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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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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Monitor Document Downloads in SharePoint Foundation

Afternoon, Is there a way to monitor/audit who downloads files in SharePoint Foundation either using something out of the box or by creating a workflow? Thanks in advance Steve
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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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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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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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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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Cannot trigger List Workflow with an item created by workflow (SP 2013 Online)

I cannot seem to trigger a list workflow using items created by another workflow. The items are created as me, not System Account. When I create an item manually through the browser it works fine. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Post to NewsFeed using SharePoint 2013 REST services from a workflow with POST method

In SharePoint 2013, workflows we can do a web service call. With this feature we can use SharePoint REST services within the workflow. I want to post to the current users newsfeed from a workflow by ...
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Workflow SP 2013 - Cannot retrieve a UserMulti Field value

I'm developing a SharePoint-hosted App with a workflow working with a List that contains a UserMulti Field. I'm currently trying to retrieve this field value to a variable with a ...
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Lock item when approval starts

I am making a Custom List that would route for an approval when the user wants to. When an item is routed for approval, I want the item to be locked for editing. How can I achieve that? I am only ...
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Site Workflow to Move Files to Different Libraries Based on Document Type

I have 5 libraries in a site, one is a scanning queue library where documents are scanned into the library and then the file is QA'd and moved to the other libraries based on the "Document Type" ...
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Can a SharePoint 2010 lookup column point to a multi-line rich text field from same list

Can a SharePoint 2010 lookup column point to a multi-line rich text field in same list? i dont find multiline column while creating a lookup column. Is there any way to achieve this. Because my ...
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Automatically breaking down calendar events

I'm trying to create some sort of reservation system in SharePoint using a calendar list. It's been recommend to me to create events and add a column which allows a user to claim it. From there, ...
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workflow on all documents in a document set

Using SharePoint Designer 2010, I was wandering if it is possible to some how retrieve all of the documents inside a document set? I eventually want a workflow to run against all of these documents ...
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Workflow getting Access denied when calling the rest webservice from subsite

i have following problem. I am using SP 2013 Online and i am trying to access some informations from the sub site, like http://[SPOnlineUrl]/SubSite/_api/web/title. But i will always get the annoying ...
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Visual studio 2012 Workflow 2013 to change file permissions in SharePoint 2013 Document?

Possible to change file level permission on a document (in document library) with Visual studio 2012 workflow for SharePoint Online 2013?
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SharePoint Online 2013 Workflow to change file permission in Document Library?

1.What are my options with SPD 2013 If I want to change file permission in a workflow? 2.Where does SPO host 2013 Workfows? 3.If connecting to SPO Can I use Worklow Manager 1.0? 4.Will I need to ...
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WF email to user that adds a document to a library

I want to include the user that adds a document to a library on an existing WF email that sends to a group email box but cannot determine how to grab the current users email addy....I'm sure it is ...
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Calculated Value of “Start Time” in a calendar is not working

I am having a problem with a content type-specific, Reusable workflow. I use it for a calendar. When ever an event is created, I send an email to the approver with Name of the event, start time and ...
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Workflow Manager Configuration Wizard blocked ports

I am running the Workflow Manager Configuration Wizard for Sharepoint 2013 workflows, but I am getting the flowing errors, I can't find anything on Google so I am hoping that someone here knows what ...
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Comma is being appended to values when adding new item to list through C#

I have a custom web part form which takes a few values from text boxes and adds the new row to a list. The problem is that when I click 'save', the values are being saved but some fields like ...
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Is it possible to change the value of “Created By” in Comments list of a blog?

I have a SharePoint blog where few people can contribute but everyone can comment. But they want to comment as anonymous. So I created a new column in Comments list called "Post as anonymous" with a ...
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How do you track down Workflow Errors in SharePoint 2013?

I recently set up SP 2013 to use workflows and I created a custom workflow in SPD 2013 that basically creates tasks and sets the items status when those tasks are completed. The problem is as soon as ...
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How would I take a date field and subtract 30 days to show the month prior to the original date

I have records that are modified each month. The site is used to display the previous month's information. However, to make sure that the information is correct, I want to use the date the ...
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How do I kickoff workflow after new document added to library?

I've created a workflow for a library. I have it associated as I can see in SharePoint Designer. How to I set the workflow to trigger automatically and begin the workflow once a document is added. I'm ...
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Workflow in a document library - SP Foundation

I am really struggling with Foundation and its limitations. In the past I have used enterprise which is much easier! My problem is that I need to create a document library which will hold expenditure ...
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copy the name of a folder to a column

Is there an out of the box way in SP2010 to copy the name of a folder to a column? Or a workflow to do it? For example. I have a folder content type called scholar and it will be named the scholar's ...