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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Did my workflow run on item changed or item creation?

Is there any way of identifying if my SPD (2010) workflow was initiated by item creation or by item modification? I don't want to split the workflow into two as 99% of the workflows would be ...
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Workflow logic for multiple-approval process

I have the need to create a workflow that will begin when a user submits an infopath form to a document library. Some fields will be extracted from this form to build the workflow. Steps: Notify the ...
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Populate field value from a look up with the same index as another column

I know the title may be confusing, but I'm not sure how to word it better. I have a column from which my users will select an value in a look up table. Based on what they have selected, I want a ...
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SharePoint 2010 and WF 4.0

Does anyone know if there are any plans to upgrade SharePoint 2010 to use WF 4.0, for example in a service pack? Or do we have to wait for the next version of SP? in 2013?
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Workflow not firing for new documents uploaded to a document library

I have a doc lib that has several meta fields in it. I have a workflow that processes the doc based on these fields. Everything runs fine when the doc already exists in the library. If we add a new ...
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Automatically notify Admin when a Workflow fails

I need a function whereby an alert notification is sent automatically to Admin & List owner when a workflow is failed or not started or stops in between. Any help ??
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Best method for sending a reminder based on expirty date

I have a document library which has a field for 'expiry date'. This field is not mandatory and is used for our Legal team to identify if the contract is close to expiring. The Legal team would like ...
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Easiest way to start SharePoint workflows on a bunch of list items in SharePoint 2007?

Right now I've created a few SharePoint Designer workflows in SharePoint 2007, I need to start them all up for each existing list item at (more or less) the same time. I'm not terribly worried about ...
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Unable to update field with SP Designer 2010 workflow

I currently have a quite a simple workflow on a library that has a simple content type. I have created a SharePont Designer 2010 workflow that updateds a list item value based on whether or not the ...
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Execute a batch file from the sharepoint designer workflow?

is there a way to execute the batch(*.bat) file from a sharepoint designer workflow? I've a specific column in the sharepoint list, a batch file should be executed whenever the value of the field ...
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Suggestions for SharePoint event attendee management

I want to manage attendees attending a number of events in SharePoint. The idea I have, and I believe IW site is the same, is to: Create a list for events - basic custom list. Create a list for ...
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Difference Between Sequential Workflow & State machine workflow?

What is the difference between Sequential Workflow and Stater machine workflow? What context should I take account to when choosing one of them?
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Handling workflow errors

Environment: 2013 Enterprise, Workflow Server on WFE, SPD 2013 This seems like a pretty simple question coming from a programming background, but I just can't find any information on it. When ...
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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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Workflow to move an item from one list to another

I have two lists one is "to do tasks" and other one "completed tasks" Can we create a workflow so that when the users change the status of the Task to “Completed” or "% Column" to 100% the task get ...
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Export SPD List Workflow to Visual Studio 2010

is it possible to export a SPD List associated workflow into a .wsp-Package for further editing in Visual Studio 2010? Since it is possible with reusable workflows i wanted to know whether it is ...
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SPD Workflows upgrade from 2007 to 2010 fix

Our company has several large SharePoint farms that are migrating over time. As a result of the upgrade, our URL's will change. Our technology group has said that any workflows created in Designer ...
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SharePoint Workflows not Sending Emails to Task: Created By

I did a SharePoint workflow according to this article: http://www.informationworker.co.za/blogs/mirror/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=873 and it does everything except send the email. How can I get this or ...
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Overwrite version from a workflow

Is it possible to overwrite a current version of a document from a workflow? I need to update some fields in a list but when I update the fields versioning kicks in and changes the version number. I ...
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Visual Studio 2013 - Workflow debugging prerequisites failed to complete

I am experiencing an issue with debugging SharePoint 2013 Workflows in a SharePoint App solution: Has anyone encountered this error?
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Design Workflow that Emails People in Assigned To (Except for Created By)

We have a custom list that tracks work tasks in our department; we track our own work and use it to assign work/tasks to other colleagues. I have a people/groups column called AssignedTo and need a ...
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How to prevent user profile error?

I've configured a new user profile service application and synchronisation service too, which I have also ran and can see it says there are 128 User Profiles. Also, under 'Manage User Profiles' I can ...
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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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How to handle “e-mail message cannot be sent” error

I have a workflow that uses a SendEmail activity, then moves on to some other work. If I get this error below (because the smtp server is down for some reason): The e-mail message cannot be sent. ...
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Is it possible for a Workflow to wait until a certain time was reach before it do something else?

From my understanding, there is a workflow in SharePoint 2007 called wait until item is updated. May I know if there is a workflow that is can do like wait until this time is reached (where this time ...
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How to setup workflow that would run only when a certain field is changed to particular value only

I am trying to setup a workflow for a datasheet list that would send an email when a field in an item is changed to particular value and only once – not when you change any of the other fields. This ...
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If my workflow errors out, can I roll it back to before the latest event activity?

I would like to be able to recover long-running workflows, analyze the fault and maybe deploy a new package that handles the error gracefully. I can't do it if the workflow just up and dies on me.
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How to authenticate BDC to the external system?

I'm using the following tutorial to define a workflow on a SharePoint list to create an element in and external List. When the workflow action tries to create the item in the external list, it fails ...
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How do I associate Workflows to SharePoint 2010 External Lists?

I've read that you can't associate workflows to SharePoint 2010 external lists but that there are workarounds for doing it. What do those workarounds involve? Can I do all of it in the Sharepoint ...
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Problems with “Pause Until Date” activity in SPD-created workflows

I have a workflow and I'm trying to send an email when an item is added or updated from a calendar list. I tried using the Pause Until Date activity as I need to send the email 2 days before the due ...
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Workflow task edit form

I want to add a new button to a workflow task edit form. I want to call this button "Incomplete". The purpose of this button is to mark an item as incomplete instead of rejecting it. If the task item ...
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Copy listitem from one site to another

We have a site with H&S incidents and depending on the division it should get copied/updated to its respective divisional site. I've created work flows with sharepoint designer and managed to ...
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InfoPath form approval custom workflow

sorry if this is a noob question, but I have to start somewhere! I'm working with Sharepoint 2007. I have a custom content type, Room Booking Event. When one is created, I want to start a workflow ...
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Using Email to trigger SharePoint workflow

We are currently designing a system to handle help desk functionality. One of the things we want to do, is to allow a user to send an email, that will trigger the creation and start of a workflow. ...
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SharePoint 2013: Check Workflow status programmatically (javascript)?

I need to be able to get the status of a SharePoint workflow 2013 using javascript. My goal is to start in a loop for all selected items synchronously a workflow. For that I will check if the started ...
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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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Assign ID of workflow created list to lookup field

Hi I'm trying to find a solution to my logic process below, I'm new to workflows. Current Scenario: I create itemA in ListA. Workflow then creates itemB in ListB. I then open itemA and assign ...
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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 ...
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The option for the Sharepoint 2013 workflow platform is not available because the workflow service is not configured on the server

I am trying to create a workflow with sharepoint designer and the new sharepoint 2013 workflow option, however I got this: The option for the Sharepoint 2013 workflow platform is not available because ...
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SharePoint 2013: Solution or App?

Hej there I have been developing some SP2007 and 2010 solutions in the past but got a new project a customer requested. A approval and publishing process for a specific type of word document (some ...
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Back Up and Restore List with Retention of Workflow Status on SharePoint 2010 Site

I have a list in SharePoint 2010 web site with a simple workflow to test the possibility of back-up and restore of the list while retaining the status of work flow. The list currently has only ID and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Modify Approval Status Value

I am sending an email through workflow and would like to indicate the Approval status. For example, I want the email to look like this: Your request has been Approved by the Administrator. OR ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Configuration Error (Authentication)

I am a newbie when it comes to server configuration and maintenance. I installed a copy of SharePoint 2013 for evaluation purposes and got everything up and running okay, but have run into issues ...
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Approval workflow doesn't work SharePoint 2013

I'm trying to set up a knowledge base using enterprise wiki pages in SharePoint 2013. Now I'm trying to set up a workflow: Newly created or edited wiki pages have to be approved by the administrator ...
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Powershell script to retrive all the customization done on sharepoint site

How to write a powershell script which will display the customization done on a sharepoint site - customizations like custom features, custom workflows, custom site def, infopath form etc...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow runtime doesn't work?

I have a problem when I try to start a Workflow 2013 in SharePoint Server 2013. I believe the error is related with permissions, but I cannot be sure. Here is the error message in the log: ...
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Dynamic content in SharePoint Workflow Email

i've got a Workflow which starts when a specific column has been updated. It basically just sends an Email to the requester. Quite straighforward. Im struggling to insert a dynamic text inside the ...
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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 ...