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 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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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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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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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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How can I use approval workflow to reject changes of any existing list item?

I've been creating reusable workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. You can see a screenshot of the workflow code by clicking on the below link. My custom approval Worfklow code image I tried ...
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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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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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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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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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Installing Workflow manager 1.0 in a Sharepoint 2013 SP1 Windows Server 2012 R2 Environment

After completing the installation and configuration of Workflow manager I try the register-spworkflowservice cmdlet: Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite "http://env-utv-sp/sites/selvbetjening" ...
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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 ??
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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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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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Missing 'Workflow Association Form' from SharePoint 2010 templates in VS2010

I am trying follow a tutorial on creating a Workflow using VS2010: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee231590.aspx However under the section 'Adding an Association Form to the Workflow', I need ...
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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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This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited, when due date is passed

I am using sharepoint 2010. We have 2 differant endusers. Users from domainA and users from domainExternal. We have a document library with a workflow. This workflow is creating a task. This task has ...
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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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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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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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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 ...