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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Using Email to trigger SharePoint workflow

We are currently designing a system to handle help desk functionality. One of the things we want to do, is to allow a user to send an email, that will trigger the creation and start of a workflow. ...
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Can a workflow be used to update a column's choice field values?

For example, I have a topic column that has 3 choices with the ability for user to "fill-in" their own topic. What i'd like to know is it possible to use workflows (or some OOB functionality) to ...
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Assign ID of workflow created list to lookup field

Hi I'm trying to find a solution to my logic process below, I'm new to workflows. Current Scenario: I create itemA in ListA. Workflow then creates itemB in ListB. I then open itemA and assign ...
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SP2010: How to automatically check in a document after X amount of time

In SP2010 I'm looking for a way to automatically check in a document using a system account if the user leaves it checked out for X amount of days. I imagine I'll probably have to use a VS workflow ...
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The option for the Sharepoint 2013 workflow platform is not available because the workflow service is not configured on the server

I am trying to create a workflow with sharepoint designer and the new sharepoint 2013 workflow option, however I got this: The option for the Sharepoint 2013 workflow platform is not available because ...
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SharePoint 2013: Solution or App?

Hej there I have been developing some SP2007 and 2010 solutions in the past but got a new project a customer requested. A approval and publishing process for a specific type of word document (some ...
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Allow anonymous user to start workflow in MOSS 2007

I need to send email using workflow in 2007 MOSS when an anonymous user adds an item in the list. With logged in users, workflow gets completed successfully, but with anonymous user, the list item ...
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Back Up and Restore List with Retention of Workflow Status on SharePoint 2010 Site

I have a list in SharePoint 2010 web site with a simple workflow to test the possibility of back-up and restore of the list while retaining the status of work flow. The list currently has only ID and ...
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Set list item permissions in Workflow 2013

I've created a workflow inside an "App for SharePoint 2013" project. I need to set special permissions to the curent list item inside this workflow. I read this ...
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Modify Approval Status Value

I am sending an email through workflow and would like to indicate the Approval status. For example, I want the email to look like this: Your request has been Approved by the Administrator. OR ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Configuration Error (Authentication)

I am a newbie when it comes to server configuration and maintenance. I installed a copy of SharePoint 2013 for evaluation purposes and got everything up and running okay, but have run into issues ...
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Approval workflow doesn't work SharePoint 2013

I'm trying to set up a knowledge base using enterprise wiki pages in SharePoint 2013. Now I'm trying to set up a workflow: Newly created or edited wiki pages have to be approved by the administrator ...
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Powershell script to retrive all the customization done on sharepoint site

How to write a powershell script which will display the customization done on a sharepoint site - customizations like custom features, custom workflows, custom site def, infopath form etc...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow runtime doesn't work?

I have a problem when I try to start a Workflow 2013 in SharePoint Server 2013. I believe the error is related with permissions, but I cannot be sure. Here is the error message in the log: ...
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Event Receiver on SharePoint-hosted Apps

Is it possible to create event receiver or workflow on SharePoint-hosted apps in SharePoint 2013? I have not much knowledge about SharePoint apps. If yes then how to create it... Can we use Remote ...
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Why are my external workflow events delivered twice?

I'm writing a workflow that uses pluggable workflow services to await an external event from an external program. My problem is that, no matter how I re-write it, the external event is raised twice, ...
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How to send an email in a visual studio sequential workflow

I'm trying to create a sequential workflow using VS. I'm needing to loop through all the items in a list and send an email if one of the columns equals a specific status. I have not found any good ...
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Does Workflow run with admin privileges or user?

Does Sequential Workflow run with admin privileges or user's privileges who run a workflow?
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Check if task has already been submitted on opening InfoPath task form and switching view to reflect so

I am trying to make my custom task form (of Visual Studio Sequential Workflow) to switch view to "Submitted" in case someone has already submitted this task before, since this task could be assigned ...
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Workflow moving file and retaining meta data (can't copy/paste/delete)?

As an unfortunate consequence of poor planning the system I work on has a reliance on meta data (date created, date modified) for some reporting. Although we're currently in the process of phasing ...
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where to find sharepoint 2010 visual studio workflow tutorials

I'm trying to find some step by step tutorials for how to create custom workflows in visual studio 2010. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I've googled and not found too many 'good' ...
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Workflow visualization without using Visio Services

I need to implement visualization of declarative workflows on SharePoint 2010 standart edition. I know that it can be done by using of Visio Services. But it is part of enterprise edition. Is there a ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow Creating New Document Sets

Scenario: We have a document library with document sets configured with some default documents in them. When creating a new Document Set normally, it adds the default documents just fine. We have a ...
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Choose specific item from sharepoint list as default value?

In SharePoint I have a list full of people from AD with a Name (presence). I have another drop down menu with different items, so based on this drop down menu I want to be able to specify who should ...
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Test the title for a value

As my previous post(s) indicate, I'm fairly new at developing for Sharepoint. I'm working on a Sharepoint 2010 cloud website and would like to try to find out how to test the following: In the ...
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sharepoint 2010 showing user names as lastname first name how to swap it?

i'm using SPD and the web interface. And made a workflow to send an Email. The first line in the email looks like: Hello Clinton, Bill But i would like to have: Hello Bill Clinton Is it possible ...
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Email sent to a document library: “Created By” is sometimes set to “System Account”

On SharePoint 2007, I enabled a document library to receive emails. I then use a workflow to send a response to the user who sent the message. The workflow uses the field "Created By" whose value is ...
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Access Denied on wfpub

I tried to google it but can't find a concrete definition. I have an "Access Denied" error on this list. The browser gives me this ...
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Share Point task list email notifications

I created the workflow in sharepoint designer using Collect data from user option. The approver receives three automated mail. 1) Notification to approve - Task assigned email 2) After approval, task ...
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Automatically running SharePoint Designer Workflows when creating items via Object Model - few of the first items are “Failed on Start”

I have 3 On-Create SharePoint Designer Workflows which I'd like to run (automatically) when creating items by code, using a WCF service. At first, no workflows where created at all (the status column ...
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Custom workflow: Failed on Start (retrying)

I created a workflow project with WSPBuilder and everything worked fine. I then moved the workflow to our main project and added all needed references. However when I try to couple the workflow I ...
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Upgrading inflight workflows (Visual Studio, not SPD)

I need to update the format of several workflow-generated emails. If I update my solution and redeploy, will I run into problems? Is there any good guidance on upgrading workflows?
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What causes “The e-mail message cannot be sent.” error when using a retention policy to start a workflow?

The following error appears in the Workflow History when using a Retention policy to start a workflow based on the Approval workflow: The e-mail message cannot be sent. Make sure the e-mail has a ...
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How to fire off a workflow by clicking a link on a page…?

Just wondering what the best way to solve this would be...if it is possible... I am wanting to put a some links onto a page that each represents a workflow for the list beneath it. When the user ...
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Redirect on workflow execution

I have a site workflow (on a sub-site) that I am starting from a link on the main site. Works fine, except when the workflow completes it redirects me to sub-site's workflow page. Is there a way to ...
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Cross Site Collection Workflows

Is it possible to create custom workflows which can update list/libraries across a site collection (under same web app)? Appreciate any help/guidance.
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Copying a List Item with Different Field Names

currently I'm trying to copy from one list to another. However I have an issue in that the field names are different and can't really change without causing more headaches (example: First Name is ...
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Execution order of event receivers and workflow on a list

Is it possible to know beforehand whether event receivers on a list will always execute before any workflows associated with that list?
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Workflows dying randomly with the following error: System.Threading.ThreadAbortException: Thread was being aborted.

I have a series of workflows (MOSS2007 SP2) that start each other in order using Useful SharePoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities - StartAnotherWorkflow. Occasionally the workflow dies and ...
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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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Workflows in SharePoint 2013 online

Hello a question about workflows in sharepoint 2013 online I have a collumn named Category with choices: IT Phone Other when the user creates a new item in the list, if he choose in the category, ...
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Temporarily Disable Workflow On Single List Item

I would like to modify a single list item, but I don't want the workflow to run, nor do I want to pause workflow for the entire list. How can I temporarily disable workflow on a specific list item, ...
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SharePoint 2013 App with Workflow and custom Task List

In my current project, I want to create a Workflow within a SharePoint App. This Workflow uses a History and a Task List. But I don't want to generate these Lists. I want to create my own custom ...
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No Connection between SP2013 and Workflow manger

Goal: Install Workflow manager in order to use SharePoint 2013 workflow. Problem: When I try registrating between SP2013 och WorkFlow manager based on the code: Give this command ...
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retreive multi value lookup values in sharepoint 2010 workflow

I have list which has a lookup column which contains multiple values of the lookup id.For e.x. In a list Department, I have a lookup column called Comments which hold multiple values of lookup ids of ...
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Prevent user from re-visit approval form. SharePoint 2010 Workflow

I created a custom Visual Studio Workflow. It works fine and is a simple approval workflow. There is a Workflow Task associated to a dynamic user and the user musst approve or reject it. The Problem ...
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Uninstall Workflow manager client

I have been fighting to get workflow manager installed and running on my dev server for about two weeks, installing/uninstalling/reinstalling over an over again. I was FINALLY able to get it working ...
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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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SharePoint 2010: How do you add approvers to a specific position in a running Approval Workflow?

I am running SharePoint 2010 and working with approval workflows. I found the option in the running workflow to "Add or update approvers of Approval", and that appears to allow me to add users to the ...
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I'm getting an error: Register-SPWorkflowService : The root of the certificate chain is not a trusted root authority

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 ...