SharePoint workflow refers to the automation of a business process by step by step execution of steps. In many cases the workflow instances have indeterminate delays and overall duration due to the necessity to interact with human users. This differentiates workflow from other means of automation ...

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sharepoint workflow rest api add role assignment exception

I develop a workflow and i want to grant unique permission on item in list using sharepoint rest api ...
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Empty word document created with template

I have a list with attached a 2013 workflow that should create a word document. I have followed this article. Unfortunately, no matter what I write in my template.docx template, the workflow created ...
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“Value cannot be null” exception while loading WorkflowServicesManager

I am trying to start a list workflow in SharePoint 2013 using client object model. But while loading WorkflowServicesManager, it throws the error below - Value cannot be null Parameter name: ...
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Create Workflow programmatically

I'm about to create a custom workflow editor application for creating, configuring and publishing basic SharePoint 2013 List workflows. I've found this A new and interesting feature of the ...
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Default Approval Workflow 'This task could not be updated at this time'

I have set up the default 2010 approval workflow on our 2013 systems. The workflow works perfectly apart from an error which is given when a document is approved/rejected. When a user accepts from ...
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How to update a list item's Workflow Status field?

I have created an Approval field for my list programmatically: var fieldName = mylist.Fields.Add("Approval", SPFieldType.WorkflowStatus, false) see this msdn article Now I want to add list item ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Tasks and Outlook

I'm trying to find a way to have the 'Open this task' button in Outlook when a task notification from a SharePoint 2013 Workflow is sent to a user. We have been working on upgrading our SharePoint ...
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Workflow Approve/Reject is disabled for the full controled users

I've a workflow. When I start the approval process I'm getting e-mail but when I try to approve/reject it, the option is disabled. I've got the full control permission but nothing happens. I selected ...
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How do you change the approval status back to Pending if an already approved document has been edited?

I have an approval workflow in a document library. It's manually started by the user because they may not want to start it everytime they edit a document. The workflow is as follows: If for UK ...
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Workflow lookup over another site

Is there any way to look up items from a soap data source in a workflow with sp 2010? I have a site (Organization) contains a sub site (Departments) and this sub site contains many other sub sites ...
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Impersonation as Site Owner, workflow is cancelled when setting

Good day. We have a simple list workflow that uses Impersonation to give Contribute Rights to a user via Replace Contribute Item. The workflow is created by our site Collection Admin. So when i ran ...
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workflowAssociation not displaying workflow

I have created a feature. In the FeatureActivated event I am creating some lists. I am then trying to attach a custom workflow to one of the created lists. However when I do this the workflow history ...
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How to send email to a specific list item

Is there a way to for a user to reply to a workflow(generated on create item) email and make that email content attach to that particular list item? This list is a issue tracking list and part of a ...
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Workflow: Current Item Url

I have a site set up with a workflow that sends mail with a link to a task. We use alternate access mappings in order to access this site across the company. My issue is that in my workflow, ...
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How can I remove a single entry from a multiple People and Groups field via workflow?

Using a workflow (and anything else Middle Tier including scripting), can you remove a single name from a multiple-user Person or Groups field? I'm toying with the idea of a "subscription" model: ...
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Workflow Error: “An error has occured in [the name of my workflow]”

I am facing following Workflow error: "An error has occurred in [the name of my workflow]" i.e. Workflow is giving "Error Occurred" in the status field. Usually when I go to the workflow page ...
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Prevent changing of approvers list in approval workflow in SharePoint 2010

In SharePoint 2007, the OOTB document approval workflow had an option “Allow changes to the participant list when this workflow is started”. This option has disappeared in the 2010 OOTB approval ...
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SharePoint Approval workflows being cancelled [closed]

In our 2007 MOSS environment we have started seeing an intermittent problem with approval workflows being cancelled. This seems to be random and only started happening a few weeks ago. I cannot see ...
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Publishing Infopath/Workflow form updates

I've got a simple update to a workflow association/initiation form that isn't deploying correctly. I am setting a tooltip on a validation but when I deploy my updated solution package the change isn't ...
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OnWorkflowItemChanged not firing when using SPListItem.Update()

I am experiencing a very weird behavior: After using SPListItem.Update() the OnWorkflowItemChanged is triggered (so the title is misleading), but sends the workflow into a sleep state it never wakes ...
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How to find a file with name = X in a SPList

Looking for recommendations. Have a file in a document library with name x.txt. In a workflow code behind, I need to get the file to read its contents. What is the best/most efficient way to do ...
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sharepoint designer workflow

I need to do the following Create a site workflow that will: Check the folder creation date in a document library If the folder is older than 30 days, move the folder somewhere. Questions: Can ...
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Create a workflow in SharePoint

I am new to the SharePoint technology. I need to create a workflow when a new document has been uploaded to the document library, it should fire an email to a particular user. How to do this?
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Workflow not firing for new documents uploaded to a document library

I have a doc lib that has several meta fields in it. I have a workflow that processes the doc based on these fields. Everything runs fine when the doc already exists in the library. If we add a new ...
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Possible to pause for less than 1 minutes for SharePoint Workflow?

I was wondering if it is possible to have my workflow wait for less than 1 minutes (e.g. 30 seconds?)
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Workflow logic for multiple-approval process

I have the need to create a workflow that will begin when a user submits an infopath form to a document library. Some fields will be extracted from this form to build the workflow. Steps: Notify the ...
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Best practice for autonumber

What is in SharePoint 2013 on premise the best way to create an autonumber system? It's for an expense note system and it should be nice to have something like 2014/0001. I know there are different ...
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Populate field value from a look up with the same index as another column

I know the title may be confusing, but I'm not sure how to word it better. I have a column from which my users will select an value in a look up table. Based on what they have selected, I want a ...
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Get the current user interacting with a site workflow

I have a SP 2010 state machine Site workflow with lots of custom InfoPath forms. In some cases I need the user that's interacting with the workflow (many users can interact with the Workflow, not ...
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Prevent workflow field column from being added

I've got a few lines of code which programmatically add a workflow to a list content type. This works ok, but it also automatically adds a column to the default view of this list. I don't want that to ...
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Unable to update field with SP Designer 2010 workflow

I currently have a quite a simple workflow on a library that has a simple content type. I have created a SharePont Designer 2010 workflow that updateds a list item value based on whether or not the ...
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SharePoint 2010 and WF 4.0

Does anyone know if there are any plans to upgrade SharePoint 2010 to use WF 4.0, for example in a service pack? Or do we have to wait for the next version of SP? in 2013?
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Suggestions for SharePoint event attendee management

I want to manage attendees attending a number of events in SharePoint. The idea I have, and I believe IW site is the same, is to: Create a list for events - basic custom list. Create a list for ...
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Where is the mistake in workflow?

I have the following issue. To make the automatization of the process I need to fix the date & time for each process step. First I used the calculated column but it didn't work. I found suggestion ...
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Creating Document with workflow: The file test.docx cannot be opened because there are problems with the contents

I have a document library with two custom content types. If I use the web interface and choose New Document -> MyCustomType the document template opens up and I can create and modify the document and ...
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Automatically notify Admin when a Workflow fails

I need a function whereby an alert notification is sent automatically to Admin & List owner when a workflow is failed or not started or stops in between. Any help ??
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Execute a batch file from the sharepoint designer workflow?

is there a way to execute the batch(*.bat) file from a sharepoint designer workflow? I've a specific column in the sharepoint list, a batch file should be executed whenever the value of the field ...
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SP2010: Use Workflow to move library item into folder

I need my workflow to move library documents into a folder in the same document library. I can copy items, then delete the original item. I'm not seeing how to specify a folder or sub-folder, just the ...
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Do I have to run Register-SPWorkflowService for each site collection?

As part of my SharePoint Server 2013 setup I sometimes need to integrate the new workflow infrastructure into the farm. I've followed the documentation starting from the SharePoint side of things: ...
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Workflow to move an item from one list to another

I have two lists one is "to do tasks" and other one "completed tasks" Can we create a workflow so that when the users change the status of the Task to “Completed” or "% Column" to 100% the task get ...
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Export SPD List Workflow to Visual Studio 2010

is it possible to export a SPD List associated workflow into a .wsp-Package for further editing in Visual Studio 2010? Since it is possible with reusable workflows i wanted to know whether it is ...
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Is it possible to compare current user to a SharePoint list/group and switch views if they belong?

So I have a list of managers in my SharePoint site, and I am able to get the current user by using a web service and storing their name into a control. Is it possible to compare this name to everyone ...
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SPD Workflows upgrade from 2007 to 2010 fix

Our company has several large SharePoint farms that are migrating over time. As a result of the upgrade, our URL's will change. Our technology group has said that any workflows created in Designer ...
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Missing 'Workflow Association Form' from SharePoint 2010 templates in VS2010

I am trying follow a tutorial on creating a Workflow using VS2010: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee231590.aspx However under the section 'Adding an Association Form to the Workflow', I need ...
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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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SharePoint Workflows not Sending Emails to Task: Created By

I did a SharePoint workflow according to this article: http://www.informationworker.co.za/blogs/mirror/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=873 and it does everything except send the email. How can I get this or ...
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SharePoint Designer Notification workflow

I am using SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Designer to attempt to create a workflow that will notify a given user of an upcoming due date. This due date is defined in the list I am running the ...
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Approve listitem task from button with javascript

I am trying to find out the right way to approve a listitem workflow task clicking on a button using JavaScript (client object model). An approver should be able to approve/reject his own task by ...
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This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited, when due date is passed

I am using sharepoint 2010. We have 2 differant endusers. Users from domainA and users from domainExternal. We have a document library with a workflow. This workflow is creating a task. This task has ...
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Overwrite version from a workflow

Is it possible to overwrite a current version of a document from a workflow? I need to update some fields in a list but when I update the fields versioning kicks in and changes the version number. I ...