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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How can I have a user attach a file to a workflow task?

I'm using sharepoint designer 2010, custom list. I have created workflow on that list. I need to enable the user to enclose a file to the workflow task: What kind of task I need to use? P.S. I'm ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Approval workflow fails to run

I have an approval workflow with at least two participants. The workflows still appear to be in progress but when looking at workflow history the workflows fail to run. the timestamp on all those ...
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How do you update the task message links?

I have a Form Library that a feedback workflow is attached to. The issue is, every task the gets generated, embeddes a link to the file for which the workflow is running. Problem is, since this is a ...
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SharePoint 2007 - setting column to list creator's full name or email? Lookup site user properties?

We installed this codeplex soluiton and activiated in one of our web aps. We are on sp2007 SP2. http://sharepointapplied.com/2009/01/08/get-full-name-in-sharepoint-designer-workflow/#comment-419 ...
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Approval workflow: “Assigned to” field gets different user name in list and autogenerated e-mail

I've added an Approval workflow on my development server and manually copied the workflow in the production environment (since no efficient deployment tool for configured workflows seems to exist). ...
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Why is this Visual Studio workflow sending blank task notifications?

We have developed a custom workflow using Visual Studio 2010 in which we are using the CreateTask Activity. For some reason, the first time a task is assigned to a user, the user will receive a ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Workflow creation failure

I'm adding na new item do my sharepoint project. It is a sequential workflow, wizard appears and after a screen where he asks about type of workflow List Workflow / Site Workflow it disappears, no ...
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VS2010 - How do I add association columns to workflow definition

I see in the SharePoint Designer that you can specify a list of Association Columns that will be automatically added to a list when a workflow is associated with the list (if the columns don't already ...
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visual studio list workflow / move from test to live

I created a sharepoint list workflow on my test environment. On creation i had to select a list instance in the GUI. Now my workflow is finished and i want to move it to my live environment. The ...
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In Progress Status Link Not Working On Default.aspx

Have a strange issue where we have a normal team site in SharePoint 2010. On the default.aspx page we have added a web part to display list items. A custom workflow runs on those items and the "In ...
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How to get a PrincipalID from Announcement list instance in SharePoint 2013 workflow

I am trying to create a custom workflow project using the steps mentioned at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn584771(v=office.15).aspx. When getting properties ( such as "CreatedBy") ...
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SP2013 / Workflow Manager Issue (can't manually launch or end workflows)

I'm having a weird (and frustrating) issue with SP2013 workflows. We originally had a single server in our SP2013 farm, and that server was running everything successfully. One weekend during ...
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Create custom NewForm.aspx for existing list which will start a Workflow

I'm trying to create a custom list form which will start a Workflow when the User press the "OK"-Button. So I went to the SharePoint Designer and created a new form for the list and put some TextBoxes ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflows - Cannot update field that begins with underscore?

I like to use underscores at the beginning of my column names if I'm going to set them to hidden. However, I've just discovered that SharePoint 2013 workflows throw HTTP 400 errors when I try to do ...
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Is it possible to add an Initiation Form to the Check-out workflow?

Business process requirement is that when checking out a file, users must provide a Change Request number. In a custom workflow, I would simply add an initiation form, collect the data, and add it to ...
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Get the Manager Name of mutliple users selected from people picker field or in sharepoint workflow

I have one Person or group type of column called "Requestor" in my sharepoint list which allowed multiple selections[It can be input only one user or multi-user], now my intention is to do lookup for ...
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This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited, when due date is passed

I am using sharepoint 2010. We have 2 differant endusers. Users from domainA and users from domainExternal. We have a document library with a workflow. This workflow is creating a task. This task has ...
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2010 Workflow: Adding Domain Group Permissions Creates Extra Groups

I'm having a problem with a 2010 workflow causing SharePoint to create new permissions groups when I try to alter permissions on a document in a library. I want the permissions on a library item to ...
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How do I publish a workflow from a site list from C#?

I have a workflow in a site list. I want to republish the workflow (like you do in SharePoint Designer) from C#. How can I do this? The workflow I'm trying to republish is a project server workflow. ...
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Reassign user in workflow task

We work with a workflow which "collect data from user". There is no approval element in the workflow. Is it possible to reassign the workflow task to another user?
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Comments Field Truncated SharePoint 2010

I am having an issue with the default comments field in SharePoint 2010. When a < (less than) or > (greater than) symbol is entered into the comment field by a user the alert that a workflow ...
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Change From field in workflow email

If it is not possible using out of box is there any feasibility working using writing code? If yes kindly provide me the code for change only from address in workflow.
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Workflow lookup from list copied to another list

I'm trying to replace permissions on a list item that has been copied from another list, based on a field in the original list item. I've tried to set a workflow lookup on the original list, but it ...
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Error starting a workflow on host web from within a SharePoint-hosted app

I am trying to start a workflow on the host web from within a web part in an app. Here is my code: var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current(); var hostWebUrl = hostUrl; var ...
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workflow help: Issue with automating

I am currently working with SharePoint 2007 designer. But I am having a issue creating a workflow that scans for a certain item that appears more than once in different items. Here is a picture of ...
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Workflow timeout and timer settings

We have an on-going issue with workflows (Nintex) occasionlly failing with "Fail to start" error. IT suggests to add a "pause" as the first step in the workflow. Their reasoning is that since our ...
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How do I check if a collection is empty?

I can't figure out how I can do a simple null check on a Collection variable in a workflow. The variable is populated by a GetDynamicValueProperties activity, so it can (and will be, under certain ...
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Auto list item update

I have a number of list items in a single list that I would like to use a workflow from SharePoint Designer to update every day so that the 'status' changes based on the changing date. I have tried ...
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Using jQuery SPServices to start a SPD reusable workflow

I am trying to initiate a SPD workflow that has been defined at the web's content type level. The workflow is associated to the content type and I can start it from the SP UI without issue. The item I ...
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Getting exception “Unable to synchronously deliver start event via a manual-start workflow” while trying to start workflow programmatically

I am trying to start a SharePoint list workflow from a WPF application. The code snippet I am using is below. It is a SharePoint 2013 server. These are the class members: String _webURL = ...
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Email Snippet System using SharePoint Online Workflow

I am wondering if anyone has advice on a proposed system. Here is how it works. A weekly email is sent to employees every monday explaining to reply back in bulleted list what they got done last week ...
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SharePoint 2013 App. Workflow Permissions for an app web

I have prepared environment to host apps on SharePoint on-premises, then I have configured workflow manager to work through HTTP and implement simple SharePoint-hosted app with a workflow. My ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflows

How I can to get initiation form parameters of running SharePoint 2013 workflow using server object model? I'm use Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowServicesBase.dll for getting WorkflowInstanse and ...
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Disabling “Request Change” and “Reassign Task” buttons on SP 2010 workflow with active tasks

I have a SP 2010 workflow that someone else created and left "Request Change" and "Reassign Task" buttons available. However, the workflow process is not meant to have these options, and they just ...
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Add or update approvers programmatically in OOTB Approval workflow - Sharepoint 2010

Regarding SharePoint Approval Workflow in SP2010. Add or update approvers of Publication Workflow Task There is the ability to Add or update participants to this task process through SharePoint UI on ...
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Can SharePoint be used as the foundation/building block of an Asset Management System?

We want to develop a system that can create reports based on the condition ratings of our assets. Can SharePoint schedule, programme and prioritise works/tasks based on these recorded condition ...
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Run PS Script from workflow SP2013

I saw the great feature developed by iLoveSharePoint here. But this is for SP 2010, and 2013 compatibility is not sure. Have you heard about any other stuff to do the job ? Running powershell scripts ...
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Content Approval / Workflows

Stuck on this one. I have a list of Documents that I want to be: (1) Viewed & Modified by one list of users part of SharePoint Group_A (2) Approved by another list of users using SharePoint ...
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How to autostart a workflow before publish of major version (Sharepoint Designer)

I have a problem with a workflow automatic initialization (and I have banged my head against the wall for last 8hours with this and came up with no solution). What I want to achieve is a SPD ...
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Workflow behavior after migrate SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013

I want to migrate a SharePoint 2010 to a 2013 and to run it in compatibility-mode. So here is the questions: Will the Workflow's that are running now brun after integrate the SharePoint 2010 DB in ...
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Programatically start sharepoint workflow with comments

I'm trying to programatically start workflows in SharePoint (OOB Publishing workflow). Is there any way to add Comments in my starting workflow so the first approver can get the email with coments? ...
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SharePoint 2013 OOTB Workflows

I have experience with Nintex Workflow 2010 and never used OOTB workflows before. Now i am working on 2013 and my client is asking for Leave Approval and Travel desk type of Forms and 4 level approval ...
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How do I make a workflow that will automatically create folders into a specific list?

I am following this guide to create my workflow. However, I do not understand step 2-6 of the workflow creation. What am I supposed to put into the empty column "values". I have tried entering a lot ...
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How to Publish SharePoint 2010 Visual Studio List Workflow

I have a SharePoint 2010 Visual Studio List Workflow. The Workflow is packaged as a module and uploaded to the site fine but I have to open the site in SP Designer to publish the workflow. Is there a ...
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Adding Workflow services to Site page with web part

I am new to SharePoint so please try to understand that I can be not too clear and even not very logical. Basically the task which I have to do now is such: - Create site page with Visio services ...
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Generating a Outlook Calendar Invite from Information stored on Sharepoint

We have an informal booking system which we host on Microsoft Sharepoint 2007. At the moment, a calendar invite is created manually in Microsoft Outlook 2007 communicating some of the details held in ...
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Starting a workflow on “A site is being deleted” event receiver for sharepoint 2010

I would like to start a workflow on "A site is being deleted" event receiver under web events. This workflow will start an approval process for site delete. Any suggestion on how to achieve this?
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SP 2010 Approval workflow Current Assignment Stage - Stage

I've made a copy of the existing approval workflow. I know I'll be adding three stages (groups of approves) when initiating the workflow. Based on the stage I'd like to change the email notification ...
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get the value in EmailFrom when workflow is started on the folder

I have a document library where mails get saved with the attachments. Each mail is saved in a folder group by the topic of the mail. When I start the workflow on the mail I can get the 'mail from' ...
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Remove “list” column from workflow library

I want to remove the column "list" completely (not hiding it) from a workflow library. This is supposed to solve my problems I've been having with a workflow, according to this article: ...