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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Custom approval workflow: task isn't obvious

I have a custom workflow that uses the "Start Approval process" action in SP 2010. It fires off whenever a user creates or modifies an event on a specific calendar. The problem is that the approval ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow error report

Is there a standard workflow report in SharePoint 2010, preferable not on Central Admin, which could show per list which workflows are in error or have stopped? Would Appreciate your help
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Update document in another library using SP 2010 workflow

I have a basic workflow that, when manually run, copies a document from one library to another library with the same structure. This works great. What I'm having an issue with is if the document ...
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How to create your own approval custom workflow in spd 2013?

I am using sp 2013. I would like to create some custom workflow in spdesigner. In this workflow I would like to create a task to userA. userA is a "sharepoint user/group column" After userA has ...
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Why I can't active my workflow Feature?

First of all is my website workflow state. The second is my website response when i active my feature. And last one is my register workflow command. I find some more similar questions. But those ...
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Check if SPWorkflow is running

I have a SPWorkflow object and I want to check if this workflow is running. It's a Sandbox solution so I don't have access to SPWorkflow.SPWorkflowStatus. I have tried the following: if ...
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Sending a calendar invite from sharepoint

I would like to create a sharepoint calendar or a page on sharepoint which gives details of various events held in the company. We would like employees to access this page or calendar look at the ...
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How do I have a workflow update/set a field in the current list?

The situation is as follows: I have a library of documents. Each document has a metadata column representing the status of this document with possible choices derived from a look-up column in ...
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Link to a Document Set in a Workflow Email

I am using SharePoint 2010. We have setup Document Sets to collect contracts from Clients. The Document Set name is a short version of the client name (no special characters, etc). On the document ...
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Automatically send an email with list and library attachments

Here is my requirement. I have a custom SharePoint list and Document library. When I add a list item into that custom list it will automatically create a word document in the specified document ...
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checking workflow completed status of item

Hi I have two workflows wf1 and wf2 on one list i've created in visual studio. I need to check from within wf2 if wf1 is completed. (Usually I see not started, in progress and completed) How can i ...
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Retrieve multiple values ​​in a workflow

Here is my problem: I have Two lists: Projects: Project Name Project Manager Project1 Name 1 Project2 Name 2 DevTeams: Project(Lookup) Developer ...
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Prepopulating initiation form with approvers of the workflow from a list

I am using a 2010 workflow template to create a workflow in SP Designer 2013. I am trying to Prepopulate workflow a initiation form with approvers from a SharePoint list based on the person who starts ...
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Access webservice with username/password from workflow in SP2013?

I am using sp2013. I have created some workflow. Is it possible to access some webmethod in a webservice from my workflow? The webservice is on another environment and has a username/password to ...
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SharePoint 2013: How to get workflow status?

I need to be able to get the status of a SP 2013 workflow using C#. I've tried getting the WorkflowManager for the SPSite and calling the GetItemWorkflows, but I never get any results from that. The ...
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Error 404 when Pairing Workflow Server with SharePoint 2013

when I try this in powershell: Register-SPWorkflowService –SPSite "http://spserver2013" –WorkflowHostUri http://spserver2013:12291" –AllowOAuthHttp I get this error: Register-SPWorkflowService ...
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Same item being modified and accessed by workflows simultaneously

A general question, I wonder if the following will cause any issue. There are 2 workflows associated to a list item, both set to trigger on item modified. First workflow updates a field and ...
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Sometimes emails in a workflow never send. No error, says completed

I have several steps in a workflow that will send an email based on the selection of a field in InfoPath. They are bullet points with values assigned to them. All but one of these fire, I can't figure ...
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Cancel running workflows

I need a way to stop 100 running workflows. I know that I can do it manually by clicking the elements in a list and canceling the associated workflow. However, this would take a while, and I can't ...
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SPD - HTML Emails w/ CSS

I've downloaded an HTML template from here http://www.campaignmonitor.com/templates/ and didn't touch the css or any of the parent nodes of the document for that matter. I just sent it as is through ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 - “Unable to load workflow actions from the server…”

I have a few custom workflows created by another developer on my dev sharepoint farm. We recently realized that you can apparently not just migrate these things with the rest of the content in a ...
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Workflow emails don't send

I have a very basic workflow that I added to a list. Basically, I just want to send an email to myself. I created the workflow to send an email and then end the workflow. When I add an item to the ...
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Can't retrieve approval status in Globally Reusable Workflow (Approval - Sharepoint 2010)

For day's i am trying to implement the following in one of the standard, out of the box, Globally Reusable Workflow with Sharepoint Designer 2010: If Current Item:Approval Status not equals ...
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Send an email when a new item is added to a list based on a column value

I am trying to send an email to a user based on a column value. For instance, if the list looks like... +------------------+-----------+ | owner | data | ...
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Complex Approval workflow - start from scratch or use OOTB?

I have a complex approval requirement from my users who would like the approvers to be chosen based on some fields that they have chosen (e.g., if they select Marketing, I find the name in the ...
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I dont see the last version of a reusable workflow in sharepoint designer?

I am using sharepoint 2013. My colleage has created a reusable workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013. I see something strange. I dont see the last version of this workflow in my SharePoint designer. I ...
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Unable to activate List workflow 2013

I am unable to activate workflow feature. it is a list workflow which has assign task activity. This is a approval workflow. but after deployment i am not able to activate it throws the below error. ...
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SP13 Calendar Workflow

I am new to workflows but getting better daily. I am trying to create a workflow for a calendar. I would like for the workflow to operate as follows... when user enters a entry into "Calendar A" I ...
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Workflow erred. After fixing the error, how do I restart at the erring task?

I have a custom SharePoint 2010 sequential workflow, built with Visual Studio. Sometimes the workflow fails; and of those failures, they are sometimes caused by outside factors. When the workflow ...
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The site /sites/DynamicsGPWorkflow could not be created when reinstalling workflow for dynamics gp 2013 on sharepoint

I get The site /sites/DynamicsGPWorkflow could not be created. The following exception occurred: 0x80070057 when reinstalling workflow for dynamics gp 2013 on SharePoint. This occurs at ...
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Can't get DEFAULT Microsoft Template for Association form to work! Reproducible

The default association form template is giving an null reference exception. This is happening with a blank project and on two PCs with Workflow Foundation installed. I've taken a screenshot of every ...
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Randomly: Item does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user

I have a rather curious issue with some workflow tasks. My (state machine) workflow creates a handful of tasks while running. Users interact with the tasks to move the workflow between its states. ...
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Workflow on tasks list will not run on items created by a workflow

I have a globally reusable workflow assigned to the 'tasks' content type that sends an email to remind a user one day before the due date of a task. When an item is manually created inside the tasks ...
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How to get value of a column before it was changed

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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Email doesn't trigger by running a workflow

I got a workflow triggers email alert for an assigned task user and the alert functioned was down once but was fixed by web host. Now the function started working okay on one of our two sites but ...
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Workflow getting Access denied when calling the rest webservice from subsite

i have following problem. I am using SP 2013 Online and i am trying to access some informations from the sub site, like http://[SPOnlineUrl]/SubSite/_api/web/title. But i will always get the annoying ...
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CSOM Workflow API InteropService cannot start new instances of Workflows

On my SharePoint Online site, I have created a SharePoint 2010 Site Workflow through SharePoint Designer. Now, I want to create an instance and start that workflow through the CSOM Workflow API. ...
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Workflow Error: The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more columns for the item require a different type of information

We recently migrated from MOSS 2007 to SP 2010 platform. We have this heavily used SharePoint Designer workflow(500 and more instances per day). (uses infopath to submit data) It is basically an ...
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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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SharePoint solution containing reusable workflow actions (.action4)

This is all Visual Studio related (no SPD). I created a SharePoint 2013 farm solution containing one custom workflow activity (declarative, no code). The solutions is called ...
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Run workflow on list or site - not on item

I would like to run workflow on list or on site. Not on a specific item. Can I do it using only SharePoint Designer 2013?
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Workflow problem

I'm working with an app on Office365 and I want to implement a workflow. After that I configured everything, and did a rebuild I'm getting the following error: Assembly 'System.Drawing, ...
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Pause a custom workflow

Is there any easy way to pause an SPD workflow OOTB? I got a workflow attached to a list and need to update all the items in the list with an additional column, and the workflow is set to start upon ...
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Refresh the page to see changes in list view?

I am using SharePoint 2010. I created a simple workflow. Do I always need to refresh the page in order to see the workflow's progress on the view? For example, I have a workflow that is started when ...
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Set document permission so only uploader can see a document by default

I'm working on a SharePoint 2013 document library which is shared with all of the site users and contains all the documents handled by the system. I have enabled a workflow that follows the company's ...
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SP2010 Custom Workflow Emails - Custom Values

I am modifying the default Workflow emails to make them more relevant to the content types and more user friendly. My question is, in the subject of the email I would like to put: Subject: [Resource ...
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Get the currently logged in user

How can I get the currently logged in user in SharePoint, I tried: SPUser user = null; using (SPSite site = new SPSite(@"siteName")) { using (SPWeb web = ...
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How to upload a review document from a document library workflow task?

I am trying to configure a Sharepoint document library with approve/reject workflow. I understand the workflow aspects and the doc library settings but I can't see an ability for the reviewer to ...
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Workflow cannot find list item when column has blank string

I am working in SharePoint 2010 Enterprise, building a workflow in SharePoint Designer. I have a very simple custom list which has a "Single line of text" column called "ProcessedState". I am trying ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Start Approval Task Process Workflow locks on final task to approve

I've created a workflow on a list using the "Start Approval Process" step. Everything works great for a while, and then the person testing the workflow successfully approves all of the tasks except ...