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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how to maintain workflow task list data when retracting or removing workflow association

whenever i try to remove workflow association or retract workflow solution (.wsp) all associated task list data also gets deleted. i want to prevent this behavior as task list data is important for ...
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The pause duration is (very)longer when number items are huge

We have a custom (SPD)workflow(manually starting) on a custom list which has 7000 to 8000 items and growing. "Pause For Duration" action is used to pause the workflow for 5mins and roughly 30 to 50 ...
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Start a workflow from the ECB

I want to add a custom action to the ECB to start a workflow automatically. To get to the workflow page I can do something like: <UrlAction ...
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SPD 2010 List workflow not resolving email addresses

I've got a list workflow that sends out an email to a user based on a workflow lookup for the current list item. I've set it up to send the email to the email address of the user named in the "Waiting ...
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Restart an errored workflow programmatically

I am trying to figure out the best way to restart an errored out workflow. A little background: We get seemingly random error-outs (error and stack below) in a visual studio created workflow when ...
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Manually Workflow printing items from list

I have a problem with list item and printing them. I must create workflow or jscript printing this item using template. Steps that I need to do: Select item/items on list Run workflow or jscript ...
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Get the Workflow Status for InfoPath Form Open Rule

I need to get the Workflow Status on an InfoPath form library in the InfoPath form. For instance, I want to place a rule on the form open that checks to see if the workflow is not "Completed" and set ...
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Remind users who has not added an item in the last 24hrs?

To start with: no custom code, only SPD is allowed. I have a requirement where users has to log in to a site each day and "sign in". List has some columns: Person, State, Country, Date. Can I somehow ...
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Workflow immediately rejects document when “End on Document Change” is selected

I have created a new "Approval SharePoint 2010" workflow for a document library. When I select the "End on Document Change" option, it says it will "Automatically reject the document if it is changed ...
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Assigning the same task to multiple users with a specific completion

I am using SP Designer. I need to assign the same task to 2 people at the same time and if one of them completes the task, it must be enough in order to go to next step in workflow. How can I ...
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Irregular behavior in SharePoint Designer based workflows

I am using SharePoint Designer 2010 to build list workflows. However, workflows that I have built and tested are unpredictably disappearing from the list of WFs available to run in the browser UI. ...
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Different behavior on workflow start thru web service that thru document library?

I have a document library on Sharepoint 2010 with an associated workflow. I can start the workflow ”by hand” thru the document library. It’s a long processing workflow, so we have exended the ...
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Workflow: Copy document - history in TARGET library

I have a scenario whereby documents are initially created and edited in a "drafts" document library, but I want to "publish" approved major versions to a separate read-only library. This last library ...
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Why do I get the 'Heavy Load' note in my single user development environment?

This happens during workflow processing, not prior to (or upon) activation. I am the sole user of a virtual Dev environment developing a state machine workflow which uses custom Task Status content ...
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How to access workflow variable in association form created in SharePoint designer?

I need to access a worflow variable in an association form created using the action 'Collect data'.
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Sharepoint 2010 SPD Workflow Email SharePoint Group specified in Association Form?

Trying to do something, that I swear I've done before, and I think definitely should be possible, but wondering if I am missing something here. I am using SPD2010 to create a custom Resusable ...
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SharePoint 2007 Workflow to insert the content of attachment of a InfoPath form into the email

I have a InfoPath 2007 form that have 2 attachment field for people to upload any of the following type of files: PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPG, GIF, BMP. If the end-user submit any of above types of files as ...
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Workflow EventReceiver (how modify init (start) form of approval workflow)

My problem is: I think that I should create event receiver on SP approval workflow. My custom code in that "receiver" should need to do modification to init form (properties) of that workflow. ...
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Add repeating table when user submits?

I am using InfoPath and SharePoint, I have a question about a comment section and a repeating table. What I want to be able to happen is that once the comments are submitted a repeating table is added ...
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Workflow email for Approval process

I've created an "Approval - SharePoint 2010" workflow on a list that has content approval enabled. Each time a user adds, deletes, or edits a list item, it should send an email to the approver with a ...
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Retrieving item values from a workflow task dialog box to put in a web part in the same box

I have implemented a workflow and now I would like to develop a web part to be used with the Edit and View forms that are loaded in the modal dialog during, say, an approval task. May I know how do I ...
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Configure Task titles in SPD Custom Task Process

I'm in the process of creating a SharePoint designer approval process, based on the OOTB Approval workflow. One of the customisations required, is for the titles of tasks generated by the workflow to ...
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Create workflow that contains the state machine action

I'm using SharePoint designer 2010 in order to use the SharePoint workflow. I need to implement a "State Machine" action. so I assisted with: the Visual Studio program (I Create a project that use ...
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sharepoint, workflow, publish globally

I'm using SharePoint designer 2010, I have create reusble workflow and publish it. when I associate the workflow to a list, do I create a copy of that workflow or this is apointer to the source ...
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Sharepoint Out of the box Approval Workflow Approve/Reject comments issue when programmatically altering it

This Question already asked on stackoverflow but couldn't found solution. Hope this is the correct place to ask whether this can be done programmatically or alternative approaches. Need to update ...
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WSS 3.0 / SharePoint Intermitant Workflow Firing

I am experiencing some issues with workflows not starting on a Windows SharePoint Sevices 3.0 site at intermittent intervals. The issue I have got is as follows… I have several a SharePoint Designer ...
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Emails on discussion board via workflow

I have a discussion board with a person column called as "Reviewer" in a discussion board. I want to set-up sending emails on a discussion board when: A mail to reviewer when he/she is added to ...
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“Update item” action in SharePoint Designer 2010 on a List

Is my logic correct or am I going crazy. I have a few conditions before using the Update item action in SPD 2010. Example below: If A equals 1 and B equals 2 and C equals 3 and Date1 is greater ...
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Start approval process action in sharepoint designer workflow 2010

I'm using SharePoint designer 2010, I have create workflow. in the workflow I'm using the "Start Approval Process" action. I bump into an error when I operate this action: how I need to configure ...
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How can I have a user attach a file to a workflow task?

I'm using sharepoint designer 2010, custom list. I have created workflow on that list. I need to enable the user to enclose a file to the workflow task: What kind of task I need to use? P.S. I'm ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Approval workflow fails to run

I have an approval workflow with at least two participants. The workflows still appear to be in progress but when looking at workflow history the workflows fail to run. the timestamp on all those ...
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How do you update the task message links?

I have a Form Library that a feedback workflow is attached to. The issue is, every task the gets generated, embeddes a link to the file for which the workflow is running. Problem is, since this is a ...
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SharePoint 2007 - setting column to list creator's full name or email? Lookup site user properties?

We installed this codeplex soluiton and activiated in one of our web aps. We are on sp2007 SP2. http://sharepointapplied.com/2009/01/08/get-full-name-in-sharepoint-designer-workflow/#comment-419 ...
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Approval workflow: “Assigned to” field gets different user name in list and autogenerated e-mail

I've added an Approval workflow on my development server and manually copied the workflow in the production environment (since no efficient deployment tool for configured workflows seems to exist). ...
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Why is this Visual Studio workflow sending blank task notifications?

We have developed a custom workflow using Visual Studio 2010 in which we are using the CreateTask Activity. For some reason, the first time a task is assigned to a user, the user will receive a ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Workflow creation failure

I'm adding na new item do my sharepoint project. It is a sequential workflow, wizard appears and after a screen where he asks about type of workflow List Workflow / Site Workflow it disappears, no ...
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VS2010 - How do I add association columns to workflow definition

I see in the SharePoint Designer that you can specify a list of Association Columns that will be automatically added to a list when a workflow is associated with the list (if the columns don't already ...
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WF logic to trigger based on 2 different controls on InfoPath form

I have an InfoPath form with an Approval Workflow attached to it shown below: Within the Workflow I'm trying to satisfy the condition "If Blue and Pick other colors is selected, then email the ...
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How to document a workflow logic using CSOM?

Wondering if someone can help me directing with my requirement regarding workflow Is there any way to get the logic of a workflow (which is already created) and document it? User should able to get ...
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Global workflows will not work well on a restored site collection

I have a site collection of type team site inside my SharePoint server 2013, where inside this site collection I did the following:- I publish a workflow globally, using SharePoint designer 2013. I ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Workflows: Why am I getting a (no title) link in my email messages?

Note: Not using SharePoint Designer 2013 since it has been discontinued! Does anyone have a workaround for the (no title) issue with workflow generated emails in SharePoint 2013 List workflows? I ...
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Workflow added to a site collection content type will not be added to the underlying sub sites lists content type

I am facing a problem in that when I add a workflow to a site collection content type, then the workflow will not get added to the lists content type at the sub site level. Here is my problem ...
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Create subtasks through workflow

I'm trying to have it set up so that when an item is created in a Project List (just a regular list) there are several tasks, which I know need to be completed, initiated in by Task List. I have the ...
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Display 'Related Item' Field in a Task 'Edit' Form

Is there any way to display 'Related Items' in a task edit form? It's already available in the display form, but when you switch to edit, it drops off. Ideas?
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Object reference not set to an instance of an object. - SPWorkflowManager

Getting an error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." while using SPWorkflowManager. Below is my code using (SPSite spsite = new SPSite(url)) { using ...
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What Permission Level is required to modify a library with unique permissions?

Need to be able to modify a Workflow on a library with broken inheritance. Do I need "Full Control" permissions at the library level, or at the Site level, in order to edit the workflow?
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Document Template Causing Edit Lock

Running into a bit of a problem with sharepoint 2013 workflows(2010 workflows platform) and a custom default document template. We have a document library with a workflow attached. This library is ...
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WF argument not working properly

I have an InfoPath form that I have published to a Form Library called Test Forms. Along with the form, I have an Approval Workflow attached to it. I added the fields from the InfoPath form to the ...
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Unable to load workflow actions from the server problem

I have an issue in the sharepoint server I have a farm environment and sites and collocations. I have a problem with a specific user when he upload file and set the targeted to send an email the email ...
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Can't publish workflow - Scope not found exception server returned an error: (404)

I am quite new to SharePoint and I need help to troubleshoot a problem we face. Currently I can't publish a workflow. As soon as I try to publish I get following exception: ...