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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SharePoint Designer Workflow - Get data from a list column for which the workflow was generated

I have a Document Library called ATC, and have defined a Person or Group type column called Author. Author is required, single selection only, people only, choose from All Users. I am designing a ...
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SPD Workflows upgrade from 2007 to 2010 fix

Our company has several large SharePoint farms that are migrating over time. As a result of the upgrade, our URL's will change. Our technology group has said that any workflows created in Designer ...
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Execute a batch file from the sharepoint designer workflow?

is there a way to execute the batch(*.bat) file from a sharepoint designer workflow? I've a specific column in the sharepoint list, a batch file should be executed whenever the value of the field ...
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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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Multiple workflows in a sharepoint feature

Really simple - I'm wondering if it's possible to pack multiple custom workflows in a single wsp-solution/feature. I thought I could just create the workflows, and then add multiple instances of ...
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Multiple workflows across a list versus one workflow iterating the list

I have a process that needs to be run across every element of a list, doing specific things (mostly sending emails) based on several different fields of that item. This operation will always be done ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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NEED to move workflow history to another web application

we have realized recently at a customer's that worklow history is disappearing, which is, as we know (now :(), by design, but we need to get the lost workflow history back. We restored the necessary ...
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Multi-level approval workflow

I have a requirement to design a multi level approval workflow using SPD 2007. The workflow has three levels of approval. If the 1st or 2nd or 3rd level of approvers rejects the task it should go back ...
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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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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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Permission to trigger SharePoint 2007 custom approval workflow

I've created a custom approval workflow using SharePoint Designer 2007. The workflow is attached to a Forms library where InfoPath 2007 forms will be stored. The workflow is getting triggered under ...
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Invalid parameter @tp_WokflowInstanceId passed to proc_UpdateListItem from SPRequest in updated database

We're having a problem with workflows in a site collection. We see invalid parameter @tp_WokflowInstanceId passed to proc_UpdateListItem from SPRequest in V2V upgrated database when a ...
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How can I avoid automatically starting a workflow?

I created an approval workflow with SharePoint Designer 2010. The workflow starts if a new item has been created in the list. After the item has been approved, this workflow is using the method "Set ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 ...
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I've edited a workflow but changes are not reflected when run.

I have very little experience in workflows, so I'm pretty sure I'm making a noob mistake here. I open up the workflow in sharepoint designer, it loads correctly, no errors. I then make a change, ...
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Prevent a user from changing a value in a workfow or event receiver

I have a workflow on an item and I do certain things when an status column changes. I need to prevent a user from changing the status to "Witnessed" if they don't fill in the "witnessed person" ...
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Is there a way to have a document be copied and sent to an “outside” location when uploaded?

Is there an OOTB way for a document to be copied to an external location when it is uploaded to SharePoint? I know I can create a workflow to do this, but I would like to see if there is a way to do ...
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Workflow createTask: How to customize regular InfoPath task template?

Can I customize the InfoPath task form which is used by the regular createTask activity? I know I can create my own form and reference that in the elements.xml file, but I like using ...
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Enable Content Moderation [closed]

I created a copy of the approval workflow to run on a infopath form library once an item has been created. When the workflow is triggered, after less than a minute the workflow fails with this error: ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow start at specific date/time

Is it possible to start a workflow I've designed in SPD 2007 to start at a particular date/time? Specifically I want to start the workflow on the 1st of November every year. Is this possible to do ...
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Workflows for anonymous users

I am trying to run a workflow on a list where anonymous read/write access is enabled (SP 2010). The workflow works fine for authenticated users, but fails miserably for anonymous users ("failed to ...
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Import / Export Workflow using StsAdm

I have migrated a site from one server to another - both running MOSS 2007. The bulk of the site transferred correctly, but I did have to manually edit some custom display forms. The 4 workflows ...
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Electronically Signing Emails From Built-in Workflows

Is there any way to electronically sign an email that originates from one of the built in SharePoint workflows? We have an internal policy that restricts users from following links in emails that are ...
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SharePoint Designer 2007 email

Does anyone know if I can add condtional logic within a 'Send an Email' action in a workflow implemented in SPD 2007? Thanks, Nav
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Convert Sharepoint Designer 2007 workflows to Visual Studio solutions

Does anyone have experience or know of how to convert workflows created in SPD 2007 (moderate complexity -10 steps) to Visual Studio? This blog almost has the answer except for the caveat it doesnt ...
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How to avoid receiving DUE date field in Collect Feed Back Work Flow?

I have create a share point 2010 workflow, in my form there is a optional field called Due Date which.So if i dint select any date in that it give date like 01/01/0001 Instead on that i need to hide ...
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How can I assign concurrent tasks based on user selections?

I am trying to create a workflow on SharePoint 2007 that should go like so: User adds a new item in the "Faults" list. When creating it, he ticks the boxes for whatever departments needs to address ...
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Workflow Migration from a SharePoint 2007 web-application

We have a custom workflow in a SharePoint 2007 web-application and would like to use the same workflow in another web-application (SharePoint 2007). How can we achieve this? do we have any migration ...
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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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SharePoint Designer workflows don't reflect changes in content types

I've been trying to create a set of SharePoint Designer workflows for a WSS 3.0 site, and I can't make SPD see changes in the content types of the lists. Specificaly, I'm trying to use the Create ...
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Cross Site Collection Workflows

Is it possible to create custom workflows which can update list/libraries across a site collection (under same web app)? Appreciate any help/guidance.
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onTaskCahanged inside a while loop

I have a workflow that creates a new task at the time of creation of a new item in a given list. This new task is assigned to a user when created. Then, this task can either be reassigned or ...