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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Avoid mathematical calculation in String Builder

I'm trying to set a string that will be used to set the title of documents in a library. I have three variables: [Year], [Year plus one] and [Year span]. [Year Span] is a string including the other ...
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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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paused workflow on item change

I don't have enough points to comment on this post so I am posting a new question: What happens to a paused workflow when the item is changed?. I have a workflow that runs on item change. It pauses ...
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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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Workflow send an email with a list of items

In Sharepoint I have a simple custom list, which has the following columns: task name; task status (started, ongoing, finished); finished date. By using a custom view of this list, I can filter out my ...
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Workflow on tasks list will not run on items created by a workflow

I have a globally reusable workflow assigned to the 'tasks' content type that sends an email to remind a user one day before the due date of a task. When an item is manually created inside the tasks ...
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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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Workflow: Changing item URL

Is there a way to change the item URL in the workflow so it goes somewhere else? Things like in related content or sharepoint generated pages create a URL that points to the item in the list, whereas ...
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SharePoint Workflow Id Changing

Ok. I don't know why this is happening but whenever I Create a new site collection Create a content type inside that site collection Associate a custom workflow with that content type It changes ...
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Include Rich text web part in document template

I have a workflow which creates a word document in document library, when a new item is created in list. The list has a rich text field. The document is created successfully with all the contents but ...
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Sharepoint workflow not adding tasks to Workflow Tasks lists

I've created a Sharepoint Approval Workflow on a list which fires every time an item is added. Yesterday everything was working fine, but today it's not adding tasks to Workflow Tasks lists, nor ...
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Reassign task to different user in SharePoint 2013 workflow using SPD

I have a requirement in which there is an approval for cost. In this request will be assigned to manager and if manager approves the task and if cost is more then 20000 then it should assign to COO ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow to update list items in different site collections

Will I be able to use SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow to update list items in different site collections? Are there any alternative to update list items in different site collections?
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Calling a WCF web service from a SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio Workflow

I have a scenario where I need to access a WCF web service (locally hosted) from a SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio workflow. Below given is what I have done so far: This is what the workflow does: ...
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Workflow on a list where user can add but not edit items

I don't get a lot of time on my organization's SP site and I don't have a way to install it at home. I'm wondering if something will work, or how. This is so I have all the information I need and ...
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How to make a form/workflow that allows users to add a variable amount of items to it

I have run into a problem where I need to create a form/workflow where users can add a variable amount of sub items as part of an application process. IT would also need to be displayed in a friendly ...
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Set user permissions required to run workflow

How do I set permissions required for users to run/execute a SP2013 workflow? Somewhere in the MSDN I read "Edit Items" is required to run workflows. Somewhere else I read "Manage Lists" is required ...
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Grant Anonymous User access to click start workflow

I apologize up front if this has been answered and I just can't find it. I need to be able to grant all Anonymous users access to start workflows. "click the physical start button for a workflow" (I ...
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SharePoint workflow formatted text sent to List

Hopefully this is a simple question. I have a workflow for users to select a, b, or c. Then the workflow creates a new list entry with X description. I have tried setting variable X to "description of ...
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How to get 'form digest value' used in REST call?

I am trying to delete a web by calling the REST service from a SharePoint 2013 workflow. The MSDN reference here tells the syntax like $.ajax({ url: "http://<site url>/_api/web", type: ...
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Send value of a field created in a workflow as an email

I have a workflow which collects user input in regard to a hyperlink field. A second workflow then takes the value in this hyperlink field and copies it into the original list. Is it possible to send ...
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Email alert designed using SharePoint Designer doesnt display image

I created an email alert workflow in SharePoint 2010 using SharePoint Designer. This email alert has images embedded in them using the HTML tag . When i receive the email alert,it doesn't load in ...
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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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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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Workflow: send message when value “user” changed in reservation list

We have a reservation list for mobile devices. When the values "user" or "status" changed i would like to send a message to the former user. What do you guys advise? Grtz, Melvin
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How to add values from a multi-valued field from a list using SPD's Update an Item Action

I have a workflow that automatically updates the value of a multi-valued field in an item. This workflow is working as expected. BUT, when that field/column of an item has a value already, the current ...
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This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited

I'm getting an error on my workflow task (custom workflow with custom task page). Its been working without any problems for a while. The workflow states Completed but the associated task is not ...
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workflow email/add to list, ip address of submitter

I am making a clock in/out workflow in SharePoint for my users. Our site can be accessed off the network (still auth via ad). I would like for a way to report back either by email or a list that will ...
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User input date range in workflow, need to pull what days of the week are in that range

I have a workflow set up that request a date range from the user. "From" "To". Then they click start. I need a way to pull what days of the week (Mon, Tues, Wed) is within that date range. I need to ...
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Looking up a person in sharepoint workflow?

I have one list called Teams. The Teams item has two columns Leader and Members. Both are people fields with the Members being multiple values. I have a second list called Requests. In a Requests ...
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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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Workflow increase version

I have a simple email alert workflow like below: If Current Item:Version = 1.0 then Pause for 0 days,0 hours,1 minutes then Email New document alert. Else then Pause for 0 days,0 hours,1 minutes ...
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Link to task page in email

I've created an Approval Workflow that runs when an item is added to a list. At creation of a new item, the workflow starts and sends an email to a specific user. The problem is, I want to add a link ...
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Custom activity created and appearing in Actions list in SPD, but cannot select it

I've been following several examples regarding custom actions. I've been trying to deploy my own one, but although I can see the action inside SPD, when selected it doesn't appear in the workflow ...
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Microsoft.Xrm.sdk and Sharepoint 2013 workflow

I have written a custom code activity for a SharePoint 2013 workflow that updates CRM 2013. When the workflow runs, it stops with the status of cancelled and has the message - "Could not load file ...
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Workflow: Link in email causes weird behavior (e.g. “URL, URL”)

so my set up is an approval workflow onto a list. There is a column in the list that is a preview URL. I want to link users to it in the approval email. The problem is when I create a hyperlink in ...
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SharePoint 2013 FBA Users and 2013 Workflows

I am having an issue regarding SharePoint 2013 FBA Users and 2013 workflows. FBA users can’t start 2013 SharePoint workflows. I used this tutorial to setup FBA: ...
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Workflow stuck on WaitForFieldChange

I have a problem with VS workflow which gets stuck on the WaitForFieldChange activity. Nothing is displayed, the activity simply does not detect a change in the field (change verified with SharePoint ...
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Can a Workflow in SP2013 have a repetitive field input?

I've this scenario (simplified): A project has process. In one stage (Providers involved), I have to let the user enter as many "providers-role" as he wants (a lookup field: role, and a text field: ...
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Access denied while creating subsite from workflow

I am following this article to create a subsite from workflow. I am getting following error {"error":{"code":"-2147024891, ...
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Send email to external users of SharePoint Online using Visual Studio 2013 Workflow

Is it possible to send email to external users in SharePoint Online using a Visual Studio 2013 Workflow? I can't use the SharePoint Designer because I've created a custom application page and I need ...
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Enable “add or update assignees” option on running workflow

For some reason, on my client's SharePoint server, the highlighted links to add and update task assignees to an approval workflow in the image below are not present. According to all the online ...
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MOSS OOB Workflows Throwing Errors - The workflow failed to start due to an internal error

I have a SiteCollection which has subsites and evertime i try to assign a workflow on a documentlevel or list level i get the error message "*The workflow failed to start due to an internal error"* ...
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Imported Workflow Error -Path needs to point to valid

I imported a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow into Visual Studio 2013. Once imported I got this error on all my activities Path needs to point to valid. Anyone know how to fix this?
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add days to date in sharepoint designer

I have a date field Date of join and other field Date on induction (date type). Based on some selection I want to calculate If Date of join is 20/05/2015 then Date on induction should be auto selected ...
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Alerts for new folders only

Would anyone know if there is a way to create an alert or a approval workflow anytime a folder is created in a document library. I am not interested in the actual documents at this point, just the ...
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Visual Studio declarative workflow version controlling and upgrade

I wonder how to do the version control of declarative workflow in VS 2013. App version control is just working file but when it comes to the workflow I couldn't figure it out how to do it. The basic ...
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Approval/Feedback workflow: how to change the task status with a custom button on InfoPath Form?

I created two workflows, one based on the approval workflow and another based on the feedback workflow via SharePoint Designer 2010. For both workflows I'm trying to find a solution to add a custom ...
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Calculating correct version after publishing major version creates new draft version of document

I created a workflow to calculate the correct version of a document, taking into account that the documents we are putting onto SharePoint already have a version number before transfer to SharePoint. ...
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replace text in Sharepoint designer workflow

I have a List with a item of multistring value with length greater than 255.e.g 500 characters. The workflow needs to run on every change and not manually. I am using SharePoint 2013 online version ...