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 Designer 2007 Workflow association and settings .. Not GUI?

Is there a SPD GUI way to assign a workflow to a List? All I see is an XML file with list GUID. Same for turning on and off OnCreated and OnModified???? I've got a document library with that workflow ...
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SP2010 workflow email not respecting reply-to settings

I have outgoing e-mail configured so that From address = sharepoint@domain.com Reply-To address = no-reply@domain.com When I receive an email notifying me of e.g. a new alert, the message I receive ...
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Exiting a Workflow

This seems like it should be fairly easy, but I have yet to find anything about it online. I have a form that I am submitting to a SharePoint form library, and I am working with the workflow to get ...
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Multiple Tasks as part of custom List Workflow - Sharepoint 2013

I have a custom list (Employees) and a task list (Applications) The Employees list has a field that takes in multiple selections from the Applications list. The Applications list has different tasks ...
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Site definition with workflow

i need advice on how to implement workflows inside a specific situation. We have a list of projects. When someone adds a new project we need to create a subsite for this project (with the proper ...
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Document Library Approval. Changing who can see Drafts, Moving Approved Documents and Reporting and Filtering on MetaData

Referrings to this Post regarding Document Approval, who can see drafts and now reporting on approved document MetaData. ...
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Event-receiver ItemUpdating event not getting triggered when list item is updated from a designer workflow after a pause duration

I am having a Workflow and Event receiver attached to a custom list.The workflow is started from code, based on some condition satisfied.When the workflow is started it initially updates a Status ...
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Possible to read values from file (.doc, .ppt. .msg) in library using javascript/jquery

Is is possible to read values from .msg file using javascript/jquery (or some other mechanism like workflows, etc) that are in library in SP2010? I know I can read values from a xml file, curious if ...
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SP 2013 - How to prevent Quicksteps and custom action from going to default page after starting workflow?

I'm having problem with quick steps or custom action which I set up to manually execute a workflow. After the workflow starts, it automatically send us to the default site page. What I want is to go ...
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How to determine Workflow size programmatically

I'm trying to find out programmatically a metric to define the complexity of a given workflow. I tryed to look on items like: SPWorkflow SPWorkflowAssociation SPWorkflowTemplate SPWorkflowManager ...
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Programatically Assign a content type id to 'CreateTaskWithContentType' in SharePoint 2013

I already have a content type created via the UI that inherits 'Task' and added to the 'Tasks' list. as show below: Via C#, How can I associate this content type id with the ...
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Possible to develop Workflows for SharePoint Online with VS2012 without installing SharePoint?

Tring to follow this guide, but Getting SharePoint Not Installed. Any easy way around this? I really need to install SP 2013? I connected to SPO, and same issue. What's the minimum I need to ...
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Failed on start (retrying) when workflow triggered from console app

I have a splist which has a workflow associated with it but only set to manually trigger. The workflow is a simple email sender created with SPDesigner. Items are added to the list by anonymous users ...
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Conditional workflows (auto approval if certain user submits form)

I have workflow which is executed by many users. Once it is submitted, a task is sent to APPROVER who either approves or rejects it. What I want is that if a certain user starts this workflow then ...
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SharePoint Online 2013 Document Library - Allow users to only see, edit and delete their own files

SPO 2013 Document Library Users and Owner Groups. Owners can do everything User should be able to upload. But they should only be able able to view, edit and delete their own documents. Ideally, ...
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Creating New SharePoint Workflow does not allow to select list in project

I have a new VS2012 SharePoint Farm Project. I created a list in the project now I am trying to create a workflow to operate on the list but the list is not available in the selection dialog for the ...
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Assign a form to a Group doesn't create multiple task items to the users belonged to a group

I was creating a task using the SPD "Assign a form to a Group" in order to assign multiple task items of those persons inside that group. Unfortunately, when i view the Assigned To Column in the task ...
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workflow attached to a list, I want to edit task list

Alright so heres my problem. I have a workflow that is attached to a document library. When someone adds a document a task is created. When someone approves a document, I would like for the workflow ...
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Tracking email conversations

MOSS 2007. We have a document review process that requires several people and multiple conversations multiplied by the amt of reviews at any given time. In the past we had a doc lib set up which ...
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move list item to archive list

I've been looking at the code in the link http://www.astaticstate.com/2009/10/copy-splistitemversion.html I want to add the code in a VS workflow. So the user would select a list item and run the ...
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history and tasklist are missing when creating a sharepoint workflow in visual studio

I recently ran into a problem which seems to be a bit annoying, or maybe I understood it false. Well, if you create a new project and add a new sharepoint workflow you have to insert some data i.e. ...
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SP2010 farm scoped custom workflow action not available in designer

We're trying the "Update Items By List View" custom workflow action available here: http://efspwfactivities.codeplex.com/releases/view/63115 It works fine in one of our development environments ...
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Change Approval Status Pending After x Minutes since Created

Here is my workflow for When the Task Process Completes: If Variable: IsItemApproved equals Yes Set workflow status to Approved Add x minutes to Current Item:Created (Output to Variable: date3 ) ...
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Unable to end a workflow on a list

I've got a SP workflow issue that I'm struggling with. I've got a list and a task list, a user submits an item to the list then a task is created which is automatically assigned to the "admin". After ...
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Customizing the Collect Feedback Workflow

I'm wanting to use the collect feedback or the Start Feedback Process workflow tasks or Collect data from user activities to create a workflow. But Im not sure which would be the most flexible. The ...
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Failed to Start (retrying) workflow - performance impact

Just a general question...noticed i had a workflow that was in this state of "retrying", been like that for the past month and i'm curious as to if it has any impact on my environment. Is it really ...
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Change Approval Statu of List Items After x Days

I want to make list items Approval Status "Pending" again, after 60 days since it was created. I don't want to delete it. How can I do it? Thank you
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“Start Time” column is not getting updated in Workflow email

I have an approval reusable workflow for a calendar list. The workflow sends an email to the approver with the start and end time of the event. End time is displayed correctly. But the start time is ...
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Sharpoint designer 2013 Stopping when Workflow People/Group Selection

Sharepoint Designer 2013 is stopping unexpectedly when click to People/Groups from Sharepoint Site. As an example, Send an Email action and I want to send the email to a Sharepoint Site Collection ...
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Parralel workflow While Loops

I have 2 questions regarding a custom SharePoint Parallel workflow. When setting up a While loop (using a while shape), what's the best practice in terms of placing a wait shape? Basically, I have ...
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SPD Workflow to create folder and copy page template on creation of new list item

I am very new to SharePoint. I am trying to create a list workflow which will kick off when a user creates a new item the list. The workflow should generate a new folder in a document library and copy ...
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SharePoint Online - Use Site Column Lookup Value In Workflow

I am trying to generate a unique ID for items in a document library based on values from other fields. I have several lists located at the root of my site, and have created lookup site columns for ...
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Run a SharePoint manual start workflow from a timer job

I have developed a SharePoint manually-started workflow (WF) that send mail to a group of persons entered by the user as an initiation parameter before starting the workflow on an item. Now i want ...
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Terminate or not to Terminate “Error Occurred” SharePoint 2007 Workflow

Is it good to leave a Error occurred workflow alone? or it is best and recommended to terminate all Error occurred workflow?
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MS Access Web database update on Task completion in sharepoint 2010 site

Working on a Sharepoint 2010 website with a list of Tasks. The Tasks have a custom field - "Hours worked" which is a number. I have added a web database(Access) site (Contacts Web Database template) ...
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A reusable 2013 Workflow is not updating a date field which is marked as required

Good Morning, I have a date field in a SharePoint 2013 list that is marked as required. I need to update it to add the number of days in a payment terms field in a separate list. The target field ...
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Auto-aprove Task Status based on column option in my list?

I am trying to have the status of my task automatically updated when a list field equals a specific option (this would eliminate the need to go into the task and 'Approve' the status therefore ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow stuck in starting status?

We have a SP 2010 workflow on a Document Library which sends an email notification out to certain users when a property is changed for a document. This workflow was working fine up until 2 weeks ago ...
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User cannot edit list item even with correct permisions

I am very new to SharePoint and am setting up a vacation approval process with a calendar. The workflow works fine for me. But the users who need to be able to "Approve/Deny" the request get "access ...
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Trying to create a date calculation in Sharepoint Workflow

I am trying to create a Data calculation to add 1 year to the Approved on (date field) and set this as the Sunset Date. My current workflow looks like this: If Status equals Approved and Custom ...
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2010 - Email a selection from a datasheet

Environment: 2010 Enterprise One of our sites has several lists created from uploading spreadsheets and viewing them in a datasheet view. Some users have been asking if there's a way to easily select ...
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Approval WorkFlow error while creating new

I am having issue on Sharepoint 2010 approval workflow,below is error message dose not allow me to create new workflow for document liabrary. Any help on this issue highly appriciated Thanks ...
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Associated workflow links to wrong destination workflow

In a site with a number of lists and workflows, lets focus on two, which I'm viewing in SharePoint Designer List-A > Workflow-A and List-B > Workflow-B The problem: When I go to view List-B ...
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View the state of a state machine workflow

I created a state machine workflow (with off course different states) for a content type. When i create a library with that content type and start the workflow. I can not see in which state i am. Is ...
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sharepoint 2007 workflow restarts automatically after 30 minutes

I have this situation: a simple list with a workflow to collect data from user. Then on the Approval Tasks list I added another workflow to send an email to the user with the link to start the above ...
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Workflow Assigned To Dynamic User?

I created State Machine workflow, in Workflow Initiation Form having Owner Field. Once start workflow task assigned to Owner (Dynamic User)?
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workflow very slow

I went through this https://www.nothingbutsharepoint.com/sites/itpro/Pages/How-to-Improve-Workflow-Performance-in-SharePoint-Server-2010.aspx to make sure workflows run faster but it's very slow. ...
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Sharepoint doesnt send notifications for tasks

My question is about Sharepoint. I create a workflow via Sharepoint designer, and "Assign a To-do Item" in it. When workflow start it doesn't send any notifications via email. But when I add "Send ...
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Attach content type to task list

I have created a content type that inherits directly from the "workflow task" content type. I deployed it as a feature and activated it. Now, I want to attach it to the "Task" list in a site, but when ...
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Outlook 2010 does not open SharePoint 2010 Overdue task

Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 integrates with SharePoint 2010 workflow notifications by providing an option to "Open this Task" on the ribbon. We have an issue where when the user tries to open an ...