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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How do I auto generate a number?

I want to create a auto generated number with some preceding text in Sharepoint 2010. I have done this several times before with other lists, but I cannot seem to get this working on the current one. ...
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Delete part of a return field

I have a managed metadata field in my SP 2013. I use Nintex workflow to trigger on one of these managed metadata fields. I have the metadata field return as a string but it takes the hidden value with ...
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How can I run a provider-hosted app automatically every given-time-period?

I have created a provider hosted app that runs in Azure. The app is responsible for getting external data into a SharePoint list. What are the options in getting the app to run automatically, let's ...
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Modify form in default approval workflow

I am using the OOTB approval functionality in my own workflow for an internal system I'm building. However, SharePoint comes with very misleading info on the default approval form such as "This item ...
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Sharepoint Workflow triggers an email that contains data based on certain columns

I'm using Sharepoint 2010. I've created a list to track demerits. Each list item has a column for demerit, employee name, supervisor and expiration status. Expiration status can be valid or expired as ...
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How to separate out multiple names in a workflow?

I am building a workflow from a calendar list and am trying to extract the names of the attendees of a meeting and separate them. I have a list column in my calendar with multiple names (with ...
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How to find out if a certain type of document is available inside a document-set by the help of workflows?

Is it possible to find out if a certain type of document is available inside a document-set by the help of workflows?
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2013 Workflow not progressing after task complete

I'm having some issues with a workflow we have recently created to help assist us for IT Change Requests. The bulk of the workflow involves assigning approval tasks to two users, which change ...
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Count the number of a certain document type in a document-set

The Content types allowed in my Document-Set are document type A and document type B. How can I count the number of document type A in the document-set with workflows? I need to know if there is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why is this OOTB Approval Workflow Task “Canceled” and Approval Status “Rejected” automatically?

We have a basic [OOTB] Approval workflow. A user uploaded 5 documents simultaneously via Open with Explorer. For 2 of the documents, the Version History of the associated Task list shows the ...
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How do I fix a “Windows Workflow 3.0 required” error when editing a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 SP1?

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that needs to edit workflows within SharePoint Designer (2013 SP1). Whenever a workflow is clicked on one of two errors is received: 1) Server side activities have been ...
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Workflow Template Dissappears

I have a Sharepoint installation that has 7 site collections under the root web application. I've deployed a workflow at the farm level and then installed the workflow into each site collection. The ...
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Unable to filter on workflow column

I have created a simple workflow (SharePoint Designer 2013 for SharePoint online) and associated it with a document library. A new column with the name of the workflow was created. The column ...
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Workflow in Visual Studio 2012: GetDynamicValueProperties not provided with Entity Type

I try to set up a SharePoint 2013 workflow in Visual Studio 2012, using values from a list item. I created the list workflow for a specific list which is visible in the properties panel if clicking on ...
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Can I call an activity from a Code Activity?

I have an existing activity in my workflow. Can I call it from a code activity?
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Workflow copy document into document set?

Is there any SP 2010 workflow option to copy a file into a document set? I only found the option to copy into another list.
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Is it supported to use shared mailboxes in SharePoint 2013 Workflows

We try to send an email to a shared mailbox (Exchange 2007) from a workflow in SharePoint 2013. No errors are shown in the workflow but the message does not arrive in the mailbox. If we do the same ...
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Workflow throwing “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” error on submit for approval

I am getting error on submission for approval stage in the workflows for PS 2010, SP2010. The error states "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." ULS logs are populated with this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Approval workaround for 2013 workflows

I have a publishing site. Every page has a category set in a choice column. I have a separate index page for every category. In the single page layout I need to link the page to its category-grouping ...
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Workflow Completes, but email does not send. Error: Email message cannot be sent. Make sure email has valid recipient"

I have a workflow built in SPD 2010 that is set to email a user if a condition is met. The workflow shows completed, but the email does not send and gives the error message in my question. Here is ...
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Start Workflow with Initiation Form via Ribbon

I want to start a workflow for selected items using JavaScript and a custom button on the Ribbon. I was able to get this working with the help of SPServices. In essence I needed to get the item id, ...
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How to create dashboard through CSOM to show workflow from external lists

We have following requirement. SharePoint 2013 standard edition environment is installed. SO no BI site template is possible. Development has to be through CSOM only. Vendor data is stored ...