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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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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Why do I only see three-state workflow? How to add more?

I have a Sharepoint 2010 site hosted by a company, I am the admin and have all the rights. My questions is I only see one workflow three-state is this because I'm not using Moss and is there any way ...
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How to pause Workflow for longer duration (i.e. weeks)?

I want to pause a workflow for 6 weeks. After that duration it checks a specific list for an item and sends an email when found - very simple. There are two activities in Visual Studio: delayActivity ...
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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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Approval (OOB) Workflow modified as System account Issue

We are having a problem with an out of the box approval workflow. Environment: 5 Server Farm (2 wfe, 2 app,1 db) SharePoint 2010 Enterprise. (upgraded from moss enterprise) Problem Every time a ...
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The user does not exist or is not unique

Since a few days I have the above error message flooding my trace logs. I noticed that my Workflow timer job is stuck on "initialized". Any idea how I can determine which workflow is causing this ...
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Form Action Workflow “canceled by System Account”

I've created a button, around which I've wrapped a form action that calls a custom form action. Problem is, it keeps erroring off with: User ID Date Occurred Event Type Duration ...
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How do I manage rule-driven page flow?

I'm aware there are some methods (even frameworks) for managing business rules about page flow in an ASP.Net Web Applications with Workflow Foundation, but what about SharePoint applications? Is ...
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Custom aspx workflow-form problem in WSPBuilder project

I have a working wss3.0 + workflow solution, with some aspx forms (followed Robert Shelton’s tutorial) and some document libraries. I would like to deploy it with WSPBuilder but I have stuck hopeless. ...
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Return to same view after starting workflow

I've created a custom action to start a workflow created with SharePoint Workflow Designer. When use the action, the workflow's initation form appears. Problem is when I click "Start" in the ...
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Create WorkflowHistory list during Workflow deployment?

How do you deploy your custom Visual Studio Workflows to automatically create a WorkflowHistory and task list (Creating a List programmatically using the object model)? I know I can first deploy the ...
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Is it possible to lanch the workflow initiation form in modal window?

I want to have the initiation form inside a modal popup. Here's what I've figured out so far: To open the form insisde a modal dialog, I've included this inside the "Navigatate to Url" in the custom ...
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How to check if a user is member of a sharepoint group inside SPD's WD

I'm creating a workflow in SharePoint 2010 Workflow Designer and need to check if a user is member of a sharepoint list before I can continue the workflow. How can I do this (without use of VS)? I ...
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Is it possible to programmatically invoke a workflow on external list items?

Is it possible to invoke a workflow on an external list programmatically and pass parameters into the workflow? Is there an example using SharePoint 2010?
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Why is this workflow to create a document from a custom content type just creating a blank document?

I have a document library with a custom (document) content type set as default (the only content type), and I've edited the template to use columns to populate the document. When I create a new ...
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Presenting Workflow status to the user

What is the best way to show a user that a workflow was cancelled? I have a manually triggered workflow. Are there any chance I can present the result of the workflow in a dialog, or do I have to ...
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Why is workflow giving access denied for admin/owner?

I have created a very basic workflow in SPD 2007 - for testing, I've narrowed it down to 1 step: "if 1 equals 1, send an email to myself". Also tried having it just update a field on that list item. ...
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Logical operators in the workflow designer

Sorry for asking a non programming question, but I just can't figure out how to use the Workflow Designer in SPD2010. I want to just write the simple statement in the workflow designer: if field ...
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Collect data from a user — can't tell who entered the data !

I can't believe this. I'm using Collect data from a user to get some data for a form, via a secondary workflow in moss 2007. But once the user clicks Complete Task, the System Account marks the task ...
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Real world workflow samples needed

I need some real world workflow scenarios and sample implementations. Simple two step approval workflow don't help me. Can someone provide some references?
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Update taxonomy field from workflow

I’m in quite a bind here. I just need to update a taxonomy field in a list item, but I keep getting an “Updates are currently disallowed on GET requests. To allow updates on a GET, set the ...
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How do I customize a workflow task form?

I am trying to edit the form that appears when I edit one of my tasks in SharePoint 2010. I currently have a Workflow with an approval process. I believe I can get to the relevent form for my ...
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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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How can I get the current list/library Name in SharePoint Designer workflow

How can I get the current list/library Name in SharePoint Designer workflow? I have searched all the lookup options, but no luck.
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What is the best practice to deploy SPD workflow into production?

What is the best practice to deploy SPD workflow into production?
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How to map workflow task to the originating workflow

I would like to fire an event when Workflow Task is completed and I would like to check the original item and workflow that created the task. But I cannot find any value among the Workflow task ...
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How do I display the current row value to info path form when creating custom workflow?

I am creating custom work flow for SharePoint 2010 site list. I have to display current row value to info path form. If I use data connection it return full data from the list is that possible to ...
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Custom Workflow status?

Hi I have a SPD workflow , it works like this If form is incomplete ,stop the workflow. If form is complete , start the approval workflow. When the form is incomplete ,user just save the form in the ...
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How can I avoid automatically starting a workflow?

I created an approval workflow with SharePoint Designer 2010. The workflow starts if a new item has been created in the list. After the item has been approved, this workflow is using the method "Set ...
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Prevent a user from changing a value in a workfow or event receiver

I have a workflow on an item and I do certain things when an status column changes. I need to prevent a user from changing the status to "Witnessed" if they don't fill in the "witnessed person" ...
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multiple person aproval workflow - how can I tell if everyone approved

I have a need for a workflow where multiple people will need to approve something. They are all on the same level and should get the same task at the same time. When each person has accepted, I want ...
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Is there a way to have a document be copied and sent to an “outside” location when uploaded?

Is there an OOTB way for a document to be copied to an external location when it is uploaded to SharePoint? I know I can create a workflow to do this, but I would like to see if there is a way to do ...
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Enable Content Moderation [closed]

I created a copy of the approval workflow to run on a infopath form library once an item has been created. When the workflow is triggered, after less than a minute the workflow fails with this error: ...
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Workflow: wait until item is updated

I have a SharePoint Designer workflow that updates a list item, in another list (not the list the workflow is attached to). I need to make sure the item is updated before I move to the next step. What ...
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What are the best options for parsing an email message?

So I have a document library setup to accept incoming emails. As I can see from the library's columns, there are a number of fields that I can leverage for information (i.e. E-Mail CC, etc) for ...
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List item created through SPD workflow does not start “when a new item created” workflow

For some reason my workflow (Workflow A) designed in SPD to start when a new item is created does not start when a new item is created in another SPD workflow using the "Create List Item" action. My ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow start at specific date/time

Is it possible to start a workflow I've designed in SPD 2007 to start at a particular date/time? Specifically I want to start the workflow on the 1st of November every year. Is this possible to do ...
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Workflows for anonymous users

I am trying to run a workflow on a list where anonymous read/write access is enabled (SP 2010). The workflow works fine for authenticated users, but fails miserably for anonymous users ("failed to ...
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I've edited a workflow but changes are not reflected when run.

I have very little experience in workflows, so I'm pretty sure I'm making a noob mistake here. I open up the workflow in sharepoint designer, it loads correctly, no errors. I then make a change, ...
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Import / Export Workflow using StsAdm

I have migrated a site from one server to another - both running MOSS 2007. The bulk of the site transferred correctly, but I did have to manually edit some custom display forms. The 4 workflows ...
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Electronically Signing Emails From Built-in Workflows

Is there any way to electronically sign an email that originates from one of the built in SharePoint workflows? We have an internal policy that restricts users from following links in emails that are ...
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Workflow createTask: How to customize regular InfoPath task template?

Can I customize the InfoPath task form which is used by the regular createTask activity? I know I can create my own form and reference that in the elements.xml file, but I like using ...
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SharePoint Designer 2007 email

Does anyone know if I can add condtional logic within a 'Send an Email' action in a workflow implemented in SPD 2007? Thanks, Nav
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How can I make a workflow automatically start when an email is received?

I have a workflow, which is set to run when an item in a list is created. The list is email enabled, and is populated only by email. When I send an email to the list, the workflow is not started - ...
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Convert Sharepoint Designer 2007 workflows to Visual Studio solutions

Does anyone have experience or know of how to convert workflows created in SPD 2007 (moderate complexity -10 steps) to Visual Studio? This blog almost has the answer except for the caveat it doesnt ...
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Changing column values of files in a library without triggering workflow?

I want to change the column data of some files in Shared Documents without triggering a workflow. Is this possible?
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NEED to move workflow history to another web application

we have realized recently at a customer's that worklow history is disappearing, which is, as we know (now :(), by design, but we need to get the lost workflow history back. We restored the necessary ...
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How to avoid receiving DUE date field in Collect Feed Back Work Flow?

I have create a share point 2010 workflow, in my form there is a optional field called Due Date which.So if i dint select any date in that it give date like 01/01/0001 Instead on that i need to hide ...
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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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Workflow initiation form after publish from Word does not open in web browser

I developed a custom workflow in VS2010 with a custom aspx initiation form (<Workflow InstantiationUrl="" /> is defined). Moreover this workflow has InitiationType OnMajorCheckIn. So if I ...