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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The site /sites/DynamicsGPWorkflow could not be created when reinstalling workflow for dynamics gp 2013 on sharepoint

I get The site /sites/DynamicsGPWorkflow could not be created. The following exception occurred: 0x80070057 when reinstalling workflow for dynamics gp 2013 on SharePoint. This occurs at ...
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SP13 Calendar Workflow

I am new to workflows but getting better daily. I am trying to create a workflow for a calendar. I would like for the workflow to operate as follows... when user enters a entry into "Calendar A" I ...
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Workflow on tasks list will not run on items created by a workflow

I have a globally reusable workflow assigned to the 'tasks' content type that sends an email to remind a user one day before the due date of a task. When an item is manually created inside the tasks ...
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How to get value of a column before it was changed

In SharePoint designer or Nintex workflow is it possible to check what the value of a list column was before it was updated? I need to perform certain operation based on the early values. In ...
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Email doesn't trigger by running a workflow

I got a workflow triggers email alert for an assigned task user and the alert functioned was down once but was fixed by web host. Now the function started working okay on one of our two sites but ...
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CSOM Workflow API InteropService cannot start new instances of Workflows

On my SharePoint Online site, I have created a SharePoint 2010 Site Workflow through SharePoint Designer. Now, I want to create an instance and start that workflow through the CSOM Workflow API. ...
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Workflow status values show 18

I got this from here: NotStarted = 0 FailedOnStart = 1 InProgress = 2 ErrorOccurred = 3 StoppedByUser = 4 Completed = 5 FailedOnStartRetrying = 6 ErrorOccurredRetrying = 7 ViewQueryOverflow = 8 ...
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SharePoint solution containing reusable workflow actions (.action4)

This is all Visual Studio related (no SPD). I created a SharePoint 2013 farm solution containing one custom workflow activity (declarative, no code). The solutions is called ...
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Run workflow on list or site - not on item

I would like to run workflow on list or on site. Not on a specific item. Can I do it using only SharePoint Designer 2013?
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Workflow problem

I'm working with an app on Office365 and I want to implement a workflow. After that I configured everything, and did a rebuild I'm getting the following error: Assembly 'System.Drawing, ...
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Pause a custom workflow

Is there any easy way to pause an SPD workflow OOTB? I got a workflow attached to a list and need to update all the items in the list with an additional column, and the workflow is set to start upon ...
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Refresh the page to see changes in list view?

I am using SharePoint 2010. I created a simple workflow. Do I always need to refresh the page in order to see the workflow's progress on the view? For example, I have a workflow that is started when ...
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Get the currently logged in user

How can I get the currently logged in user in SharePoint, I tried: SPUser user = null; using (SPSite site = new SPSite(@"siteName")) { using (SPWeb web = ...
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How to upload a review document from a document library workflow task?

I am trying to configure a Sharepoint document library with approve/reject workflow. I understand the workflow aspects and the doc library settings but I can't see an ability for the reviewer to ...
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SP2010 Custom Workflow Emails - Custom Values

I am modifying the default Workflow emails to make them more relevant to the content types and more user friendly. My question is, in the subject of the email I would like to put: Subject: [Resource ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Start Approval Task Process Workflow locks on final task to approve

I've created a workflow on a list using the "Start Approval Process" step. Everything works great for a while, and then the person testing the workflow successfully approves all of the tasks except ...
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Workflow started another workflow but said fail to start

We have this issue we can't figure out... would really need some ideas on where to start on debugging it. The workflows are nintex, but don't think the issue is nintex related... yet. The workflow ...
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Why is this OOTB Approval Workflow Task “Canceled” and Approval Status “Rejected” automatically?

We have a basic [OOTB] Approval workflow. A user uploaded 5 documents simultaneously via Open with Explorer. For 2 of the documents, the Version History of the associated Task list shows the ...
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Visual Studio workflow and StatusColumnCreated property

Apparently you do not get a custom status column if you are using farm solutions in contrast to any SPD workflow or VS app based workflows. However you can set "StatusColumnCreated" property to "1" ...
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Suspend and resume in SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio workflows

Can anyone point me to some documentation about the "Suspend activity"? The only argument the activity has is a string type reason field. That's it. How do I tell the workflow where it has to resume ...
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SharePoint 2013 Update Author/“Created By” Through Workflow or Custom Action

I need to update the author of list items. The list item is being created by a separate workflow. SharePoint (as expected) is using the workflow user as the creator. One of the fields in the list ...
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Using a CAML query how to get a subfolders items based on the URL value the folder

If you right click on a sub folder in a library and select Copy Shortcut. How do you parse or use the Copy Shortcut value to CAML query the a single folder and its sub folders? Copy Shortcut value: ...
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Periodically trigger a workflow

Here's the situation. I have a list/content type with a column called "frequency". Based on the item's frequency value, a workflow should be triggered automatically every day / month / year. This ...
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Creating item in list using workflow doesn't trigger item created workflow

I create item inside list A using a workflow in list B, but the workflow in list A isn't triggered on item added, although if I create item in list A directly, it's launching the workflow. This is ...
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How do I fix a “Windows Workflow 3.0 required” error when editing a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 SP1?

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that needs to edit workflows within SharePoint Designer (2013 SP1). Whenever a workflow is clicked on one of two errors is received: 1) Server side activities have been ...
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Workflow cannot find list item when column has blank string

I am working in SharePoint 2010 Enterprise, building a workflow in SharePoint Designer. I have a very simple custom list which has a "Single line of text" column called "ProcessedState". I am trying ...
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Error 404 when Pairing Workflow Server with SharePoint 2013

when I try this in powershell: Register-SPWorkflowService –SPSite "http://spserver2013" –WorkflowHostUri http://spserver2013:12291" –AllowOAuthHttp I get this error: Register-SPWorkflowService ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow using Visual Studio SP-List Items category in the tool box

While creating SharePoint 2013 Workflow using Visual Studio I cannot find SP-List Items category in the tool box I need GetCurrentItemGuid and LookupSPLIstItemProperty activity from SP-ListItem ...
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Deleting customized workflows from 2010

I created a document library in sp 2010 enterprise. I customized the 'Global' Approval workflow, calling it "My Workflow" When I choose the Workflows ribbon tab for the library, I see "My WorkFlow" ...
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Workflow Template Dissappears

I have a Sharepoint installation that has 7 site collections under the root web application. I've deployed a workflow at the farm level and then installed the workflow into each site collection. The ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow: Set dynamic value in a listitem column

I am using SharePoint 2013. I have created a workflow. This workflow is triggered on a contenttype on a list. I would like to update some listitem column. But I would like to set the value dynamic ...
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Start a workflow programatically without waiting for the SP Timer Service

I'm trying to start a workflow programmatically at the end of another workflow. Everything works fine, except that the new workflow is not started immediately, but queued for execution. This is how I ...
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SharePoint 2013: Start a workflow when a value in specific column is changed

I would like that my workflow will run only if a value on a specific colunm will change. Is there a way to do it without using a third colunm ?
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Best practices for SP 2013 workflow development and deployment

I'm currently in the process of defining how workflow development should look like in my company and how the different environments (development, integration, qa and productive) are being updated. ...
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Unable to filter on workflow column

I have created a simple workflow (SharePoint Designer 2013 for SharePoint online) and associated it with a document library. A new column with the name of the workflow was created. The column ...
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Creating a Link to a Document via a workflow

This is with SPO 2013. I am trying to make it so that when you add a file to a library it will add a Link to a Document content type in a list. If I tell the workflow to add a document to the list it ...
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Workflow in Visual Studio 2012: GetDynamicValueProperties not provided with Entity Type

I try to set up a SharePoint 2013 workflow in Visual Studio 2012, using values from a list item. I created the list workflow for a specific list which is visible in the properties panel if clicking on ...
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Form submit workflow fired without actual submit

I have a workflow for a form submit. Recently this got fired and sent out 100s of email all of them mentioning that the form has been modified by one particular user. And when checked with this user, ...
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Order Request UseCase

Please can someone provide me with some ideas or hints to solve the following issue? Order List: Column: a b c d e f g User: Order processor, customer To create a new Order, a ...
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Update a field after running standard approval workflow

I copied the approval workflow available. After completing the approval, I want one field related with the item that was approved to be updated. I tried different ways but nothing works. Should I ...
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Set document permission so only uploader can see a document by default

I'm working on a SharePoint 2013 document library which is shared with all of the site users and contains all the documents handled by the system. I have enabled a workflow that follows the company's ...
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Can I call an activity from a Code Activity?

I have an existing activity in my workflow. Can I call it from a code activity?
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Workflow copy document into document set?

Is there any SP 2010 workflow option to copy a file into a document set? I only found the option to copy into another list.
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Is it supported to use shared mailboxes in SharePoint 2013 Workflows

We try to send an email to a shared mailbox (Exchange 2007) from a workflow in SharePoint 2013. No errors are shown in the workflow but the message does not arrive in the mailbox. If we do the same ...
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Workflow throwing “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” error on submit for approval

I am getting error on submission for approval stage in the workflows for PS 2010, SP2010. The error states "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." ULS logs are populated with this ...
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Create site collection from REST Api

I have read guides like http://sharepointryan.com/2013/09/10/create-a-sharepoint-site-spweb-using-rest-in-spd-2013-workflow/ but that is to help create a subsite and not the actual site collection. ...
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How to attach visual studio workflow 2013 to content type

I am creating visual studio workflow 2013, I am able to attach it with list, but I want to attach workflow with content type. Please suggest me, how to do this
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Is it possible to have one workflow associated to more than one content type?

I have a subsite, where I have three document libraries. Each document library has its own content type. I have a task workflow that I would like to run on all of the lists. My problem with creating ...
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Workflow association to Doc library on new item and modify

I'm a SharePoint beginner and using 2010. I've associated a workflow for a document library which gets triggered on adding new document. Also one more Workflow to get triggered when the document's ...
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Is it possible to create a subsite in another site collection using workflows?

I am required to programatically create a sub-site in another site-collection from a workflow attached to a list. Has anyone a solution for this problem? I am able to create a sub-site in my site ...