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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Workflow to copy field between lists

I have 2 lists: "General information"(contains field "Current kilometers"(number), "Registration number") "Maintenance" (contains field "Kilometres"(number), "Registration Number"(lookup) ) I ...
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Unable to Create a Workflow in SP administration

Goal: Use a one of OOB:s workflow that is included in the SharePoint 2013 Problem: I retrieve a error message that says "The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of ...
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Start Workflow programmatically from timer job

I want to start a SharePoint 2013 workflow from C# code. The code is executed when a timer job runs. I have the following snippen which works perfectly in "normal" sharepoint code but not when the ...
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Assign tasks to multiple users using workflow without Visual Studio

My requirement is, we want our employees to read the document whenever the administrator asks them too. For this I can manually start a workflow against a document. The problem is, I can only create ...
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Start a workflow when specific column is modified

I am creating a workflow for sending mail on column password change. Mail will be send only if password column value is changed. New password can be anything. so how to set up condition for this in ...
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SharePoint 2013 | Content Approval with Workflow does not update approval state

I'm using SharePoint 2013 and I have created a calendar (based on the Standard calendar list template). After that I switched on Content Approval for this calender in the versioning Settings. After ...
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Error when automatically starting workflow

My workflow is set to automatically start when an item is created or changed. However, I automatically get "Error Occurred." If I manually start it, it works just fine. My workflow history seems to ...
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Error Occured in progress state

I am using SharePoint 2010 Designer. I have two workflows. The primary one checks for dates and then sends out a reminder email and then triggers the second workflow. The second workflow waits until ...
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Workflow If/Else getting skipped

In SP2010, this workflow is triggered when I create or edit an item in a list. If Current Item:ID equals (other list):ID Set Comments to Blah Else Set Comments to Humbug I'm sure that's not ...
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Why SPListItem.Update doesn't trigger workflows?

I have a workflow with Start Option "Start workflow automatically when an item is changed" and I have code that execute SPListItem.Update(), but this update doesn't force workflow to run execution. ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow - Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features'

When I deploy my workflow.. I get the following error... Any idea what Can be causing this? Error 10 Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': ...
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Edit & Add Items 2 corresponding lists

I have two lists: a list of contacts & a schedule list that pulls phone numbers, etc from the contacts list. I need to be able to add an item (schedule a time) on the schedule list & be able ...
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SP2013 - Tasks updating automatically. Can't figure out why

So we have a homegrown IT request system built off of out-of-the-box lists and SPD workflows. The idea is that a user submits an IT request (request list), a workflow (on the request lists) gets ...
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Workflow to send E-mail when a list item is updated

I am trying to create a workflow for a list where in if one of the current items value is modified a E-mail should go to the person who has create a list item. below is what I have tried. Please ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow copy element from one list to another

How to copy by workflow creating element in one list to another list. I can run a workflow, but manualy. I push a tick on "Start workflow automatically when an item is created", but it don't work.
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How to force SharePoint tasks to be editable by “Assigned To” only?

I am creating task using visual studio workflow 2013, when user uploaded document we starting workflow which create task for group. But current logged in user is not member of that group. Then also he ...
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How to get item created in Sharepoint Designer 2010 workflow

Here is the setup. I create an item in my Sharepoint Designer 2010 workflow, which is output (the id I believe) to variable CREATE. I then want to send an email to a user where the URL of created ...
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Show User List in Cell Value of Excel App

I had created an app using Import Excel SpreadSheet. I have one column named as "User" in the list. I want whenever any user add the record in the list, for "User" column it should show list of ...
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SP13: Calendar Conflict Check

I am working in SharePoint 2013 and seeking a way to add a calendar conflict check therefore end-users can not enter events into the calendar that will overlap with another event. For instance, if ...
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How to start Secondary Workflow

I have created a secondary workflow but it won't start. At the end of the primary workflow, outside of the last step I have: then Start another workflow on Current Item, named Current ...
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If result from matching condition is null/does not exist in workflow

In my workflow, I return the ID from some list that I use as a look up based on some matching text field that exists in both lists. I use that ID to set a look up field in my current item. If that ...
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Approval workflow: Is it possible to make workflow approver depend on the starter of the workflow?

I'm trying to create an approval workflow in order to get rid of a cumbersome paper based document process. Basic idea is that user fills a form and then submits it. The submit should start the ...
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App Fabric Error in Workflow Manager Configuration Wizard

I have installed the Workflow Manager 1.0 on my Dev PC. and when I do a recommended configuration on the server. I get the following error Message: Here is the Error Log: Note: I have used the ...
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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. ...