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 association to Doc library on new item and modify

I'm a SharePoint beginner and using 2010. I've associated a workflow for a document library which gets triggered on adding new document. Also one more Workflow to get triggered when the document's ...
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Is it possible to create a subsite in another site collection using workflows?

I am required to programatically create a sub-site in another site-collection from a workflow attached to a list. Has anyone a solution for this problem? I am able to create a sub-site in my site ...
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How do i create a site using sharepoint workflow?

I have to create a subsite in a different site collection from a sharepoint workflow 2013 attached to a list. How do i do that ? Thanks in advance.
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SharePoint group task notification with elevated permissions

On my SharePoint Site are more different Lists with their own permissions. But the Workflow has to write and read in all Lists. Because of this position I grant the Workflow Full Control permissions ...
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How do I access a Property argument in a SharePoint 2013 Workflow?

I have a "Property" argument in a workflow. I need to access it and pass it's value to another activity. It seems that I can't do this however. What am I missing? I found this which seems to be ...
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Got error after I try to open a workflow task: This may be due to a misconfiguration of the Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service

I am using sharepoint 2013. I have builded a workflow. Inside this workflow I have a task. This task will be assigned to some sharepoint group. When I start this workflow I can see the created created ...
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Try to assign a task to a dynamic sharepoint group and get error: user or group dont have a valid email address

I have created a reusable workflow for contentype "ContentTypeX". In this workflow I have an impersonate area. In this area I have a task. In this task I have some subject, comments and dynamic the ...
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SharePoint 2010 workflows from visual studio

My task List has the Following Fields 1) Start Date 2) Due Date 3) Survey Submitted By Through Visual Studio Workflows I want to achieve the below scenario. Can any one give me an idea which actions ...
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Can I publish a workkflow on sharepoint 2013 without using visio professional 2013?

I have Sharepoint designer 2013, i am working on a workflow that is already build by the company who setup-ed the initial step of sharepoint 2013. When i came i connected to the site, i can see the ...
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Custom Workflow and Task Assignment Emails

I have a form library and have created a custom workflow (described below) which will be used to approve the documents. However, when the custom tasks of the workflow are assigned to the desired ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Permissions to allow item visibility not working

As a preface, I work in an organization that is considered a department, which comprises several branches. In this question, branches are sub-units of the department. I have a document library with ...
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SP2010 Calendar workflow to send a form after each event

I want an workflow to see if the event ended yesterday, if so, then start a task process to ask if the event was cancelled. If it was cancelled, then remove from the calendar list. Else step two ...
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Not enough permissions to start workflow with read permissions

I have a SharePoint 2013 portal. I have created a workflow on a list. I have full control permissions and can start the workflow manual. But another user has only read permissions on the site. He ...
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Strange error from document library only when clicked from the WebPart

I have a document library using an OOB approval workflow in SharePoint 2010. When I add the document library to my site home page as a WebPart I have added the field "Approval Workflow" to the ...
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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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Workflow cannot send E-Mails, but Sharepoint can

I made a Workflow with the very first step to send me an e-mail. The next step is to set the workflow state from (unset) to something else. When I look at the workflow-state in SharePoint, it says ...
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Redirect to the homepage after starting workflow from custom action in ribbon

I have created a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013. I have created a custom action on a list in the ribbon in the top. The end user clicks on a listitem. He can then click on this button in the ...
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SharePoint designer workflow, special task action, I dont receive emails after assigned task

I am using SharePoint 2013. I created a SharePoint Designer workflow. I created an advanced task action. I assign this task to a SharePoint group. In this group I have 2 users. These 2 users dont get ...
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Declarative SharePoint 2013 Workflow Sending Email to Person Specific in Item List Field of Type Person/Group

I've been looking everywhere... for days. (I'm stubborn so I don't like asking questions before trying.) So here is the hardest question ever: I have a SharePoint Online (2013) Custom List on which ...
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Approval Workflow base on an item

I have a yes/no column in my list. I want to create an approval workflow base on this yes/no column. So if its ticked it goes to jonny for approval and if it isn't ticked it goes to henry for ...
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List items copied using a workflow do not appear in the new list

I need to migrate some items from a list to another SharePoint site, but only 30 items from a list of ~500. I created a custom workflow in SharePoint Designer that loops through all the items and ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Service Application not visible in Central Admin nor in Get-SPServiceApplication

I found this posting Sharepoint 2013 Workflow Manager Missing Service when looking for an answer to the very same symptom -- and when I saw Andrew Connell answering figured I was saved! But, no ...
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In SharePoint workflow to Reject Task ; I need to make the comment field required

In SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow on Rejected request; I need to make the comment field required. How do I do that?
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Create own workflow with sending email based on item

I need to create my own workflow, based on a yes/no item. If the item is yes then it sends an email for approval to one person, but if it is no it send an email for approval to another person. I ...
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Get current user information and add to email action in workflow?

I am using SharePoint 2013. I hace created a workflow on a list. In this workflow I have created a "send email" action. I would like to add current user information like: Full name Phonenumber ...
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How to implement button/link in dispform.aspx to start list workflow?

I am using SharePoint 2013. I have a list and a workflow on this list. I have created a custom action in the ribbon which is starting this workflow. I dont want this button in the ribbon. I would ...
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State machine site level workflow activated but not showing in the workflow list

I developed my state machine workflow using Visual Studio 2010. It's successfully deployed; I can see the feature is activated on site collection level, but it's not showing up in the List Settings ...
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Task Outcome Not Updating On Custom Approval Form Using Switch Views Rule

I have customized the workflow approval form with some additional views. If the user clicks the Approve button I want it to switch to a view that shows their choice and that their choice was recorded ...
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The SharePoint site * is missing a target, task or history list

I'm new to SharePoint and I'm trying to create a new workflow with MS Visual Studio after creating a few lists, but when the wizard is asking me the name of the workflow, the following error message ...
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Workflow content missing when viewed from another PC

I created few workflows in my company site using SharePoint designer 2013 in my office computer. (My company is using SharePoint Online 2013). I saved the workflows and published them in the site.They ...
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How to implement an easy workflow with a task, if task approved create an item in another task, otherwise do nothing

I am building a SharePoint 2010 portal. I have for example LISTA and LISTB. On LISTA I have created a workflow. In this workflow I have created an advanced task action. Now I would like to configure ...
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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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Workflow “Wait for field change” not waiting when a field is empty

I have a problem with my workflow where the "Wait for field change" isn't waiting when a field is empty. It goes on to create a task even though the field hasn't got a date set. The problem with this ...
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How can I send an email to an external recipient from a workflow

I am working on creating a 2013/SharePointOnline workflow that will start when a new document is added to a specific document library, and then send an email, to an external user, with a link to the ...
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Which ID field for linking to items cross lists?

I am doing this exact thing. Updating calendar item Adding a training record to a list which triggers a calendar event. I have added the event to the calendar. Now I want to be able to click a ...
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Send Email notification if task is not completed 7 days prior to the due date

I am working with SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow. I am not sure how to Send Email notification if task is not completed before 7 days of a Due Date.
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Restore versions of documents with workflow

I need to store the version number in a column. In a determinate moment, must restore the version saved of the number in the control column. However, I need to do all this using workflow 2010. ...
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sharepoint web service set approver emails to approval workflow

I am developing sharepoint 2010 and I would like to call approval workflow remotely. I am doing it via web service with ...
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workflow to create multiple items to list_B based on defined column information in list_A

I work with SharePoint 2010, only using SharePoint Designer. I have 2 lists: List_A which contains a list item with a multiselect column of locations. List_B to which I what a workflow to create as ...
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send attendee email reminder workflow

SP & SP Designer 2013, no Visio 2013, I have Visio 2010 When I create a calendar event I just want an email reminder to be sent to the Attendee(s). Don't know why this isn't an OOB function. ...
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Why does SharePoint create a “Workflow Users” group automatically?

Why does SharePoint create a 'Workflow Users' group automatically? I've noticed that this group doesn't appear when any workflow is created, it's only created when a specific type of workflow is ...
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SharePoint standard license unable to create publishing apporval workflow

I keep on getting "The form cannot be displayed in the browser because the use of session cookies has been disabled in the current browser settings. In order to load the form, session cookies must be ...
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Workflow for restricting document access in library

I'd like to create a document library for storing, say, exam papers. One group - Admin staff - should have full access and the other - Academics - should only have access to individual documents as ...
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How to change From email address from workflow 2010 using custom action?

I want to change the From Email address when I send email from my workflow. I have used the CodePlex reference. Code which I have use to change the From address is as below. MailMessage mail = new ...
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Start workflow automatically

I have a problem starting an automatic workflow when I create an item in the list. explanation: I have a list where a person creates a certain item in a list, and starts to save an automatic ...
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Permissions to write to External List from Workflow

I'm attempting to create a SharePoint workflow that creates a new item in an external list using the "Create item in [External List Name]" action available in SharePoint Designer. Currently, I keep ...
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SP designer workflows “Failed on Start (retrying)”

I recently applied SharePoint 2010 to one of my new servers and while testing its functionality, i realized that workflows are not working and I am receiving "Failed on Start (retrying)" error and ...
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Possible to start workflow when item added to network folder?

I am new to Sharepoint, but because I have development experience I am the 'Sharepoint Guy'. Sorry to all the professionals that I am giving a bad name, I am working on it - I swear! We have a ...
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Can not install Workflow Manager to work with SharePoint Server 2013 farm

I installed SP Server 2013 and Workflow Manager in one server. When I configure Workflow Manager to work with SharePoint Server 2013 farm (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj658588), I am ...
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SharePoint Workflow takes a long time to start

I have a SharePoint 2010 OOB list workflow that usually takes less than minute to complete. However, I found a list item where the workflow begun 30 minutes after the start time, but less than a ...