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 Visual Designer Blank

I'm using SharePoint Designer to create a workflow. I have my 2013 workflows all set up but when I click on "Visual Designer" it load assets but then the screen where I assume the diagram should be ...
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Site Workflow Sharepoint 2010 calculate and ouput to field not variable

I'm trying to create a site workflow to add a date to every document in the site. I added a calculation action to a SharePoint 2010 Site Workflow. The only output offered is to workflow variable. ...
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Reusable Workflow - Associated Column change, now error

I created a reusable workflow with associated site columns. Everything was working great. I then decided to add another function to the workflow, which required me to add a new associated column to ...
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Assigning Workflow to Meeting Agenda

What I'm trying to accomplish is a recurring meeting that people can submit agenda ideas for, but those ideas have to be approved before ending up in the final agenda. The ideal solution for me would ...
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Programmatically Start Workflow Sharepoint 2013 Out of Range Exception

I am trying to programmatically start my WF in Visual Studio and deploy it along with my solution into SharePoint 2013. The WF is in the same solution file as my ASP.NET web form and code behind. I ...
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2013 workflow, get list item in parent web

In a sandboxed sharepoint 2013/office 365 workflow, I'm trying to query a list (using REST) in the root web, for a value. If the workflow fires in the root web, I get the value. If you call it in a ...
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How to create a SharePoint 2010 workflow with an email link that will be removing items in the list

Is it possible to deliver a link through the Work Flow email, which will delete item in library when clicked. I have seen a system that does something like this using application pages, I am on the ...
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Custom Workflow won't auto start, but only for one user

I am using Sharepoint Designer 2007 and Sharepoint WSS 3.0 (I know, time for an upgrade). Anyways, I have a workflow developed in Designer 2007 that simply populates a field in the relevant item with ...
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SP2010 workflow update a form from a task

I'm trying to create a workflow that starts when a drop down on a form is set to 'submitted'. This then creates a task in the task list. When the task is completed I want to then update another field ...
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Infopath 2010 terminate Workflow for current document

Is it possible to create a button in an Infopath 2010 Document, so when the Documents Workflow is started the User is able to click on the Button to terminate the Workflow? I actually have no idea on ...
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HTTP 500 Error When running a workflow

I have created a workflow that takes the version number (major and minor) of a document, truncates it to give only the major number and put it into another column in the library. However when I run ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow - if any value equals value

if any value equals value condition not allow to put value and also if I take it from lookup not allowed integer value
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Project Server 2013 (SharePoint Based) send email when the task are sent to approval

I install the Project Server Web App in my SharePoint 2013 farm. I need create a workflow to send email when the task are sent to approval, but the list "Approvals" is not showed in "Site Content". ...
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Does changing Item-Level-Permission trigger ItemUpdated/ItemUpdating in Event Receiver?

First of all: I know that setting item-level-permissions are bad :) I just wonder: When I created an Event-Receiver that set per-item-Permissions on the ItemAdding-Event: Will this trigger the ...
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Workflow approval inside a group

Working on a sharepoint workflow to a group (of 5 people), where any three of the five needs to approve or only 1 needs to reject in order for the workflow to be approved/rejected. How do I set up ...
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Embed Approval Workflow into InfoPath Form?

I would like to find out whether its possible to embed approval workflow status 'approved' into an InfoPath form - filled in and completed on SharePoint 2013. We are able to approve workflows and ...
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Use a workflow to filter a list

I have a spreadsheet that contains numerous products, each one with a unique PN, desc and price. There is similarity between products, contained in additional columns with simple YES or NO values ...
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Can a previous version of a document be restored via a SharePoint Designer Workflow?

I'm using a 2010 version workflow on SharePoint online. Can I restore a previous version of a document (preferrably the most recent published version) within the workflow?
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Automatically assign a number of tasks to a specific/user/group

How do you make a workflow, where in if the user belong to a specific group, a number of tasks will be assigned automatically to the user. Thanks!
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Workflow is taking so long to execute

I have a workflow that runs every time an item is inserted/created in library. Workflow has two stages and it performs following operations In Stage 1- There are roughly around 120 IF statements ...
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Coercion Failed issue

I have this issue, it´s a simple workflow: users have to input two dates and the workflow should wait until one of those dates and send an email when that date is "today". It just doesn´t work at all, ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Field Creating New Version With Each Stage of Workflow

I recently created a workflow that is attached to a document set. The workflow goes through a number of stages to create, update or delete a calendar item in a separate list. When the workflow was ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2010 Task Workflow handling Out of Office replies

Environment: Sharepoint 2010, Sharepoint Designer 2010, Outlook 2010 with Exchange 2010. I have an Approval workflow and so far it works properly. It is handling the way I wanted it to work. There ...
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Start workflow list action

I would like to start 2010 WF from 2013 WF using the action "start workflow on list". When I start the 2013 WF I get the message : HTTP‏ Unauthorized to- ...
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how to dynamically assign approver in workflow?

We have a document library in which users upload document along with some meta data like doctype. There is another list that has mapping of doctype and approvername. There is a 2013 desigber work ...
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Prepopulating initiation form with approvers of the workflow from a list

I am using a 2010 workflow template to create a workflow in SP Designer 2013. I am trying to Prepopulate workflow a initiation form with approvers from a SharePoint list based on the person who starts ...
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How do I fix a “Windows Workflow 3.0 required” error when editing a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 SP1?

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that needs to edit workflows within SharePoint Designer (2013 SP1). Whenever a workflow is clicked on one of two errors is received: 1) Server side activities have been ...
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Creating a Link to a Document via a workflow

This is with SPO 2013. I am trying to make it so that when you add a file to a library it will add a Link to a Document content type in a list. If I tell the workflow to add a document to the list it ...
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Form submit workflow fired without actual submit

I have a workflow for a form submit. Recently this got fired and sent out 100s of email all of them mentioning that the form has been modified by one particular user. And when checked with this user, ...
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workflow to create multiple items to list_B based on defined column information in list_A

I work with SharePoint 2010, only using SharePoint Designer. I have 2 lists: List_A which contains a list item with a multiselect column of locations. List_B to which I what a workflow to create as ...
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How do I access Initiation Form data inside my SharePoint 2013 workflow

I am working in SharePoint 2013 SP1 on Windows Server 2012. I have a VS.NET 2013 solution that has a Workflow project and a custom Assn and Init. forms. I have been able to send Assn data to the ...
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Starting a Sharepoint 2013 Workflow via js file

I´m trying to start a workflow 2013 from a custom ribbon icon. I have configured an elements.xml file where I call the Javascript file. The problem is, that I get a JavaScript runtime error “Type” ...
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Authentication error when sending email from workflow but list alerts email work fine

I have a list. When a user enables alert on this list then he/she is able to receive email from SharePoint when someone adds a new item or change item. But emails sent by SharePoint workflow (OOB ...
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Workflow history reset whenever triggered

I'm working on SP Foundation 2010 I have a task list and whenever the task is reassigned to another person I need to track it. I've created a column called old-assigned to so whenever the task is ...
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Workflow HTTP PUT request error

Receiving this error when trying to update a list item via HTTP PUT in SPD Workflow: error":{"code":"-1, ...
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Error from script tag for sp.runtime.js

I'm working to set-up the PreSaveItem() on an edit form for a list such that it evaluates parameters from the query string, and some list fields to execute workflows based on various criteria. Based ...
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workflow to keep record of a previous balance of a balance and add a project budget to that person once the project is acepted

How i create a workflow to keep record of a previous balance of a person's balance and add a project budget to that person's balance once the project is accepted.Also their balance can't exceed a ...
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Valid sharepoint user that doesn't have a user profile causing workflow errors

I have created a work flow that retrieves some details, such as the manager and some address details, about users on our SharePoint. The information is retrieved for after the fact analysis we do on ...
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SP2010 VS workflow that sets up a site

I'm attempting to essentially recreate the functionality of Project Server, such that when I add a new project to our Project List and check the "Create Site" option, a workflow kicks off and creates ...
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How to debug a workflow?

[Please bear with me, I am NOT an SP Admin, and have very little experience with SP] I have a workflow that has been running effectively for a couple of years - but in the last 2 weeks it's suddenly ...
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Can't approve a workflow task after the initiator was removed from Active Directory

We have a rare but frustrating issue in which a workflow and task are initiated by someone who then is later removed from AD. These tasks can no longer be actioned by the assignee or anyone else for ...
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Copy file and metadata to library having event handler timing problem

Using SP2010, I have a custom workflow (Visual Studio) that copies an Approved file from library A to library B (within the same site collection). I found that I must do the copy in two steps to ...
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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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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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Trigger SharePoint workflow after an SSIS import.

For some reason I am not able to trigger a SharePoint List workflow after adding a new item to the SharePoint list. I am using SSIS to add the items to the list. Things I tried: 1. Add the item ...
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Form not start a workflow

I using SharePoint 2013. I have several forms of editing for the same item. I also have a workflow that starts when editing an item. I would like a form not initiate this workflow. is this possible?
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EventDeliveryFailedException “OnWorkflowItemChanged” SerializationException: Cannot get the member “Foo”

I am very stuck on this and would appreciate any leads. I have a complex Visual Studio State Machine Workflow that sporadically errors out with no Unexpected error. All I see in ULS is: Engine ...
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Send Email from approval task form

In my reusable workflow, I have added an approval action. Everything works perfectly. What I want is - When approver comes to approval form, he should be able to send notification email to the ...
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Package SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow in Visual Studio

Has anyone managed to package and successfully deploy a SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow as part of a Visual Studio Solution package? I have created a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow, performed a ...
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Manage custom list, Workflow History and Tasks

Is there a tool or procedure to manage completed workflows and its associates such as Tasks and Workflow History Lists ? The Custom List, Task List and History List has grown hugely. Custom List ...