SharePoint workflow refers to the automation of a business process by step by step execution of steps. There are two types of workflows - Sequential Workflows - State Machine Workflow

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send attendee email reminder workflow

SP & SP Designer 2013, no Visio 2013, I have Visio 2010 When I create a calendar event I just want an email reminder to be sent to the Attendee(s). Don't know why this isn't an OOB function. ...
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Why does SharePoint create a “Workflow Users” group automatically?

Why does SharePoint create a 'Workflow Users' group automatically? I've noticed that this group doesn't appear when any workflow is created, it's only created when a specific type of workflow is ...
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SharePoint standard license unable to create publishing apporval workflow

I keep on getting "The form cannot be displayed in the browser because the use of session cookies has been disabled in the current browser settings. In order to load the form, session cookies must be ...
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Workflow for restricting document access in library

I'd like to create a document library for storing, say, exam papers. One group - Admin staff - should have full access and the other - Academics - should only have access to individual documents as ...
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How to change From email address from workflow 2010 using custom action?

I want to change the From Email address when I send email from my workflow. I have used the CodePlex reference. Code which I have use to change the From address is as below. MailMessage mail = new ...
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Start workflow automatically

I have a problem starting an automatic workflow when I create an item in the list. explanation: I have a list where a person creates a certain item in a list, and starts to save an automatic ...
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Permissions to write to External List from Workflow

I'm attempting to create a SharePoint workflow that creates a new item in an external list using the "Create item in [External List Name]" action available in SharePoint Designer. Currently, I keep ...
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SP designer workflows “Failed on Start (retrying)”

I recently applied SharePoint 2010 to one of my new servers and while testing its functionality, i realized that workflows are not working and I am receiving "Failed on Start (retrying)" error and ...
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Possible to start workflow when item added to network folder?

I am new to Sharepoint, but because I have development experience I am the 'Sharepoint Guy'. Sorry to all the professionals that I am giving a bad name, I am working on it - I swear! We have a ...
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Can not install Workflow Manager to work with SharePoint Server 2013 farm

I installed SP Server 2013 and Workflow Manager in one server. When I configure Workflow Manager to work with SharePoint Server 2013 farm (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj658588), I am ...
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SharePoint Workflow takes a long time to start

I have a SharePoint 2010 OOB list workflow that usually takes less than minute to complete. However, I found a list item where the workflow begun 30 minutes after the start time, but less than a ...
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Office 365 Sharepoint missing some workflows?

I'm trying to set up a document approval workflow as well as a signature collection workflow in our Office 365 (E3) sharepoint. However, there are only 2 workflows available to choose from (see ...
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Recurring designer workflow email notifications

I have a list which has "Due date" and "assigned To" ,"task status" Fields.and i want to write a designer workflow in such a way that a. Before the due date, send an alert to the "Assigned To" person ...
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Approval workaround for 2013 workflows

I have a publishing site. Every page has a category set in a choice column. I have a separate index page for every category. In the single page layout I need to link the page to its category-grouping ...
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Howto start workflow when item changed by workflow from another list?

I have two SPLists. On List1 there is reusable workflow (with some functionality created in Visual Studio) that is changing some fields on List2. When item on list2 is updated then on list2 should be ...
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Notification of Workflow Suspension

Is there a way to retrieve a listing of all suspended workflows for a given site? For a list? Even better, is there a way to have SharePoint send notification whenever a workflow suspends?
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How do I get a workflow to pause until a specific day of the month?

I'm using sharepoint 2007 and my requirement is to have an email sent to a user should it reach a certain date of the month and the user hasn't updated a list item. So the way it currently works is ...
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Backup & restore Designer workflow

How to backup & restore a SharePoint designer workflow and add it another site? I would appreciate a step by step guide.
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow - time jobs

If there is a function in Sharepoint 2013 workflow, that can ask a database in the specyfic time. Can I put a workflow, that can ask a database for example at two o clock everyday ? Like Time Job in ...
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Workflow Completes, but email does not send. Error: Email message cannot be sent. Make sure email has valid recipient"

I have a workflow built in SPD 2010 that is set to email a user if a condition is met. The workflow shows completed, but the email does not send and gives the error message in my question. Here is ...
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2013 Workflows always set approval status to draft

I have a "pages" library in a publishing site and I have to use a workflow to fetch some information to compose some part of the page. Therefore I would like to set this workflow to start at any item ...
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Start Workflow with Initiation Form via Ribbon

I want to start a workflow for selected items using JavaScript and a custom button on the Ribbon. I was able to get this working with the help of SPServices. In essence I needed to get the item id, ...
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Approve workflow when approvals are > 50%

Basically we have 4 people that have to approve something, but I think it should go out to all 4 people and once 2 people approve it, it can move on to the next phase. Is there a way to do this ...
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How to create dashboard through CSOM to show workflow from external lists

We have following requirement. SharePoint 2013 standard edition environment is installed. SO no BI site template is possible. Development has to be through CSOM only. Vendor data is stored ...
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How to use workflow to coerce semi-colon delimited list of login names to email addresses in sharepoint designer 2010

My InfoPath form assembles a string of semi-colon delimited user names that look like this: MYSERVER\John.Doe;MYSERVER\Jane.Doe; I built the string values in InfoPath using the double eval over a ...
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InfoPath workflow initiation forms

In SharePoint 2010, is it possible to use InfoPath workflow initiation forms without the following: Site Collection Administrator (this one may be possible for my scenario) Access to the Central ...
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Workflows in SharePoint 2013 online

Hello a question about workflows in sharepoint 2013 online I have a collumn named Category with choices: IT Phone Other when the user creates a new item in the list, if he choose in the category, ...
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SharePoint 2010 Parse Multiline Column

I have a SharePoint 2010 announcement list setup to accept incoming emails. There is data in the body field that I need to extract(Parse) ... such as the member ID and the Date/Time field. Can anyone ...
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SharePoint Designer restrictions - allowed number of variable and actions

Whether are some restrictions about numer of variables and actions in SharePoint Designer Workflows? I'm asking because I have to create workflow with a few hundreds of variable and actions and I'm ...
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Error while deploying SP2013 Workflow from VS2012: NullReferenceException

I developed two features, one should deploy a workflow. After hitting F5 in Visual Studio 2012, I get a NullReference-Exception. Here is the output shown: ------ Deploy started: Project: ...
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What permissions needed for workflow to create subsite in sharepoint 2013 online?

I'm working in a sub-site of a sharepoint 2013 online site called "projects". Following the blog post at ...
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Unable to trigger workflow

A sharepoint info path form calls this ASMX web service. The webservice inserts items into a sharepoint list like so... item["Area"] = Area; ...
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sharepoint foundation workflow not starting automatically

I am working with Sharepoint Foundation 2010 and I am creating a workflow which must start automatically when an item from the listX is changed. However, this workflow not starting automatically. ...
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Unable to activate List workflow 2013

I am unable to activate workflow feature. it is a list workflow which has assign task activity. This is a approval workflow. but after deployment i am not able to activate it throws the below error. ...
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How to change timeout for HttpSend activity?

I found myself in a situation when workflow send http request to a service and should take response from it. But the service works for a long time. So as a result I receive "Suspended" status in the ...
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How to delete a Task that is associated to an item and workflow that have been deleted

I have a task that is associated with an item (in another list) that has a running workflow. However, the item was deleted over a year ago and therefore it is no longer recoverable from the recycle ...
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SP2013 Custom Workflow Deployment issues

I have a custom sequential workflow that works fine when deployed from Visual Studio in my development environment. To deploy to the test environment I follow the following procedure Deactivate ...
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SingleTask activity in SharePoint 2013 workflow - Change Item values of the Task and its Content Type

I use the SingleTask activity in my Workflow to create Tasks for the User. But I need to give the User more information than just Body, Title, DueDate and AssignTo. So I created a Content Type which ...
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Create Workflow programmatically

I'm about to create a custom workflow editor application for creating, configuring and publishing basic SharePoint 2013 List workflows. I've found this A new and interesting feature of the ...
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Task List ItemAdded Receiver doesn't work for workflow created tasks

Why doesn't the ItemAdded Receiver get called when a task was created by a workflow, but when a user created a task it does? I tried setting the Receivers ListUrl to my list URL and tried using the ...
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Linking to edit properties in workflow

I am creating a workflow that requests a user to add information to a documents metadata. I can create a link to the document, but can't find a way of making the link to the edit properties for that ...
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“If [user group] contains [user name]” condition in workflow?

I have a list which has one permission group (column A) linked to one type of food (column B. Is it possible for me to create a workflow that deletes an item if it were created by a user who ...
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How to Create Approvers Group in sharepoint 2007 for workflow

I have site in sharepoint 2007. I had created custom workflow and I want to give Approve permission to Task list of workflow. The problem I'm facing is that If I put one user then only he or she ...
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Yes/no values with MS Word quick parts

I have a list that when a certain criteria is met creates an MS Word Document in a SP document library, copies over some data to the word form and creates a link to that document, then emails the user ...
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Workflows; “If current item field equals value”; Why do I see some fields and not others?

I'm creating a workflow which uses fields from custom form. When I open the .xsn form in InfoPath, I'm able to see the names of all the field items on the form by clicking on the field. However, I ...
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Error Configuring Workflow Manager

I upgraded workflow manager to 1.0 Refresh but now I can't get it to configure, I get the following error: VERBOSE: [03/04/2014 11:09:30]: Validating input and configuration parameters. VERBOSE: ...
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Add icon hyperlinks to grouped SP2013 list view

In SharePoint 2013, I want to take the grouped view of a list and add 3 buttons to the left of each item. In previous versions of SharePoint, I would have duplicated the list view using a DVWP but ...
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Copying an item from one document library to another document library using a workflow

My initial requirement is to have column level permission in a custom list.(Set of users can see the column and set users cannot). Since SharePoint doesn't support column level permission i have ...
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Copying an attachment from one Custom List to another using a workflow

My initial requirement is to have column level permission in a custom list.(Set of users can see the column and set users cannot). Since SharePoint doesn't support column level permission i have ...
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skip people approval workflow

I am doing an approval workflow for the first time. I have everything I need in place except one thing. Scenario: There are 3 levels of approvers, each level has a line with the approver names on it ...