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 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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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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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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Workflow SP 2013 - Cannot retrieve a UserMulti Field value

I'm developing a SharePoint-hosted App with a workflow working with a List that contains a UserMulti Field. I'm currently trying to retrieve this field value to a variable with a ...
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workflow on all documents in a document set

Using SharePoint Designer 2010, I was wandering if it is possible to some how retrieve all of the documents inside a document set? I eventually want a workflow to run against all of these documents ...
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Comma is being appended to values when adding new item to list through C#

I have a custom web part form which takes a few values from text boxes and adds the new row to a list. The problem is that when I click 'save', the values are being saved but some fields like ...
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Workflow doesn't create tasks anymore

I created a custom workflow via copy&modify of the OOB feedback workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. When the workflow is started there are usually tasks created for every participant of the ...
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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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Why is my SPD 2010 workflow running twice?

I've got a support case for a client, and they have a super simple workflow on a list. It simply sends an email to a user from a person field, whenever an item is added to the list. The client ...
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Set Hyperlink Field Using SPD 2010 Workflow

I've been doing a LOT of research to try to figure out how to do this, but nothing is working. I have a column named "Update Item" that I want to be a link to start a workflow. I have workflow setup ...
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Monitor Document Downloads in SharePoint Foundation

Afternoon, Is there a way to monitor/audit who downloads files in SharePoint Foundation either using something out of the box or by creating a workflow? Thanks in advance Steve
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Workflow and Associated Task Form Names

I have question regarding the InfoPath Forms that autogenerated by the Workflow Tasks. I was wondering if it is possible to give these forms more meaingful names. The current problem example: If I ...
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SharePoint workflows and [OptionalField]

Our business processes changed, and now we want to add some pretty important functionality to a series of long-running workflows written using Visual Studio. This involves adding several fields to the ...
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Debugging SharePoint Designer Workflow

I have email workflow in a SharePoint site. I created it using sharepoint designer. It sends an email whenever an item in list is created or modified. It was working fine few days before.Now,I have ...
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Trigger a workflow when user added to permission group

I'm not sure if this is even possible so here goes: I have a calendar list. After creation of the list I will add a choice field to the list in an event receiver where the choices will be the email ...
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Why is a workflow, which is associated with a content type, not associated with a document of that content type?

We have Sharepoint 2010 and MS Word 2007. I have the three default workflows (Collect Feedback, Approval, Collect Signatures) associated with a content type based on the document content type. When ...
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Automatically change the Outcome of a Task [How To?]

Here is my situation: I am working on a workflow (in SharePoint Designer) that is triggered when a new task is created. In some cases, I need to automatically complete a task via my workflow. To ...
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Return to same view after starting workflow

I've created a custom action to start a workflow created with SharePoint Workflow Designer. When use the action, the workflow's initation form appears. Problem is when I click "Start" in the ...
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Trouble copying a folder with a workflow

I'm using a "display" flag for people to only see what they care about, when display is set to "no" i just copy the item to a different list and remove it from the original list. I am using a ...
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How to deploy a workflow as part of a site definition?

We have a customer that will be creating many sites based on a site definition. The sites include a list. We would like to connect a workflow to that list such that the workflow starts whenever a new ...
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Running declarative workflows under system account

I have an InfoPath form that starts a workflow (on item created). The business requirement is that after submission form must be read-only (no changes to the initial request can be made). However ...
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Conditional formatting in SharePoint Workflow Email

I have an issue where I have several check boxes (yes/no) on a form that my users fill out. Once they submit the form, it fires off a workflow to request work be done by the IT department. In the ...
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Is there any way to run a workflow on site creation?

In our SharePoint online environment we have an app that provisions new sites. My problem is that this app is developed by an external company and it is not easy to get access to the code (due to ...
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SPD Workflows (No Coding) are excruciatingly slow on SP 2013, But, Fast on SP2010 - How to improve?

We have SharePoint 2013 environment enterprise edition, and a deployed Workflow Manager server. All our servers have very powerful resources (CPUs & RAMs) Our SPD Workflows (No Coding) are ...
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HTML to plain text

Does anybody know a way to convert an HTML text to plain text in a workflow? I tried using wildcards, but so far no success. To better explain: I have an html text in a column and I want to have a ...
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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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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 get value of a column before it was changed [closed]

In SharePoint designer or Nintex workflow is it possible to check what the value of a list column was before it was updated? I need to perform certain operation based on the early values. In ...
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2013 Workflow - Clearing a field

Using SP2013, SPD2013, 2013 Workflow I'm building some workflows that, at various stages, need to clear the data from a field. In this case it is a "Person or Group" field. The way I'm trying to do ...
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How to update a list item's Workflow Status field?

I have created an Approval field for my list programmatically: var fieldName = mylist.Fields.Add("Approval", SPFieldType.WorkflowStatus, false) see this msdn article Now I want to add list item ...
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Cannot trigger List Workflow with an item created by workflow (SP 2013 Online)

I cannot seem to trigger a list workflow using items created by another workflow. The items are created as me, not System Account. When I create an item manually through the browser it works fine. ...
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Create a SPD 2010 Workflow To Check, Verify Date, and Delete an Empty Folder

I am trying to find out if there is a way to create a workflow (SPD 2010) for a Document Library that will delete an empty folder from the library if it has been empty for more than a specific number ...
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I'm getting an error: Register-SPWorkflowService : The root of the certificate chain is not a trusted root authority

I installed SP Server 2013 and Workflow Manager in one server. When I configure Workflow Manager to work with SharePoint Server 2013 farm (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj658588), I am ...
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Post to NewsFeed using SharePoint 2013 REST services from a workflow with POST method

In SharePoint 2013, workflows we can do a web service call. With this feature we can use SharePoint REST services within the workflow. I want to post to the current users newsfeed from a workflow by ...
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Error while form opening if it is created from SharePoint Designer

I got stuck! :P My goal: New form in source library ====> New form in target library [both web-browser enabled, following Infopath templates] Using "create list item" action within a workflow ...
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Removing Workflow Association on Content type programmatically with push to children

I am required to remove Workflow associations on a content type and from all the child content types deriving from this, as well as the list content types, deriving from the derived. ct - A Site ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Deployemnet from DEV to UAT

I have Sharepoint 2010 DEV and UAT sites. I have made some changes in DEV workflow and I want to deploy the changed workflow to UAT site. I have created the workflow template and saved .wsp file to ...
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“Publishing Portal” vs a “Publishing Site with Workflows”

I am creating a new site and the business hasn't requested anything specific for publishing with workflow needs, so at the moment the default top level site is a Team Site. What is the best practice ...
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Deploying custom SharePoint workflow to production server

I have created a Visual Studio sequential workflow on my test server and also created a custom activity for it. How do I deploy these to the production server (or another server? I created a WSP, ...
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Workflow and Page Content Types

In 2007 I am trying to understand the use of workflows added to page based content types that will eventually live in a page library. If I add a workflow to such a content type then use that content ...
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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 to use custom task activity inside while in visual studio 2010 sequential workflow?

How to use custom task activity inside while in visual studio 2010 sequential workflow? I am using custom task activity which is in replicator activity and this is executed inside while condition . ...
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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 ...