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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Error in viewing workflow reports

I have a workflow which seems to be problematic and when I run it I get "an error occured during approval". To see more detailed error logs I clicked on 'view wrokflow reports' in the workflow ...
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Starting List Item Workflow using Javascript on custom edit page

I have a custom edit page with some Javascript inserted using a CEWP. From this page I am calling a function to start a list item workflow on the current item being edited. I am using the following ...
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Starting a list workflow with list permissions but without site permissions?

I'm trying to start a list workflow from a user with edit permissions on the list itself, but no access to the site that contains the list. Is there a way to do this? Right now the workflow gets ...
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Include link to task in task notification email body

I am customizing the Email task notification message body in SharePoint Designer and need to include a link to the task. I can get all the pieces of the url except the task list id. I have: [%Task ...
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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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ontaskchanged Error occured

I'm trying to create a simple workflow containing a while in which you can find : createtaskwithcontenttypes while Ontaskchanged completetask When I try to launch the workflow by adding a new ...
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How do I retrieve the Task ID of a task process?

I am trying to retrieve the task IDs of tasks in a task process in order to retrieve their task status. The only field that shows is the task outcome, which doesn't help. How do I get the task ID?
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Workflow Task Process

Is there a way to get the task ID , when using "START A TASK PROCESS" in SP 2013, it works when using "Assign a task process" however. The only reason I have to use this, is because I have dynamic ...
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SharePoint Workflow Error -The given key was not present in the dictionary

I have created a SharePoint 2013 Workflow in Visual Studio 2012. This workflow is activated when a list item is modified. Once the list item modified, the workflow shows as the started. But on ...
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How to start separate discussion over any item in SharePoint?

Some of our users asked for a feature so they can start discussion or asking question over any item in specific place. It means that the Created By is not one of the people to participate in ...
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SP 2013 workflow initiation form people picker

Using a WorkflowInitiationForm in an VisualStudio workflow for SharePoint 2013 I wonder how to get the Information from people picker. Adding to the project the form delivers code examples for string, ...
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Workflow Setting People/Group Field Skipping Values

I have a workflow that sets the value of a person/group field in a document library. The field is set to multiple users/groups. The problem is that the field will skip every other user set by the ...
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How to put line break on Three state work flow body in SP2010?

How to put line break on Three state work flow body in SP2010 ? Is it possible to put line break on email body of three state work flow. If yes how can I do that?. I tried below: ...
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Get Identification/Configuration from server in Workflow

I am working in a system where changes in lists will trigger a workflow, which will call an external system (a Java WildFly/JBoss server). That system will connect to Sharepoint through WebServices to ...
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Rest API for breakroleinheritance gives UnAuthorized Error

I've created workflow for breaking inheritance rule of list item. I am using breakroleinheritance command to break the role using Rest API call by workflow. After breaking the rule, I am assigning new ...
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SharePoint 2013: Hiding workflow column for reusable 2010 workflow

Background: I am trying to implement a site collection retention policy in SharePoint 2013. Unfortunately, Microsoft's implementation is designed for individual libraries instead of as part of a ...
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SharePoint 2013 Lookup field and workflow

I have currently the problem that I can not see in a workflow the additional fields from the lookup colum. Although I see my field lookup, but not the additional fields. Why the whole? I have on a ...
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How do I set workflow which starts when value changes?

I hope someone can help me with my issue I cant manage to solve. I am using SharePoint 2010 and SP Designer to create a workflow. My questions is how can I create a workflow which starts upon status ...
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Accessing Workflow Task ExtendedProperties by name

According to all of the articles I have read, including this one from Microsoft itself -- http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ms520166(v=office.14).aspx, I should be able to access task ...
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Sharepoint designer workflow unstable

I have a problem with custom workflow. It is failing from time to time. Every time when I start the workflow manually, I received the following message: Due to heavy load, the latest workflow ...
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Can You Display 'Related Content' in a Task List?

I would like to be able to display the related content (i.e. from a document library) in a task list that is tied to a 2013 workflow. Is this possible?
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Is there a limit of 5 iterations in a looping workflow? Is it documented somewhere?

I have a "looping" set of workflows, something like this: User creates item in List1, triggering a. The group of workflows then create a number of duplicates of the item in list1 (number of dupes ...
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Create a copy of a List Item in the same List when a List Item is created

In SP Designer 2013 I have created a List Workflow that runs when a new Item is created. I am trying to make it generate a copy of the List item (into the same list) However, it reports an error ...
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Workflow Task Completion Conditions

I would like to prevent a task from being able to check as finished by a user until a specific field on an item in another list is filled . So I add an if statement in the completion conditions of my ...
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Schedule Workflow to run daily

The workflow I have sends an email to a user depending on the number of days left until a document expires (90, 60, 30, <10) in a custom list. Is there a way to schedule a workflow to run at a ...
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Workflow to send email when condition is met

I need to create a workflow which sends an email to a specific manager. I created a WF with the following... What I need is for the WF to send an email only when all the documents have the column ...
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Assign List Item Permissions Using Workflow and List Text Field

Is there a way to use a text field to grant permissions using a workflow? In other words, how would you get a text field to register values that could be used in assigning permissions?
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How Do I Hide (or make read-only) Certain Fields in a Task Form

In my task form, I can't figure out how to hide '% Complete' and/or 'Task Status' without losing the ability to complete the task. I am using a custom content type with only one option, 'Task ...
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Replying to Email from Task List Site

My task process generates an email for the user to whom it is assigned. The 'sent from' address in the email is the site where the task list resides. Is there any way to point a user reply to a ...
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Powershell for workflow not recognizing URL

I have a powershell that kicks off a workflow but my system is not allowing me to run it. The error I'm getting is as follows: Get-SPWeb: Cannot find an SPWeb object with id or URL: xxx.com and site ...
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How to remove workflow associations/subscriptions

Is there any method available in CSOM to delete workflow subscription from site. I tried with WorkflowDeploymentServiceDef.DeleteObject() and WorkflowDeploymentServiceDef.RemoveFromParentCollection() ...
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Workflow Task without action/outcome

I would like to create and assign a task item to a person within a workflow. But the person should not be forced to enter any data or accept the task or anything else. The task should only be an ...
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How to Stop and Restart multiple tasks workflow?

I have 3 workflows: W1 is started on item created; assigns consecutive tasks to users and checks whether each task is completed before it assigns a new one; W2 works on the task list of W1 and is ...
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Workflow Task - Access Denied to User

Using SharePoint Designer I created an OOTB approval workflow using Start Approval Process action. When the user to whom the task has been assigned tries to approve/reject they get access denied. ...
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App Permission requests

I am trying to create a 2013 workflow that uses an App step to break inheritance on a form library and give individual forms unique permissions. I am having problems, and constantly receiving ...
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Workflow Email not Sending

I created a workflow in SPD13 to send a reminder email until task result is changed to "closed". The workflow starts and the notification date is determined by the workflow. However, the workflow ...
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SharePoint Workflow - Parallel Branches not Working as Expected

Last night I had to add a parallel branch to my workflow (see Step7 in my screenshot). I added this because I needed a way for the administrator to be able to reset the workflow easily and this ...
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Change field value from within the workflow email

I'm creating an on-boarding workflow for new personnel. I have a custom form that is filled out by Administrators and it kicks off the workflow. First stop is facilities to create a new badge. The ...
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How to avoid approver manually approve to override a workflow

We are using the OOTB "Approval - SharePoint 2010" workflow to manage a page library. We need every publishing be reviewed by Approver (with log). However, Microsoft come with an funny idea to allow ...
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How can you do task auto approval in SharePoint Designer workflow after their respective due date

I see a thread related here: Sharepoint Workflow - Conditional auto approval One challenge I have that's different is that we are dealing with date context specific scenario. Here's what we want to ...
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SharePoint Workflow with email

I am trying to set up a workflow with two approval stages and email notifications. The approval stages are working fine but the emails are not. What I would like is for emails to be sent when the form ...
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Private comments in SharePoint workflows?

I am asking myself if there is a possibility in SharePoint to make comments in the workflow that would be visible only to some authorized users. Let me know should you need further information to ...
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Initiate workflow on SharePoint 2013 when initiator is granted access only through Active Directory group

Has anyone successfully achieved the following: Using SharePoint 2013, in the browser, create a custom list or library Grant Full Access or Contribute access to this list or library for an Active ...
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Store SP 2013 Work Flow Audit Report in a List or Column in the same List

Has anyone came across any tutorials or links on how to store WF audit reports to a list or in the same list but on a column? I have scoured the net and I am not having any luck in getting the ...
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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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Workflow not updating when republished

When I update my workflow in SPD 2010 and save it and then push publish, the workflow does not run according to the change. I think there is an older version somewhere that is cached. One clue to ...
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Integrated Visual Studio List Workflow from Sharepoint hosted app issue

I am trying to create the integrated visual studio workflows. I am able to create integrated( i.e. accessible in the host web) site workflows but getting error for the list workflows. When I install ...
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Workflow suspended after a while, worked properly at first

I came up with the workflow shown below, which seemed to do the job at first. The purpose of the workflow is to notify via email that a document is about to expire. First, it checks if the ...
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Workflow Should Not Proceed Unless Step1 Is Met

I am a bit of a rookie with workflows. I have a series of steps, including impersonation steps that I only want to run if Step1 condition is met. How do I tell the workflow that the workflow should ...
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Workflow Look up Multiple Entries from SharePoint List

I have an Infopath form library where one of the fields is a repeating string bound to a Multiple Selection List Box. The user can select one or more of the items from the list. That List Box is ...