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 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 ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Approval Workflow on External Data

Forgive me if this is a basic question, but I know little to nothing about Windows Workflow Foundation. I've read about SharePoint 2013 workflow external events, but would like a sanity check before I ...
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Workflow fails for active directory user only - Sharepoint 2013

Workflows execute/work correctly for any users that are put directly in the sharepoint members group of the site. However, if that same user is place placed in an AD group that is then put in the ...
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“Due to Heavy Load…” while there's absolutely no load

I have a development sharepoint server. Its only user is myself. I have one workflow on it. When I start this workflow in almost 70% of the cases I see this error "Due to Heavy Load...". I should wait ...
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Architecture question: flexible, generic and modular workflow templates

I have an architecture related question. We have a system in mind that allows end-users to sumbit a request form, which then goes through a workflow. Based on the fields that the end-user submits ...
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Creating a Vacation/Holiday Request Form in SharePoint 2013

I am having difficulty in creating a holiday/vacation request form in SharePoint 2013. I have loosely based my solution from a different guide which was tailored for SharePoint 2007 which can be found ...
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“No xsltlistviewwebpart was found ” when viewing workflow report

I have a problematic workflow and when I click on "View Workflow reports" in workflow history I see an error page which says "An enuxpected error has occurred" with a correlation ID. Searching for ...
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Sequential workflow task collection comes back empty

I have a sequential workflow that is triggered by item creation and update. Each item has a column that holds the names of any approvers, the workflow uses that column to create a task for each of the ...
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InfoPath Form Library Failure

We've been using an InfoPath Form Library for several months without issue (under 500 items), but lately it's been consistently throwing errors. We use a simple SPD workflow that is manually invoked ...
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Workflow manager on a SharePoint farm

I just started read and learn SharePoint Workflows on SP 2013. I tried to create a simple workflow on my standalone Dev machine for a Tasks list. It didn't work and the status never changed when ...
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Sending Email through Workflow usung sharepoint designer 2010

I have 2 List STORES(storename,storeUser,RegionalHead) and Task(Title,AssignedTo-lookup storename column from STORES) when i create a task agaist storename, then i want to send an Email to its ...
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SPWorkflowActivationProperties.Item is null on New Document

I have a workflow which runs on the creation of a new document in a library. The workflow checks the document out, modifies the name, then checks it back in. If I create a document via New Document ...
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Do sth for each User which is assigned in a multiple choice column

I have a List where you can specify one or more than one Users in a column called "Responsible". Now i want to make a eg.:Task for each User selected in that column with sharepoint designer. ...
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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 ...