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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code for the from address in sharepoint 2010 workflow

The codeplex article that was mentioned http://spdactivities.codeplex.com/ was built for 2010. How do you modify it for 2010. specifically the email from?
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Site template not attaching workflows to IM Policy

I have a site collection that's designed to have a top level site where all users can read and then a subsite for each client. On each client subsite there are 6 custom lists with a datetime column ...
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CreateTaskWithContentType Specialpermissions are set wrong

Okay, I'm using a statemachine workflow, and this type of task is used to reassign an item to a user, this can be done as many times as needed. So in the end, after the onTaskChanged, the workflow may ...
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Move SP Site with workflow

Can I move SP Site to other Site Collection with all the workflows in it? I cannot use backup Site and restore because it is not major Site Collection this is one Site with sub site. When I did it by ...
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SharePoint 2010 Visual Studio workflow delay activity

I want to send email to assigned person after task has over from its due date. I am using Visual Studio workflow 2010 for this, I tried with parallel activity to put while loop with delay activity ...
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workflows have same name in Sharepoint Designer 2010

We recently upgraded to SharePoint 2010 and thus I upgraded from SharePoint Designer 2007 to SharePoint Designer 2010. In Designer 2007, I had created copies of a workflow to keep backups. I changed ...
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Start workflow on Approved document bug?

An employee at our company has made a mistake that revealed a weird situation. There are 2 documents in a folder one of the documents is Approved (1.0) and he wants to start the workflow on the other ...
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How to rename Task form to 'friendly' name

In my workflows, for the names of customized approval tasks, they are hard to read. How can I rename these without breaking anything?
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How to send email to a user referenced in a top-level lookup table in SPD workflow?

SharePoint 2010: I got a SharePoint Designer workflow attached to a custom list [A]. [A] has a lookup field [L] to a top-level (site collection root) list [B] which has a column of type "Person or ...
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Script to kill Tasks on a List Item

I have a list that has an item that has running Workflows that are in an error state. I can't click into them to Terminate. Is there a PowerShell commandlet anyone knows of to do this? step 1: go ...
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Generating Workflow Report at site level

I'm new to SharePoint development. I want to get all the Workflow History for each item down to the site level. I tried using the GetWorkflowHistoryListitem() web service method, but it's fetching a ...
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error in SPListItem.Update() after using onTaskChanged event handler

Though I'm new to this website I've always used those pages to have help and tips on sharepoint programming. Today I have a so weird problem that I cannot solve and cannot find anywhere, and I ...
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Create datetime variable from date and time values

I have the following problem : I need to create a variable storing a datetime value based on the value of 2 separate variables coming from an infpath form, one contains the date and the other one ...
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InfoPath changes break Approval Workflow

When I publish my InfoPath form again after publishing the workflow, some workflow statements using CurrentItem:(fieldname) are changed to CurrentItem:(blank). I have to manually check each place I ...
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Problem with workflow in designer

I created a workflow which starts only if a new item is created in calendar. It works well. But now I change rights for some person, which can only create an item in calendar. They can not repair ...
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Upload a Document from a task form in a SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio Workflow

I am trying to get a handle on this new SharePoint 2013 declarative workflow in Visual Studio. Maybe I am thinking to hard on this, but I am having trouble coming up with a solution to enable a user ...
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Unable to create nor edit workflows with initiation forms

We are migrating a solution from SP 2010 to SP 2013 (but with user experience set to 2010). In SP2010, everything worked as expected. In 2013, however, we cannot publish workflows made in SPD if they ...
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report field name or column header to workflow variable

How can I report a field name or header into a workflow variable rather than the lookup value for a list item. Then, how can I use this variable to update the field in the original list using update ...
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Keep most recent version in drop off library

We use a workflow to copy files to the drop off library. Once there, a content rule checks a metadata field (status) and will then move it to corresponding libraries (i.e. status=approve, move to ...
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Users can delete their own task assigned by workflow - permissions on list are not set to allow this

All, I am using a Sharepoint Workflow to assign a task to a list of users called 'assignees' who are listed on the Workflow initialization form. It is a manually intitialized Workflow. When ...
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multiple workflows start on one request?

I have a requirement to initiate a request with multiple workflows at the same time. My scenario is: A user can request for multiple accesses and each access has a different approval hierarchy. So, ...
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Urgent SharePoint Workflow help!! Any Ideas are highly encouraged

I have been trying to find a solution for an issue that I'm having with SharePoint Workflows. Here is what I am trying to achieve: I have a custom list on a SharePoint site. Customized an InfoPath ...
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Display Workflow Initiation form programmatically

I am able to create list items programmatically and have a workflow with a functioning initiation form. What I would like to do is redirect the user to the initiation form as soon as I create the ...
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Change Task Title In Custom Workflow Using Powershell

I have a Custom Visual studio workflow that assigns a Task with a static title e.g. "This Is Your Business Unit Task". The workflow is a long running workflow and cannot be redeployed easily so ...
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C#: cannot get listitem field value but works fine in powershell?

back again with a strange issue. Using powershell I can get a handle on a SPListItem and do Item["My Field"] which prints its value. However, in a C# custm workflow activity, when I attempt to do ...
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Sharepoint 2013 C# WPF CSOM ListItem.Update() is firing the workflow, but not attaching it to the item properly

Within SharePoint the workflow is set to start when the item is updated. What I'm trying to do is replace the item's file which is selected by the user, change a column value on the item, then check ...
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Create Totals List (Group By like) based on another

First of all, I don't have SP Server installed, therefore I can't write a SP application Secondly, my only tool is SP Designer 2007 I have a Contact List SP list: Name, Email, ...other info, ...
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Assign an infopath form as a task to the users indicated in the initiation form - Workflow

I'm very frustrated trying to upload a simple IP form (that includes only one field and a submit button). I want to start the workflow manually when a document is uploaded in Doc Lib 1. I want to ...
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WF: Copy List item to same List, then update 2 fields in new item

I have a copy/clone workflow that duplicates a list item into the same list. The user then opens the newly created duplicate and makes changes. I need the same WF to update 2 fields in the NEWLY ...
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Site definition with workflow deployement

i have a Site definition that i got from Sharepoint's site template. I need to be able to create a list workflow in visual studio, then have this workflow inside my site definition because later on i ...
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Person and group field read just the first name and it’s for multi

I want to send approval process or an email to more than one person located in one people picker field. But it only sends the email to the first entry. What am I doing wrong?
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Is it possible to update a lookup column with its text value within a workflow?

Is it possible to update a lookup column with its text value within a workflow? I ask this because lookup columns only accept integer values – corresponding to the item ID. For example, I have a ...
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Custom workflow action returns error

I'm developing a custom workflow action for use in SharePoint Designer that will return a concatenated string from a list. It actually works fine internal to the action, but always returns an error. ...
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Sharepoint 2010: Associate Workflow Dynamically with List using VS2012

I am creating a list using VS2012 Now In the same solution I am creating a workflow, I want to associate the workflow with the list but I don't see the name in list dropdown on creating workflow. Is ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2010 workflows disappear daily

Background: I have three workflows that I created in SharePoint designer: A custom approval workflow whose participants are in the document metadata, a workflow that assigns a unique document number ...
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How to get List Title within Reusable Workflow

I have a group of lists that share a good portion of their columns, but have a few unique columns of their own. So, I created a Content Type they could each inherit from, and then each list has its ...
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SharePoint 2007 Display all workflows and web parts for a site

We're beginning to work through a SharePoint 2007 to 2010 migration. Our SharePoint 2007 environment was very "wild west" and a lot of custom workflows, web parts, and code were introduced. Current ...
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Getting list items on which workflow instance is running

How can I get list of items from list on which workflow instance is running using object model?
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Permissions needed to initiate workflow

I've got a list with a workflow attached that it only starts when an item is created. It works fine for two admin users but it doesn't for a user which is not. I'm in a dev environment and I do only ...
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Collect Data from User tasks - Second field gets renamed to “Task Name”?

Strange issue when building a SP2010 workflow in SP2013. It only occurs in one site collection and its subsites, the same problem cannot be reproduced in another. Whenever I create a Collect Data ...
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How to use a list to populate a Security Group using workflow

I want to have a list called Project Manager where a program manager can add the project Manager's username to this list and it will be added to the site members group. And if you delete the item in ...
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Why using remote web site trigger workflow to run again?

I was using the remote web site feature to copy my site files. However, I notice that it seems to re-trigger all the workflows in the site. So, is it that some settings that I miss out which result ...
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Task approval in C#: Sharepoint 2013 assembly, 2010 legacy workflow

Something like this is what I wish to accomplish, however I'm unable to create objects such as SPWorkflow and SPWorkflowTask. As well, with my current Microsoft.Sharepoint.Client framework, SPListItem ...
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how to rename choice column options and see the changes in the workflows

I have a choice column in my document set and I have already written many workflows for each option. now I want to rename some of these options. how can I rename the column choices in one place and ...
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Sharepoint Workflow “Failed on Start” only when powershell import script is called from task scheduler

I created a simple PowerShell script that takes an XML file in a local directory on our sharepoint server and imports it into a specific SharePoint form library. (Content management enabled library if ...
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Workflow- Trouble Converting an int to an int

I am getting an error that I don't understand from my SPD workflow: Coercion Failed: Unable to transform the input lookup data into the requested type. The problem comes from trying to set a ...
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Specify your own value workflow validation

I'm creating a workflow which starts with the creation of an item. One field is a choice field where there are multiple checkboxes. Say it is Choice A, Choice B, "Specify own value". I'm saying 'if ...
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Workflow hyperlink to current items EditForm

another issue i came across is: i am trying to put a link into a mail that is sent by a workflow, the link should direct directly to the edit form of the specific item that triggered the workflow, i ...
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What things can I check to ensure that I can edit a workflow in Visual Studios 2010 Designer?

I have five workflows which are using a single activity and differentiating from each other through DependencyProperties. All of this is, of course, in Visual Studios 2010. Everything was working ...
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Moving files using workflow

Is it possible to move files from one library to another, or from a folder in a library to another folder in the same library using workflow? It is important not to copy the file.