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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Issue with OOTB publishing Workflow

Yesterday I encounter a strange issue on SharePoint 2013 site I have a simple list with basic columns like Title, description, thumbnail (url of picture to displayed) on which a simple OOTB ...
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Connect to this Task List instead of Open\Edit the Task button in SharePoint Task assignment email

Have a weird issue occurring occasionally with a custom workflow I built for a client. The WF is kicked off when an entry is added to a list. The workflow then creates a task and assigns to a user. ...
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How to trace a users actions?

Is there any way to find out if a user tried to complete a task? Scenario: We have a custom approval workflow (SP Designer). Each user updates a document, then completes a task. Pretty straight ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Tasks and Outlook

I'm trying to find a way to have the 'Open this task' button in Outlook when a task notification from a SharePoint 2013 Workflow is sent to a user. We have been working on upgrading our SharePoint ...
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Is it possible to start a workflow only when a specific column is changed?

I created a workflow with "start on change" and I was wondering if it is possible that the worklfow only starts if a specific column of mine changes ("reminder_send"; YES; NO). Because sometimes I ...
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sharpoint 2013 foundation: how to let user assign approver in approval workflow?

Since there is no out-of-box workflow in sharepoint 2013 foundation version, when I try to use designer to design workflow 2010, there is no way to let user assign approver in approval workflow. Is ...
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Workflow automatically cancelling

I am creating a very simple workflow in SharePoint 2013 Designer. All the workflow has to do is send a mail to a person after a new document has been uploaded. I made the workflow and activated it ...
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Email group when documents reaches expiry date

I have a requirement where a document column ‘Expiry’ = today to send an email to the document owner / group. Then the owner will need to modify the document and update the Expiry Date ready for the ...
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Custom VS workflow fails

Recently and on occations I am recieving error on a custom VS workflow, it worked fine for months. I think it's because a task is being generated in a workflow when the SharePoint server is busy, but ...
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create workflow association on content type in sub site

First, let me share with you some backgound info on my current environment. I have a content type named "Contract" defined in my root site collection. Then I created a state machine workflow named ...
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datasheet view showing duplicates only one time

Is there a way to show sort/filter a column, e.g. Assigned to to only show one time? For example John Doe John Doe Mark Miller James Bond Now I want to filter the datasheet view to only show: ...
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workflow pause until x - queued?

If I use a workflow which starts on change but I also add a pause until 12PM then this workflow will be "queued" right? But what happens if I change something again? Will the workflow start a second ...
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checking a workflow completion column in a workflow

Ive created an approval workflow that works fine. I have a send workflow that will move the document to the recycle bin if its rejected. Im my workflow i specified that if the column = "rejected" ...
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retention policies workflows and moving documents to the recycle bin

Im testing the retention policies feature of sp2010 for a client. Its the first time i have used it and am not sure how to go about creating what they want. Basically they want the retention policy ...
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Manage custom list, Workflow History and Tasks

Is there a tool or procedure to manage completed workflows and its associates such as Tasks and Workflow History Lists ? The Custom List, Task List and History List has grown hugely. Custom List ...
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Workflow Manager anomaly when getting child scopes (for Sharepoint 2013 registration or using Workflow Explorer MSDN sample)

(I have originally posted this question to Azure forum few days ago and repeating it here as i get no response there and i just discovered this site. Thanks in advance...) I have installed Workflow ...
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How to send email with link or summary of all tasks?

I want to create a workflow which starts every "weekday" at "x time". But my problem is this: Everyone should only get 1 email with a summary of all open tasks for him and with a link to all of this ...
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How do I set up custom logic in a document library?

I have a document library that I've modified with a view to display thumbnails of any pictures contained within it. The document library view has two levels of grouping to access the contents ...
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Page approval doesn't work from the page

There are a few similar questions, but our issue is a little different. Here is the scenario: A user in the Approvers group (me), edits a page, checks it in, publishes it. When I approve from the ...
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hyperlink issue inside a form

I am trying to use a hyperlink in form1 that should open up a new form which is form b. In form b when I click the save button it should trigger a workflow that moves the saved form from one library ...
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Change Consolidated Comments text

I want to change the consolidated comments output text which will be displayed on the workflow notification mail. Could somebody please help me with this.
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Obtaining column values in a SPD built workflow

I've taken a copy of the OOB Approval workflow and customizing the email sent to approvers. I was surprised to find that some of the fields in the current item do not appear in the lookup list. Is ...
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SPD Workflow trigger emails at specific time intervals

Default Status is "Pending" as Drop down Menu: If requester submits a new form between 3:00 PM to 9:30 AM with Status as Pending Pause until 10:00 AM then send email to the person1 at 10:00 Am ,if ...
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Cannot trigger List Workflow with an item created by workflow (SP 2013 Online)

I cannot seem to trigger a list workflow using items created by another workflow. The items are created as me, not System Account. When I create an item manually through the browser it works fine. ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Permissions…create/save form but not view any from that library

I would like to know if it is possible to give permissions to users in a form library or document library where the users will be able to click on + add document link and submit and save their changes ...
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Custom Sharepoint Workflow throwing “WinWF Internal Error, terminating workflow” error

I recently migrated a Sharepoint 2010 site to Sharepoint 2013, since then my customized workflows developed in Visual Studio that works perfectly for 2 years without a glitch suddenly after the ...
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Approval workflow with email notifications

I am new to the Sharepoint workflow process and I am trying to do the following: When the user creates a new item in a list, I'd like them to be prompted to select an approver from a company Outlook ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Form Lookup

Is it possible to have a SharePoint 2013 workflow form pull the possible values of a combo box (drop down) with data from an external system (e.g. web service call)? I'm looking to use SharePoint 2013 ...
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problem with cancel button Triggering a workflow on file upload in document library

When a user clicks on Add Document, a File upload dialogue is displayed and the user browses for a file. Even though he clicks cancel button after file upload, workflow is triggering. How to avoid ...
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Link to a Document Set in a Workflow Email

I am using SharePoint 2010. We have setup Document Sets to collect contracts from Clients. The Document Set name is a short version of the client name (no special characters, etc). On the document ...
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SharePoint 2010: How do you add approvers to a specific position in a running Approval Workflow?

I am running SharePoint 2010 and working with approval workflows. I found the option in the running workflow to "Add or update approvers of Approval", and that appears to allow me to add users to the ...
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Approval workflow notification mail [closed]

I am customizing the existing approval workflow for my purchase order workflow. In that, I want a separate email notification sent when the "Change Request Form" is submitted. Now the same mail(sent ...
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Allow anonymous user to start workflow in MOSS 2007

I need to send email using workflow in 2007 MOSS when an anonymous user adds an item in the list. With logged in users, workflow gets completed successfully, but with anonymous user, the list item ...
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Create a SPD 2010 Workflow To Check, Verify Date, and Delete an Empty Folder

I am trying to find out if there is a way to create a workflow (SPD 2010) for a Document Library that will delete an empty folder from the library if it has been empty for more than a specific number ...
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Correct Way to Reassign Workflow Tasks in Visual Studio WF

What is the correct way to programmatically reassign a task to another individual in a SharePoint 2010 custom workflow? We do not want to simply change the person to whom the task is assigned although ...
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How do I populate a library by mapping a network drive?

I am pretty new to SharePoint, and have been asked to populate a library with an automatically generated report. The report comes out once a day for three weeks at the beginning and end of every ...
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Using 'Call HTTP Web Service' activity to call WCF service hosted on SP site with authentication

Hell guys, I have a WCF service deployed to SharePoint site exactly like in this tutorial - there is a .svc file deployed to ISAP folder (/_vti_bin virtual directory) and there is a class ...
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How to get url of aspx from custom task infopath?

I want to insert a custom web part below a custom task form that I deployed with a workflow. But i'm not getting find the correct url to get the aspx to insert this. using (SPSite oSite = new ...
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Creating a Workflow Task in a different SPWeb

I have a custom workflow associated with a Document Content Type which is in use in a number of SPWebs. Is is possible to have a central Workflow Task List in only one of the SPWebs? As it stands, ...
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Having 0x80004005 in Workflow

I'm having the 0x80004005 error in a SharePoint Workflow and can't really figure out where to start looking Exception Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: Det går inte att slutföra åtgärden. Försök ...
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Make one user create and edit page and other user approve it. How to do this?

I want to achieve this simple functionality using OOB Approval - SharePoint 2010 and Publishing workflows but it is not working. I have two users user1 and user2 I want user1 to create and edit ...
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Workflow Status Tasks: One or more field types are not installed properly

In the workflow status tasks, I get the error: "One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete these fields" I have opened up the fields one by one and ...
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Field with Lookup value fails to save in Start a Task Process action

Here is the scenario: I added a Start a Task Process action. I clicked Process Settings. Start a Task Process dialog is shown. I entered the Participants and Task Title. I clicked "Open editor for ...
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How to determine which event type triggered a workflow (create/change)?

I have a list workflow which triggers when list item is created or changed. How to determine which of two events has triggered the workflow?
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Tracking expiration date in SP2010 workflow

I have a document library with a field titled "Status" containing either the values "Waiting" or "Complete", as well as a "Due date" column. I am designing an SP2010 workflow which will send e-mails ...
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Workflow page not fully appearing

I moved a site from one server to another. If I go to any document library such as Pages and try to edit or add a new workflow for e.g. Approval - SharePoint 2010 or Publishing workflow then it only ...
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The specified program requires a new version of Windows. (Exception from HRESULT:0x8007047E)

I have an ListAdded event handler in which I'm associating OOB Approval workflow if any list is created based on my custom list definition. As soon as the list is created, SharePoint throws this ...
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How To Automate SharePoint Custom Workflow Testing

I have a custom visual studio 2010 workflow that has over 30 separate phases in it. It is very time consuming to test. For example, if I make a change to the 18 phase of the workflow, for example, ...
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Date Column showing “1/1/1900 5:30 AM”

Have created a custom list with below column 1.Title 2.Status (Drop-down column with "In progress" & "Completed") 3.In Progress Time (Date & Time Column) 4.Completed Time (Date & ...
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Visual Designer in SPD 2013 is blank

Just some quick background I have a Windows 7 x64 machine with Office 2007 installed. I have SharePoint Designer 2013 and Visio Professional 2013 installed as well. I was hoping to utilize the ...