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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Locking ListItems for users but not workflows

Is it possible to "softlock" a SPListItem so that a user can't edit it but a workflow he had started can do it? Background: - ListItems should only be editable by users when no workflow is running - ...
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SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow

I created a form in Infopath 2013 and published. I created a Workflow in SP 2013 designer. I want to update a field in the form by using update item action but when I select current item, none of the ...
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Custom Workflow creates multiple tasks items when item created triggers workflow

I am brand new to sharepoint and suffice to say the journey has been somewhat problematic so far due to discovering a number of bugs with the software, such as crashes on importing a visio diagram ...
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SPD13 Workflow - Only site admin can start it

I've put together a mildly complex workflow that is supposed to be able to be started by the average user making a change to a list item. However, my admin account seems to be the only one that can ...
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Copy new entry data to another list

I have 20 Calendars on a site. Is there a way to copy new calendar events (meaning whenever a user add an item in the calendar) to a list. Both calendars and list are on the same site. I can create ...
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Look values for email should not show other email id's sharepoint desginer workflow

I need to send email to 2 users in a lookup column in a row. But i dont want both email ids to display for both users when they open the email. How to do this using SharePoint designer workflows? A ...
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sharepoint foundation 2013 workflow - how to collect the approval from list of approvers from a group

I need to create a workflow where in I need to collect approvals from list of approvers in a group in a sequentail manner as a sub task in the overall workflow. if any one person wont approve then ...
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adding a condition to SP2010 workflow

If wfstatus equals contractingoffice update currentitem then email someabcperson ElseIf wfstatus equals pending in abc office then email somexyzperson This is the current situation and I ...
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How to automate files upload?

I have a folder on a shared drive that contains 10 .csv files. The files get updated everyday automatically. I need to upload this 10 files to my SP website everyday at 8AM. Is there any way I could ...
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Error when manually starting migrated 2007 workflows in SP 2013

We are using a tool (DocAve) to migrate our SP 2007 instance to 2013. We installed and configured workflow (WFM) manager on the 2013 server so we could make use of the new framework. We have done a ...
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Workflow 2010 is not sending emails insdie sharePoint 2013

I have created a workflow 2010 using SharePoint designer 2013, as follow:- and i assign the workflow to a tracking list. and inside my CA 2013, under system setting --> Configure outgoing e-mail ...
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Find sharepoint workflow in site collection

Is there any way to check if there is any workflow either out of box or designer under any site collection. The issue is there are many list, library and site under a site collection and it is very ...
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Workflow creates another task on item update rather than update task

I have developed an SP2013 app which uses a workflow to assign task based on my main list. The task creation is working when i add the item. When I update that item it would seem another task is ...
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WorkFlow Emailing

I have a workflow that I want to email people once the form is approved or disapproved. It emails the the person that uploaded the file, which is the person in the CC section, but does not email the ...
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Sharepoint Workflow - Column field folder

I want to create a new item into an sharepoint list created by an sharepoint workflow which is fired when creating a new list item on another list. I'm creating the workflow on sharepoint Designer ...
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Should seperate Task Lists and History Lists be created for each workflow?

When creating Workflows, you have the option of creating new Task List for the Workflow or using an existing Workflow task list. The same type of option is available for the History list of the ...
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Load a SharePoint list into a workflow variable?

I am trying to use a workflow to lookup data in a column in a list and then compare that data in another library column then update another column in the library based on if it equals eachother. ...
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SequentialWorkflowActivity cannot be opened in designer

I have a number of Sequential Workflows that I created. Given they all used the same base group of methods I created a new base SequentialWorkflowActivity for my Sequential Workflows to inherit from. ...
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Workflow to Update Library Column with Data from List

When creating a new item within the library I want a workflow to lookup a field in a list and if it equals a column in my library I want to update another column in my library. The field I need to ...
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Is there a way to parse a filename for metadata using a workflow?

I would like to get metadata out of the filename using a workflow. Example - "PDF_DATE_USER.pdf" Sharepoint columns: Filetype: PDF Date: DATE User: USER
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Workflow information combine to one view/list

I current have a list setup in sharepoint, with workflow created. I have created the rule using custom workflow created in designer. 1)First guy fills in content of list and starts the workflow. 2) ...
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Create Multiple items with workflow (sp designer)

When someone asks some vacations, i have to create items in a sharepoint list...one item per days...is it possible with a workflow to create multiple items? Lambda situation: The user creates a list ...
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Edit Workflow Infopath Form

I have created a workflow which "collect data from a user" and "update list item column". So far so good, but there are 5 step which should be done one after another from different users. The plan ...
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Lookup of users from list using ID as filter in Workflow - Error Occured

So I have a workflow for a Purchase Order system. But when it runs, at a certain point, it pulls some approver display names from a list (finance admins) - using a predetermined number as the ID field ...
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WF for list only?

I have watched a lot of video clip about workflow for SharePoint 2013 and it tells me that it is only used for list table only. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa1p3qBWfss) Is Work Flow really only ...
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Content Approval Publish: Problem with any user except Site Collection Admin

When pressing the "Publish" button with any user that is not the site collection admin, I get an empty screen with "Start workflow" and no options. This happens even to a user with full control on the ...
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When moving a document to another folder within same document library the workflow is not triggered

I have a Sharepoint 2010 document library with a folder structure containing documents. I have created a sequential workflow in C# in Visual Studio which is started when a document is added or updated....
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Is there a NON-CODING way to trigger / start a workflow on an Infopath form that will allow for secondary actions without submitting the inital form?

I think what many others are asking for has not been answered yet in any variations of the questions posed. As a designer of a workflow, I'm using InfoPath to capture data from an end-user and I'm ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Workflow runs multiple times

I have a site was created based on a customised Site Template (created by using Save Site as Template); The template has a customised List, a workflow(via List Content Type, Global reusable associated ...
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Who accepted/rejected the task?

I have a workflow which is creating a task that can be approved by multiple users. (IE: there is a group in the "Assigned To" field). How can I tell, from within the workflow, which user accepted/...
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special permission to task in sequential workflow

I am using SpecialPermission in my Sequential Workflow createTask_MethodInvoking() function HybridDictionary taskPermissions = new HybridDictionary(); taskPermissions.Add(SPTaskProperties.AssignedTo, ...
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Best approach for a custom workflow

My team will soon be building a workflow for a list in SP2013. The OOB approval workflow provides most of the needed functionality, but we need the approval flow set dynamically based on names ...
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Sharepoint 2010 create new list item and open edit form

I have an issue regarding two lists that I am hoping someone can help with. List B is created by a workflow from list A once the okay button is pressed, and it gets filled in with certain information ...
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sharpoint 2013 foundation: how to let user assign approver in approval workflow?

Since there is no out-of-box workflow in sharepoint 2013 foundation version, when I try to use designer to design workflow 2010, there is no way to let user assign approver in approval workflow. Is ...
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workflow pause until x - queued?

If I use a workflow which starts on change but I also add a pause until 12PM then this workflow will be "queued" right? But what happens if I change something again? Will the workflow start a second ...
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checking a workflow completion column in a workflow

Ive created an approval workflow that works fine. I have a send workflow that will move the document to the recycle bin if its rejected. Im my workflow i specified that if the column = "rejected" ...
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Workflow Manager anomaly when getting child scopes (for Sharepoint 2013 registration or using Workflow Explorer MSDN sample)

(I have originally posted this question to Azure forum few days ago and repeating it here as i get no response there and i just discovered this site. Thanks in advance...) I have installed Workflow ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Permissions…create/save form but not view any from that library

I would like to know if it is possible to give permissions to users in a form library or document library where the users will be able to click on + add document link and submit and save their changes ...
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Having 0x80004005 in Workflow

I'm having the 0x80004005 error in a SharePoint Workflow and can't really figure out where to start looking Exception Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: Det går inte att slutföra åtgärden. Försök ...
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Make one user create and edit page and other user approve it. How to do this?

I want to achieve this simple functionality using OOB Approval - SharePoint 2010 and Publishing workflows but it is not working. I have two users user1 and user2 I want user1 to create and edit ...
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Workflow page not fully appearing

I moved a site from one server to another. If I go to any document library such as Pages and try to edit or add a new workflow for e.g. Approval - SharePoint 2010 or Publishing workflow then it only ...
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Date Column showing “1/1/1900 5:30 AM”

Have created a custom list with below column 1.Title 2.Status (Drop-down column with "In progress" & "Completed") 3.In Progress Time (Date & Time Column) 4.Completed Time (Date & ...
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Upgrade from 2007 to 2010 - broken features

I have been handed a site that was upgraded from 2007 to 2010. When I try to publish a workflow to the site using Sharepoint Designer I receive the error that the formservices.asmx file is missing. ...
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Fetch WorkflowTemplate for different language

I need to fetch the OOB approval workflow from current web to associate it with my custom list I tried to fetch it through BaseId but then i got to know that BaseId is not the same for different ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 - Approval task

Under general settings with an approval task, you can choose to enable/disable certain commands on the task form: reassignment and request change. The thing is that I have multiple participants. Some ...
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Adding workflow in site definition created using visual studio 2010

I am creating a site definition by code. I want to add an already created workflow to this site definition, then what are the steps to achieve this? Please guide.
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow Manager Missing Service

Got a weird issue with one of my SP2013 farms and was hoping for some guidance. Whenever I issue the register-spworkflowservice command it only creates the SP Workflow service proxy and not the ...
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Duplicate tasks created from workflow

I have a workflow that creates a task when the task is modified. The task is duplicated if the user goes in and modifies the task a second or third time. How can I get the task to be created on the ...
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The “ExpressionTranslationBuildTask” task failed unexpectedly

I'm creating a Visual Studio sharepoint 2013 workflow, and I'm getting this error: The "ExpressionTranslationBuildTask" task failed unexpectedly. System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not ...
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SharePoint Foundation 2010 - Automatically add the parent folder name to a column

Is there a way to automatically add the name of the parent folder to a column in which the documents are stored? I have a SharePoint 2010 Foundation environment with a document library named IT. In ...