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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Check in not working in variation publishing site

I have a variation site with publishing feature activated publishing site with workflow, so i have to check in, click on major version and approve the document. When I uploaded a document, this is ...
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Getting and Setting SPUser / SPUserCollection field in Visual Studio Workflow 2013

Can anyone please guide me to Get and Set SPUser / SPUserCollection field using Visual Studio Workflow? When I read the field using REST API, it is only giving the User IDs (integers). Now, I have no ...
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Comment an Activity in Visual Studio Workflow

In Visual Studio Workflow for SharePoint 2013, is it possible to comment an activity (not Annotation)? I have a Visual Studio Workflow, in which I want to temporarily exclude an activity. So, I want ...
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GetListItems in Visual Studio Workflow for SharePoint 2013

I know there is a LookupListItem activity in Visual Studio Workflow for SharePoint 2013. Is there a GetListItems activity, which will return multiple list items based on a filter condition similar to ...
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Sharepoint Designer workflow very slow to start

I am designing a list with one workflow associated to it and the workflow does pretty much all the logic and has quite a few steps.. like ~20 steps. The workflow is set to start as soon as a new item ...
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Wokflow: Add 1 to a column when a document is uploaded [duplicate]

We are using SharePoint Enterprise 2013 On-Premises I have a procedures library and I would like to have a column called 'Code' so when a document is uploaded a value is added to the column for ...
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Workflow for items sent via email to announcement list [duplicate]

Good afternoon, I have an announcement list that is set to receiving items via email. I have a workflow associated with the list that sends an email to staff each time an item is added. Right now ...
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Have contribute rights, but list is still Read-Only

If I'm trying to update a SharePoint List with Access, I get the following message: "Cannot update. Database or object is read-only." I've ensured that I've contribute rights to this list, ...
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How to trigger a sharepoint custom list workflow programmatically

I have a custom list and associated workflow with it. It is working fine from within SharePoint, but the workflow is not triggered when new item is added from a WebPart. I have added ...
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Passing contact from Sharepoint (2007) to Infopath (2007) form

I want to automate the creation of a form that includes several fields that are passed from other Sharepoint lists. So far I've managed to accomplish the task through the use of promoted fields and a ...
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Modify a workflow after it has been associated with a library

I need to make some changes to what actions a workflow takes. Currently, the workflow is associated with "My Library", and is manually started and assigned when a document is added to a library. ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Email Notifications

I have three workflows set up that are linked to a SharePoint list created by an InfoPath form. The first workflow is kicked off when a user submits the InfoPath form - an email is sent notifying me ...
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How to make a field increment by one each time it a change is made via workflow?

I have a field called "rev" and it starts at 0 however I would like it to increment by 1 each time a change is made via workflow. What's the best easy to do this? Should the rev field be text and with ...
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Difference between Association, Initiation, Modification, and Task Edit form

What are the difference between these forms? Association form Initiation form Modification form Task edit form
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Send Emails to people outside AD

Is there a way to send Emails from workflow to users outside the AD. For e.g. I want to send emails to xyz@yahoo.com from my workflow. I'm using SharePoint 2013 on premise and 2010 workflows are not ...
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Save a SharePoint 2013 workflow as template using code behind

We have around 100 SharePoint 2013 workflows in our Farm. We need to save these workflows. It is tedious to manually open Sites in Designer and go to each workflow and store it as a template. Is there ...
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I need to update an aggregated list that was copied from various sub-sites using work flows if possible

I have a main list that has a copy of each list item from several sub-sites. These sub-sties use a template list created so all information fields are the same. I am able to copy each sub-site's ...
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System.MissingFieldException in Three-State Workflow

In SharePoint 2013 (August 2015 CU) we are unable to get any three-state workflows to work. Specifically the ones that are built within the browser and do not require SharePoint Designer. We have ...
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Possible to create other forms based on a form submission?

I am working on a problem where I need to generate tags automatically based upon information that users fill out in a form. I am working with Office 2010. Workflow: I have a repeating table for the ...
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Workflow stops immediately with “Access Denied”

I have a SPD 2013 list workflow that is scheduled to start as soon as a list item is created or changed. The first phase of the workflow is an if-cascade that re-routes the flow to the correct phase. ...
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SharePoint Workflow Subscription Service failed

I have one requirement to start the SP workflow through JavaScript. For this, i have wrote some lines of code to start the workflow.But I am getting a Subscription failed error due to undefined ...
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Dynamic workflow stage in approval workflow in sharepoint 2010

How can I create a workflow in SharePoint 2013 for dynamic approval level. My requirement is I have to create a workflow using SPD2013 or VS 2012. Workflow is associated on list. It will be ...
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sharepoint custom workflow terminates automatically after some time

I have created a state machine workflow in visual studio 2013. - initial stage: it sends an email to some members. - second stage : it should wait for 5 days untill all of the users take actions. - ...
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InfoPath Form workflow approval buttons disappeared

I have a user who complained today that the workflow approval buttons she usually saw at the top of a completed InfoPath form (within the web browser) were missing today. I don't do any of these ...
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custom workflow failed on start

I have created a simple sequential workflow. In this workflow, I am not creating any task. I am just using code activity to: send an email to 4 members. wait for their feedback for 5 days. if ...
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SharePoint Workflow Auto CC

I have created workflows in SharePoint to send emails to end users giving information and asking questions. However, when the EU replies, if they do not push reply all it goes to a rarely monitored ...
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Update List A with workflow triggered in List B which looks up data in List A

I have two lists: People & Projects People list has two items: Man1 & Man2 When I create a project I give it a Project name: Project1, look up into People list and choose Member1: Man1, then ...
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Starting List Item Workflow using Javascript on custom edit page

I have a custom edit page with some Javascript inserted using a CEWP. From this page I am calling a function to start a list item workflow on the current item being edited. I am using the following ...
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Starting a list workflow with list permissions but without site permissions?

I'm trying to start a list workflow from a user with edit permissions on the list itself, but no access to the site that contains the list. Is there a way to do this? Right now the workflow gets ...
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Workflow Task Process

Is there a way to get the task ID , when using "START A TASK PROCESS" in SP 2013, it works when using "Assign a task process" however. The only reason I have to use this, is because I have dynamic ...
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How to start separate discussion over any item in SharePoint?

Some of our users asked for a feature so they can start discussion or asking question over any item in specific place. It means that the Created By is not one of the people to participate in ...
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Rest API for breakroleinheritance gives UnAuthorized Error

I've created workflow for breaking inheritance rule of list item. I am using breakroleinheritance command to break the role using Rest API call by workflow. After breaking the rule, I am assigning new ...
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SharePoint 2013: Hiding workflow column for reusable 2010 workflow

Background: I am trying to implement a site collection retention policy in SharePoint 2013. Unfortunately, Microsoft's implementation is designed for individual libraries instead of as part of a ...
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SharePoint 2013 Lookup field and workflow

I have currently the problem that I can not see in a workflow the additional fields from the lookup colum. Although I see my field lookup, but not the additional fields. Why the whole? I have on a ...
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Workflow Setting People/Group Field Skipping Values

I have a workflow that sets the value of a person/group field in a document library. The field is set to multiple users/groups. The problem is that the field will skip every other user set by the ...
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How do I set workflow which starts when value changes?

I hope someone can help me with my issue I cant manage to solve. I am using SharePoint 2010 and SP Designer to create a workflow. My questions is how can I create a workflow which starts upon status ...
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Sharepoint designer workflow unstable

I have a problem with custom workflow. It is failing from time to time. Every time when I start the workflow manually, I received the following message: Due to heavy load, the latest workflow ...
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Is there a limit of 5 iterations in a looping workflow? Is it documented somewhere?

I have a "looping" set of workflows, something like this: User creates item in List1, triggering a. The group of workflows then create a number of duplicates of the item in list1 (number of dupes ...
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Create a copy of a List Item in the same List when a List Item is created

In SP Designer 2013 I have created a List Workflow that runs when a new Item is created. I am trying to make it generate a copy of the List item (into the same list) However, it reports an error ...
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Workflow Task Completion Conditions

I would like to prevent a task from being able to check as finished by a user until a specific field on an item in another list is filled . So I add an if statement in the completion conditions of my ...
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Workflow to send email when condition is met

I need to create a workflow which sends an email to a specific manager. I created a WF with the following... What I need is for the WF to send an email only when all the documents have the column ...
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Assign List Item Permissions Using Workflow and List Text Field

Is there a way to use a text field to grant permissions using a workflow? In other words, how would you get a text field to register values that could be used in assigning permissions?
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Can You Display 'Related Content' in a Task List?

I would like to be able to display the related content (i.e. from a document library) in a task list that is tied to a 2013 workflow. Is this possible?
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Replying to Email from Task List Site

My task process generates an email for the user to whom it is assigned. The 'sent from' address in the email is the site where the task list resides. Is there any way to point a user reply to a ...
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How Do I Hide (or make read-only) Certain Fields in a Task Form

In my task form, I can't figure out how to hide '% Complete' and/or 'Task Status' without losing the ability to complete the task. I am using a custom content type with only one option, 'Task ...
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Powershell for workflow not recognizing URL

I have a powershell that kicks off a workflow but my system is not allowing me to run it. The error I'm getting is as follows: Get-SPWeb: Cannot find an SPWeb object with id or URL: xxx.com and site ...
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How to remove workflow associations/subscriptions

Is there any method available in CSOM to delete workflow subscription from site. I tried with WorkflowDeploymentServiceDef.DeleteObject() and WorkflowDeploymentServiceDef.RemoveFromParentCollection() ...
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Workflow Task without action/outcome

I would like to create and assign a task item to a person within a workflow. But the person should not be forced to enter any data or accept the task or anything else. The task should only be an ...
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How to Stop and Restart multiple tasks workflow?

I have 3 workflows: W1 is started on item created; assigns consecutive tasks to users and checks whether each task is completed before it assigns a new one; W2 works on the task list of W1 and is ...
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Workflow Task - Access Denied to User

Using SharePoint Designer I created an OOTB approval workflow using Start Approval Process action. When the user to whom the task has been assigned tries to approve/reject they get access denied. ...