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 2007 Workflow - Maximum Number of conditions?

I am about to embark on a Workflow using SharePoint Designer 2007. One of the steps in the designer may require up to 43 or so else-if branches / conditions. Before I try and make all of them; I was ...
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Start Approval Process on Current Item with a Particular DL or Sharepoint Group

Start Approval Process process on Current Item with PS.KM.Admin I have started a approval workflow for a document verification. If I start an Approval Process on a particular DL or a Sharepoint ...
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What is actually done when “Publish” a workflow?

After we create a workflow with SharePoint designer, we click Publish button. But what actually is done when "Publish" occur? To be specific, any change will be made outside the Site Collection the ...
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Sharepoint Designer reusable Workflow not working well, some working good some working bad

I have one reusable workflow ,it is associated to sharepoint library . Library having documents .Many user are use the same workflow to finish the work. sometime workflow not performing well on items ...
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Can you pause Workflow until current item is modified by a SharePoint Designer workflow or another programmatic method?

Is it possible to pause the workflow until current item has been modified by a SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow action? Thank You The real question was: How to capture the date when workflow ...
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The Proper way to configue an “Assigned To” notification?

I can seem to wrap my mind around what is probably a simple procedure and I am hoping someone here can provide some guidance. Here is the scenario: I have a SP2010 list where the items contain a ...
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email action in workflow using AD groups

We're using Sharepoint Foundation 2013. I have a workflow (2010 workflow) which will send an email when some1 adds something to the list. Tried it both ways - add the AD group to the email action in ...
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Form confirmation breaking my workflow

I have a form designed in Infopath 2010 (with Sharepoint on Office 365). When submitted, it puts the info into a list and kicks off a workflow that sends emails to the GMs. We decided to add a second ...
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What are the list workflow approval field values in a REST call?

I looked at the REST call for a list and noticed that the value for approval was <d:approval m:type="Edm.Int32">16</d:approval> for 'Approved' and <d:approval ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow - Multiple entry in single row

I've created SharePoint Designer Workflow to update the Balance Qty in same row whenever user will update Deliver Qty Deliver Date. Also activated the version history to view the previous Delivery ...
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Custom workflow for document Review and Approval. need suggestion to develop

I want to develop a custom workflow for document Review and approval in Office365 , here are the steps: Create Description: All employees can be based on a template to create a draft / draft ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow general question

Want to know after create the workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 for Custom List (OOTB) in SharePoint 2013, once I save and publish the workflow in SharePoint Designer it will start working for my ...
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Reusable workflow conditions gives wrong outputs

I have one reusable workflow. it having more conditions and statements, it is associated to Case Library(Library name-- which holds all case details) . Based on workflow outcome status cases are ...
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Create a decementing project budget with variance

Using SP 2010. I saw a post for using 2 lists (1 for budget amount, remaing budget) and (1 for budget spend items) but how do I show the total spend to date and variance to be able to create KPI ...
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Approval Workflow for several Categories

I am new to SharePoint workflows, so I would be very thankful for good lecture regarding my special use case. Employees have to fill out a Delegation Letter for several categories. Each category has ...
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How to populate FolderName to Metadata (either EnterpriseKeywords or Hierarchical)

How could I possibly bind my Folder structure to some sort of metadata. That is, I am looking for a way to populate Information given to my folder in a library (Name and ideally hierarchical ...
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Workflow HTTP POST Call Request Headers

I am trying to setup my workflow for SharePoint in which it needs to make a call to an external server using POST on a HTTP web service. I am new to setting this up and created the following request ...
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Can a Workflow Be Approved Without Approval Permission To the Site?

The first step of my workflow needs to be approved by one of several hundred people within the organization but who do not have permissions to the SharePoint site. Is this possible? I came across ...
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SP 2013 workflow initiation form people picker

Using a WorkflowInitiationForm in an VisualStudio workflow for SharePoint 2013 I wonder how to get the Information from people picker. Adding to the project the form delivers code examples for string, ...
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2 step approval process setting status to “Approved” before both parties approve item

I have a 2 step approval process. Once the first person approves the item, the item status goes to "Approved" before the second person approves the item. I'm trying to keep it at state "In Progress" ...
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Unable to pair WF & SP2013

When I try to pair SharePoint 2013 with WF on Windows Server 2012 R2, it throws the following error: Have tried with both HTTP and HTTPS > Register-SPWorkflowService -SPSite ...
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Unable to create list workflows in SharePoint designer 2010

I tried to create a list workflow in SPD 2010 and I got an error message: Unable to load workflow actions from the server. Please contact your system administrator. This is happening across all the ...
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Task Being Assigned To Me Every Time

I have an approval workflow and have commented out all assigned to calls in my code. So theoretically it should not assign the task to anyone. But I am still getting an email every time saying that a ...
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Impact of workflow management stsadm commands

I have 2 SharePoint lists. The lists have 6000 and 10,000 items approx. Two Workflows are running on each list, these are 3 stage approval workflows. Everything was working absolutely fine until last ...
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SharePoint 2013 task url issue

Possible Duplicate I am working on SharePoint 2013 visual studio workflow, while creating the single task activity email body, I am using '%TaskSpecial: TaskUrl%' token <a ...
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How do you access task form field data from approval workflows?

tldr: Need to access Task Form Field data in first Approval step, but nothing shows up. On the bigger scale, I have is a multi-step approval system. On the first approval step, the user inputs the ...
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Generating approval of workflow based on infopath form

I am wondering if I can dynamically create a SharePoint workflow based on the value of some fields in an Info Path form. For example, a field on the form might contain an ordered list of people that ...
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Is it possible to increase Workflow speed on Sharepoint Online?

So I have built a very simple holiday request workflow, but it takes literally 20 seconds to approve a request. My workflow is the following : A holiday request is created, and then it creates an ...
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Schedule Workflow to run daily

The workflow I have sends an email to a user depending on the number of days left until a document expires (90, 60, 30, <10) in a custom list. Is there a way to schedule a workflow to run at a ...
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Error Accessing Site Workflows Page in SharePoint

I am receiving an error when trying to access my Site Workflows page in SharePoint 2013. This is the stack trace I am receiving: [WebException: The remote server returned an error: (502) Bad ...
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Setting SharePoint 2013 Workflow Approval Status via Task Outcome

Moving from SharePoint 2010 OOTB workflows to the new SharePoint 2013 workflows is proving to be a bit painful IMO. On my document library I set content approval , content type management and ...
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Can't use additional fields from lookup column in workflow

I have a list with name, department, email and summary column (which is a calculated column from name/email/department). Then i have a document library. Here i have a lookup column called Guarantor ...
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Upload Custom Workflow Site Action

As a Site Owner is it possible to create a custom workflow action and upload it to SharePoint 2010?
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SPD 2013 Workflow Unauthorized using AppStep

I have a SPD 2013 workflow attached to a list which runs when an item is added. The workflow attempts to update a field of the item. That action is wrapped in an AppStep. Normal users of the list ...
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Workflow Visual Designer Blank

I'm using SharePoint Designer to create a workflow. I have my 2013 workflows all set up but when I click on "Visual Designer" it load assets but then the screen where I assume the diagram should be ...
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Form approval workflow help required

We have developed an infopath form that we use in our team for doing our daily IT backup checks. We do this first thing in the morning and usually have to update the form later in the day as there ...
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Empty word document created with template

I have a list with attached a 2013 workflow that should create a word document. I have followed this article Unfortunately, no matter what I write in my template.docx template, the workflow created ...
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Workflow error System.ArgumentException: listItemKey

I have a workflow attached to a list. When an item is created the workflow should add an item in another list (a document library) Unfortunately I get this error: System.ArgumentException: ...
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SharePoint Designer Error Errors were found when compiling the workflow

I was looking for a solution to allow a group of employees to approve a task on a single workflow for redundancy in SharePoint 2010. i.e if a employee was away the other could approve it for him. I ...
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Forms that end-users can create easily

So, after a lot of research looking into InfoPath, SharePoint Designer, and the like.. I have a simple question. I want my end users to be able to migrate away from Google Forms (we have the free ...
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Workflow Email not Sending

I created a workflow in SPD13 to send a reminder email until task result is changed to "closed". The workflow starts and the notification date is determined by the workflow. However, the workflow ...
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Deploying workflows from Visual Studio problems

I recently ran into a problem while trying to deploy WSP containing workflow 2013 SPIs. Visual Studio 2012 couldn't delete workflows and workflow associations during deployment process.
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Cannot Call RemoveWorkflowFromListItem in Powershell

I got the following line of code: [Microsoft.SharePoint.Workflow.SPWorkflowManager]::RemoveWorkflowFromListItem($wf); I receive the error Method invocation failed because ...
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SharePoint cannot access Workflow details anymore

I did the following: $oldWorkflow="MyOldWorkflow"; $oldAssoc=$list.WorkflowAssociations.GetAssociationByName($oldWorkflow,"en-US"); $list.RemoveWorkflowAssociation($oldAssoc); After that I can see ...
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Custom Workflow Activity vs Web Services in SharePoint 2013 Workflow

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 workflow project which needs some business logic. In SharePoint 2013, workflows are declarative. So to write a custom code, its advised to create a web service and ...
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SharePoint Designer Weekly Alert Mail

In below print screen I need to send weekly alert mail for items which have "NOT ORDERED". I don't have access for VS or TimerJob. I've only access for SharePoint Designer. Please provide steps or ...
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Site Workflow Sharepoint 2010 calculate and ouput to field not variable

I'm trying to create a site workflow to add a date to every document in the site. I added a calculation action to a SharePoint 2010 Site Workflow. The only output offered is to workflow variable. ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Cannot Append Attendee Field Properly (Registration Calendar)

Trying to figure out how to implement the solution outlined HERE Put quite a few hours into using a secondary registration list that uses the Title as a Lookup to the Calendar Event Title. That's all ...
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Use SharePoint out of the box as a BPM(Business process management) tool

Can SharePoint be used out of the box as a BPM tool? If it can, what are the limitations? I have come across 3rd party tools like K2 which does the job but want to know if SharePoint can do it on its ...
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Reusable Workflow - Associated Column change, now error

I created a reusable workflow with associated site columns. Everything was working great. I then decided to add another function to the workflow, which required me to add a new associated column to ...