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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How to get list item id of the workflow task list

I have a SP2010 workflow created in Visual Studio in which several tasks exist. At each task creation I need to send message to specific user which contains information about specific task, one of the ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow - Send email to item owner 1 month in advance

I'm very much learning the basics of Workflows and need to carry out the following to a list of meeting 'Agenda items' with the 'Date/time' and 'Presenter(s)' (sorry that this is probably ridiculously ...
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Modifying Workflow History List

I am creating a workflow with Visual Studio. It creates two new lists - Workflow History and Task List. when I run the workflow on a certain list, the logs are saved to the Workflow History list. Now, ...
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2013 Workflow server state C#

I use 2013 workflows in my SharePoint solution. A few days ago the workflow server shut down and the SharePoint app did not work properly. So I wonder if there is a possibility to check the state of ...
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Creating Items in Drop-Off Library via SPD Workflow

Today I learned you can't move items to a Drop Off Library via workflow and expect its routing rules to kick in automatically. You then have to manually "Submit" each item, even if all metadata is ...
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How to create a custom workflow action

I need to use SPListItem.UpdateOverwriteVersion to prevent the version number from changing when using a workflow on a item. How do I do this? I do not have access to Visual Studio etc
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Deploy a Workflow without changing the Content Type ID everytime

I have a SharePoint 2010 State-Machine-Workflow with a custom Content Type. Everytime I want to deploy the Workflow to my test SharePoint Server I've to change the Content Type ID because it throws me ...
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Workflow queueing

I have a large list that needs to have every item in it updated nightly, with several fields recalculated and so forth. Currently it is updated en masse overnight by an application I wrote that is ...
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How do I start a workflow automatically when a document enters an existing library from a different library?

I am using a pre-workflow to move a document to an existing library after the recipient completes the task. Once it enters the new library I want it to automatically start the main workflow. Is this ...
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Q: Can I update values of an entire column from a workflow?

I'm using VBA to gather info based on their status. What I'd like to do is reset their status after the VBA operation is done. From my understanding, there is no way to update via Excel VBA. My only ...
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Q: After adding a new item to a list, is there a way/workflow to automatically add new item to another list?

I am hoping someone could direct me to the right path on being able to do the following. I have an "issue tracker" list, and a "Team Discussion" list. When adding a new item to the "issue tracker, I ...
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Using workflow and BCS to sync external data - CRUD

I'm new to SharePoint and trying to get BCS working with external content. I need to "replicate" native list to an external SQL DB for my project. So I use the crated/changed workflow start options ...
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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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How can I create a custom task form in Sharepoint 2010?

Is there an easy way to create a custom task form with asp.net/Visual Studio for Sharepoint 2010? I worked with WSS3 before, where you can easily add the form URL to the workflow.xml file but in ...
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Run workflow when item added to specific column

Ok Say you have 3 columns in a list date1, date2 and date3. Each column has its own worklow: work1, work2 and work3. Is it possible using sharepoint designer to only run a workflow when a item is ...
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Sharepoint Designer Workflow Booleans

When using a Boolean variable in a SharePoint 2010 Designer Workflow is Yes/No suppose to synonymous with true/false? My workflow uses the "Set Variable" action to set my boolean and then later tests ...
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ItemDeleting Event Receiver Fires Workflow - How Does Item Get Deleted

i have a custom Visual Studio document workflow which runs on a single document library in the site collection. I also have an ItemDeleting event receiver to be invoked when someone attempts to delete ...
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how to create a SPWorkflowTemplate

I am trying to add a custom workflow to the WorkflowTemplates library of my web. So how does one go about creating a new SPWorkflowTemplate object and adding it to the WorkflowTemplates collection of ...
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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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Change Associated list for a workflow

Is it possible to change the list association of a current workflow to work with another list? if so, how would I go about that?
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Workflow; Use previous document library item to populate field

This one has stumped me indefinitely... so I'm coming to the great guru's of the confusing concepts. CASE: I have an InfoPath form which is connected to a document library. Once the form is ...
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Accessing Workflow History List

Is there an easy way to access History list, than to type URL?
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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 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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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 ...