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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2010 List workflows in Designer 2013 stop publishing

I was building a workflow that contains Approval actions and multiple field changes. It was publishing fine. At some point, when I reached Step 4, it stopped publishing, it didn't publish even after I ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Best Practice Moving Between Stages

Can someone tell me the best practice for transitioning between stages? I have two stages: Stage 1 and Stage 2 In Stage 1 I kick off a task process that requests that a bunch of users approve the ...
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Reconfigurable approval workflow development through Visual Studio 2012

I have around 20 companies with different approval workflows (various levels) for a list item in SharePoint 2013. I want to develop a workflow that checks a custom Xml file for the approval steps and ...
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SharePoint 2010 Reusable workflow not listed in SharePoint Online

I have created SharePoint 2010 workflow by using SharePoint Designer on SharePoint online site. Then I saved that workflow as .wsp usign Save As Template option from SPD. When I deployed that ...
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Possible? Two mailboxes, auto response and auto follow-up?

Here's what I'd like to do in a nutshell. I was told this could work through sharepoint, but wasn't really given any detail on exactly how. MailboxA receives an e-mail from an outside contact and is ...
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Sending additonal data with document/form sent to the Records Center

I currently have a form that employees can fill out to request changes to ISO controlled documents, this form/form library is located under site A. I have been asked that after the requested ...
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workflow to lookup field in the same list for UserID

I did a few searches but didn't find an answer to my question(s). currently, I have a list where it's a linked access table so mainly all of the data field columns are single text. along with those, ...
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Custom components in OneDrive for Business

Can i Add Custom columns like TaskCompletedDate and AssignedTo for Collaboration purpose in One Drive for Business, where Enduser can enter TaskcompletedDate so that Email should automatically trigger ...
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Email Notice to User When Newsfeed is Posted

I want to send an email to one or more users when a newsfeed is posted on a specific site. I have used examples to create the site workflow in Sharepoint Designer 2013. I have saved and published ...
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Two layer approval workflow

I come from a development background and have only been using SharePoint for a year, and i am need of some help, I have been dealing with a customer using SharePoint 2013 who have a specific ...
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How can I retrieve data from excel workbooks stored in SharePoint

I am creating a workflow on SharePoint online using SharePoint designer. In it, I would like an action that retrieves the contents of cell(s) in excel workbook in a SharePoint document library. Please ...
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Sending e-mail based on combo box dropdown selection in Sharepoint 2010

As far as capability, is SharePoint 2010 capable of doing the following? User selects combo box dropdown value in one of the fields on a SharePoint List. Lets call this field, Status. If Status gets ...
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ScopeInactiveException when I try to deploy or start a workflow in SharePoint Online

I wrote an SharePoint App. In this, exists a Workflow (coded in VisualStudio), that is registered on a simple sharepoint list and will be executed when an element will be created in the list. The ...
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Difference between Workflow, Sequential Workflow and State Machine Workflow Templates in Visual Studio 2013 for SharePoint 2013 [duplicate]

What is the difference between Workflow, Sequential Workflow and State Machine Workflow Templates in Visual Studio 2013 for SharePoint 2013? This doesn't seem to be clearly documented. Which one ...
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How do I get the top item of a task list?

I have a task list from a Sharepoint Online site that is synced with MS-Project. I created a top level task item that everything else is nested under. However the ID of that task is very large ...
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workflow stages not persistant

I have a list, and when items come in they need to progress through multiple stages. I have workflows set up, and expected that if an item is in stage 3 when it gets saved it might stay in stage 3, ...
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SP 2010 Workflow - Email SP Group but limited to one email a day

I have a library that the whole business needs alerting on when there are changes. If I use OOB daily alerts and use the all users group then any new staff are not automatically added to the alert. ...
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Getting “Application error when access /_layouts/15/Workflow.aspx, Error=The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found. ”

I suddenly started getting below error when i click "Workflow" option at top ribbon of List/Library. Application error when access /_layouts/15/Workflow.aspx, Error=The remote server returned an ...
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SP2010 Workflow not starting with custom code

Am using workflow from SPD2010 attached in item creation. Its working perfectly through OOB new form. In contrast, its not firing when the item was created through custom code and there is no workflow ...
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SPD 2013 Workflow

I have a "Team members" multiple person field that triggers an email to the people within the field. I do this by: If field is not empty send email. My question is... If the project manager adds a ...
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Workflow in SharePoint sending 2 email when the case is resolved

I have created 2 case in SharePoint to notify customer when the case is created and resolved. In the notify customer when the case is created workflow, I have ticked start workflow automatically when ...
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Prevent early leave requests

We use a SharePoint 2010 leave calendar at work to request leave. Employees can request leave for dates no further out than 120 days from the day they are creating the new item request. Is there a way ...
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SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow - Create item with multiple choice field

I am trying to use a create item action to create a new item in a list. The list I am targeting has a column of type Choice with multiple selection (checkboxes) enabled. When I attempt to enter the ...
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Infopath form ignores form column data

I'm trying to replicate what this video is explaining (Automatically create InfoPath forms in a SharePoint Form Library using a SharePoint Designer workflow). I managed to do the following without ...
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Why are new forms ASPX? - should be XSN

Recently SPD2010 has started creating workflow task forms as .aspx. Previously they were .xsn - which I need them to be - the forms must be editable in InfoPath. What might be causing this? Thanks
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Subsite creation trigger approval workflow and Workflow manager utility

First question. When you reach Site Contents you see all subsites and you can create new ones. I want to trigger a workflow that ask someone to approve subsites creation, the subsite is not create as ...
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SharePoint 2013 Approval Workflow not working

Good day all I have created the following workflow in SDP 2013 My problem is that it only moves to the Rejected stage does not matter wat is entered in the approval status so with other word if ...
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Workflow is not working on other pages in SharePoint 2013?

I have used workflow in my SharePoint site. I am taking feedback input from user and workflow is getting triggered when item is added to list. This workflow works fine in pages which are in folder ...
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List Workflows page throwing error

I am on SP 2013 and when I navigate to a List Item and click on ... and ... and click on workflows it throws and an error something went wrong and throws a correlation ID and its on the Dev ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow copy data from one list field to another

I have attempted to do this workflows and tried publishing a few but they cant seem to execute. I am not sure what the reason could be. I am trying to forward all values from one field in a list to ...
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Show approver name in email notification workflow

I'm creating an email notification workflow. It is a 2013 workflow, but it calls a 2010 workflow in the send email step. This workflow notifies the user whem his document is approved by a valid ...
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Initiate long background process from SharePoint UI

I have a web part that users use to initiate some processing which could take up to an hour to finish (it involves processing a lot of list items). If I start this processing on button click in ...
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Email Workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010 Platform - Inheriting Other Workflows

Created a calendar in SharePoint to go over scheduled installs. Need missing information to be not only documented, but also corrected. Need a way to trace issues, if issues were corrected, phases ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow doesn't work

I created really simple SP app with workflow using VS 2013 as a shared hosted app. I have a problem , my workflow starts and doesn't go further. The status is "Started". I spent a lot of time trying ...
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Workflow farm infrastructure

We are planning on building a Workflow farm to use with an existing SharePoint 2013 farm. We have 7 servers in total split between 2 physical locations: Location 1: Server 1, Server 2, Server 3, ...
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SharePoint workflow update multiple items when item in another list changed

I got a list that contains information about all the computers in our company,for each computer there is another list which hold all the patches that once installed in that computer, so a computer ...
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Custom Code in SharePoint 2013 Workflow in Visual Studio

Can we write Custom Code (C#) in a Visual Studio Workflow in SharePoint 2013?If yes, can someone please provide some examples and also the Dos and Don'ts of it?Note: This is for On-Premise deployment ...
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Calendar to send email to user entering new item

My office has a 2010 SharePoint calendar for employees to request leave by adding a new item to the calendar (list with dates, etc). Currently, there is an alert that sends those new items to a leave ...
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Workflow regex to match at least two comma

I am trying to find if a column contains more than two comma in it. I tried If Variable: div matches regular expression /,[^,]*,/ Set Variable: test to more than two Else Set Variable: test ...
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Maximum number of tasks in a workflow SharePoint 2013

We work with SharePoint 2013. Our workflows used to have 10-13 individual tasks for every workflow. Since upgrading to 2013 the admins (or so-called admins) are telling us that the number of tasks ...
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Is it possible to “Praise” a user from a WorkFlow generated Yammer message?

There are two content types associated with the list I'm working on: {Target, Complete}. I have a workflow that converts a list item from a Target to a Complete. It was requested that this results ...
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Unable to edit document in 2010 workflow

This is my first post on this Stack site, I've searched and not come up with anything that solves my problem, here goes: I have a 2010 workflow that handles .xlsm files. When a file has a task ...
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Sharepoint 2013 - Workflow not working

A specific part in my sharepoint 2013 workflow does not work. I have a custom list in my sharepoint website and I've created a custom workflow for this list to copy an element. To achieve that I have ...
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Why does my step 2 not email me?

I have a short workflow I'm trying to put together. The first step works fine and sends the task with + 3 days due date, but step 2 never fires when I go in and change the 2 required items to YES. I ...
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List workflow will create a task - I need to email the comment of an assigned task in the workflow

I have a list that triggers a workflow on creation. The workflow creates tasks assigned to a sharepoint group. The task has a comment field that i need to send in an email once approved or rejected. ...
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“The file has been modified by…” error, when the workflow starts automatically

Hello,I have created a SharePoint 2013 list workflow in library L1 which does the following actions:1- Create a document-set in library L22- Copy the current document from L1 to L23- Move the copied ...
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Extract Substring in workflow

I got words like "zzz_yyy_xxx" "zzzz_yyyy_xxxx" I would like to extract the middle part (yyy) in the workflow but can't find the way out.... Since this is the description text in URL column, I am ...
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Workflow 2013 Copy Document Issue

I have a document review workflow that, at one stage, copies the document over to another library. Recently, I started having a problem where, when it gets to the copy document action, the workflow ...
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SharePoint Designer, REST API and Loop workflow to send email

My aim is to create a looping workflow in SPD 2013 - this will send a daily summary email of a users active tasks. There should be 1 email per user with tasks. So the REST query should be for unique ...
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Task workflow not firing on task created by information management policy

I have a requirement to send out a custom notification email whenever a new task is assigned to a user. To achieve this I have turned off the standard notification on the Tasks list and attached a ...