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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Can't get Workflow 2013 to work

In my Farm Solution, I want to add a new Workflow with Visual Studio. It's a 2013 Workflow. I run the wizard to create it, and add something to the sequence. Then I click on Deploy. It's a List ...
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Error in VisualStudio 2012 when creating Workflow 2013

I receive an error in workflow designer when created new "Workflow" item in "SharePoint 2013 Empty Project" or "App for SharePoint 2013". An error when created new "Workflow" item in "SharePoint ...
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Look values for email should not show other email id's sharepoint desginer workflow

I need to send email to 2 users in a lookup column in a row. But i dont want both email ids to display for both users when they open the email. How to do this using SharePoint designer workflows? A ...
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workflow to copy document from one document library to another library in different site

I am aware about setting up workflow which can move a document from on document library to another within the same site. I use this workflow heavily. I don't get an option to select document library ...
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Paused Workflow Prevents 2nd Workflow from Starting

I'm new to SharePoint but have used some info I found on here/other sites to setup some workflows on a site that I own. The site is part of a larger site that I don't own. I have one workflow that ...
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how to get with powershell the list items which have old versions of a workflow running

I have in the following screenshot many workflows, but some of them are abandoned by the users and I need to identify which ones. As I cant install sharepoint designer, then I need to do this with ...
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What will happen if we reactivate the workflow features at the site collection level?

What will happen if we reactivate the following features at the site collection level? does it cause any issues? does it impact the existing workflows? Disposition Approval Workflow Publishing ...
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Visual Studio Sequential Workflow: DeleteTask does not always delete the task

I have a workflow with various branches and loops, and multiple levels of approvals. My approvals are all laid out like this: About 90% of the time, this executes just fine and once the while loop ...
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Updated Workflow

I have updated a workflow with items I have changed like who to email, and email body....but when I published it only works for documents that are newly uploaded into the library. It does not become ...
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assigning approvers to a task in a 3 state workflow

Ive been looking at tutorials that show how to setup and use a 3 state workflow. All the tutorials I find show setting the assignee for the first step but not for the 2nd and 3rd steps. Are these ...
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Workflow Fails to Compile and Publish in SharePoint Designer 2010?

The SharePoint install is a SP2010 install on a 2008 R2 server. Everything is fully patched. I am running the SP Designer on the SharePoint Server directly. I have a workflow which is intended to ...
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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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Restore List Workflow in SharePoint 2010?

We have created a List workflow in SharePoint 2010 associated with List-X. Mistakenly, someone has deleted the List-X and it is not even available in Recyclebin. Now, How could we reassociated the ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow canceled with a strange error [duplicate]

I have created a workflow in sharepoint designer 2013. This workflow is a list workflow. When I create a new item in this list, the workflow starts automatically. But I can also start the workflow ...
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Create a Workflow in Farm Solution. DefinitionID is zero

I want to create a new Workflow in my Farm Solution. So I right click in VS 2012 and add a new Workflow. It is a List Associated Workflow and has a History and a Task List associated. I'm running ...
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Workflow communication between two websites Sharepoin 2010

Good morning. Is there a possibility to let two lists communicate when they are on two different websites but on the same server? The only solution were Nintex or progamming an EventReceiver. Is ...
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sharepoint foundation 2013 workflow - how to collect the approval from list of approvers from a group

I need to create a workflow where in I need to collect approvals from list of approvers in a group in a sequentail manner as a sub task in the overall workflow. if any one person wont approve then ...
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Uninstall Workflow manager client

I have been fighting to get workflow manager installed and running on my dev server for about two weeks, installing/uninstalling/reinstalling over an over again. I was FINALLY able to get it working ...
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Issue with page title after WF creates new item

I recently learned how to create a WF that automatically creates a Discussion item everytime an item in the "Issue Tracker List" is created. (see here). However, I ran into an small cosmetic issue ...
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Sharepoint 2013: Workflow for Survey item created

How can I create a workflow for a survey item created in SharePoint 2013 version. I need to insert survey ID and survey name to another list. It would be more helpful, if this thing can be achieved ...
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SP2013: Creating a Loop in a Workflow

I am attempting to create a workflow that has a loop. The idea is to have the loop check for date and time and returns the date/time to the list library that the workflow is connected to. As well ...
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Migrate workflow history list

I'm currently migrating a SharePoint 2010 website to another server, which contains a list workflow. The migration of the website and the workflow wasn't a problem at all, but I also want to migrate ...
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Workflow end/completion date

Does SharePoint contain the date when a workflow ends? I need to add the completion date of a workflow once the approval workflow has finish and has been approved. Mike
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If user is in 2 groups and workflow sends an e-mail to both groups, will user get 2 e-mails?

I have a workflow that runs whenever a new item is added to a list. It sends an e-mail of the contents of that new list item to two groups: Group A Group B If user X is member of both group A and ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Workflow Document Approval

I have workflow created in SharePoint 2010 designer. Workflow is attached to list which is called bid list. In that site there is also a document library related to bid list(lookup of bid title in ...
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SP13: Copying Workflows

Is there way to copy workflows (i.e. Publishing Workflows) that have been created in SP Designer? Shouldn't it be able to function the same way as creating a template of a page and/or list in SP2013. ...
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adding a condition to SP2010 workflow

If wfstatus equals contractingoffice update currentitem then email someabcperson ElseIf wfstatus equals pending in abc office then email somexyzperson This is the current situation and I ...
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Visual Studio 2013 - Workflow debugging prerequisites failed to complete

I am experiencing an issue with debugging SharePoint 2013 Workflows in a SharePoint App solution: Has anyone encountered this error?
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Why SharePoint Workflow starts after 5 minutes?

Users have two ways of inserting document in a library: 1. Silverlight screen that uses httphandler to insert document 2. WCF that is hosted in windows service (this is called from external app) ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Error

When testing a workflow that sends a email when a list item is created with my account (the farm admin). The email is produced. When any other user create a list item the workflow cancels itsself ...
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How to automate files upload?

I have a folder on a shared drive that contains 10 .csv files. The files get updated everyday automatically. I need to upload this 10 files to my SP website everyday at 8AM. Is there any way I could ...
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ECMA script for checking active workflows for an list item

Hi i am having more than 1 workflow associated with the list if there is any workflow that is active for an item then i need to prevent starting another workflow for the same item. I am using the ...
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Workflow Completed Event for correct workflow

Im writing an workflow event receiver that fires on workflowcompleted for a list. If I have two workflows on that list, how can I restrict the completed event to check its happening for the correct ...
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How to create Workflow Association Columns using Visual Studio

Using Visual Studio 2013, I have created a State Workflow and associated it with a Document Library on a SharePoint 2010 site. I would like to created Association Columns so I can present the user ...
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Error when manually starting migrated 2007 workflows in SP 2013

We are using a tool (DocAve) to migrate our SP 2007 instance to 2013. We installed and configured workflow (WFM) manager on the 2013 server so we could make use of the new framework. We have done a ...
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Workflow 2010 is not sending emails insdie sharePoint 2013

I have created a workflow 2010 using SharePoint designer 2013, as follow:- and i assign the workflow to a tracking list. and inside my CA 2013, under system setting --> Configure outgoing e-mail ...
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Workflow completion date Quick Part

Is it possible to add as a quick part in MSOffice the date that the workflow completed? I have an approval workflow. Once the workflow has completed and the document has been approved I want the the ...
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Find sharepoint workflow in site collection

Is there any way to check if there is any workflow either out of box or designer under any site collection. The issue is there are many list, library and site under a site collection and it is very ...
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Workflow Manager 1.0 will install but NOT configure

I have successfully installed Workflow Manager 1.0 (and its prerequisites) on my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine that is hosting SharePoint 2013. I attempt to go into the Workflow Manager ...
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Workflow creates another task on item update rather than update task

I have developed an SP2013 app which uses a workflow to assign task based on my main list. The task creation is working when i add the item. When I update that item it would seem another task is ...
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Workflows and Task Properties

Like most developers, I am creating a workflow that will pass a document between a collection of users for approval and editing. Because the document can be passed back to a previous user (even the ...
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Check out document to the document author at the end of the workflow

I am very new to workflows so I would appreciate any help. I have a standard approval workflow that I wish to change. When the workflow completes I would like the document to be checked out to the ...
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Custom Workflow Feature not available in Site Features or Site Collection Features

I have a Sequential Workflow created in Visual Studio. In VS I can right click and deploy the package without issue. On the TEST environment I use the command add-spsolution and then deploy it to my ...
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SharePoint 2013: Solution or App?

Hej there I have been developing some SP2007 and 2010 solutions in the past but got a new project a customer requested. A approval and publishing process for a specific type of word document (some ...
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WorkFlow Emailing

I have a workflow that I want to email people once the form is approved or disapproved. It emails the the person that uploaded the file, which is the person in the CC section, but does not email the ...
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cleanup tasks from workflows and deleted items

We have workflow associated to a list. The workflow is complicated and has many tasks on it. I noticed that the Workflow tasks still exists even if you delete the associated item. or when you cancel ...
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OWSTimer (Sharepoint workflows) only using 1 core

I'm using Workflows in Sharepoint 2010 (on-prem) to run actions for a project that I'm working on. The workflows are executed every minute through use of the Sharepoint Timer service (OWSTimer). The ...
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deployment of designer workflow from test to production

I have created a SPD designer workflow in my test environment and want to deploy onto production. Please let me know the each steps in details as I would be doing 1st time
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Update item via SharePoint REST and SharePoint Designer Workflow

I'm trying to update a list item (from SPD 2013) I've successfully been able to create a new site via the REST api, but now I want to update a listitem in the page and it just responds with ...
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List Workflow doesn't fire if site permissions assigned to group?

I'm trying to debug an incredibly frustrating scenario here and I'm at my wit's end. I have a simple SharePoint 2013 site with two lists. There is a workflow attached to the first list that is ...