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 create a folder in the Shared Documents Library upon creation of a list item

I have a List that people create an item for new project requests. I have a workflow that notifies the Assigned To person, however I would like to also have it create a Sub Folder under the Shared ...
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Sharepoint Workflow - Column field folder

I want to create a new item into an sharepoint list created by an sharepoint workflow which is fired when creating a new list item on another list. I'm creating the workflow on sharepoint Designer ...
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Keep major version when working on minor version

My situation is this; I have a document library that contains reports (InfoPath 2010 forms). When an item is submitted it should clearly be marked as un-approved until it has passed an approval ...
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Coercion Failed: Can't get workflow to send notification to “Assigned To” user

I've created a simple workflow to send a notification email to the "Created By" user which works nicely. What I wanted to do is use the "Assigned To" built-in lookup instead, which is a "People ...
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Triggering a list workflow on every 10th item added to a list

SharePoint 2007 Standard License An internal customer has requested a basic document control facility, which has been built. Rather than receiving alerts on each item and change, they've asked if ...
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Generating an email alert for new post in site feed

I am working with sharepoint online 2013 and Sharepoint designer 2013. I wanted to generate an email alert for the Site Feed App. I wanted to send an email to a group of people with the posted ...
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How to resolve error while trying to publish 2013 workflow via designer. Probably a workflow manager backend user account issue?

I am getting error while publishing the 2013 workflow via designer. Also, under sharepoint designer if I try to delete any workflow then the page just refreshes and the workflow does not get deleted. ...
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Trigger SharePoint workflow after an SSIS import.

For some reason I am not able to trigger a SharePoint List workflow after adding a new item to the SharePoint list. I am using SSIS to add the items to the list. Things I tried: 1. Add the item ...
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Q: After adding a new item to a list, is there a way/workflow to automatically add new item to another list?

I am hoping someone could direct me to the right path on being able to do the following. I have an "issue tracker" list, and a "Team Discussion" list. When adding a new item to the "issue tracker, I ...
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List item field not updating during workflow SPD 2013

I have a workflow that isn't updating the current list item when run. I have tried using Set Field in Current Item Item and Update Item in Current Item, but neither will update the field. Step 1 of ...
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Form not start a workflow

I using SharePoint 2013. I have several forms of editing for the same item. I also have a workflow that starts when editing an item. I would like a form not initiate this workflow. is this possible?
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Should seperate Task Lists and History Lists be created for each workflow?

When creating Workflows, you have the option of creating new Task List for the Workflow or using an existing Workflow task list. The same type of option is available for the History list of the ...
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Load a SharePoint list into a workflow variable?

I am trying to use a workflow to lookup data in a column in a list and then compare that data in another library column then update another column in the library based on if it equals eachother. ...
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(Solved) Start a Workflow of the Host-Web via SharePoint App and JSOM

The Last Update is the Solution I have got an App for SharePoint 2013, which needs to start a Workflow. This Workflow is in the HostWebContext, not in the AppContext. The List, the Workflow is ...
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SequentialWorkflowActivity cannot be opened in designer

I have a number of Sequential Workflows that I created. Given they all used the same base group of methods I created a new base SequentialWorkflowActivity for my Sequential Workflows to inherit from. ...
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Send Email doesn't work for multi-user fields

I can't seem to get my designer workflow to send an email to a field that is set to be multi-valued people picker that allows for groups too - any ideas how to work?
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“Wait for Field Change in Current Item” causing performance issues

We have an InfoPath 2010 form that contains read only fields edited by our approval workflow. We still require the item to restart the current workflow when a user makes an edit to a user editable ...
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Workflow tasks are not completing after user clicks “Complete”

I am currently running on SP2010. Recently I hit the 5000 item mark on a list of mine, so I decided to move some old items to an archive folder. This operation locked SharePoint for a good 10 minutes ...
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Calculate stock remaining using 2 lists

Not sure if this is possible, its quite a simple thing I'm sure, but struggling to work out how to achieve it. I have two lists, a stock list and a customer list. In the stock list I have the ...
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OData query in SPD workflow HTTP GET request

I'm building a 2013 workflow that uses an OData query in an HTTP GET request that is intended to return a list of items with titles that begin with a certain string (which has previously been recorded ...
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Using Workflow Manager in a Farm

We're going to be deploying SharePoint 2013 with Project Server 2013 added, and reading up on it, it will require a Workflow Manager instance. Our SharePoint farm will be a 3 box instance, with a ...
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Turning Off Publishing Content Approval for Editing Pages

I have a SharePoint 2013 Publishing site Intranet using a single site collection. I have turned off the Publishing Approval Workflow in site settings (root site collection) and this did not work - ...
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Workflow to Update Library Column with Data from List

When creating a new item within the library I want a workflow to lookup a field in a list and if it equals a column in my library I want to update another column in my library. The field I need to ...
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EventDeliveryFailedException “OnWorkflowItemChanged” SerializationException: Cannot get the member “Foo”

I am very stuck on this and would appreciate any leads. I have a complex Visual Studio State Machine Workflow that sporadically errors out with no Unexpected error. All I see in ULS is: Engine ...
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InfoPath form referencing fields from another list

Environment: SP2013 Enterprise, InfoPath 2013 I'm building a course registration system for a SP client but am having a little difficulty with lookup fields. Basically there are two lists, a course ...
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Move item to folder when added/edited (SP2013 or O365)

How to move item to folder automatically when it has been added or edited in a library? The folder is in the same library. The correct folder will be defined by metadata. This should happen ...
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Is there a way to parse a filename for metadata using a workflow?

I would like to get metadata out of the filename using a workflow. Example - "PDF_DATE_USER.pdf" Sharepoint columns: Filetype: PDF Date: DATE User: USER
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Workflow information combine to one view/list

I current have a list setup in sharepoint, with workflow created. I have created the rule using custom workflow created in designer. 1)First guy fills in content of list and starts the workflow. 2) ...
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Stop approval status from resetting to pending when an item is edited

When a new item is added to my list, its approval status is "pending". When the item is approved, the creator gets an email notification that the item was approved. The problem comes in when the item ...
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Difference Between Sequential Workflow & State machine workflow?

What is the difference between Sequential Workflow and Stater machine workflow? What context should I take account to when choosing one of them?
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Simple example of a custom workflow with email and single approval

So I have been tasked with creating a SharePoint calendar that allows approved people to enter an event in a calendar. They will then receive a confirmation email that they workflow has been started. ...
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Waiting to send email

I have a workflow that will not send email out when when a date has been reached. If I make a change or create a new item with the contidition is true it works but if the condition is false and I want ...
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What is OOB workflow?

Can someone explain what OOB workflow and its definition? I don't have experience in OOB workflow and I'm a newbie. What is the definition of OOB workflow and OOB?
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How to deploy centrally managed Infopath forms with reusable workflows to a new environment

I am looking for a way of deploying solutions based on infopath and reusable workflows through development, test and production in a consistent manner. Can anyone outline a robust approach to the ...
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Create Multiple items with workflow (sp designer)

When someone asks some vacations, i have to create items in a sharepoint list...one item per days...is it possible with a workflow to create multiple items? Lambda situation: The user creates a list ...
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SharePoint 2010 workflow appears to timeout and breaks browser

I'm looking after a small SharePoint 2010 farm that I inherited; I don't really know a lot about SharePoint so I'm looking for some assistance. Due to a hardware failure, we recently had to restore ...
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Edit Workflow Infopath Form

I have created a workflow which "collect data from a user" and "update list item column". So far so good, but there are 5 step which should be done one after another from different users. The plan ...
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Document Upload

Here is what I am trying to do. I have a document library with a column called Manager. When a user uploads a document a workflow kicks off which then fills in the Manager column. This works fine. My ...
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Migrate listitem workflow?

We have an out-of-the-box approval workflow. Now we need to migrate items with workflow information (approval status, who approved, what comments were made) to another site. What needs to be done? ...
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2013 Workflow - Clearing a field

Using SP2013, SPD2013, 2013 Workflow I'm building some workflows that, at various stages, need to clear the data from a field. In this case it is a "Person or Group" field. The way I'm trying to do ...
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Access Denied when creating AD Group with Workflow

I'm trying to create AD Group via Workflow...I'm using a Workflow 2010 type on a Sharepoint Server 2013 . When i try to launch the Workflow it cancels himself and says "Access Denied" ... I tried to ...
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Working draft of items?

I have workflows set up in SP 2010 that are triggered once a new item is saved to a list (once the new item is created); Is there a way for users to create a working version of the item so that the ...
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Tasks get completed but workflow Status shows 'Error Occured' and not 'COmpleted' in Sequential Workflow Visual Studio 2010

I have a custom approval sequential workflow which works properly, the task status gets completed When the tasks are 'In Progress' the workflow status also remains "In Progress" but when the task is ...
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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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Lookup of users from list using ID as filter in Workflow - Error Occured

So I have a workflow for a Purchase Order system. But when it runs, at a certain point, it pulls some approver display names from a list (finance admins) - using a predetermined number as the ID field ...
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How to change outgoing Email address for Workflow SP2013

My workflow sending mails to several user... The mail adress from the workflow is "workflow@noreply"... is it possible to change this to something like "mypersonaladress@domain"? I checked into the ...
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Problem with SharePoint 2013 Azure workflow deployed on production farm

I am having a problem with a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow which has been deployed onto a production farm as part of a site feature. It is working perfectly on our development farm, upon ...
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Error on saving Site as template

This is my first post in this great forum. I have been working with SharePoint (especially Search Server 2010) for only a couple of weeks now and I am now struggling on a problem: I have a site with ...
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Send Email from approval task form

In my reusable workflow, I have added an approval action. Everything works perfectly. What I want is - When approver comes to approval form, he should be able to send notification email to the ...
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Handling workflow errors

Environment: 2013 Enterprise, Workflow Server on WFE, SPD 2013 This seems like a pretty simple question coming from a programming background, but I just can't find any information on it. When ...