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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Why is Workflow sending Emails even when Status is Complete and %Complete = 100%?

We have a user that is receiving the Task assigned to emails about once a week. He is listed in the CC field of the emails (I think this indicates he created the list entry for which the Workflow is ...
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How can I display list item data on a workflow initiation form?

I have a master list (Projects) containing all the data about the projects my clients' employees (technical writers) are working on. When it's time for the writers to grab sign offs on the project ...
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Document library item - send email by workflow on insert

I have a separate form that interacts with users. The form prompts them for data, and this is put into a separate SharePoint document library. The Columns for the document library are Name ...
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Workflow made in designer not working in Production

I've made a workflow in Designer which I invoke trough code in Visual studio. The solution is working fine in my Development machine, but when I implement to the production I get an error: Object ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow replaces special characters from Rich Text Field with garbage

We are trying to build a very simple workflow so blog post users can email their posts to specific users/groups. The workflow should be pretty simple, just grabbing the body from the list item and ...
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Attach ListItem to TaskItem

I've created a custom approval worfkflow for an listitem. Now I need to see the values of the item in the taskitem. So I think one way would be to attach the ListItem to the TaskItem. Does anybody ...
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How do I split a 2007 sharepoint collection that has a large number of SPD Workflows

Our site collection is growing rapidly and we would like to split it into a number of new collections. Our concern is that when we secure a number of sites and recover them into the new collection, ...
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Username() in infopath form return empty string on sharepoint workflow form

I have an infopath form loaded as an initiation/association form for a sharepoint workflow. I added a text field wich I want to be prefilled with the current user username. I'm using username() to get ...
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Copying a globally reusable workflow in SP Designer loses form task fields and InfoPath rules

In SP Designer, I copied a globally reusable workflow in order to make it only reusable (not global) so I can save it as a template solution .wsp to move it to another farm. The problem is that the ...
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How can an InfoPath form get the Claims of the user who is logged in to SharePoint?

We have a document library that contains a list of proposals (InfoPath Forms). Users log in through SharePoint using Claims (Forms Auth, via an Extranet) who are from various organizations. The ...
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Notify user when question is answered

I have a list for frequently asked questions that anybody can submit an item to. There already is a workflow set up to notify the approvers when an item is submitted so they can approve it. But, they ...
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Setting approvers on SPWorkflowAssociation using AssociationData

I'm trying to programmatically configure the out of the box Approval workflow on a document library using the following code: SPWorkflowTemplate workflowTemplate = ...
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Saving workflow as template and importing to another site collection is not working

I've created primitive reusable workflow (with the only action log to history list) using SPD 2010. Under option Pick a base content type to limit this workflow to I leave All content types. After ...
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InfoPath Workflow; GroupID, Error Message: Group cannot be found

I have created an InfoPath form workflow in designer. It is a simple workflow which uses the "Collect data from user" task. It requires that the user supply a choice: "Approve" or "Reject", and select ...
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Workflow on List Form - The Wrong Approach?

I am running SharePoint 2010 Enterprise. I am relatively new to SP. What I want to do is create a form for my Publishing Site for authenticated users to fill out. I want the form to behave like any ...
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Error when trying to send email from sharepoint 2010 workflow

When I try to send an email from a workflow I get the famous error "The e-mail message cannot be sent. Make sure the outgoing e-mail settings for the server are configured correctly". I have added the ...
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Missing OOTB Enterprise Workflow Templates

I am using a SharePoint 2010 Enterpise server, with the Norwegian language pack installed. The issue that I am having is that some of the standard OOTB workflows (within the Workflow feature) are ...
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OWSTIMER takes up to 95% of RAM Memory - Server goes slow

I am running sharepoint server 2010 with 8GB RAM. I have a SP Designer Workflow running on my portal. The server used to respond but now when users try to hit the URL they get an error message. I ...
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Canceling Workflow (Task Process) from Infopath

I have a workflow (in SP2010) Task Process that I need to be able to cancel. I had a parallel action in the "When the Task Process Is Running" that checked for Item deletion or a field change. Run ...
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How to remove autogenerated columns created by designer worflow?

I create reusable worflow in SharePoint designer, Everytime I modify the workflow and attach it to the library a new column for the workflow is being created. They are not even shown in library ...
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Workflow in 1st List controlling items in the 2nd List - Possible?

May I know if it is possible to create workflow in the 1st list that control items in the 2nd List?
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How do I list what workflow tasks are pending for a specific user programmatically?

I'm trying to write an application page that will list the pending workflow tasks for the logged-in user. Is there an object in the SharePoint model I can query to give me a list of the pending tasks ...
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Is it normal to see the heavy load message before most workflows start?

Is it normal for this message Due to heavy load, the latest workflow operation has been queued. It will attempt to resume at a later time to occur before most workflows starts?
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Cannot edit Initiation Form of Designer Workflows with InfoPath

I've got a reusable SP Designer workflow in SharePoint 2010, and I'm trying to edit the Initiation Form for it. I can open the workflow within SP Designer, click the form, and it opens in InfoPath. I ...
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Triggering a Workflow When a Folder is Created and not A File?

I'm new to workflows, so please excuse the novice question. I set up a workflow on a document library configured to send an email when a new item is created. When I create a new document in this ...
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Custom Workflow Activity - Solution does not exist

I've created a custom Workflow Activity, per the instructions at http://www.wictorwilen.se/Post/Sandboxed-workflow-activities-in-SharePoint-2010.aspx. I created my custom action, and I deployed it ...
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Is it possible to programmatically invoke a workflow on external list items?

Is it possible to invoke a workflow on an external list programmatically and pass parameters into the workflow? Is there an example using SharePoint 2010?
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Why is this workflow to create a document from a custom content type just creating a blank document?

I have a document library with a custom (document) content type set as default (the only content type), and I've edited the template to use columns to populate the document. When I create a new ...
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Getting started with Workflows in SharePoint 2010

I'm a starting sharepoint developer asked to implement the following scenario in sharepoint 2010. We're a bit lost on the best approach to get started.. I'm really struggling to find the best practise ...
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Moving Workflow History

Has anyone ever tried to move a subsite to a new site collection and keep the workflow history? It seems a standard export/import ignores this list, even more advanced tools such as CopyMove, Codeplex ...
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Workflows stuck 'in progress' when moved to SharePoint farm environment

We have developed a number of custom approval workflows in Visual Studio 2008. They basically create task and work through a 2 stage approval process, once a task is completed, it generates new tasks ...
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sharepoint workflow rest api add role assignment exception

I develop a workflow and i want to grant unique permission on item in list using sharepoint rest api ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow to automatically trigger another workflow to start

I have a workflow (1) that takes values from an infopath form and upates those values to a list called Employees. On the employees list I have another workflow (2) that is set to run when an item is ...
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Create Workflow programmatically

I'm about to create a custom workflow editor application for creating, configuring and publishing basic SharePoint 2013 List workflows. I've found this A new and interesting feature of the ...
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Default Approval Workflow 'This task could not be updated at this time'

I have set up the default 2010 approval workflow on our 2013 systems. The workflow works perfectly apart from an error which is given when a document is approved/rejected. When a user accepts from ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Tasks and Outlook

I'm trying to find a way to have the 'Open this task' button in Outlook when a task notification from a SharePoint 2013 Workflow is sent to a user. We have been working on upgrading our SharePoint ...
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Workflow column does not appear

An out-of-the-box SP2010 Approval Workflow has been created to a list. The workflow works fine and workflows have successfully been created by end users (non-admins). However, now we noticed that ...
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Workflow lookup over another site

Is there any way to look up items from a soap data source in a workflow with sp 2010? I have a site (Organization) contains a sub site (Departments) and this sub site contains many other sub sites ...
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Impersonation as Site Owner, workflow is cancelled when setting

Good day. We have a simple list workflow that uses Impersonation to give Contribute Rights to a user via Replace Contribute Item. The workflow is created by our site Collection Admin. So when i ran ...
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workflowAssociation not displaying workflow

I have created a feature. In the FeatureActivated event I am creating some lists. I am then trying to attach a custom workflow to one of the created lists. However when I do this the workflow history ...
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How to send email to a specific list item

Is there a way to for a user to reply to a workflow(generated on create item) email and make that email content attach to that particular list item? This list is a issue tracking list and part of a ...
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Workflow: Current Item Url

I have a site set up with a workflow that sends mail with a link to a task. We use alternate access mappings in order to access this site across the company. My issue is that in my workflow, ...
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Workflow Error: “An error has occured in [the name of my workflow]”

I am facing following Workflow error: "An error has occurred in [the name of my workflow]" i.e. Workflow is giving "Error Occurred" in the status field. Usually when I go to the workflow page ...
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Prevent changing of approvers list in approval workflow in SharePoint 2010

In SharePoint 2007, the OOTB document approval workflow had an option “Allow changes to the participant list when this workflow is started”. This option has disappeared in the 2010 OOTB approval ...
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Retrieve associated tasks from custom workflow activity

I created an custom workflow activity specified here: SPWeb.GetListItem returns null in custom workflow activity Now I need to know the user who last updated the associated workflow task. Before my ...
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SharePoint Approval workflows being cancelled [closed]

In our 2007 MOSS environment we have started seeing an intermittent problem with approval workflows being cancelled. This seems to be random and only started happening a few weeks ago. I cannot see ...
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OnWorkflowItemChanged not firing when using SPListItem.Update()

I am experiencing a very weird behavior: After using SPListItem.Update() the OnWorkflowItemChanged is triggered (so the title is misleading), but sends the workflow into a sleep state it never wakes ...
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How to find a file with name = X in a SPList

Looking for recommendations. Have a file in a document library with name x.txt. In a workflow code behind, I need to get the file to read its contents. What is the best/most efficient way to do ...
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sharepoint designer workflow

I need to do the following Create a site workflow that will: Check the folder creation date in a document library If the folder is older than 30 days, move the folder somewhere. Questions: Can ...
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Create a workflow in SharePoint

I am new to the SharePoint technology. I need to create a workflow when a new document has been uploaded to the document library, it should fire an email to a particular user. How to do this?