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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Problems with “Pause Until Date” activity in SPD-created workflows

I have a workflow and I'm trying to send an email when an item is added or updated from a calendar list. I tried using the Pause Until Date activity as I need to send the email 2 days before the due ...
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Workflow kicks off before metadata is entered

I'm adding documents to a records library by clicking 'Add new item', upload the document, set the metadata, then click OK. Up until now, I've been working with this workflow in my VM & local ...
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Workflow Custom Action Error

I wrote a quick custom action for SharePoint Designer workflow. SPD recognizes the action and lets me add it, and specify my variables. When I go to publish it I receive errors (0, 0) Type System....
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How to identify if a document is newly created in a SharePoint document library or moved from other document library by a Workflow

May I know if it is possible to identify a document status whether is it newly created in a particular document library itself or moved from other document library due to a work flow?
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How to identify if a item is newly created in a SharePoint list or moved from other list by a Workflow

May I know if it is possible to identify a item status whether is it newly created in a particular list itself or moved from other list due to a work flow?
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Workflow in 1st List controlling items in the 2nd List - Possible?

May I know if it is possible to create workflow in the 1st list that control items in the 2nd List?
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Items looping between two List cause by Workflow - Possible?

I have two SharePoint List and each of them have a workflow. Both list's workflow have the option 'start this workflow when a new item is created' ticked. Workflow in the 1st list may move item to ...
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Help with workflow on SP2010 designer

This has been bugging me for sometime and now with a important deadline tonight i need to find a solution to my Workflow issues. I have 2 workflows i need to construct and through all my testing and ...
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Create a workflow for a list that will trigger depending on the item author

I'm trying to create a WF that will be associated with a list and trigger every time a specific user creates a new item for that list. So basically I need to run a workflow automatically depending on ...
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lookup field test if value is (none) from SPD Workflow

everything is in the title. I have a lookup field set to optional and I need from my Workflow to test this field. When you do not select any value, you have (none) in the interface but I cannot seem ...
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Books on Sequential Workflow & State Workflow for Visual Studio 2008

Are there any good books that fulfill the below requirements: [1] Provide at least 1 simple and 1 advance step-by-step on how to create a sequential workflow using Visual Studio 2008 (and also using ...
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hide ribbon menu for workflow

I want to hide the workflow button: Ribbon.List.Settings.ManageWorkflows Which scope should the feature have (web or site)? Now I try: <HideCustomAction Id="RemoveRibbonButton" Location="...
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Approval Workflow to update User Profiles Details

I am working on a Leave Application System using Sharepoint. I have added the total leave each user have in their user profile. The user will apply leave and once it is approved, the leave taken ...
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Access Denied on wfpub

I tried to google it but can't find a concrete definition. I have an "Access Denied" error on this list. The browser gives me this http://servername/_layouts/AccessDenied.aspx?Source=http%3A%2F%...
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Workflow task set to completed by mistake

I would like to learn if it is possible to set back the state of a workflow created task from Completed back to Not Started state.
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Set value in a lookup column during “Create List Item” workflow action

Here's the scenario, using SharePoint Designer 2007 and two simple lists in MOSS SP2: I create items in a list called "Code Snippets" with columns Title, Code and Author's CustID I track how many ...
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Why is this Visual Studio workflow sending blank task notifications?

We have developed a custom workflow using Visual Studio 2010 in which we are using the CreateTask Activity. For some reason, the first time a task is assigned to a user, the user will receive a ...
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What happens to a SharePoint Designer workflow when I delete the item it is running on?

I have a workflow on a document library I created in SharePoint Designer 2007. The workflow will pause for a long period, perhaps 90 days or more). What happens to the workflow if the document is ...
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Can a single SharePoint Designer workflow run concurrently on a single item?

I have a document library and simple workflow I created in SharePoint Designer that runs automatically when the item is created AND automatically when the item is changed. The workflow will pause of ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Update Lookup Field on Item

I have a SharePoint Designer workflow in 2010. This workflow is associated with a list and when it is run, should copy the Current Item back into the list then update a field in that newly created ...
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How can I create a reusable workflow which takes advantage of the attendees field in the OOTB calendar list?

I'm working on creating a workflow that sends notification emails to attendees involved in an event. I switched my calendar to "Use this calendar to share member's schedule" mode, so that I get the "...
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Customize OOTB Approval workflow and deploy in other environments

I would like to customize the OOTB approval workflow of a 2010 site and change the email bodies to include column values from lists in the site. The site is in a QA environment. How would I go about ...
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Is it possible to only allow people in a particular SharePoint group to be selected in a workflow?

Is it possible to set up the Page Approval workflow so that only people in the Approvers group can be selected in the "Assign To" field?
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How do I list what workflow tasks are pending for a specific user programmatically?

I'm trying to write an application page that will list the pending workflow tasks for the logged-in user. Is there an object in the SharePoint model I can query to give me a list of the pending tasks ...
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Workflow task edit form

I want to add a new button to a workflow task edit form. I want to call this button "Incomplete". The purpose of this button is to mark an item as incomplete instead of rejecting it. If the task item ...
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Is it possible to access a list in a different (sub) site in a Workflow Activity using SPD?

I have the following SharePoint 2010 site structure: Root (SiteCollection) Queue (List) Subsite (Site) Target (List) I'm using the custom SPD activities from iLoveSharePoint to create a site ...
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Workflow creates document approval task and triggers email alerts even after workflow has been deleted

We have SP2010 Environment. Our HR team activated document approval workflow on one of the library and since then it creates document approval task and triggers email alerts to few people to approve. ...
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How to require approval around adding users to SP groups?

We have a site owner who we want to be able to create lists, etc. and assign SharePoint groups to have access to them. However, we need to verify (approve) the people she wants to add to those groups ...
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Share Point task list email notifications

I created the workflow in sharepoint designer using Collect data from user option. The approver receives three automated mail. 1) Notification to approve - Task assigned email 2) After approval, task ...
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Retrieve associated tasks from custom workflow activity

I created an custom workflow activity specified here: SPWeb.GetListItem returns null in custom workflow activity Now I need to know the user who last updated the associated workflow task. Before my ...
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Problem in creating custom workflow action in SharePoint [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deploy a custom SharePoint Workflow Activity I am trying to create a custom Workflow Action for SharePoint Designer 2010. I am using Visual studio 2010 and followed ...
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WSS3.0 Workflow not attaching itself to items to be started

I have a sharepoint (WSS 3.0) site with several workflows on it. The problem I have got is that it seems all the workflows have unattached themselves from the list items. For example when I go to ...
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Why is setting task fields in a “Before A Task Is Assigned” step not working?

I have a custom process in a SharePoint 2010 workflow where I need to allow the first participant to be able to change the second participant in the participant list. What I have tried is asking the ...
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Should workflows run when creating a new item using the data sheet view?

I have workflow configured to start when an item is created. Using the datasheet view, when adding a row, the workflows are not fired. Is this by design?
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How do I create a Custom Action for a Workflow?

I need to create a Custom Action that's displayed in the Action list for a Workflow. How would I go about this?
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Create a workflow in SharePoint

I am new to the SharePoint technology. I need to create a workflow when a new document has been uploaded to the document library, it should fire an email to a particular user. How to do this?
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How do I run javascript or C# on list item submission?

The reason I offer both of those languages is that I can achieve what I'm trying to accomplish using either javascript, or C#, but they are completely different languages. I couldn't find any sort of ...
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Absolutely stuck on Workflow 'Failed to start (retrying)'

I had started building a custom VS2010 workflow, and I was able to test it, and everything worked fine. I then had to make some changes in my project (feature receiver, custom task edit form), and now ...
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SPD2010-WorkFlow - how to get people picker value from Task form

I have "Start Custom Task Process Action" and in task form fields I have a people picker. After task completed, I want to get selected user from people picker and use this value to send mail to this ...
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What service handles incoming TCP traffic for SharePoint 2010

I am trying to upload a file to an FTP site from a custom SharePoint workflow. When I enable all incoming TCP traffic on all ports from any program, the file uploads just fine (or if I disable Windows ...
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WorkFlow with SharePoint Designer 2010 - how to set value from current list item

How to set value from current list item to a field in a custom task? Is it possible? Thanks.
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Why are workflow emails not triggering?

I have been tackling a WSS 3 install side by side with WSS 2 on SBS 2003. The WSS 3 install went off with out a hitch but up against an issue with sending emails from a workflow designed with SP ...
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Workflow email with link to document in library

I have created a document library in which I am now developing the workflow. I have it setup so my workflow will send emails based on certain conditions. In those emails I want to have a link back to ...
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SharePoint and FTP Uploads

I have a custom workflow in SharePoint 2010 and at one stage in the workflow I will be uploading an xml to file to an FTP site from within the SharePoint workflow. (I am not uploading anything to the ...
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Users cannot view approval form in sharepoint

I have a customized approval workflow. Myself and other Site Collection administrators can view the approval form just fine. When someone who is not a site collection administrator tries to view the ...
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SP2007 Modify Approval Workflow

Following the completion of the built-in approval workflow, I need to run a second workflow. I'm using the 'wait until field changes' command to monitor the document for the change in approval. When ...
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Workflow that requests document publishing when a document is modified

Trying to automate publishing requests, so that once a user has modified a document he doesn't have to go through the publish steps. Since I have a publishing approval workflow I believe I could just ...
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Unable to update field with SP Designer 2010 workflow

I currently have a quite a simple workflow on a library that has a simple content type. I have created a SharePont Designer 2010 workflow that updateds a list item value based on whether or not the ...
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Workflow and timer job synchronization

I have a SP 2010 workflow that prompts information from the users, and a timer job which reads data from a constantly-updated DB. They both add data to another list item that stores the most recent ...
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Impersonation Step in SharePoint Designer 2010

I have following questions on Impersonation Step: How to use Impersonation Step in a workflow to grant/Revoke permissions based on conditions? What are the pitfalls of using impersonation step? How ...