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 onchange

Is it possible to have a workflow that sends an email when an field changes? I have a form with several fields. The form gets updated often. I'm wanting to send an email to the individual in a ...
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What is BihConsumerInterop?

A workflow completes its tasks, but is still shown as running. When looking at the Workflow history the last entry is: An error has occurred in Workflow Name. The SharePoint log has the following ...
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What causes “The e-mail message cannot be sent.” error when using a retention policy to start a workflow?

The following error appears in the Workflow History when using a Retention policy to start a workflow based on the Approval workflow: The e-mail message cannot be sent. Make sure the e-mail has a ...
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Custom Activity Dependency Property Inheritance

I have created a couple of custom workflow activities for SharePoint 2007 and they are working. However, I find that my custom activities share a lot of properties/methods and so I have attempted to ...
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workflow “update item” help

I set up a workflow that let's a user create and populate a word document using an input form from a custom list. I followed Todd's blog post to achieve this: ...
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How to fire off a workflow by clicking a link on a page…?

Just wondering what the best way to solve this would be...if it is possible... I am wanting to put a some links onto a page that each represents a workflow for the list beneath it. When the user ...
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Triggering a Workflow When a Folder is Created and not A File?

I'm new to workflows, so please excuse the novice question. I set up a workflow on a document library configured to send an email when a new item is created. When I create a new document in this ...
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Copy listitem from one site to another

We have a site with H&S incidents and depending on the division it should get copied/updated to its respective divisional site. I've created work flows with sharepoint designer and managed to ...
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Sharepoint 2010: Does free “Foundation” version is enough for document workflow tasks?

I wonder if Sharepoint-2010 Foundation version meets requirements of a company I work for: Free Proven extensible document workflow system for Windows Able to store gigabytes of document scans ...
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How to update Name field contents into Title field using SPD

I want to update title field from Name column immediately after file attachment in document library. Is it possible ?
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How can I get a workflow moving a document into a document set?

I have a workflow that creates a document set based on metadata I enter on documents that I upload. Does anyone know how I can move the same documents with a workflow into the document set?
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Workflow action SendEmail does not use “From” field

I have a Visual Studio 2010 workflow for a SharePoint 2010 Server. It uses the default workflow action "SendEmail" to send an e-mail. Everything works out perfectly, but the sender of the e-mail is ...
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Newbie SP2007 Workflow Question

I'm new to SP. I have done tons of reading and am a .Net developer but I'm looking for the best, out of the box, way to do the following (any guidance would be greatly appreciated as I'm always ...
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How to get sharepoint display to respect plain text fomatting (line breaks etc…) [closed]

I have added a column to a list (Task list) and set Append Changes to Existing Text to true, I have also set Specify the type of text to allow: to Rich text (Bold, italics, text alignment). The ...
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SP2010 Workflow can't access network file system?

I've got an event receiver that extracts and saves an icon from an exe file located on the network when an item in an underlying list is added or updated (the list contains the network location of the ...
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Can a workflow be associated to a folder without custom code?

My client has a document library that contains a folder for each "case" they are working on. These "case" folders contain various documents related to the case. They would like to be able to add a ...
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Custom Workflow Activity - Solution does not exist

I've created a custom Workflow Activity, per the instructions at http://www.wictorwilen.se/Post/Sandboxed-workflow-activities-in-SharePoint-2010.aspx. I created my custom action, and I deployed it ...
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workflow using visual studio

I am creating a project.In that i created one Custom list.Now i want to create a workflow using visual studio 2008.The workflow has to send an email who entered data to that list.That will be rejected ...
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How to migrate workflows from SP 2007 to SP 2010?

Apparently if you do an export/import, workflows are not carried over. Does anyone know of a way to move these from a 2007 environment over to a 2010 environment?
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Dynamically create and monitor a variable number of tasks

I have an InfoPath document which submits to a SharePoint library. Once a new item is submitted, I am wanting to create tasks based on data in the filled out form. For example, a user is able to ...
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What are your top workflow resources?

Websites, videos, whitepapers, books? Of particular interest are resources that extend beyond SharePoint designer into Visual Studio land. Mine are all cataloged on my Delicious Workflow Feed but ...
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SharePoint 2010 and WF 4.0

Does anyone know if there are any plans to upgrade SharePoint 2010 to use WF 4.0, for example in a service pack? Or do we have to wait for the next version of SP? in 2013?
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add button to ribbon for starting a specific workflow

i have a list and a workflow on that list. to start workflow on a list item users have to click 4 times! 1.select item 2.click workflows on ribbion 3.select the workflow(which has only one wf infact) ...
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Updating status of terminated workflows

I have a bunch of terminated workflows due to many reasons mostly inability(not catching exceptions) to send emails as part of task assignment. After the code has been fixed, is there a way to ...
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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 ...