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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How to use HttpSend activity in 2013 workflow

I'm trying to call a .Net (asmx) web service that takes a UTC date and returns the local date. An input to the web service could look like this: 2015-04-30T23:00:00Z The output from this call will ...
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Only send notification when certain items are changed

I have a List with two workflows. One that runs when an item is created/updated, and another that runs daily to perform a calculation. Emails go out when an item is created, updated, and expires. ...
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Best practice for autonumber

What is in SharePoint 2013 on premise the best way to create an autonumber system? It's for an expense note system and it should be nice to have something like 2014/0001. I know there are different ...
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save List workflow as template in sharepoint designer 2010?

I have list workflows on development site I want to move from development to production environment. I can't use the Export to Visio because it says I need to use Save as Template instead. I select ...
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Start Workflow using JavaScript or Ribbon Button

I'm using SharePoint 2010 Foundation. I've developed a SharePoint-Farm Solution and now I want start a SharePoint Workflow clicking a Ribbon Button. I know that with SharePoint Designer I can create ...
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Change item permissions using 2013 workflow

I would like to create a 2013 workflow using Rest api call to break inheritance and change permissions on list items when they are created. This is in a Sharepoint Online environment. Have anyone ...
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Document Upload

Here is what I am trying to do. I have a document library with a column called Manager. When a user uploads a document a workflow kicks off which then fills in the Manager column. This works fine. My ...
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Workflow Manager Configuration Wizard blocked ports

I am running the Workflow Manager Configuration Wizard for Sharepoint 2013 workflows, but I am getting the flowing errors, I can't find anything on Google so I am hoping that someone here knows what ...
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Does SharePoint 2010 support Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0?

I've been reading that SharePoint 2010 does not support Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 (WF4). Is it true??? If yes, does that mean we cannot design WF4 workflows in VS2010 and use them in SP2010? Or ...
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Can I trigger a workflow from a hyperlink in a list?

I'm trying to incorporate functionality in one of my lists that will allow users to submit candidate resumes for open jobs that appear in the list. My initial thought was to just have a hyperlink ...
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Private comments in SharePoint workflows?

I am asking myself if there is a possibility in SharePoint to make comments in the workflow that would be visible only to some authorized users. Let me know should you need further information to ...
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Can I add a start workflow link to a column in a list view?

I would like to add a link directly to a start workflow page in a column so that users don't have to go through several clicks to start a workflow. The link needs to change based on the item ID for ...
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Storing a dynamic variable for Workflow in SPD 2013

I am new to Share Point designer 2013. I would like to Store a value to a variable as follows: Store 'field' in 'Variable'. When compared in SPD 2007, there is "Build Dynamic String" under Actions. ...
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How can I get the status of a Workflow in C#

I need to get the status of a Workflow programatically. Things i tried: item[workflowName] - gave me a "8" altough the workflow is completed (seems to always return 8, I don't know why) (was not ...
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Set list item permissions in Workflow 2013

I've created a workflow inside an "App for SharePoint 2013" project. I need to set special permissions to the curent list item inside this workflow. I read this http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...
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Copy an Attachement from one list to another with SharePoint Designer

I'm having issues copying over an attachment from one list to another via SharePoint designer. I was able to copy over other fields using the Create Item Action in SharePoint Designer. However, the ...
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How does SharePoint store tasks?

I am not very well versed in storage (databases), but how does SharePoint save tasks for multiple people? I understand excel and some Matlab. (note: vertical bars denote row changes) For example, if ...
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SP2010: Use Workflow to move library item into folder

I need my workflow to move library documents into a folder in the same document library. I can copy items, then delete the original item. I'm not seeing how to specify a folder or sub-folder, just the ...
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Approval Workflow - Moving document to a read only document library

I have a document library (doclib1) with an approval workflow attached to it. On approval of a document I need to move the document to a separate document library (doclib2) which is read only and then ...
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How many workflows can a SharePoint 2007 Library / List contain?

What is the maximum workflow can a Library & List in SharePoint 2007 can have? Information in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx mention that SharePoint 2010 can have 15 (...
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How can I avoid automatically starting a workflow?

I created an approval workflow with SharePoint Designer 2010. The workflow starts if a new item has been created in the list. After the item has been approved, this workflow is using the method "Set ...
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Workflow doen's send email to person field

I need to configure a workflow which would send an email on item creation to the user in Person field of that item. So I've opened SPD, created a new workflow on that list, selected Send an Email ...
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Delete more than 1 List item based on Closing date in SPS2013 List

I`ve created a workflow from SPD2013 for SPS2013 List, that will delete the list item based on closing date equals to today. Issue, it does it for the only one item, even though if there are more ...
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Do workflow instances resume after server/service restarts?

SharePoint 2013 Farm / 2010 Workflows I am wondering if running SP workflows resume after a server (or necessary services) restart? For example there is a workflow-action "pause until date" available....
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Distinguish between approved and not approved items (REST api)

I don´t want to ask the same question here again. But to understand the origin of my question this could be helpful (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26054246/sharepoint-2013-fetch-only-last-...
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How to get 'form digest value' to use in REST call?

I am trying to delete a web by calling the REST service from a SharePoint 2013 workflow. The MSDN reference here tells the syntax is like below: $.ajax({ url: "http://<site url>/_api/web", ...
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Suspend and resume SharePoint Online workflow using CSOM - Ecmascript

I have a requirement where the Master user has power to interrupt any workflow and put it on hold and the approvals should be stopped on that workflow until the Master user resumes the workflow. When ...
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Can a workflow be used to update a column's choice field values?

For example, I have a topic column that has 3 choices with the ability for user to "fill-in" their own topic. What i'd like to know is it possible to use workflows (or some OOB functionality) to ...
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SP2013: Do I need to install Workflow manager on WFE or APP server?

I am using SP2013. When I create a workflow in SP designer I do not see the 2013 platform. I need to install it by the Workflow manager. Do I need to install the workflow manager on the WFE or APP ...
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SharePoint 2013 | Content Approval with Workflow does not update approval state

I'm using SharePoint 2013 and I have created a calendar (based on the Standard calendar list template). After that I switched on Content Approval for this calender in the versioning Settings. After ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow: Can't get them to work again

I currently get the error "Invalid JWT token. Could not resolve issuer token" (401 error) when trying to start a new SP2013 Workflow instance. I deleted the WF farm already and recreated it (and re-...
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Event Receiver on SharePoint-hosted Apps

Is it possible to create event receiver or workflow on SharePoint-hosted apps in SharePoint 2013? I have not much knowledge about SharePoint apps. If yes then how to create it... Can we use Remote ...
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Sharepoint designer 2010 doesn't show all fields of current item in workflow

Hi I'm working on a workflow and I'm trying to set a field in the current item to a value calculated. Im trying to do this: Calculate Current Item:GP Instance Run Count plus 1 (output to Variable: ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow Creating New Document Sets

Scenario: We have a document library with document sets configured with some default documents in them. When creating a new Document Set normally, it adds the default documents just fine. We have a ...
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Create list using a Workflow

I have a list of projects called "Project Reference." I want to create a new project list (for project tracking) called "[Project Name] Tracking" when someone adds a new project to Project Reference. ...
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How can I negate a condition in a workflow?

In Sharepoint Designer 2010, how can I negate a "If the file size is between x and y kilobytes" condition? I need an action to be performed if the file is NOT in that file size interval. So far I ...
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How to stop two version a sharepoint designer workflow running at the same time?

I have a SharePoint 2010 designer workflow that is running on change. When I publish a new version of the workflow and the items is edited, I end up with two version of the workflow running. Is there ...
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Can I add a user to a SharePoint Group in a workflow

We need to have a list where contributors request new users to be added to a site. The site owner then needs to approve this request on the list (the users wnat to see the progress of their request as ...
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Write to text file with workflow

I am attempting to write a workflow, that extracts some fields from my list, (the filenames) and write those to a text file, so that I can then merge the pdf documents that are taken from the list. I ...
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Infopath form - New Item - Default Title

Is there a way in SPD to set the default value of the Title field? I want the default value to be CommentXX where XX is the ID of the list item that would be created. I tried using concat("Comment", ...
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How to set Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item using csom

i am associating a custom workflow to a library using csom. How do i select checkbox : Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item using csom.
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Get related item of a task

I am starting workflow for a list item. Workflow creats tasks. How can i get a related item (list item) of a task programmaticaly? SPBuiltInFieldId.WorkflowListId does no work.
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SPD 2013 Workflow

I have a "Team members" multiple person field that triggers an email to the people within the field. I do this by: If field is not empty send email. My question is... If the project manager adds a ...
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How to query person column based on a person column from another list in Workflow?

I have issues retrieving a person stored in one column based on the value (person) in another by workflow (SPD2010) The real scenario looks like this: In the first list we store name of the team ...
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Unable to Execute Workflow on List Items

I created a 2013 workflow in SharePoint Designer which causes news articles to unstick themselves from the top of the news list after 2 minutes (for testing purposes), but I am seeing this error when ...
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sharepoint workflow copy document from one subsite to another subsite document library in office 365

I'm trying to create Designer Workflow to copy document from one subsite A document library to another subsite B document Library. I've tried but unable to done task using SharePoint Designer, is ...
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Trigger SharePoint 2013 site workflow through REST APIs

Any suggestion how to trigger SharePoint online site workflow using REST APIs I'm trying to use: /_api/SP.WorkflowServices.WorkflowSubscriptionService.Current/EnumerateSubscriptions()?Select=Id to ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflows not Associating with List

On my SharePoint site I have 2 collections, '/' and '/sites/dev/'. Everything works properly on the root site, but with with dev site collection any 2013 workflows that I publish are not being ...
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How to Update “Created By” column through workflow?

I am trying to make the Blog comments and discussion replies to be Anonymous. The only way to do this (a simple way) is through hiding the created by column in the view. Is it possible to update the ...
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SP2010: How to automatically check in a document after X amount of time

In SP2010 I'm looking for a way to automatically check in a document using a system account if the user leaves it checked out for X amount of days. I imagine I'll probably have to use a VS workflow ...