "duplicates", I'm using a workflow which appends ...
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Launch SharePoint 2013 Workflow w/Javascript

Looking to launch a list workflow from script tied to a button on a form. I've been referencing this article, as well as the code from example 5, and even tried using SPServices, but have yet to come ...
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SP2013: Do I need to install Workflow manager on WFE or APP server?

I am using SP2013. When I create a workflow in SP designer I do not see the 2013 platform. I need to install it by the Workflow manager. Do I need to install the workflow manager on the WFE or APP ...
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Unable to uninstall SharePoint 2013 Workflow manager

I got a problem with my SP2013 Workflows so I decided to uninstall and reinstall it. At first I wanted to disconnect my my server from the farm, but this failed 'cause I can't start the Workflow ...
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Help creating a circulation list item with a workflow

I am working on our new team site and one of the requirements is to have a circulations list so that we can easily track acknowledgement of new procedures and policies. I have the list up and running ...
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The option for the Sharepoint 2013 workflow platform is not available because the workflow service is not configured on the server

I am trying to create a workflow with sharepoint designer and the new sharepoint 2013 workflow option, however I got this: The option for the Sharepoint 2013 workflow platform is not available because ...
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Default Approval Workflow 'This task could not be updated at this time'

I have set up the default 2010 approval workflow on our 2013 systems. The workflow works perfectly apart from an error which is given when a document is approved/rejected. When a user accepts from ...
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Auto-hostep app with custom master page does not allow custom workflows

This has been troubling us all day. We have a sharepoint 2013 auto-hosted app. We wanted to simply change the site logo of the master page but it was easier said than done. Finally we had to create ...
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How do you track down Workflow Errors in SharePoint 2013?

I recently set up SP 2013 to use workflows and I created a custom workflow in SPD 2013 that basically creates tasks and sets the items status when those tasks are completed. The problem is as soon as ...
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SPD 2013 Workflow fails when started with System Account Credentials

I have an SPD 2013 workflow attached to a list. The workflow is set to start when an item is added to the list. The workflow works just fine when a list item is added from the sharepoint website ...
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Add Content Type to existing List when associating Workflow

Using Visual Studio I have created a package for SharePoint 2010 that deploys a Workflow that creates Tasks of a custom Content Type Id. When I first deployed it, I noticed that Tasks were being ...
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crmlistcomponent.wsp problem while Upgrading?

I want to upgrade SharePoint 2010 site to 2013 using content database attach Method. but I have " crmlistcomponent.wsp " installed in SharePoint 2010 farm. my questions are 1)it can cause any ...
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Kicking off a workflow with an event handler on an anonymously submitted list item

I have a form that allows anonymous users to submit parking requests. I have an approval workflow set up but it won't start because anonymous users don't have permission to do so. Would an event ...
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Create a List Item whenever an Item is created in differnet list using Nintex Workflows

I am using SharePoint 2013, Nintex 2013 Workflow. Basically, I want to add the List items from one list to another list using Nintex Workflows. Let us consider our source List as List1 & ...
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Unable to Create a Workflow in SP administration

Goal: Use a one of OOB:s workflow that is included in the SharePoint 2013 Problem: I retrieve a error message that says "The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of ...
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How to Create ViewFields in SharePoint 2013?

I have two different lists: List1 contains 4 Columns. List2 contains 4 Columns. (List1 columns and List2 columns are same) Lets say, List1 has four items stored. Now, I want List2 to have the same ...
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Hide “Open this Task” workflow button in office

I have created a sharepoint designer workflow for approval. I have "open in client application" enabled in my document library. When a user opens a word/excel file by clicking on it, it opens in ...
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Can I get the site owner value with workflow 2010?

I am using SP2013 standard. We don't install workflow 2013 so we are using the built-in workflow 2010 engine. I need to build a workflow that will send email notification to site owner if an item ...
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Can I create a workflow for an Excel spreadsheet?

I have an Excel365 spreadsheet in my Sharepoint13 user account which I am sharing with everyone except external users. Everyone needs to update this sheet, so I would like to create a workflow for it. ...
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Is there an event when a workflow is added or removed from a list

I need to perform some tasks (in this case, add/remove content types) when a workflow is associated/disassociated with a given list. Is there an event that I can listen for/hook into? I am using ...
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Set field value in custom list when the task is completed :workflow in MOSS 2007

I have two lists one is my custom list named: Calender and another is task list named CalendarTasks. I've set workflow on Calender which gets fired on item added in that list. I'm using Assign To Do ...
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Cannot see reusable workflow after activate the feature

I am using SP2013 standard and Sharepoint designer 2013 I created a reusable workflow in a site collection. It only contains one step which is send an email to "this item" creator. Using SPD I saved ...
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Approval Workflow in Sharepoint 2007

I want to create Approval Workflow in 2007 sharepoint server. I follow these links but don't find solution: ...
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Fire a workflow on item fetching

Is there a way to fire a workflow or event receiver for every item before its fetched from a list automatically? I need to update columns on every item every time a user enter the list or open a form. ...
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Execute JavaScript through a workflow?

I have a workflow that runs whenever a new item is created in a list, and I want the workflow to execute a piece of JavaScript code. So far I haven't found a way to call a function through a workflow, ...
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SP2010: How to automatically check in a document after X amount of time

In SP2010 I'm looking for a way to automatically check in a document using a system account if the user leaves it checked out for X amount of days. I imagine I'll probably have to use a VS workflow ...
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Can a SharePoint 2010 lookup column point to a multi-line rich text field from same list

Can a SharePoint 2010 lookup column point to a multi-line rich text field in same list? i dont find multiline column while creating a lookup column. Is there any way to achieve this. Because my ...