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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Collect Data from User (CDFU) Workflow does not work

I am trying to use the "Collect Data From User" (CDFU) workflow action to collect data from users and then use the "update list item" action to use the data entered by the user and update a field in ...
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Sequential workflow only activates once for each item in document library

Even though I have both: sequentialWfWorkflowAssociation.AutoStartCreate = true; sequentialWfWorkflowAssociation.AutoStartChange = true; the workflow only ...
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Edit recurring calendar item instance from workflow

I've created a workflow that edit the title of a calendar item. When applying the workflow on a recurring item all items are changed ... How to make only the current calendar item instance changing?
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Workflow history retention duration for a SPD workflow?

With Visual Studio Workflow, I use to add <AutoCleanUpDays>9999</AutoCleanupDays> in order to keep the history of workflow for a longer time. How can I do the same for a wf built with ...
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Solution for periodic surveys

I have a list (Account Exec Distribution List) in SharePoint 2007 that provides the Client Name and the associated Account Exec (AE). The AE team would like to complete a survey of sorts that will ...
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SharePoint Designer find maximum value column

How would I find the maximum value of a number column in a SharePoint workflow and set to variable. Purpose would be to increment by one and set that in this number column on New items. The use of ...
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Can I control the name of forms when using a custom task process in SharePoint Designer?

I use SPD 2010 to create a complex workflow. I use many custom task process to interact with the different users at different stages of the workflow. Each time I add a new custom task process in my ...
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How to make a sequential workflow automatically goto next task

I have a sequential workflow with an OnWorkflowActivated and three Create Tasks which are inside of a Sequence. Currently, after the OnWorkFlowActivated is called and done executing the code, it will ...
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How to track status of InfoPath form through SPD workflow?

I am a total newbie on SharePoint, workflows, InfoPath technology... I had never heard of any of it until about two weeks ago. Our environment is all 2007 - SharePoint, InfoPath, everything. I have ...
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Extending InfoPath outside of Sharepoint

Our business unit is currently trying to implement change management application for SOX reason. I thought to piggyback on the existing Sharepoint in use and utilize its workflow and InfPath instead ...
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Creating 'Task Ranks' depending on user

I need to create a column 'Task Ranks' - which ranks each task/item for a user. I need it to be of lowest unique value/integer from all active tasks for that user and to serially generate the next ...
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Create multiple tasks from one single task

I am using SP2010. In Tasks, I create a task and assigned it to a specific group which has 5 people. What I want is that the task has to be individually assigned to each person i.e. 5 new tasks of ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow lifecycle

I've build a workflow with SharePoint Designer 2010 on a dev computer. Let's say it's in V1. Now I want to move the workflow to the production environment. What is the correct way to do that ? I've ...
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Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: The security validation for this page is invalid

I used SharePoint Designer 2007 to make a Workflow that copy item of Calendar list to Contact list when I create a new item. Then I run my code that new item in Calendar list. Unfortunately, I get a ...
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Is it normal to see the heavy load message before most workflows start?

Is it normal for this message Due to heavy load, the latest workflow operation has been queued. It will attempt to resume at a later time to occur before most workflows starts?
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How to stop two version a sharepoint designer workflow running at the same time?

I have a SharePoint 2010 designer workflow that is running on change. When I publish a new version of the workflow and the items is edited, I end up with two version of the workflow running. Is there ...
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Why is my workflow DependencyProperty event handler not firing?

I have a custom workflow activity (SharePoint 2010) with a Dependency Property defined as follows: public static DependencyProperty TaskChangedEventPropertyEvent = ...
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Cannot edit Initiation Form of Designer Workflows with InfoPath

I've got a reusable SP Designer workflow in SharePoint 2010, and I'm trying to edit the Initiation Form for it. I can open the workflow within SP Designer, click the form, and it opens in InfoPath. I ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow: can't add a lookup column in a custom task process

In a Workflow I'm building with SPD, I want to use a custom task process. One of its field is "Category" which must be selected from a category list. I create a site lookup column to this category ...
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Developing customized form and workflow with only visual Studio 2010

I am trying to duplicate a Domino workflow onto sharepoint 2010. The domino workflow that I am trying to port over consist of many section, fields and button. As such I thought of using ASP.NET to ...
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Having troubles with a custom task process in SPD 2010

I'm building a WF with SPD 2010 that spawn a custom task process. When the WF starts, I got an error. The ULS log show me : 06/10/2011 12:38:46.23 w3wp.exe (0x1FF8) 0x0A98 SharePoint Foundation ...
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Best way to present a list form to users?

Whats the best way to present a list form to users? We are just starting to convert some of our dead-tree documents into SharePoint forms and workflows. What is the best way to present these forms ...
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Where is “Post-completion Workflow Activities” in sharepoint 2010?

I am having the same problem(or seems to be the same error) as in this article but I not sure where to check for this. I am using sharepoint 2010 and made a custom workflow through Visual Studios ...
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How to test lookup?

When creating a workflow, is there any way to test the look up values? For instance, I have a 4-level look up which finds the manager of a user who is entered on the form. I'd like to be able to see ...
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SP2010: How to start a workflow which is not related to a document or list item?

I'm trying to build a "list" which is comprised of a bunch of workflows. Example workflows would be: Travel, Reimbursement, Software Request. I would like to list these workflows and allow a user to ...
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Publishing Infopath/Workflow form updates

I've got a simple update to a workflow association/initiation form that isn't deploying correctly. I am setting a tooltip on a validation but when I deploy my updated solution package the change isn't ...
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How to use a negative of a numeric column's value in workflow [closed]

I have a column named "How many month before the due date to inform the focal" which is used to know how many months before the due date I need to remind the focal to do his task. The problem is: I ...
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How to maintain workflow associations when deploying a SharePoint Designer wsp file on my customer's machine?

I know this might be a silly question but here goes... I created an event calendar site and it has some customized webparts (done using visual studio), custom views (XLV webpart views) and workflows ...
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Workflow not working when solution is deployed on other environment

I have created a workflow in SPDesigner 2010 which will send mail to admin when a new document is uploaded into document library. It works fine in my standalone machine. I saved it as .wsp solution ...
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How to attach Document to Content Approval Workflow of SharePoint 2010

I need to attach a document to Content Approval Workflow of SharePoint 2010? Can someone guide me to the process?
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using ftp in a SP list

I am not yet familiar with Visual Studio SP development as I have just started developing on SP sites less than 2 months. I would like to use a SP list to initiate a transfer of HUGE files which ...
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Workflow logic for multiple-approval process

I have the need to create a workflow that will begin when a user submits an infopath form to a document library. Some fields will be extracted from this form to build the workflow. Steps: Notify the ...
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How to use initating user to run a Workflow (and not the system account) in SP 2007

The problem I'm having is trying to update the approval status of an item in a document library. The error I get is: "Error updating a list item". This is if I have the item checked out first using ...
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Restoring Infopath Workflow metadata

We have problems with regards to backing up workflow status data, that we have been trying to solve for about a year now. The situation: After restoring individual InfoPath forms the workflow status ...
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Is it possible to create per-document information management policies (either with native SharePoint or 3rd-party addons)

Is there a way to code/configure or utilise a 3rd-party solution that will enable per-document information management policies? I have a client requirement whereby they require separate policies "per ...
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Workflows Auto Cleanup Timer Job or how to remove Workflow Instances?

I have read, that every now and then the "Workflow Auto Cleanup" job runs and cleans old workflow instances which are older than 60 days are deleted (or something along the lines). I have a simple ...
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Moving Workflows and Lists?

I have a list and workflow that I created under HR (employees are not supposed to be able to view this list). At the present moment I can allow the employee to view the workflow (that I linked to ...
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SP2010 Custom Workflow Design

I have to create a custom workflow on a document library for a group of users, and I'm having trouble figuring out how to go about creating it. The document library has the following extra columns: ...
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update choice-radio button column, within workflow

I’m having a SharePoint list, the list contains the following column Column name: initiator outcome, Column type: choice, radio buttons First options(button):Cancel Request. Second ...
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Hiding Information in a SharePoint List

If several employees add their data to a SharePoint List (Change of Address) how do I hide the employees' address from the other employees and is this possible? I have been working in the SharePoint ...
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Automatically running SharePoint Designer Workflows when creating items via Object Model - few of the first items are “Failed on Start”

I have 3 On-Create SharePoint Designer Workflows which I'd like to run (automatically) when creating items by code, using a WCF service. At first, no workflows where created at all (the status column ...
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Custom workflow: Failed on Start (retrying)

I created a workflow project with WSPBuilder and everything worked fine. I then moved the workflow to our main project and added all needed references. However when I try to couple the workflow I ...
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Can I add a user to a SharePoint Group in a workflow

We need to have a list where contributors request new users to be added to a site. The site owner then needs to approve this request on the list (the users wnat to see the progress of their request as ...
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How do I send an email to the initiator of a nintex workflow? [closed]

I need to create a nintex workflow: I need to know who the workflow initiator is. Put this information in a column in the item. Use this information to send a message to the initiator. How can I ...
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How can I edit the workflow information page?

After my workflow starts, in one column of the record it shows my workflow status as a link (ex: In progress,complete). When I click this link it takes me to another page with the workflow history and ...
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Unable to see read only fields of a content type from a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010

I have published an Infopath form that creates a custom content type for a site. Using SharePoint Designer, I have created a workflow for the list that the content type is associated to. So why can I ...
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Upgrading inflight workflows (Visual Studio, not SPD)

I need to update the format of several workflow-generated emails. If I update my solution and redeploy, will I run into problems? Is there any good guidance on upgrading workflows?
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How to set a person/group field in UpdateListItems [closed]

I'm trying to use a web service call in Nintex Workflow to add a new item to a list. I'm using the web service because the user only has read permissions to the list. What syntax is needed to set ...
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Modifying the start behavior of Publishing Workflow in MOSS 2007

I am currently building out a collaboration portal that will be used for document management. Part of the requirements were to create mny OOTB approval workflows. Each workflow is set to start off ...
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Discussion list body field contains junk text when updated from outlook

I have published a custom workflow for a discussion list which will send email notifications to a particular group. In the email contents I show the subject and body of the discussion. Below are the ...