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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How to resolve error while trying to publish 2013 workflow via designer. Probably a workflow manager backend user account issue?

I am getting error while publishing the 2013 workflow via designer. Also, under sharepoint designer if I try to delete any workflow then the page just refreshes and the workflow does not get deleted. ...
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Trigger SharePoint workflow after an SSIS import.

For some reason I am not able to trigger a SharePoint List workflow after adding a new item to the SharePoint list. I am using SSIS to add the items to the list. Things I tried: 1. Add the item ...
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Form not start a workflow

I using SharePoint 2013. I have several forms of editing for the same item. I also have a workflow that starts when editing an item. I would like a form not initiate this workflow. is this possible?
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Load a SharePoint list into a workflow variable?

I am trying to use a workflow to lookup data in a column in a list and then compare that data in another library column then update another column in the library based on if it equals eachother. ...
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Send Email doesn't work for multi-user fields

I can't seem to get my designer workflow to send an email to a field that is set to be multi-valued people picker that allows for groups too - any ideas how to work?
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“Wait for Field Change in Current Item” causing performance issues

We have an InfoPath 2010 form that contains read only fields edited by our approval workflow. We still require the item to restart the current workflow when a user makes an edit to a user editable ...
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Workflow tasks are not completing after user clicks “Complete”

I am currently running on SP2010. Recently I hit the 5000 item mark on a list of mine, so I decided to move some old items to an archive folder. This operation locked SharePoint for a good 10 minutes ...
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Workflow to Update Library Column with Data from List

When creating a new item within the library I want a workflow to lookup a field in a list and if it equals a column in my library I want to update another column in my library. The field I need to ...
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SharePoint 2010 workflow appears to timeout and breaks browser

I'm looking after a small SharePoint 2010 farm that I inherited; I don't really know a lot about SharePoint so I'm looking for some assistance. Due to a hardware failure, we recently had to restore ...
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Edit Workflow Infopath Form

I have created a workflow which "collect data from a user" and "update list item column". So far so good, but there are 5 step which should be done one after another from different users. The plan ...
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Tasks get completed but workflow Status shows 'Error Occured' and not 'COmpleted' in Sequential Workflow Visual Studio 2010

I have a custom approval sequential workflow which works properly, the task status gets completed When the tasks are 'In Progress' the workflow status also remains "In Progress" but when the task is ...
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Lookup of users from list using ID as filter in Workflow - Error Occured

So I have a workflow for a Purchase Order system. But when it runs, at a certain point, it pulls some approver display names from a list (finance admins) - using a predetermined number as the ID field ...
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Problem with SharePoint 2013 Azure workflow deployed on production farm

I am having a problem with a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow which has been deployed onto a production farm as part of a site feature. It is working perfectly on our development farm, upon ...
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Error on saving Site as template

This is my first post in this great forum. I have been working with SharePoint (especially Search Server 2010) for only a couple of weeks now and I am now struggling on a problem: I have a site with ...
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Save Conflict error on task when saving task

The idea of the task lifecycle is this: CreateTaskWithContentType: Set all the task properties OnTaskCreated: Set unique permissions for the task OnTaskChanged: Complete task and continue workflow ...
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Content Approval W/f initiator not getting start email

Got a client where we upgraded: 2010 to 2013. They have 5 forms that have content approval workflows on. One of them works 100%. the other 4 the initiator is not getting an email to say the workflow ...
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Usage of WF for Customized Website

I have seen alot of clips and the author use sharePoint's templete only when they are using workflow. If I create a customized website with a customized brand with customized functionality (the looks ...
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Prevent SharePoint 2013 SingleTask workflow activity from sending assignment e-mail

I'm creating a SharePoint App that contains a custom SharePoint 2013 Workflow made in Visual Studio 2013. My workflow assigns a task to user. However, I noticed the default e-mail that is sent when ...
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What has to be added in the replicatoractivity for the workflow to work

I have a sequential workflow which is associated to a list which contains column name " "Business Process" which could be Purchase Order, Sales, Leave Request etc I have another list 'Approvers' ...
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How to set unique user groups for each subsites sharing the same name?

I have a Sharepoint 2013 server farm. I am trying to create a multi-tier site collection for our QA documentation. Here is my situation. On my TopLevelSite(TLS). Only the site admin and a few ...
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Copy files from Document Library to another Document Library under corresponding folder

Currently I'm using Sharepoint 2013 and Sharepoint Designer 2010. I have two Document Librararies, - "Doc1" and "Doc2". "Doc1" has a lookup field with users. If I try to load any doc on "Doc1", ...
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Workflow to convert managed metatdata to string

I am looking to create a workflow that fires an email based on assigned managed metatdata. I understand that the metatdata column needs to be converted to string (Email of Managed Metadata term shows ...
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Can I add SP 2010 Workflows to lists in my SP 2013 App?

I have a Sharepoint-hosted app deployed to a site collection containing a custom list (contained within the app web). I open the app web list in my browser and from the ribbon I choose to create a ...
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Status get completed in task list

I am using 'collect data from user' which contain a field 'ticket status'. When I fill the form and select 'progress' or 'pending' or anything in ticket status field anf finally click on task ...
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create workflow maintenance using visual studio

I have to create workflow maintenance using visual studio, it should include all the conditions like SharePoint Designer. I should create something similar to a SharePoint Designer. Since I have just ...
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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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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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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 ...