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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Workflow 2013 - Task Status and Approval Status not updating

I wrote a simple approval workflow in 2013. I go into the task, approve it and submit. The approval is recorded. However, the Approval status in my documents view still shows as "Pending". The ...
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Create Designer Workflow which is associated to particular list in all the sites

I want to create a designer workflow which is associated to particular list in all the sites. Which type of workflow I need to create? Site Workflow or Reusable workflow ?
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Custom Workflow Action - Reference File Missing

I made a custom workflow action which is meant to add a certain user to a given group. I have managed to deploy my action so that it was added to a workflow using Sharepoint Designer. When I run the ...
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Can I show before and after values of columns in an email sent by workflow?

I am working in SharePoint Designer 2013 (the SharePoint site itself is SharePoint 2010, upgrading soon). We have a list to keep track of our tasks as a team. People can update these tasks. ...
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Custom coded workflow activity issue

I'm trying to create custom coded activity for SP Workflow 2010 in SP 2013 environment using Visual Studio 2012. I've been following these 2 articles, but I ended up with the same result. 1) ...
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SP 2010 Workflow History List is so large it stopped running workflows

I am cleaning up from my predecessor. Unfortunately, the workflow is inefficient and runs more times than necessary, creating a workflow history list of 450,000 items in a short time. Before I can ...
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Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint 2013 Workflow - calling a method during manual workflow termination

I am using a Visual Studio 2012 SharePoint 2013 workflow. I need to perform a task once the workflow is terminated manually. Any idea of how to do that?
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Application error opening workflow history page

This error happens on all types of list item workflows (SharePoint Designer Workflows or SharePoint builtin workflows). This error happens when I click on workflow status hyperlink: ...
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Group/person field multiple values

I've created a 2010 workflow using SPD that takes values from the field in InfoPath form and copies it to the element column (both fields are group/person with multiple values allowed). The thing is, ...
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How can I start a Workflow from an Email Hyperlink?

Is it possible to fire a Workflow from a hyperlink in an Email? For example: I have an item which requires more steps than the basic 'Approval' Workflow. I would like Managers to be able to start the ...
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More than one approval workflow in single workflow

Is it possible to call 3 approval workflows in a single list workflow?
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Provision File in ' Features ' in 15 hive [closed]

I have a requirement in which I have to add NWF (Nintex workflow) file in the Features folder. Means on feature activation the file for the workflow should get provisioned in the physical folder, say, ...
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SharePoint 2013 VS Workflow - LookupSPGroup not returning results

I am using Visual Studio 2013 to develop a workflow for a SharePoint 2013 site. When creating my workflow I need to lookup a field in a document library to get the name of the document owner (this ...
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Sharepoint Workflow Error

I have created two lists. I wanted that when ever a user creates an Item in List1, the same item to be automatically created in List 2. I have configured a SharePoint 2013 Workflow for the same. When ...
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In O365, is it possible to automate the Configuration of Site and System Master Pages

The question posed is as follows: Is it possible to Automate the Site configuration of Site and System Master Pages in the O365 online environment using workflow, a web service or a combination of ...
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In O365, is it possible to create list item by setting Lookup Field in sub site list?

I have been implementing a workflow on a Parent Site List A. The workflow is then instructed to create a list item on an existing List B on a subsite. I have been able to create an item on List B ...
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Email alerts for existing list list items

I run a SharePoint Online site that my company uses for staffing. There is a List for Positions. Each position gets a status of open when it's first created and remains opened until it is filled. I'm ...
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Exception error when using Powershell to start a workflow on SharePoint 2010 on an item

I am very new to powershell. I am trying to use it to start a (send Document Set to repository) workflow on selected Document Sets in a library. The workflow worked when I used it manually on one ...
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Inconsistent Behavior in a SharePoint Designer 2007 workflow

I have a WSS 3.0 farm that is enabled for Winshuttle, which allows InfoPath form submission to a list I will call List A. There are Winshuttle workflows that work as expected when a new item is added ...
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Error: “This operation can not be performed at runtime” when adding workflow activity at runtime

I am adding SharePoint workflow activity at runtime, depends on configuration done by user in Workflow Association form. I am adding simple log to history activity but getting error "This Operation ...
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Sufficient use of a Parallel Block?

In my workflow I send an email telling someone to make a change to a document. Once that person has made the change, they start a separate workflow that changes the request status and another email is ...
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Assembly in Custom Workflow Action?

I am making a custom workflow action. I have written my code in the .cs file, made the AllowedTypes.xml and the .actions4 file and deployed them to the workflow manager and added the assembly to the ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow not updating linked metadata list

I have an InfoPath 2013 form published to a SharePoint 2013 document library. With this request form I designed an associated workflow to handle the task assignment process. The first time the form ...
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Unable to show content of a variable inside an email using a workflow with Sharepoint Designer 2013

I'm using Sharepoint Designer SP1 to create a workflow that sends an email. Inside the email, I would like to insert the value of a variable of type string named: myVariable. In design mode, ...
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Send email to everyone using workflow

I am wanting to send an email notification to everyone when something has been posted to our blog site. I have set up a workflow and the email template, I have tested the workflow with myself and I ...
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Exception when updating my wiki page title to be equal to its Name using workflow [duplicate]

I am facing this problem inside my SharePoint server 2013 enterprise. I got the following:- 1. a site collection of type enterprise wiki. 2. since each wiki page have Name & title fields that are ...
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Workflows working in test, but not in production

I have a list that I have created with workflows to send me an email when a new item is added. The workflows work in our test environment, but when I import the list into our production environment, ...
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Workflow to change a managed metadata field in form when current date/time is greater than EndDate

I am working in a document library. I have a field, SessionType, that is a managed metadata field which can contain either a value of "Upcoming" or a value of "Past session". In addition, each item in ...
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SharePoint 2010 Approval Workflow - Approve on Expires

I am trying to setup the following: Use the OOB 2010 Approval Workflow Process to run task approvals in parallel Whenever a task expires, that task needs to get set to approved Kick out an email to ...
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Duplicating both lists and workflows

I am creating a sharepoint site and list to coordinate our quarterly reporting requirements. I have a list for this quarter and the workflows I need set up, but when I hand this over to client ...
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How to show associated list item on out of the box task approval form of Workflow using visual studio

At the time of approval, I want to show list items in non-editable (view) mode. I have created worfklow in Visual studio. It works fine. But I also have to show Associated List items on the approval ...
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SPD 2010 Custom Workflow - Unknown Error, documents disappearing

I have created a List Workflow in SharePoint Designer on Custom Document Library with 2 custom Content Types. The workflow Checks-Out the current document, updates 3 text fields, Checks-In the ...
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Using Forms in SharePoint

I'm currently working on a project that wants me to develop something in SharePoint that would allow me to upload multiple documents related to one another. The client wants to see each document in a ...
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Timer job vs. site workflow

When doing a comparison between the following approaches, which one would you choose for creating a daily recurring task? Timer job (classic) Site workflow + web service (custom code) Site workflow ...
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Compare 4 dates with Workflow 2010

Folks , I have SharePoint 2010 Workflow that needs to send 4 different notifications based on 4 dates(variables) happened . How to get the nearest date then longer then longer ? How to make this ...
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Change associated list in sharepoint designer approval workflow

Is it possible to change associated list in SharePoint designer approval workflow? I want to make the entry in other list instead of default list. Let me know if it is possible to do so.
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Manage Document permission using SP Designer Workflow

I want to manage Document permission in document library using SharePoint Designer workflow like manage item level permission of list using workflow. Can I manage permission of document using ...
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SharePoint Workflow Pulling data from list chooses oldest entry

Have a workflow that checks to see if user and date is listed. If not, create list. If so, update list. It works as long as there is only one list entry of that user is there, but once there are more ...
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Is there a way to lock a view (or essentially achieve that result) via a workflow in SharePoint 2010

Trying to create a site that will help automate our Bi-Weekly Reporting to Management by moving the Report to SharePoint through a series of list and webparts. One of the request is that once a ...
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Apps cannot use External Content Types defined in the Business Data Connectivity Shared Service Application metadata catalog

My issue is getting Unauthoraized exception while accessing external data in workflow 2013 context throw REST call (HttpSend). I read several posts suggests to create BDC model inside App package, ...
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Do not reject item if comments is empty

I have a Sharepoint 2010 workflow to approve or reject an item. The request is, if the approver doesn't provide any comments, he won't be able to reject an item (maybe show a popup that tells him he ...
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Approval Workflow and a Task

I used the built in approval workflow within SharePoint 2010 for a customized form created from InfoPath. Works perfectly, then I created a serparte workflow to assighn a task to users once the form ...
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Discussion Board e-mail workflow issue in SharePoint 2010

I have a discussion board and a workflow that e-mails a hyperlink to an assignee to the discussion. This pops up in the window looking like a forum. Now, I want to add to the workflow to e-mail the ...
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Sharepoint Workflow 2010: Copy item action is changing value of list items

I am attempting to setup a workflow that archives an Item once its Status has been modified to Completed. When I run the workflow the item copies to my archive list but some of the fields change, ...
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Suggestion for a workflow that remembers what it's done

I am new to workflows, but I'm experimenting. I have a workflow that I've built and if it's in State A, user A needs to get an email. There are similar states B, C, and D. Each has its analogous ...
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How to attach a workflow to a list, and how to email the assigned person?

I am quite new with Sharepoint so please forgive me any errors in my understanding of how it works. I need to create a Sharepoint site that coordinates the creation of various reports across ...
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Workflow Suspended with This Error

We have a 2013 workflow that was created and published by a site collection administrator, it starts a 2010 workflow. I have given the "Everyone" Group as well as individual accounts full control on ...
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workflow person field into a text field returns 2

I am trying to put the person name of a person field into a text field with a workflow. So, when a new item is added to a list, the workflow should copy the name into a field. The work flow ...
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Add action on approve button

I want to trigger a custom javascript code when I click on the Approve button on an Approve form (during an Approval workflow). How can I do that?
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Change value when item is approved

I have a MySQL table which contains the name and the quantity of a material. I access it from a Sharepoint page using Javascript and JQUERY Ajax (jsonp). The user adds a request to retrieve a ...