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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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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Reoccuring Events in Calendar

I am trying to design a workflow which will create a task list based on calendar entries in a SharePoint calendar. When a new calendar event is created, a task is create with this. For single events ...
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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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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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How to send email to people from choice column with multiple selections

I would like to choice people from choice column with multiple selections and then send email to these people by using workflow SPD. Can I do it? I use SharePoint Foundation
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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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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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Workflows Stopping and detaching themselves from Items : AutoStart Workflow: System.ArgumentException

We have a number of worflows on numerous list's, and they have recently detached them selves from the list , by that i mean that they no longer appear in the workflows area. Also they have stopped and ...
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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?
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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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Possible to pause for less than 1 minutes for SharePoint Workflow?

I was wondering if it is possible to have my workflow wait for less than 1 minutes (e.g. 30 seconds?)
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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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Get the current user interacting with a site workflow

I have a SP 2010 state machine Site workflow with lots of custom InfoPath forms. In some cases I need the user that's interacting with the workflow (many users can interact with the Workflow, not ...
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Prevent workflow field column from being added

I've got a few lines of code which programmatically add a workflow to a list content type. This works ok, but it also automatically adds a column to the default view of this list. I don't want that to ...
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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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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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Where is the mistake in workflow?

I have the following issue. To make the automatization of the process I need to fix the date & time for each process step. First I used the calculated column but it didn't work. I found suggestion ...
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Creating Document with workflow: The file test.docx cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents

I have a document library with two custom content types. If I use the web interface and choose New Document -> MyCustomType the document template opens up and I can create and modify the document and ...
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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 ??