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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Reusable workflow not showing anywhere (Sharepoint 2010)

I made a reusable workflow in Sharepoint Designer and checked that it's working in a site. Then I saved it as a template, downloaded it from the site assets, uploaded to a new site. Even after ...
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Email from workflow goes out 1 hour later than it should

I have a custom list setup. When someone adds something to this list it should automatically generate an email. This was working fine up until a week ago. Now the email goes out an hour later than it ...
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How can i get workflow's activities collection from SPWorkflowTemplate?

I can't find any method or property of SPWorkflowTemplate that returns a activities collection. Also XML representation doesn't contains any references to activities neither. Is there any approach to ...
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Custom Workflow Activity for merging users in field + assignedTo value from task (problems & questions)

First of all, a little explanation what this is about: I'm currently trying to write a custom workflow activity for use in SharePoint Designer 2010. I've got a column in my list - let's call it ...
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Workflow never get from “Not Started” to “In progress”

I have setup a list with a document review workflow(Out of box). If I run the workflow with 1 or 2 parallel users it appears to work. However, If I submit the workflow with the 10 parallel ...
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Active remainder with interval between Create Date and Due Date

How to make workflow or action workflow which can find date/interval between Create Date and Due Date and send notification every day till Due Date? I will be very garteful for help. Best regards,
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Deleted workflow is still running

There are 2 workflows in my site that still run though I deleted both of them using the SP designer. Any ideas?
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SharePoint 2007 - False task assignment e-mails

I am experiencing a problem with the workflow that is currently being used to manage review tasks on some document. Once the workflow starts, false task assignment e-mails are sent to the requester ...
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SPD Workflow - Create Multiple List Items

I have three lists: a list of companies, a calendar and a task list. Upon creation of a calendar item, I need a task to be created for each company in the "Companies" list. Any ideas how to go ...
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InfoPath 2013 Document Cannot Be Opened in SharePoint 2007 Workflow in InfoPath 2013

I have an InfoPath 2007 document that is submitted and creates a SharePoint workflow. This works fine in InfoPath 2010 and SharePoint 2007. When upgrading to InfoPath 2013, the document submits ...
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Sharepoint Workflows in background

I'm just curious, I was reading an article here, and in the third paragraph it states "If you didn’t know, there are quite a few workflows that run in the background all the time. " I was just ...
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Problem with CheckBox in infopath 2010

Hi my name is Marcelo ... I have a problem with extracting data from a list checkbox , i selected 2 options (or more than two of several existing) and these disappear after ... then I need to display ...
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SharePoint Designer customized approval workflow- look up help

I am building a customized approval workflow. When the email is sent to the approver there is a link within the email that will direct the approver straight to the form that was filled out by the ...
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How to create a Sharepoint 2010 List with parent-child relationship and apply approval workflow?

I have 2 Custom Lists in Sharepoint 2010 ExpenseList (Parent List) ExpenseDetailsList (Child List) I want to display the ExpenseDetailsList inside the ExpenseList to the user. User shall be able ...
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How to check value from other sharepoint list?

I have two custom lists in SharePoint 2010 (Absent Request and Employee Leave Balance) with these columns: Absent Request List: Absent Type, Approver, Start Date, End Date, Absent Reason Employee ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010: “Unable to load workflow actions from the server. Please contact you server administratior.”

Our farm was created with multiple web apps and site collections, prior to my arrival. In one specific web app, I can create workflows with not problem at all in the all the site collections that ...
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Workflow Lookup to multiple values

Assume a three lists as below: User (Name) Process (Title, Members) How can we lookup a person where the person is one of the process members? In short, I don't know how to lookup over an array ...
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Schedule workflow or email notification

Just wondering, is there a way to schedule (e.g. 1st day of each Month) a workflow or send email notification for a list, without using powershell or C# code.
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Content Organiser prevents workflow autostart and shows System Account

I'm hoping someone can help with an issue I have with Content Organiser. I have a document library that has a SPD ootb approval workflow and using Content organiser. The first problem was that the ...
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Modify “Edit this Task” Outlook button for SharePoint 2010 workflow task custom content type

I have created a custom content type based off of workflow task content type by following along with this article http://fmuntean.wordpress.com/2009/11/27/infopath-task-forms-made-easy-part-2/ ...
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Moving files from intranet to extranet - ShaerPoint 2010

I am working on a new SharePoint project (new to SP overall) and a requirement is to "publish" documents on the intranet, across different sites, to a desired location on an extranet. The intranet is ...
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How to copy Assigned to field from list A to List B on creation of item in List B?

Trying to solve a problem with moving data from one list to another. I have 2 lists. 1) a project list that contains Project info (project ID which is text, name, lots of details, and an "Assigned ...
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change one of reccuring event from workflow

We need create a workflow which change for example category column(work-->done) When We create in Sharepoint Designer workflow with action update list item, this action change all series, however in ...
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Approval Workflow with content targets…?

I have a random question for a workflow & I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it. I have a content target when someone submits a new 'news' item - say for example, they can select IT, ...
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Asigning task to selective users from the list

I need advanced sharepoint help and hoping that someone can help me... I have 20 teams in my group and for each task I need to select certain teams each time and not all will be asked to review the ...
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How do I get multiple people from a multiple choice column?

So, the question does a poor job of outlining the problem. Apologies. I've got one list where my clients track their projects; let's call it Projects. In it, they make a selection on a multiple ...
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Issue with customizing approval process in sharepoint designer

Update--- It appears the that the workflows are completing but it is taking an hour or so to process. Has anyone encounted this before???? I have created on a list a sharepoint designer workflow that ...
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SPListItem.Tasks always empty

I have a custom sharepoint (2007) list (named testlist) on which I attached a test workflow (built with sharepoint designer 2007 and named testwf), which only task defined in the 'Actions' section at ...
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Modify Feedback Workflow to transfer a custom column value from Shared Documents to the Tasks list

I would like to modify the default feedback workflow. I have already made a copy of the workflow and made some minor adjustments to fit my needs. Now I need the work flow to pull the information from ...
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SharePoint 2010 OOTB Approval Workflow Visualization

SharePoint 2010 does a great job of giving the visualization of your workflow EXCEPT for the OOTB approval workflow. That visualization looks horrible. Business users need a better visualization and ...
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How to customize OOTB workflow emails

How can I make simple format-type customizations to ALL OOTB workflow related emails? I have found that many pre-Sharepoint 2010 posts indicated that OOTB workflow emails are in fact 'alerts', and ...
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How to delegate task to someone else when task assigned to person is out?

I have a situation where a task is assigned to a person thru workflow. That person is now gone. I know site admin can delegate the task to someone else. But I would like manager (say from a group ...
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Why is my SPD 2010 workflow running twice?

I've got a support case for a client, and they have a super simple workflow on a list. It simply sends an email to a user from a person field, whenever an item is added to the list. The client ...
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how to maintain workflow task list data when retracting or removing workflow association

whenever i try to remove workflow association or retract workflow solution (.wsp) all associated task list data also gets deleted. i want to prevent this behavior as task list data is important for ...
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The pause duration is (very)longer when number items are huge

We have a custom (SPD)workflow(manually starting) on a custom list which has 7000 to 8000 items and growing. "Pause For Duration" action is used to pause the workflow for 5mins and roughly 30 to 50 ...
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Start a workflow from the ECB

I want to add a custom action to the ECB to start a workflow automatically. To get to the workflow page I can do something like: <UrlAction ...
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SPD 2010 List workflow not resolving email addresses

I've got a list workflow that sends out an email to a user based on a workflow lookup for the current list item. I've set it up to send the email to the email address of the user named in the "Waiting ...
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Restart an errored workflow programmatically

I am trying to figure out the best way to restart an errored out workflow. A little background: We get seemingly random error-outs (error and stack below) in a visual studio created workflow when ...
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Manually Workflow printing items from list

I have a problem with list item and printing them. I must create workflow or jscript printing this item using template. Steps that I need to do: Select item/items on list Run workflow or jscript ...
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Get the Workflow Status for InfoPath Form Open Rule

I need to get the Workflow Status on an InfoPath form library in the InfoPath form. For instance, I want to place a rule on the form open that checks to see if the workflow is not "Completed" and set ...
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Remind users who has not added an item in the last 24hrs?

To start with: no custom code, only SPD is allowed. I have a requirement where users has to log in to a site each day and "sign in". List has some columns: Person, State, Country, Date. Can I somehow ...
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Assigning the same task to multiple users with a specific completion

I am using SP Designer. I need to assign the same task to 2 people at the same time and if one of them completes the task, it must be enough in order to go to next step in workflow. How can I ...
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How to check if user has a permission to complete task in InfoPath task form?

Is it possible to check if the user has enough permissions to complete task in InfoPath 2010 task form? Or maybe it is possible to show to user read-only view if he has lack of the rights. The full ...
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Irregular behavior in SharePoint Designer based workflows

I am using SharePoint Designer 2010 to build list workflows. However, workflows that I have built and tested are unpredictably disappearing from the list of WFs available to run in the browser UI. ...
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Different behavior on workflow start thru web service that thru document library?

I have a document library on Sharepoint 2010 with an associated workflow. I can start the workflow ”by hand” thru the document library. It’s a long processing workflow, so we have exended the ...
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Workflow: Copy document - history in TARGET library

I have a scenario whereby documents are initially created and edited in a "drafts" document library, but I want to "publish" approved major versions to a separate read-only library. This last library ...
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Why do I get the 'Heavy Load' note in my single user development environment?

This happens during workflow processing, not prior to (or upon) activation. I am the sole user of a virtual Dev environment developing a state machine workflow which uses custom Task Status content ...
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How to access workflow variable in association form created in SharePoint designer?

I need to access a worflow variable in an association form created using the action 'Collect data'.
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Sharepoint 2010 SPD Workflow Email SharePoint Group specified in Association Form?

Trying to do something, that I swear I've done before, and I think definitely should be possible, but wondering if I am missing something here. I am using SPD2010 to create a custom Resusable ...
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SharePoint 2007 Workflow to insert the content of attachment of a InfoPath form into the email

I have a InfoPath 2007 form that have 2 attachment field for people to upload any of the following type of files: PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPG, GIF, BMP. If the end-user submit any of above types of files as ...