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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OnWorkflowItemChanged not firing when using SPListItem.Update()

I am experiencing a very weird behavior: After using SPListItem.Update() the OnWorkflowItemChanged is triggered (so the title is misleading), but sends the workflow into a sleep state it never wakes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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using ftp in a SP list

I am not yet familiar with Visual Studio SP development as I have just started developing on SP sites less than 2 months. I would like to use a SP list to initiate a transfer of HUGE files which ...
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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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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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Dynamically create and monitor a variable number of tasks

I have an InfoPath document which submits to a SharePoint library. Once a new item is submitted, I am wanting to create tasks based on data in the filled out form. For example, a user is able to ...
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Scan Multiple Documents and Trigger One Workflow

We need to scan multiple documents and have the scanner user trigger a workflow after a certain number of documents have been assembled together. We have been considering using a Document Set in ...
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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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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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Suggest best way to do this approval workflow for share point form library

I have created the Info path form. Once the new form created i need to send the email to users which the user selected in the people picker field. Is that possible to do this using Designer,or VS ...
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How to deploy a workflow as part of a site definition?

We have a customer that will be creating many sites based on a site definition. The sites include a list. We would like to connect a workflow to that list such that the workflow starts whenever a new ...
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Problem validating StringBuilder fields in SharePoint 2010 Custom Workflow Validators

One of our custom SharePoint Designer workflow activities, which have always worked fine in SharePoint 2007, fails to validate. This appears to happen when a Workflow Activity that contains a ...
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Collect data from a user — can't tell who entered the data !

I can't believe this. I'm using Collect data from a user to get some data for a form, via a secondary workflow in moss 2007. But once the user clicks Complete Task, the System Account marks the task ...
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workflow using visual studio

I am creating a project.In that i created one Custom list.Now i want to create a workflow using visual studio 2008.The workflow has to send an email who entered data to that list.That will be rejected ...
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What are your top workflow resources?

Websites, videos, whitepapers, books? Of particular interest are resources that extend beyond SharePoint designer into Visual Studio land. Mine are all cataloged on my Delicious Workflow Feed but ...
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Workflows Auto Cleanup Timer Job or how to remove Workflow Instances?

I have read, that every now and then the "Workflow Auto Cleanup" job runs and cleans old workflow instances which are older than 60 days are deleted (or something along the lines). I have a simple ...
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Workflow not working when solution is deployed on other environment

I have created a workflow in SPDesigner 2010 which will send mail to admin when a new document is uploaded into document library. It works fine in my standalone machine. I saved it as .wsp solution ...
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Custom task form in a sharepoint workflow using vs2010

How can i use different approval task forms in each approval steps in sharepoint custom workflow using vs2010. How can i create new custom Approval task form for sharepoint 2010 using vs2010. ...
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Triggering a Workflow When a Folder is Created and not A File?

I'm new to workflows, so please excuse the novice question. I set up a workflow on a document library configured to send an email when a new item is created. When I create a new document in this ...
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How to attach Document to Content Approval Workflow of SharePoint 2010

I need to attach a document to Content Approval Workflow of SharePoint 2010? Can someone guide me to the process?
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Is it possible to create per-document information management policies (either with native SharePoint or 3rd-party addons)

Is there a way to code/configure or utilise a 3rd-party solution that will enable per-document information management policies? I have a client requirement whereby they require separate policies "per ...
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Automatically change the Outcome of a Task [How To?]

Here is my situation: I am working on a workflow (in SharePoint Designer) that is triggered when a new task is created. In some cases, I need to automatically complete a task via my workflow. To ...
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assign tasks workflows

Is it possible to create a workflow that would be placed on a tasks list that: asks the person running the workflow for user names or groups (assignees) copies the task multiple times for each ...
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How to use initating user to run a Workflow (and not the system account) in SP 2007

The problem I'm having is trying to update the approval status of an item in a document library. The error I get is: "Error updating a list item". This is if I have the item checked out first using ...
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Moving Workflows and Lists?

I have a list and workflow that I created under HR (employees are not supposed to be able to view this list). At the present moment I can allow the employee to view the workflow (that I linked to ...
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Sharepoint template bug, workflow fix not working

I downloaded Microsoft's Employee Training Schedule and Materials template and installed it. Everything works as I need it to except for one bug, which seems to be well documented. When you register ...
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SP2010 Custom Workflow Design

I have to create a custom workflow on a document library for a group of users, and I'm having trouble figuring out how to go about creating it. The document library has the following extra columns: ...
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update choice-radio button column, within workflow

I’m having a SharePoint list, the list contains the following column Column name: initiator outcome, Column type: choice, radio buttons First options(button):Cancel Request. Second ...
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fill a dropdown with data from a list using client object model

how can i fill a sharepoint 2010 dropdown with data from a list using client object model? i am trying to create an aspx workflow association form and want the initiator to choose an option from an ...
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How can I edit the workflow information page?

After my workflow starts, in one column of the record it shows my workflow status as a link (ex: In progress,complete). When I click this link it takes me to another page with the workflow history and ...
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Custom Activity Dependency Property Inheritance

I have created a couple of custom workflow activities for SharePoint 2007 and they are working. However, I find that my custom activities share a lot of properties/methods and so I have attempted to ...
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Hiding Information in a SharePoint List

If several employees add their data to a SharePoint List (Change of Address) how do I hide the employees' address from the other employees and is this possible? I have been working in the SharePoint ...
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Automatically running SharePoint Designer Workflows when creating items via Object Model - few of the first items are “Failed on Start”

I have 3 On-Create SharePoint Designer Workflows which I'd like to run (automatically) when creating items by code, using a WCF service. At first, no workflows where created at all (the status column ...
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Custom workflow: Failed on Start (retrying)

I created a workflow project with WSPBuilder and everything worked fine. I then moved the workflow to our main project and added all needed references. However when I try to couple the workflow I ...
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Copy listitem from one site to another

We have a site with H&S incidents and depending on the division it should get copied/updated to its respective divisional site. I've created work flows with sharepoint designer and managed to ...
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Unable to see read only fields of a content type from a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010

I have published an Infopath form that creates a custom content type for a site. Using SharePoint Designer, I have created a workflow for the list that the content type is associated to. So why can I ...
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Upgrading inflight workflows (Visual Studio, not SPD)

I need to update the format of several workflow-generated emails. If I update my solution and redeploy, will I run into problems? Is there any good guidance on upgrading workflows?
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SharePoint 2010 - Electronic form data into SharePoint

We have a need for users to fill out an electronic form. I then want this data to be available in a SharePoint list for tracking purposes. SharePoint is in a hosted environment where I do not have ...
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Using a globally reusable workflow

I have created a globally reusable workflow in Sharepiont Designer. I was able to save it as a .wsp. I would like to deploy and use this workflow to a different site collection. After succesfully ...
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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 ...