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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Document Template Causing Edit Lock

Running into a bit of a problem with sharepoint 2013 workflows(2010 workflows platform) and a custom default document template. We have a document library with a workflow attached. This library is ...
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WF argument not working properly

I have an InfoPath form that I have published to a Form Library called Test Forms. Along with the form, I have an Approval Workflow attached to it. I added the fields from the InfoPath form to the ...
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Unable to load workflow actions from the server problem

I have an issue in the sharepoint server I have a farm environment and sites and collocations. I have a problem with a specific user when he upload file and set the targeted to send an email the email ...
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Can't publish workflow - Scope not found exception server returned an error: (404)

I am quite new to SharePoint and I need help to troubleshoot a problem we face. Currently I can't publish a workflow. As soon as I try to publish I get following exception: ...
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Manage file properties in library in Sharepoint Online

Is there any way to manage properties (of custom fields) of uploaded files in Sharepoint Online 2013 using custom workflow actions?
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SharePoint 2013 - Workflow Addin - Not Started Anonymous

I have a visual studio list workflow that is to be run on items in a list in the app web. However, when I try to run the workflow, it is just stuck with Internal Status Not Started and the workflow ...
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The file could not be downloaded from the input libary Word Automation Service

i have the following problem in my SharePoint 2010 standard. There exists a complete configured Word Autmation Service. I tested this with a PowerShell and the Word documents will be converted into ...
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Sharepoint 2010 workflow refuses to major check in

Is it possible to do 'major check in' action of the current item in a workflow? In SPD? It seems workflows only check in items as minor versions. Thanks, Ken
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Link InfoPath Form to Sharepoint Calendar (Create new event from Form Entry)

I created an InfoPath form, and I would like to use it to add events to a calendar. I need to create workflows so that when a new form is submitted a new event will be created on the calendar using ...
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Workflow not creating new site

I currently have a workflow that creates new subsites for each project when it is added to the project list. I updated the template used, went into the workflow and edited the variable for the ...
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SPD Workflows hanging in 'Starting' stage, and Timer Service failing to recycle

I'm having problems with the workflows and timer service on my SharePoint farm. I have a number of custom (SPD) workflows. When I set them off in multiples (simultaneously), they hang for ages in a ...
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create new publishing page using workflow in Sharepoint Online - Sharepoint Designer 2013

I can see there is a possibility to create new items in pages list by using the action: Create item in Pages (Output to Variable:SomeVariable) How can I create a page layout as a template ...
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Workflow Question: Email sent from SP upon posting a new announcement contains markup

I have an announcement list in SP 2013 that has a workflow which sends an email out to all staff once a new announcement is posted. This list is also enabled to receive content via email, which works ...
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Approval Process and Task ID

When an approval process is re-assigned to someone else the current task is closed and a new task is created and hence a new TASK ID. However we need the TASK ID to be kept the same as this will be ...
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Error while publishing (programmatically) definition than includes 'workflow custom activity' in provider hosted app

I developed a SharePoint hosted provider app mvc, that contains list workflow (non-associated with lists) that include workflow custom activity, and while I publish the workflow definition into the ...
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The workflow template has specified no FormURN for this page

I have a workflow in SharePoint 2013 designer and it contains an InfoPath form. However, it works fine in one site collection, but it is not working in another one. I am getting the following error ...
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Set value in lookup field in workflow?

how can I set only the one value to required lookup field, when I create new item in workflow. I tried use workflow variable, ID but I do something still wrong. So I have one list A wiht values AB, ...
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How to disable additional mails created by collect data from user - Workflow

I have a list workflow which collects data from the approver and based on the status, an email is sent. The workflow is working fine, but it is sending two additional mails as below 1 Subject : ...
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SharePoint Help Desk

We are trying to implement a request center/help desk using an announcements list (reason, it will allow incoming emails). When a user sends an email to the mailbox, a new ticket is created, included ...
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Check in not working in variation publishing site

I have a variation site with publishing feature activated publishing site with workflow, so i have to check in, click on major version and approve the document. When I uploaded a document, this is ...
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Sharepoint Designer workflow very slow to start

I am designing a list with one workflow associated to it and the workflow does pretty much all the logic and has quite a few steps.. like ~20 steps. The workflow is set to start as soon as a new item ...
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Have contribute rights, but list is still Read-Only

If I'm trying to update a SharePoint List with Access, I get the following message: "Cannot update. Database or object is read-only." I've ensured that I've contribute rights to this list, ...
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System.MissingFieldException in Three-State Workflow

In SharePoint 2013 (August 2015 CU) we are unable to get any three-state workflows to work. Specifically the ones that are built within the browser and do not require SharePoint Designer. We have ...
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How to start separate discussion over any item in SharePoint?

Some of our users asked for a feature so they can start discussion or asking question over any item in specific place. It means that the Created By is not one of the people to participate in ...
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SharePoint 2013: Hiding workflow column for reusable 2010 workflow

Background: I am trying to implement a site collection retention policy in SharePoint 2013. Unfortunately, Microsoft's implementation is designed for individual libraries instead of as part of a ...
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SharePoint 2013 Lookup field and workflow

I have currently the problem that I can not see in a workflow the additional fields from the lookup colum. Although I see my field lookup, but not the additional fields. Why the whole? I have on a ...
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Workflow Task Completion Conditions

I would like to prevent a task from being able to check as finished by a user until a specific field on an item in another list is filled . So I add an if statement in the completion conditions of my ...
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Assign List Item Permissions Using Workflow and List Text Field

Is there a way to use a text field to grant permissions using a workflow? In other words, how would you get a text field to register values that could be used in assigning permissions?
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Replying to Email from Task List Site

My task process generates an email for the user to whom it is assigned. The 'sent from' address in the email is the site where the task list resides. Is there any way to point a user reply to a ...
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Powershell for workflow not recognizing URL

I have a powershell that kicks off a workflow but my system is not allowing me to run it. The error I'm getting is as follows: Get-SPWeb: Cannot find an SPWeb object with id or URL: xxx.com and site ...
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How to Stop and Restart multiple tasks workflow?

I have 3 workflows: W1 is started on item created; assigns consecutive tasks to users and checks whether each task is completed before it assigns a new one; W2 works on the task list of W1 and is ...
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Change field value from within the workflow email

I'm creating an on-boarding workflow for new personnel. I have a custom form that is filled out by Administrators and it kicks off the workflow. First stop is facilities to create a new badge. The ...
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Change Status of Workflow Approval Process Task

I have added an Approval Process to a list workflow which is creating tasks in a separate task list. When I approve or reject a task, the status of the particular task remains "In Progress". How can ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Loop Limitations

I have a project i'm currently working on that requires me to input items with expiration dates, typically a year out. I need a way to kick off emails when the items are within 7 days of expiration ...
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Cannot update task item in custom task from in document set workflow

I have a document set workflow. Also I have created a task list which is related to the workflow. When I click the button on custom task form, which indicates completing of the workflow it shows such ...
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SharePoing Designer Workflow “Impersonation” Question

I'd like some advice on my workflow as it integrates with MS Access which is causing me some uncertainty. In terms of impersonation steps, I assume the best way to do this is to use the SP people ...
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How to triger a workflow on a daily basis?

I have a workflow for SharePoint 2013 (using SharePoint designer 2013) and would like to execute it on a daily basis? Could someone guide me how to start?
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SharePoint 2010 Append List Template

I created a default task list that is used for every project of ours. It is a list of standard tasks to be done for each project. I have made this into a list template and generated a master task list ...
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Workflow doesn't start on the document library which has “require document to be checked out before they can be edited”

I created a default document library in SharePoint 2013 designer.I went under library setting and turn "Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited" feature on. Then I created a ...
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Replaced action for `Wait for change in document checkout status` in SharePoint designer workflow 2013

I am changing my workflow code from 2010 to 2013. There I am not able to find the action for Wait for change in document checkout status in 2013. Is there any equivalent action in place of this one?
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Capture Content Approver in Workflow

I am using content approval on a piece of content and have a 2010 workflow that waits for the Approval Status to turn Approved. I then want to capture the approver in a new field called "Approved by". ...
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Workflow issue when copying a Wiki document

I have a situation where we have a wiki library we're setting up standardized layouts (templates) in. I've created a 2013 Workflow that does a document copy to a destination Wiki Library. Expectation ...
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Workflow automatically cancels, but only for me, the creator/administrator

I am creating a simple calendar workflow (Sharepoint 2013 Enterprise) that sends emails to "Instructors" automatically when a new calendar item is added. At the current time, I'm using a test Team ...
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Unable to Compile MS Project with Visual Studio Sequential Workflow

While trying to deploy a Microsoft Visual Studio Project with a Sequential Workflow we are stuck with the below listed error. Any help is highly appreciated. Error Message from Visual Studio: ...
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Workflow does not start on first item of the calendar day

I have a very strange behaviour of a workflow in a document library. The SPD workflow is set to automatically start on creation. However, it does not start on the first uploaded document of a calendar ...
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WF4InstanceId field missing - workflow app sharepoint 2013

i'm trying to get instance of workflow by rest api using WF4InstanceId but i don't find this field when i create my workflow in sharepoint app
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Page for Creating a Workflow does not show

I have an issue that one of my colleagues is having and it is bizarre to me. I will provide an example of what is happening. The screenshot below just shows me creating a workflow: After I ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow in arguments - Visual Studio

I’m currently attempting to send some variables to my workflow instantiation. Workflow instantiations should be able to accept any variable to my knowledge. I've managed to successfully send a string, ...
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Comparing Infopath, Sharepoint Designer and ASPX to create Sharepoint Lists

Alot of debate has taken place regarding the pros and cons of each tool. It is now November of 2015, and a few updates are available regarding these tools: Infopath: InfoPath 2013 is now ...
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Workflow's status “Error Occurred”

I have an email-enabled library and a workflow attatchment with it. I have used this command stsadm -o setproperty -pn declarativeworkflowautostartonemailenabled -pv true to enable workflow start ...