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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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 ...
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Secondary workflow on task list not working

I am using the URL http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-designer-help/create-a-secondary-workflow-HA010237656.aspx I have a Primary Workflow on a Document library, that works just fine... the ...
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Updating a record from an event receiver and a workflow

In my situation, I have records being added to a record center that are immediately declared as a record. There are some fields that are associated with these list items that I need to be able to ...
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Can't deactivate a user solution without breaking the site

[Edit] Rewrote the question, as there are simpler ways to reproduce the problem. [/Edit] I have built a reusable workflow with SharePoint Designer 2010. I saved the workflow as template, grab the ...
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System account stops workflow process

I'm encountering with workflow in SharePoint 2010. I realize that System account stopped workflow process whenever. The workflow history has the following: Event Type: Error User ID: System Account ...
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Custom activity created and appearing in Actions list in SPD, but cannot select it

I've been following several examples regarding custom actions. I've been trying to deploy my own one, but although I can see the action inside SPD, when selected it doesn't appear in the workflow step....
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Trigger workflow daily

Is there a simple or OOTB way in SharePoint to trigger a workflow to execute daily? Maybe through the use of timer jobs? My goal is something that doesn't require the use of a solution or some type ...
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Delete workflow task when item is deleted?

I've built a workflow with SPD 2010 that have some custom task process. Can I ensure the tasks related to the item are removed when the item is deleted ? [Edit] I just discovered that the tasks are ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Workflow creation failure

I'm adding na new item do my sharepoint project. It is a sequential workflow, wizard appears and after a screen where he asks about type of workflow List Workflow / Site Workflow it disappears, no ...
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Show the workflow tasks below the list item the workflow belongs to

I would like to see the workflow tasks related to a list item directly under the items itself. Is this possible (without using the sharepoint designer). We are using Sharepoint 2007.
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Remove “Add new item” functionality from lists

I have lists where the items are created from nintex workflows. I need to prevent the users from adding list items manually, as the workflows ensure dependencies. Revoking the add item permission is ...
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Updating Name field contents into Title field w/o SPD

Essentially, I am looking to do the same thing covered in this question, without using SPD or VS. Is this possible?
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How to start a child workflow?

I've created a new list-based workflow which has one step that's pretty simple. After that step I'd like to launch another workflow - the Collect Signatures workflow. How can I launch a child workflow ...
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How to cancel list item creation in a list workflow?

Is it possible to cancel the creation of a list item in a list workflow? I know it's possible in an ItemAdding item event receiver, but is it also possible from a workflow? Using the debugger, it ...
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Can we create phased workflow in Sharepoint?

I am using a single tasklist at my work. I would like to notify the administrator at different times i,e in phases. For example, the data is presented in a tabular view categorized in to 5 phases. So ...
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Workflow For Forms

My company is currently planning to setup Sharepoint 2010 and I have been tasked with converting old forms (e.g. Vacation Request Form) into workflows in Sharepoint. Historically, the forms have been ...
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Find all SPD workflows in site collection

I am migrating a sharepoint farm and need to update all SPD workflows in the migrated site collection. I need to get a list of all SPD workflows that exist in the site collection so I can update URLs, ...
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Activated Custom Action for SharePoint Designer dosn't display sentence

My solution requires me to create a custom action for SharePoint Designer for a list. I have treed creating the custom action the old fashioned way (200 method) by creating the action and deploying it ...
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SharePoint Approval workflows being cancelled [closed]

In our 2007 MOSS environment we have started seeing an intermittent problem with approval workflows being cancelled. This seems to be random and only started happening a few weeks ago. I cannot see ...
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Workflows lost on SharePoint 2010 migration

I have been migrating SharePoint 2007 to a SharePoint 2010 installation. The upgrade completes successfully but the association between workflows and lists is lost. In the SharePoint 2007 there are ...
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sharepoint designer 2007 failed to load workflow

One of our client is not able to open the workflow after we did the following Created the SharePoint 2007 workflow in our environment Exported the site with the workflow The client imported the ...
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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 = DependencyProperty.Register("...
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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 ...