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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SingleTask activity in SharePoint 2013 workflow - Change Item values of the Task and its Content Type

I use the SingleTask activity in my Workflow to create Tasks for the User. But I need to give the User more information than just Body, Title, DueDate and AssignTo. So I created a Content Type which ...
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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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Task List ItemAdded Receiver doesn't work for workflow created tasks

Why doesn't the ItemAdded Receiver get called when a task was created by a workflow, but when a user created a task it does? I tried setting the Receivers ListUrl to my list URL and tried using the ...
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Linking to edit properties in workflow

I am creating a workflow that requests a user to add information to a documents metadata. I can create a link to the document, but can't find a way of making the link to the edit properties for that ...
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“If [user group] contains [user name]” condition in workflow?

I have a list which has one permission group (column A) linked to one type of food (column B. Is it possible for me to create a workflow that deletes an item if it were created by a user who ...
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How to Create Approvers Group in sharepoint 2007 for workflow

I have site in sharepoint 2007. I had created custom workflow and I want to give Approve permission to Task list of workflow. The problem I'm facing is that If I put one user then only he or she ...
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Yes/no values with MS Word quick parts

I have a list that when a certain criteria is met creates an MS Word Document in a SP document library, copies over some data to the word form and creates a link to that document, then emails the user ...
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Workflows; “If current item field equals value”; Why do I see some fields and not others?

I'm creating a workflow which uses fields from custom form. When I open the .xsn form in InfoPath, I'm able to see the names of all the field items on the form by clicking on the field. However, I ...
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Error Configuring Workflow Manager

I upgraded workflow manager to 1.0 Refresh but now I can't get it to configure, I get the following error: VERBOSE: [03/04/2014 11:09:30]: Validating input and configuration parameters. VERBOSE: ...
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Add icon hyperlinks to grouped SP2013 list view

In SharePoint 2013, I want to take the grouped view of a list and add 3 buttons to the left of each item. In previous versions of SharePoint, I would have duplicated the list view using a DVWP but ...
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Copying an item from one document library to another document library using a workflow

My initial requirement is to have column level permission in a custom list.(Set of users can see the column and set users cannot). Since SharePoint doesn't support column level permission i have ...
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Copying an attachment from one Custom List to another using a workflow

My initial requirement is to have column level permission in a custom list.(Set of users can see the column and set users cannot). Since SharePoint doesn't support column level permission i have ...
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skip people approval workflow

I am doing an approval workflow for the first time. I have everything I need in place except one thing. Scenario: There are 3 levels of approvers, each level has a line with the approver names on it ...
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How do I display list item property on workflow custom task form

I have a document library that has a workflow attached to it for purposes of approving the document. The workflow is not the built-in Approval workflow but is instead a custom State workflow. The ...
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Is it possible to update multiple list items with a workflow?

I have a list which contains a value that I would like copied to all items in another list that share the same "Owner" field. This works with the Update List Item action if I set it to match ...
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How do I select multiple people from a list based upon a filter in a workflow? (SharePoint 2007)

I have a SharePoint list with assignments of individual persons to a specific real property. Any single property will have 1 or more people associated with it. The people assigned to any given ...
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Pass data from custom asp.net form to workflow (SharePoint 2010)

I've got a state-machine workflow with custom instantiation and task asp.net forms. My custom task form is pretty easy, it just shows the instantiation data and let the user approve or reject it. If ...
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How to move Workflows in Progress to the latest Workflow

I have a workflow and used Pause and Wait for Field change Action in it. So, most of time I have workflows in Progress status. Also, I have done modification to the workflow and want to run in ...
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SharePoint 2013: Check Workflow status programmatically (javascript)?

I need to be able to get the status of a SharePoint workflow 2013 using javascript. My goal is to start in a loop for all selected items synchronously a workflow. For that I will check if the started ...
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How do I know that which server processes my custom workflow in SharePoint 2010?

Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service is running on all the servers(2WFEs + 2APPs), How do I make sure that my custom workflow(SPD) is running on the specific server? I was trying to ...
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Query if all grouped items have the same value

I have two lists that have a one to many relationship. I would like to kick off a workflow when all items within a group have a completed status. Example: List 1: Job List 2: Tasks So if list one ...
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In approval workflow SharePoint2013 based on current user's assign to a specific approver group

I have an use case for SharePoint2013 workflow. Consider there are 3 user groups (ManagerGroup, SeniorManagerGroup, TempUserGroup). ManagerGroup's approver group is ManagerGroup except for the ...
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How do I access Initiation Form data inside my SharePoint 2013 workflow

I am working in SharePoint 2013 SP1 on Windows Server 2012. I have a VS.NET 2013 solution that has a Workflow project and a custom Assn and Init. forms. I have been able to send Assn data to the ...
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Workflow status appears as pending even though task outcome has been registered as approved. How do I fix this?

I have a custom workflow that choses the approver from a list based on the department that the document is assigned to. It works in my on prem test environment but not in my O365 production ...
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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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Accessing Workflow Task ExtendedProperties by name

According to all of the articles I have read, including this one from Microsoft itself -- http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/ms520166(v=office.14).aspx, I should be able to access task ...
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Translation Management Workflow Side-by-Side comparison with English

I'm trying to evaluate whether SharePoint and specifically the Translation Management Library will be acceptable for our workflow. I have some questions: Is there a way to show say an English ...
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SP13: Alert Me - Setup Email

I am not sure if this has already been addressed before. When setting up Alerts using "Alert Me" within a document library an notification email is sent to the any persons added to the "Send Alerts ...
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Submit Document Set workflow fails, when sub-folders are present

I am migrating some data stored in folders and subfolders, to using Document Sets so that we can leverage metadata on the document sets and more effectively manage them. I have a work-flow that ...
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Modifying Workflow History List

I am creating a workflow with Visual Studio. It creates two new lists - Workflow History and Task List. when I run the workflow on a certain list, the logs are saved to the Workflow History list. Now, ...
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2013 Workflow server state C#

I use 2013 workflows in my SharePoint solution. A few days ago the workflow server shut down and the SharePoint app did not work properly. So I wonder if there is a possibility to check the state of ...
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How to create a custom workflow action

I need to use SPListItem.UpdateOverwriteVersion to prevent the version number from changing when using a workflow on a item. How do I do this? I do not have access to Visual Studio etc
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Workflow queueing

I have a large list that needs to have every item in it updated nightly, with several fields recalculated and so forth. Currently it is updated en masse overnight by an application I wrote that is ...
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Deploy a Workflow without changing the Content Type ID everytime

I have a SharePoint 2010 State-Machine-Workflow with a custom Content Type. Everytime I want to deploy the Workflow to my test SharePoint Server I've to change the Content Type ID because it throws me ...
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Q: Can I update values of an entire column from a workflow?

I'm using VBA to gather info based on their status. What I'd like to do is reset their status after the VBA operation is done. From my understanding, there is no way to update via Excel VBA. My only ...
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How to get list item id of the workflow task list

I have a SP2010 workflow created in Visual Studio in which several tasks exist. At each task creation I need to send message to specific user which contains information about specific task, one of the ...
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Using workflow and BCS to sync external data - CRUD

I'm new to SharePoint and trying to get BCS working with external content. I need to "replicate" native list to an external SQL DB for my project. So I use the crated/changed workflow start options ...
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ItemDeleting Event Receiver Fires Workflow - How Does Item Get Deleted

i have a custom Visual Studio document workflow which runs on a single document library in the site collection. I also have an ItemDeleting event receiver to be invoked when someone attempts to delete ...
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How can I create a custom task form in Sharepoint 2010?

Is there an easy way to create a custom task form with asp.net/Visual Studio for Sharepoint 2010? I worked with WSS3 before, where you can easily add the form URL to the workflow.xml file but in ...
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How can I get the status of a Workflow in C#

I need to get the status of a Workflow programatically. Things i tried: item[workflowName] - gave me a "8" altough the workflow is completed (seems to always return 8, I don't know why) (was not ...
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how to create a SPWorkflowTemplate

I am trying to add a custom workflow to the WorkflowTemplates library of my web. So how does one go about creating a new SPWorkflowTemplate object and adding it to the WorkflowTemplates collection of ...
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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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How to implement a custom action to run code with access to the current item columns

I am using sp2013. I have a custom list which is using a custom content type. I would like to implement some link or button which is running some code. First you will need to select a listitem. In ...
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Workflow Manager 1.0 CU installation fails

we ran the install for workflow manager 1.0 from this link We get errors when tying to run the cumulative update for Workflow Manager 1.0 3 servers: SQL, Application and WFE SharePoint 2013 ...
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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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SharePoint Online or SharePoint Server 2013

I have been tasked with understanding the pro's and con's of rebuilding our SharePoint 2010 platform. This could either consist of a 2013 local install upgrade or moving to Online. There are many ...
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Starting a Sharepoint 2013 Workflow via js file

I´m trying to start a workflow 2013 from a custom ribbon icon. I have configured an elements.xml file where I call the Javascript file. The problem is, that I get a JavaScript runtime error “Type” ...
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VS2012 won't deploy my SharePoint 2013 Workflow

Well, I have got the same problem as this guy with the equally titled thread. I want to add a SharePoint 2013 Workflow to my App Web. It is a list Workflow. Workflow Manager and Service Bus are ...
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Please guide me on create a sending report site workflow

I am new to Sharepoint designer 2013. What I am trying to do is: there is a list "report items" with a Yes/No column "Report sent" create a workflow and trigger bi-weekly to check "report items" ...
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Authentication error when sending email from workflow but list alerts email work fine

I have a list. When a user enables alert on this list then he/she is able to receive email from SharePoint when someone adds a new item or change item. But emails sent by SharePoint workflow (OOB ...