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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Task created by SharePoint Designer Workflow not firing a workflow [closed]

I have a MOSS2007 site that requires me to use the primary/secondary workflow approach. My workflows work perfectly on their own when I create tasks manually. When I use the primary workflow to ...
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Sharepoint 2007 Workflows

I have an initial workflow in Sharepoint Designer that triggers whenever an item is created and also whenever an item has changed in the 'Employee' list . Within second workflow I am updating the ...
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DataForm webpart generated by Collect data from user action

Hello I really need help with this... , I am using Sharepoint 2007. I have the 'collect data from user' action in a workflow - which generates a custom form within the workflow folder. The form uses ...
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simple approval workflow

I have a simple "out of the box" approval workflow attached to a sharepoint calendar that kicks off when a user creates a new calendar item. I want the calender to only show items that have been ...
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Define Workflow Lookup

I'm updating a list that requires Lookup Details on 2 fields, but I can't for the life of me see how to do that. Is it possible?
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DVWP, xsl choose

I'm looking at building a solution that will use this as it's base: Content Types as Statuses and I'd like to know if it's possible to create a DVWP form that only allows the first form, eg the ...
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Workflow on Task Modified (using Collect data from user - task form)

I have the requirement to make a workflow fire when a task is modified and after it has been completed. After the task has been completed, I am trying to set it back to an uncompleted status. From ...
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Employee Leave Balances

How can I use the Absence Request and Vacation Schedule Management template to keep track of everyone's balances. Say an employee had 15 days of leave available on May 1. For each day of vacation ...
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InfoPath form approval custom workflow

sorry if this is a noob question, but I have to start somewhere! I'm working with Sharepoint 2007. I have a custom content type, Room Booking Event. When one is created, I want to start a workflow ...
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How can I work around a user's manager not being populated in Active Directory

I am newbie in SharePoint 2010. Here is what I'm trying to do... I have portal users (active directory integrated). A user from x department will fill an employee request form which includes 4-5 ...
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Collect data from user: custom email

Within my workflow I am using the 'Collect Data from user'. I want to send a custom email (by turning of alerts on the Task list) and using the Send Email action. My problem is I want to send a link ...
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Tasks list: Workflow action: Create New List item

Within my workflow using SPD I am using the "Create New Item" action to create a new Task list item this is fired when a holidayrequest item is created. My problem is I cannot see how to create/store ...
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Getting started with Workflows in SharePoint 2010

I'm a starting sharepoint developer asked to implement the following scenario in sharepoint 2010. We're a bit lost on the best approach to get started.. I'm really struggling to find the best practise ...
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Grant Permission to a multiple people picker column

I won't lose any time so here's what I need help with: I have been trying for a few days to grant contribute & read permissions to the people in 3 people picker columns in a form, the permissions ...
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Why is my new workflow being ignored?

I've updated an existing workflow created in SharePoint Designer. I've removed the old instances from Settings -> List Settings -> Workflow Settings -> Remove a workflow, and recompiled. The OLD ...
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Custom worflow to create a task for a each user in a group?

I've seen several people asking this question trhoughout the web, with no real solution. Using SharePont 2007, and SharePoint Designer. What I am attempting to do is to create a workflow which ...
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Execution order of event receivers and workflow on a list

Is it possible to know beforehand whether event receivers on a list will always execute before any workflows associated with that list?
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Does SharePoint 2010 support Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0?

I've been reading that SharePoint 2010 does not support Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 (WF4). Is it true??? If yes, does that mean we cannot design WF4 workflows in VS2010 and use them in SP2010? Or ...
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Automatic Workflow not triggering from SP designer

Using Moss 07 and SPD 07, I'm attempting to create a simple workflow that will trigger an e-mail when the status of a list item has been changed to resolved. I created a service request list with ...
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design question for transportation agency/workflow system

I am designing a transportation agency/workflow system, and I am wondering whether using SharePoint 2007 could facilitate my development process? Here is a brief introduction of the system. The ...
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Why is there space at the beginning of my SharePoint Designer Custom Emails?

Every time I setup a custom email and use the slightest bit of HTML within the email, there's a block (for lack of a better term) of dead space at the top of the email. I can't seem to get rid of it. ...
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Upgrading workflows from 2007 to 2010

Are there any "gothchas" when upgrading workflows from 2007 to 2010: In place upgrade on server Conversion of VS Solution What happens to running workflows?
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SPD - HTML Emails w/ CSS

I've downloaded an HTML template from here http://www.campaignmonitor.com/templates/ and didn't touch the css or any of the parent nodes of the document for that matter. I just sent it as is through ...
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SharePoint Approval Workflow Javascript error

I've been trying to create a simple Approval Workflow in SharePoint (MOSS 2007). After going through the first screen where I type in the name, Task List, History List, startup params, etc. I go on ...
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Can workflow send e-mail to SP Groups?

I'm trying to send an email with attachment using Useful Sharepoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities from Codeplex. I've put my recipients in an SP group but when I try to email to that group I ...
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Non Document Centric SharePoint Workflow

SharePoint workflow by nature is document centric in that you have to have a 'thing'; A object for the workflow to run on. This object can be a document, form or simple list item but this thing has to ...
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Moving Workflow History

Has anyone ever tried to move a subsite to a new site collection and keep the workflow history? It seems a standard export/import ignores this list, even more advanced tools such as CopyMove, Codeplex ...
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Write to text file with workflow

I am attempting to write a workflow, that extracts some fields from my list, (the filenames) and write those to a text file, so that I can then merge the pdf documents that are taken from the list. I ...
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Workflows dying randomly with the following error: System.Threading.ThreadAbortException: Thread was being aborted.

I have a series of workflows (MOSS2007 SP2) that start each other in order using Useful SharePoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities - StartAnotherWorkflow. Occasionally the workflow dies and ...
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Why does SharePoint Workflow Project in VS 2008 get modified every time it's opened?

The same goes for the workflow source files -- every time I open the project or go to the source file, it's indicating (by the asterisk) that the file has been modified. Which means two things: when ...
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Accessing Workflow History List

Is there an easy way to access History list, than to type URL?
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When is Visual Studio required for creating workflows?

Are there any real world scenarios where we cannot do without Visual Studio workflow? That is where default SharePoint workflows or Sharepoint Designer won't suffice?
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Strange Workflow warning in Sharepoint farm

I keep getting a large number of the following warnings in my SharePoint Farm. Event Type: Warning Event Source: Office SharePoint Server Event Category: Workflow Features Event ID: 7397 Date: ...
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Running declarative workflows under system account

I have an InfoPath form that starts a workflow (on item created). The business requirement is that after submission form must be read-only (no changes to the initial request can be made). However ...
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Workflow not firing for new documents uploaded to a document library

I have a doc lib that has several meta fields in it. I have a workflow that processes the doc based on these fields. Everything runs fine when the doc already exists in the library. If we add a new ...
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How to set permissions with updateTask workflow activity?

In workflow I need to reassign a task to someone else, which I do with the updateTask activity. However, here I cannot set permissions (no specialPermissions property), so the new user doesn't see the ...
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Modify the InitialChildData property of a SharePoint Workflow ReplicatorActivity

Does anybody know if it's possible to modify the InitialChildData collection of a ReplicatorActivity within SharePoint Workflow such that new instances of the activity to be replicated are spawned?
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Workflows stuck 'in progress' when moved to SharePoint farm environment

We have developed a number of custom approval workflows in Visual Studio 2008. They basically create task and work through a 2 stage approval process, once a task is completed, it generates new tasks ...
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Unpublish page when using workflow approval

I get the sharepoint access denied page when I try to use the unpublish option on a list item in the pages library. We are using approval workflow and publishing, as well as versioning on the pages ...
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First execution of workflow in the day always fails

I am experiencing a strange problem with a VS workflow deployed to the server. The workflow that runs when an item is added triggers fine (OnWorkflowActivated). After this there is a condition where ...
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SharePoint workflow support?

I am using SharePoint 2007 Enterprise + Publishing portal template + Windows Server 2008. I want to know any built-in types of workflow -- which could be implemented by configuration without ...
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Using Email to trigger SharePoint workflow

We are currently designing a system to handle help desk functionality. One of the things we want to do, is to allow a user to send an email, that will trigger the creation and start of a workflow. ...
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How to disable sending of approval email in a publishing site?

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 x64 and Windows Server 2008 x64. I have setup a site with the publishing portal template. I have granted anonymous access to the entire site. When ...
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Outgoing email and document publishing workflow

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 x64 and Windows Server 2008 x64. I have setup a site with the publishing portal template. I have granted anonymous access to all the sites. I have set some users to ...