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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Periodically trigger a workflow

Here's the situation. I have a list/content type with a column called "frequency". Based on the item's frequency value, a workflow should be triggered automatically every day / month / year. This ...
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Creating item in list using workflow doesn't trigger item created workflow

I create item inside list A using a workflow in list B, but the workflow in list A isn't triggered on item added, although if I create item in list A directly, it's launching the workflow. This is ...
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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 cannot find list item when column has blank string

I am working in SharePoint 2010 Enterprise, building a workflow in SharePoint Designer. I have a very simple custom list which has a "Single line of text" column called "ProcessedState". I am trying ...
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Error 404 when Pairing Workflow Server with SharePoint 2013

when I try this in powershell: Register-SPWorkflowService –SPSite "http://spserver2013" –WorkflowHostUri http://spserver2013:12291" –AllowOAuthHttp I get this error: Register-SPWorkflowService ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow using Visual Studio SP-List Items category in the tool box

While creating SharePoint 2013 Workflow using Visual Studio I cannot find SP-List Items category in the tool box I need GetCurrentItemGuid and LookupSPLIstItemProperty activity from SP-ListItem ...
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Deleting customized workflows from 2010

I created a document library in sp 2010 enterprise. I customized the 'Global' Approval workflow, calling it "My Workflow" When I choose the Workflows ribbon tab for the library, I see "My WorkFlow" ...
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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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Sharepoint 2013 workflow: Set dynamic value in a listitem column

I am using SharePoint 2013. I have created a workflow. This workflow is triggered on a contenttype on a list. I would like to update some listitem column. But I would like to set the value dynamic ...
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Start a workflow programatically without waiting for the SP Timer Service

I'm trying to start a workflow programmatically at the end of another workflow. Everything works fine, except that the new workflow is not started immediately, but queued for execution. This is how I ...
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SharePoint 2013: Start a workflow when a value in specific column is changed

I would like that my workflow will run only if a value on a specific colunm will change. Is there a way to do it without using a third colunm ?
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Best practices for SP 2013 workflow development and deployment

I'm currently in the process of defining how workflow development should look like in my company and how the different environments (development, integration, qa and productive) are being updated. ...
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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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Creating a Link to a Document via a workflow

This is with SPO 2013. I am trying to make it so that when you add a file to a library it will add a Link to a Document content type in a list. If I tell the workflow to add a document to the list it ...
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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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Form submit workflow fired without actual submit

I have a workflow for a form submit. Recently this got fired and sent out 100s of email all of them mentioning that the form has been modified by one particular user. And when checked with this user, ...
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Order Request UseCase

Please can someone provide me with some ideas or hints to solve the following issue? Order List: Column: a b c d e f g User: Order processor, customer To create a new Order, a ...
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Update a field after running standard approval workflow

I copied the approval workflow available. After completing the approval, I want one field related with the item that was approved to be updated. I tried different ways but nothing works. Should I ...
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Set document permission so only uploader can see a document by default

I'm working on a SharePoint 2013 document library which is shared with all of the site users and contains all the documents handled by the system. I have enabled a workflow that follows the company's ...
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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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Create site collection from REST Api

I have read guides like http://sharepointryan.com/2013/09/10/create-a-sharepoint-site-spweb-using-rest-in-spd-2013-workflow/ but that is to help create a subsite and not the actual site collection. ...
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How to attach visual studio workflow 2013 to content type

I am creating visual studio workflow 2013, I am able to attach it with list, but I want to attach workflow with content type. Please suggest me, how to do this
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Is it possible to have one workflow associated to more than one content type?

I have a subsite, where I have three document libraries. Each document library has its own content type. I have a task workflow that I would like to run on all of the lists. My problem with creating ...
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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 ...