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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Changing an active Designer workflow

In SP2010, I have a list workflow that was built in Designer only - no code. I need to make a small change and must understand what happens to workflows in progress when I do this. I'm not changing ...
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Can Custom Workflows be created without Designer?

I have have to create a custom workflow for SharePoint 2010, however we are blocked from using Designer, and have MS Office 2007 not 2010. Is there a way to create a custom workflow any other way? Can ...
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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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Workflow create task with content type - Custom Forms in InfoPath

I know it's possible to customize the forms of workflow tasks but is it possible to have them customized also for "CreateTaskWithContentType" component, not just for "CreateTask"? I had a try of ...
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What is best practice for versioning SPD workflows/forms?

Is there a recommended best practice for utilizing version control (SCM) when creating or modifying workflows or InfoPath forms from within SharePoint Designer 2010?
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Workflows with Custom Task Forms in InfoPath - More views in the same form

I'm following this article to create custom forms for workflow tasks. At one point the article says: If you are well versed with InfoPath 2010, you can create views in the same form for the ...
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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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SharePoint Designer 2010 - Moving a list workflow to a new list

I have a three part question: 1) I'd like to reattach my large sequential list workflow to another list. I've tried the following: replacing a new list workflow's XML with that of my already ...
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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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Missing OOTB Enterprise Workflow Templates

I am using a SharePoint 2010 Enterpise server, with the Norwegian language pack installed. The issue that I am having is that some of the standard OOTB workflows (within the Workflow feature) are ...
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SPD2010 Workflow “Collect Data From User” Activity + Multi User fields?

Creating a SPD 2010 workflow. Trying to do something that I think should be simple. Use a “Collect Data From a User” activity to collect 0 to many “people” that should be affiliated with a piece of ...
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Correlation value has not been initialized on declaration X for activity Y

I have an issue with a SP2010 state machine workflow. The workflow contains two activities, in each of them I'm trying to send mails using the "SendMail" component. I receive instead the following ...
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Easiest way to start SharePoint workflows on a bunch of list items in SharePoint 2007?

Right now I've created a few SharePoint Designer workflows in SharePoint 2007, I need to start them all up for each existing list item at (more or less) the same time. I'm not terribly worried about ...
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Collecting approval from only one member of a group

Currently, I have an approval task process that assigns a task to an entire group. But only one member of the group has to approve, while it takes two to reject. I edited the task process completion ...
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Debugging SharePoint Designer Workflow

I have email workflow in a SharePoint site. I created it using sharepoint designer. It sends an email whenever an item in list is created or modified. It was working fine few days before.Now,I have ...
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Compare two person columns in a list

I have a list which has a "Person or Group" column called as Reviewer. I want to notify the reviewers whenever he/she is added to the list item. I created a custom workflow which sends a mail on ...
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Is it possible for a Workflow to wait until a certain time was reach before it do something else?

From my understanding, there is a workflow in SharePoint 2007 called wait until item is updated. May I know if there is a workflow that is can do like wait until this time is reached (where this time ...
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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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Custom actions in a Sharepoint Online (BPOS) workflow

Just a simple question: Does anyone know if it's possible to create custom actions for a workflow in Sharepoint Online (BPOS). So NOT Office 365... If possible, are there tutorials you know of how to ...
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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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Is there a way to refire a retention policy after a document has been updated.

Scenario: Retention policy set on "Expiry Date" column. Starts a workflow that notifies a user. User updates the document (and expiry date) Retention policy no longer fires when the new expiry ...
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Want to invoke an SSIS package to process an uploaded file - Do I use Workflow and Powershell?

The scenario is that Excel files are uploaded to a folder in SP2010. When a new file is loaded, I would like to use a Workflow to call the SSIS package that processes that file into a Database and ...
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Create list using a Workflow

I have a list of projects called "Project Reference." I want to create a new project list (for project tracking) called "[Project Name] Tracking" when someone adds a new project to Project Reference. ...
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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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How to change view of InfoPath form in WorkFlow

Can you help me with my task: I'm creating a view/edit InfoPath form, using InfoPath Designer, for a task list where a workflow creates tasks. In the workflow I change this: ...
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Limiting Concurrently Running Workflows

I've got a SharePoint 2007 site which is using list item workflows to direct the execution of a business process. The list items are large (100+ fields). These workflows create tasks to collect data ...
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How to restart workflow from within it self?

Being new on the whole Sharepoint administration scene, I need a little help from those in the know. I may be doing this "completely" wrong, so apologies if I am and I would really appreciate your ...
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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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Available Approvers Based on List Item Column Value

Is it possible (without custom forms) to create an approval workflow that filters the list of available approvers based on some value in a list item ? To be a bit more clear.. if the list item had a ...
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Support for state machine workflows in future SharePoint versions

I read somewhere that one should avoid implementing state machine workflows in SP2010 since there is no support for state machines in Workflow Foundation 4.0 and as such easy upgradability of state ...
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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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Replicator in State Machine workflow

I'm working on a custom approval workflow with a few twists. Given the different states, and reviews, and the need to step back in some scenarios, I'm going with a state machine workflow. In one of ...
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View problem when attaching workflow to list programmatically

Very irritating problem. I have a list with the following view <View BaseViewID="1" Type="HTML" WebPartZoneID="Main" DisplayName="$Resources:core,All_Documents;" DefaultView="TRUE" MobileView="...
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SharePoint Workflow Development in Visual Studio 2008

For the development in SharePoint 2008, I been installed Visual Studio 2008 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 v1.3. It is successfully installed, but when I create a new project in ...
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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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SharePoint Designer - Pause until

I want to accomplish this using SharePoint Designer and OOTB features. Requirement : List with details - employee name , start date , end date. 30 days prior to end date send an email , 15 days prior ...
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OWSTIMER takes up to 95% of RAM Memory - Server goes slow

I am running sharepoint server 2010 with 8GB RAM. I have a SP Designer Workflow running on my portal. The server used to respond but now when users try to hit the URL they get an error message. I ...
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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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Assign a task with due date on item creation

I have a discussion board which has a field called as Reviewer which is a person field. I want that whenever a reviewer is added to the discussion, a new task / reminder should get added with a due ...
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SharePoint workflow history in SP2010

I don't think there is one answer to this problem but at the same time I don't get what Microsofts expectations are. Facts: Workflows log to the history lists. This list shouldn't be assumed or ...
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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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Visual Studio 2010 Workflows not associating with list

Probably a silly question: I have a vs2010 project with workflows in a site scoped feature. When i deploy through visual studio the workflows are associated with lists. However when i deploy ...
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Collect Data from User in Workflow - custom email - collect data URL creation

When I'm creating a workflow in SP 2010 Foundation, I'm using the collect data from user action. I'm able to add it and by default it sends the default e-mail to the user asking to action the item. ...
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Run workflow for item expiration

As I understand WF are triggered with events (or event). I have an expiration column and I need to send notifications 45 and 30 days prior to the expiration data. What are my options?
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What is the easiest way of setting (workflows, programmatically, etc) the value of columns from Business Data Catalogue for new docuemnts?

In Sharepoint 2007 I am trying to automatically set values read from business data for new documents added to the document list. Right now, when new file is uploaded, user: needs to go to the "Edit ...
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Publishing workflow for pages and lists

We need to create a publishing workflow on all lists and the Pages library in a site. We need the workflow to send an email when a user wants to publish minor or major versions of a publishing page or ...
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Workflow gives “Error Occured” when uploading file to document library

I am mapping one xml document to another. When it is done, I am uploading that document to a document library. Here is the code that does that: MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(); ...
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Trigger a workflow when user added to permission group

I'm not sure if this is even possible so here goes: I have a calendar list. After creation of the list I will add a choice field to the list in an event receiver where the choices will be the email ...
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Using Workflow or SPServices to temporary gives user permission to access a particular items in a SharePoint 2007 List?

May I know if there are ways and also possible to use workflow or SPServices to temporary give a particular user (who does not have any access to the site) permission to read / write a particular ...
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Canceling Workflow (Task Process) from Infopath

I have a workflow (in SP2010) Task Process that I need to be able to cancel. I had a parallel action in the "When the Task Process Is Running" that checked for Item deletion or a field change. Run ...