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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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Versioning

I'm trying to figure out how to prevent SP2013 from terminating existing WF instances upon a new version deployment. Workflow Manager can natively upgrade running instances, as reported in MSDN code ...
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collect data from user for multiple line of text

I want to use 'collect data from user' action in designer 2010 for below purpose : When end user add item in list , email id which is selected in 'person responsible (dropdown list)' should get form ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Workflow runs multiple times

I have a site was created based on a customised Site Template (created by using Save Site as Template); The template has a customised List, a workflow(via List Content Type, Global reusable associated ...
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How to copy running oob workflow

How to copy a listitem with a running out-of-the-box SP2010 (approval) workflow (using web services or server-side API), copying the status and history? The new list can reside on a different site ...
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Sharepoint 2010 create new list item and open edit form

I have an issue regarding two lists that I am hoping someone can help with. List B is created by a workflow from list A once the okay button is pressed, and it gets filled in with certain information ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Get the Parent Folder URL or Name in a SharePoint Foundation 2013 Reusable Workflow

Is there an easy way to get the parent folder URL in a SharePoint Foundation 2013 Reusable Workflow? The workflow is linked to a Content-type that is used in a Document library. The CT is a custom CT ...
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SharePoint workflow losing task start date data

We have an odd issue that pops up from time to time where I send out a reminder in an email within the workflow. To assist the users with finding the initial task assignment email the reminder string ...
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SharePoint Designer 2013: Cannot see workflow from another user

I can't locate a SharePoint Designer Workflow another user has developed. It is a associated to a Content Type, but nothing in Designer says it exists. Only the Web Browser shows it exists. How do I ...
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Sequential workflow adding another copy of item on update of list item

I have created a custom Sequential workflow in which i am assigning task to user like : private void createTask1_MethodInvoking(object sender, EventArgs e) { SPListItem currentItem = ...
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Need to copy workflow task attachment to list

I need to copy the attachment from the Workflow task to a SharePoint list. We are using Nintex to create the Workflow. I have tried using Convert Document, but is not working: sourceURL= ...
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SharePoint designer 2010 - Workflows - Task Form Fields

Two queries regarding task form fields. In a workflow task for the approval process, it seems only the "approve" and "reject" task form button text can be changed. How do we do this for "reassign" ...
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SharePoint 2010 OOTB Approval Workflow:“Approvers” should not be allowed to edit

I think the title says it all: I search for a way to forbid approvers to edit a page, which should get approved by them. They should only be allowed to approve/reject/comment. I found a nice article ...
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Unable to start a Sharepoint 2010 workflow from 2013 workflow

I am trying to start a 2010 SharePoint workflow from the 2013 workflow. First I was facing the HTTP 401 error while starting the 2013 workflow. For that, I activated the "workflow can use app ...
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When I create a workflow item with collect how do I specify which list it is added to

A site I'm maintaining has several existing work flows that use the Collect action to create new task items in various lists. I'm trying to add a new workflow/list pair but I can't find how to set ...
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Does anyone know how to remove Orphaned Workflow Columns in Office 365 (SharePoint 2010)?

We have a situation where we have deleted a number of associated workflows from lists, but the associated workflow status columns still exist within the modify view pages. Does anyone know a way to ...
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SharePoint 2010 List View Item “confirmation”

I have a basic list of people in SP 2010 that needs to behave as an "attendance" list of sorts. Each list item has a choice column with various "attendance locations." The list also has different ...
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SharePoint 2010 Approval workflow Failed on Start with SYSTEM.IO.IOEXCEPTION File System limitation Error

We have an Approval workflow, set up a content type, that everytime it runs, it throws a failed on start (retrying) error. When we look into the ULS logs for this event we get the following Stack ...
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2010 Workflow vs 2013 Workflow - Lookup columns

I tried to make a 2013 workflow and ran into exactly this issue: SharePoint 2013 Workflows List does not exist error Well, as a workarround I tried to make a 2010 workflow and noticed this: Why ...
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Can BizTalk be used to transfer list item data from one site to another?

We are building a new environment with three site collections (SharePoint 2013) (enforced by the customer's IT) and they want us to "sync" some data between those sites with the use of BizTalk (2013). ...
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Sharepoint 2013 list restore and 2013 workflow

I had to restore a Sharepoint 2013 list and now any old or new Sharepoint 2013 workflows don't work. I had 5 Sharepoint 2010 workflows and I was able to redo those by updating the list GUIDs via SP ...
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Workflow Manager installation problem in Windows Server 2012

My SharePoint 2013 server is almost ready. But, at the end of configuration, when I tried to Install Workflow Manager 1.0 using Web Platform Installer 4.6, it shows the following message, We're ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow Update Group Members

I use SharePoint Designer 2013 and I have a big problem with workflow: I have a Site Group, called GroupOne. I use action "Start Task process on Current Item with GroupOne". This workflow starts ...
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Sequential Workflow reports “Save Conflict” when updating work item

In my workflow, I have a while loop activity containing a sequential activity with most of my workflow logic. Near the end of the internal logic a switch is set that determines whether or not the ...
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Using CQWP to fetch workflow tasks from all sites

I am using CQWP to fetch workflow tasks from all sites in a site collection. I am trying to apply a filter where "Assigned To" is equal to "Approvers" but it is not working because "Approvers" is a ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Designer workflow: assign existing survey

I have copied a form library and the corresponding task list from another site. I am in the process of recreating the workflows associated with the form. I need to assign a survey in the task list. ...
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Workflow 2013 - CreateListItem activity setting RelatedItems field

I'm creating an item in the list from a workflow (2013) and I'm using CreateListItem Activity. It works, but when I try to set the RelatedItems column I can't. Still having error: BadRequest I ...
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Workflow Emails - Append Change is causing double emails

Alright, so i have a workflow email setup showing data from a multi-line field on a list with "Append Changes to Existing Text" checked. Basically when a change happens to this list it emails certain ...
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calling workflow from another workflow in SharePoint 2010

I have requirement where user can do multiple requests with one entry. For this I created Master and child list where child list has 6 workflows attached with it and workflow runs according to request ...
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Using site level WF from List

I am creatted site level workflow in VS, deploied and activated feature with him. My workflow show in SiteSetting (he's active and I not see any problems), but I can't add him to list.
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Workflow error: Loading this assembly would produce a different grant set from other instances

I have created a custom approval workflow in Sharepoint Designer 2010. The last change I made to this workflow was to insert 2 "set approval status to" actions, one that would set it to Approved ...