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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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 ...
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Setting up deadlines for a time sensitive workflow

I'm creating a typical three state workflow where the Approver must approve after a certain number of days. It was suggested that these deadlines for the Approver shouldn't be set from the workflow, ...
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Have comments append to a history section?

I have a part of a form that needs to be approved/rejected. There is a chain of approvers so once the approver approves or rejects they submit comments explaining why, and it moves on to the next ...
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System.UnauthorizedAccessException Custom Workflow Action

I have been playing around with some custom workflow actions for SPD 2010, but I have an issue with one which works when running with the site collection admin user and not with a regular user with ...
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SendEmail Activity in Workflow created with Visual Studio 2010

I am creating a workflow in visual studio. This is what i want it to do....when triggered by creation of a list item i want it to send an email to a permission group with a link in the body to the ...
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Detected use of SPRequest for previously closed SPWeb object within workflow

I have a visual studio sequential workflow. In that workflow, I have a string property called AllowDisposition. When the workflow starts, I populate that value by doing workflowProperties.Item["FIELD ...
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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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Dynamic States in State Machine Workflow

What I have? I have a state machine list workflow created for an event management system. It has got 5 states defined and it is working fine. The workflow will start on creation of an item in the ...
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Send email with column values before and after change with workflow

I am trying to send an email to specified users when a column in a list changes in MOSS 2007 with workflow. I have a comments column in a list and whenever any user updates that comment, a mail should ...
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Is it possible to show (a link to) List Item in Task created by Site Workflow

I've created a site workflow build around managing documents from document library. But the tasks created from a collect data and assign actions don't make reference to the list item ie the document. ...
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Cannot assign task to user

I am attempting to create a task in my state machine workflow on SP2010. theTaskID = Guid.NewGuid(); theTask.AssignedTo = "domain\\dave.lozzi"; theTask.Title = "Application"; theTask.Description = "...
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Change approvers on OOB 2007 SharePoint Approval Workflow?

I'd like to be able to change (add/delete) the approvers associated with the OOB Approval Workflow that I have associated with a InfoPath form library on SharePoint 2007. I want to change the ...
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How do I create a new document in a document library according to a template in a workflow ?

I have a document library with a DOCX template file. I want to create DOCX file in this library in a workflow but I did not succeed. Before, I created a workflow in Sharepoint Designer to create a ...
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Customizing Publishing Approval WorkFlow

I am using Sharepoint 2010 publishing site and trying to customize Publishing Approval workflow. Using Designer to customize publishing approval workflow. Is there any way to skip/bypass initiation ...
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How do I associate a workflow to a custom list in Visual Studio 2010?

I created a Sharepoint 2010 Sequential Workflow in a Visual Studio 2010 project. But I didn't found a way to associate it to one of my list. Every time I deploy to the site, I have to manually ...
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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 Workflows in VS 2010

Currently, we have a business process management tool and we are looking to replace it with SharePoint. The good thing with our current tool is that you define a rigorous workflows and force users to ...
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Prevent workflow field column from being added

I've got a few lines of code which programmatically add a workflow to a list content type. This works ok, but it also automatically adds a column to the default view of this list. I don't want that to ...
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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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programing in SharePoint designer 2010

I'm using SharePoint designer 2010. I have created 2 workflow: workflow A, Workflow B. I want to call 'workflow B' from 'workflow A', I know that in a designer workflow, there is no option for ...
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How can i add a textbox control to a workflow?

I want to create a Shopping System on a Sharepoint site. There is a Products list and My Shopping Cart list. in Products list i added a Workflow to copy a list item from product list to My Shopping ...
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copy a step from workflow in sharepoint designer 2010

I'm using SharePoint 2010, I have created workflow. I want to copy one step from the workflow and paste it to some other place inside the workflow. I wnat to copy one step from the workflow and ...
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sharepoint 2010, workflow, “start task process on current item with these user” action

I have created workflow. In the workflow I used the "start task process on current item with these user" action. my problem: the user do not receive any email/task notification. in the "edit task ...
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SharePoint Desiginer 2010 - Workflow starts another workflow

Since you can't loop back in a workflow, I'd like my workflow to branch to another workflow if it reaches a point where it would need to go back. Is there an option to have my workflow start another ...
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sharepoint 2010 showing user names as lastname first name how to swap it?

i'm using SPD and the web interface. And made a workflow to send an Email. The first line in the email looks like: Hello Clinton, Bill But i would like to have: Hello Bill Clinton Is it possible ...
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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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Outlook 2010 “Open this Task” error when working with SharePoint 2010 workflows

Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 integrates with SharePoint 2010 workflow notifications by providing an option to "Open this Task" on the ribbon. So, if a workflow gets assigned to you, you get an email ...
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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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SharePoint 2010 - Workflow design limitations?

I´m searching for the default design limitations from SharePoint 2010 Workflows. How many Workflows can simultaneously run? How many Workflow instances can be created?