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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What is the difference between port number 80 and 443?

I know port number 443 is for SSL and certification (hhtps), but I think the reason that I cannot register workflow client/workflow manager is that I do not know what is their action in workflow ...
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Custom Approval Workflow and Credentials

We have developed several custom SharePoint workflows which are the same ones I have implemented in the past with no problem. We are an intranet site and the users are already directly logged in. I ...
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How to decide optimum workflow size?

What is the best practice to separate different activities for the same list over number of workflows ? In a typical example, if I want to perform 5 different set of activities upon an item change on ...
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How to look up field from last completed task in SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow

Is there a way to do a look up within a SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow to extract a field value from the last completed task? I'm struggling to find a way do to it. Thanks.
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How to check 2013 workflows availability from js

I need to check 2013 workflows availability from js. I assume I need to get existence of some service?
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Creating SharePoint 2010 Workflows in SharePoint 2013

We have developed workflows (2013) with Visual Studio 2013 for SharePoint 2013 for a long time. Now a customer doesn't have the infrastructure for SharePoint 2013 workflows (no wf-Manager installed),...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Issue - “The field or property 'GUID' does not exist”

I am having an issue with a SharePoint 2013 Workflow on SharePoint Designer. I can publish the workflow to the site with no problem. Once the workflow is in the started stage, it always gets suspended ...
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Workflow - How to convert string to number to date?

I have a string strExpDate and I get the value "130836384000000000" from ldap query. The active directory field is accountExpires. I need to convert this to date/time. The result should be 8/9/2015 7:...
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Update an existing SharePoint 2013 visual studio workflow

An article gave me the below steps to perform the update: Change the workflow assembly's version number Update the workflow assembly version number in the attribute of the Workflow element in ...
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Workflow Manager stopped processing workflows after AAM modification

After I modified alternative access mapping my workflow manager stopped working. My workflows are started but stuck on first stage. I can see that Workflow manager is trying to get item data from ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow doesn't start after AAM modification

After modifying alternative access mapping, my workflows don't start. Actually they got stuck at first stage. I have SharePoint 2013 latest updates, and Workflow Manager.
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SP2010 workflow usage and limits

I have recently seen a commonly used workflow being placed in a 'starting' state where as before it was instantly run. I have added several new lists each with multiple workflows that trigger on ...
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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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Auto-generate forms based on list entries

I work for an MSP, where I am creating a process in SharePoint 2013 Enterprise to assist in "on-boarding" our customers. We have a SharePoint list populated with some best practices and things to look ...
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Workflow send an email with a list of items

In Sharepoint I have a simple custom list, which has the following columns: task name; task status (started, ongoing, finished); finished date. By using a custom view of this list, I can filter out my ...
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Imported Workflow Error -Path needs to point to valid

I imported a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow into Visual Studio 2013. Once imported I got this error on all my activities Path needs to point to valid. Anyone know how to fix this?
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Update CRM 2013 Entity using Sharepoint Workflow 2013

I am trying to use SharePoint Workflow2013 to update Entity fields in CRM2013, is this possible? Thanks.
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Grant Anonymous User access to click start workflow

I apologize up front if this has been answered and I just can't find it. I need to be able to grant all Anonymous users access to start workflows. "click the physical start button for a workflow" (I ...
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Reading a value from site collection list inside my workflow

I have created a site template which have a workflow inside it.and inside the template there is a workflow, now i need the workflow to be dynamic in a way that can work with newly added sites. the ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow: open editable form from parent site list and fill in some fields automatically

I have a SharePoint 2010 workflow question with 3 main parts to the question: How to open a new item from a different custom list in the edit mode so the user can complete and save Automatically ...
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The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more columns for the item require a different type of information

I am working on an EnterpriseWiki Site collection, and i define the following workflow which fires when modifying the wiki page,, where its first step is to check if the Wiki page name & title is ...
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Way to calculate a column based off of a another column after filter is set?

This is the example after I filtered on what I need to calculate. JPP: = 14681369 WC/Site Code:= 386746 Bill =$1,138 ANOTHER Invoice is JPP: = 15091824B WC/Site Code:= 386734 Bill =$21,874 ...
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Apps Permission Request XML for Workflow, and Rest Workflow Help Please

The documentation on msdn is pure junk if you ask me, for setting up App permissions in a Workflow. Here is the link https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj822159.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-...
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Failure in connecting to SQL Server Workflow Manager Configuration

So I am Configuring workflow manager 1.0 using the wizard. When I test connection of SQL Server Instance, I receive a red error "Failure in connecting to SQL Server". I am using "machine name\instance ...
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Initiation Form Error - Length of property is limited

I am really hoping that someone here either has run into this issue, or has a suggestion for me. I created a workflow to simply create a link to a document in a separate list when it is uploaded into ...
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SP 2010: Collect Feedback Workflow - Word Doc Doesn't Open

I've created a Collect Feedback workflow using the default template included with SharePoint 2010. My library contains a Word doc created with Office 2010 and Track Changes has been enabled on the ...
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Access Version History and Approval from Word Macro

Our word document templates include a table that includes a version history and a second table with the list of approvers of the document. I would like to populate these tables from a VBA macro that ...
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Error : <nativehr>0x80131904</nativehr><nativestack></nativestack>] Microsoft.SharePoint.Library.SPRequestInternalClass.DeleteWorkflowAssociation

In SharePoint 2010 I am trying to remove a workflow association from a list. When I go to Workflow Settings -> Remove a Workflow -> Remove -> Click OK I get the following error: [COMException (...
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State machine workflow delay problem

I have a state machine workflow (see below) When i start the workflow first log is made. By debuggging, the Debugger does not step into the delay. The workflow completes always, BUT the second log ...
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Is it possible to deploy custom workflow activities to Office 365

Is it possible to deploy SharePoint 2013 style custom workflow activities and deploy it to Office 365 environment as sandboxed solution? Or maybe, it is possible to deploy it as an app and use it in ...
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Unable to get the list of all SP2010/SP2013 Work Flows (OOTB and SPD) which are associated with a List using CSOM

We came across an issue while pulling the workflow associations of lists, CSOM and Splist.WorkflowAssociations will not list the workflows created through SPD and attached to list. If anyone faced ...
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SPO Content Type Inheritance and Copying Content between Lists and Sites

Let's imagine I got 2 sites on SPO as follows: /sites/sales /sites/projects Let's also imagine I would have 3 content types (in content type hub) with the following inheritance Case Offer ...
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How can I retrieve the AD account name for an email address using a sharepoint workflow

I am currently working on a list that will display contact information. I would like to set things up so that someone can just past several email addresses into a list (in the datasheet view), after ...
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Creating sharepoint 2013 workflow in designer

I am new to topic of creating workflows in Sharepoint. What I would like to achieve is creating a workflow that acts as following: It starts automatically upon adding new item to document library (...
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Start a task process (Get user)

I am using "start a task process" to generate an approval task. The task is assigned to several users (so "assign task" is not an option) but is configured so that the first response is the good one. ...
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List Item to Discussion Board make title “ID_.000”

I have a workflow setup to create a Discussion Item on a Discussion Board when a new Item is made in another list. It works as expected, except that it sets the title of the discussion item to "ID_....
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Migrate Workflow Manager 2013

Anyone can provide an official article / good resource on how to migrate SharePoint 2013 workflows from one farm to another?
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Workflow with two email reminders

Here is scenario I'm trying to solve, but I have failed so far. I'm using SharePoint Online form Office 365. with SharePoint Designer 2013. First day every month users in security group shout get ...
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Transform list item in Create New Item workflow

I have a workflow that creates a new list item in List B when a new item is added to Liast A. I use a simple Create Item in ____ (Output to Variable: Create) workflow. I want to change the value of ...
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List does not exist when trying to startworkflowonlistitem from CSOM

Using SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 Standard. I believe this is an issue with permissions. When trying to start a workflow on a staging server, the following exception happens (as shown in ...
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Create CV ( Curriculum vitae ) based on mysite properties - workflow / timerjob?

What's the best way to automatically create a CV based on users mysite? We've thinking of placing all the properties we need in the mysite properties, and then create a CV in word and just map ...
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Approval workflow issue

I have created a simple approval workflow with 2 stages for a document library. User A will approve and then the approval has to go to User B User A is receiving a mail and editing the document and ...
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Sharepoint workflow 2010 - document versioning - Content type - field do not get updated

I've got a custom list with a CT (master list). When creating a new list item a workflow kickes in and creates a new document based on a CT in another document library. Problem is when I update a ...
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Multiple Approvers on one Document Set

I'm looking to create an approval workflow on a document set which can have multiple approvers. I know how to approve one document in the set at a time or approve the entire set at once, but how can I ...
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Promote People Picker from Infopath to Sharepoint

I wanted to promote a people picker field in my Infopath form to Sharepoint column. I know that we couldn't promote people picker(group) to SP as people/group column. So, I only promote the Person:...
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Sharepoint designer workflow does not automatically start for first list item insert

SharePoint designer workflow does not automatically start for first list item insert. Second item inserted start workflow automatically. What is the problem?
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Set Dynamic Approvers in Approval Workflow

I need to implement an approval workflow on a list. Whenever a form is submitted, several Managers need to approve it. The selection of managers is based on a multiple selection box where users select ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow internal status goes to Canceled with a System.FormatException

I am running a workflow attached with task pages. The workflow has been designed in visual studio 2012. After completing the first task page, the internal status of the workflow will change to ...
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How to put line break on Three state work flow body in SP2010?

How to put line break on Three state work flow body in SP2010 ? Is it possible to put line break on email body of three state work flow. If yes how can I do that?. I tried below: <<br>&...
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Foundation 2010 workflow not starting automatically(not a system account)

Does anyone have any suggestions how to fix a workflow would not be starting automatically? This is NOT a system account (just a regular user with contribute permissions to list). This is a ...