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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Auto-Increment column in a SharePoint online list

My SharePoint list is being updated by several users. I want an auto-increment column which should generate a unique ID and i want my id in following formate. CaseOPT0001,CaseOPT0002 and so on.. I ...
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How to display WorkFlow Assigned To Column in Document Library

I have setup a Workflow which works really great. I can see the Assigned To column when I check the progress of the task. I want to show this particular Assigned To column in the Document Library. How ...
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SharePoint 2013 | Content Approval with Workflow does not update approval state

I'm using SharePoint 2013 and I have created a calendar (based on the Standard calendar list template). After that I switched on Content Approval for this calender in the versioning Settings. After ...
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SP 2013 Visual Studio Workflow - Internal Status Stuck on 'Not Started'

I updated my VS 2012 from Update 4 to Update 5. My workflows got mucked up. Now i reverted back to Update 4 yet, my workflow is stuck on 'Not Started' status. See the screen shot below. Update 1: ...
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Workflow updating a multiple value lookup column

I have a couple of task lists for a project. One list is the list of main projects, the second is a list of tasks under each main project. The main projects has a lookup column that allows multiple ...
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workflow designer 2010 - associate workflow to a list

i'm using sharepoint designer 2010. I have created simlpe workflow from the designer. now I want to associate this workflow to specific list (sharepoint custom list). I do not find the way to do it. ...
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Publishing Infopath/Workflow form updates

I've got a simple update to a workflow association/initiation form that isn't deploying correctly. I am setting a tooltip on a validation but when I deploy my updated solution package the change isn't ...
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Validation of Strict Text Formats in SharePoint Online

In my SharePoint Online list I have column Serial and I want users to fill Serial in specific format like 5CB34307L8, 2CE0031NWX I want users to input Only uppercase letters Only digits Without ...
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Restoring the entire list to a certain date in SharePoint online

It is possible to restore an entire list in SharePoint online (not individual items) to a certain date; for example, restoring the list to how it was last week.
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How to Set Item Level Permission Using SharePoint Designer 2013 Work Flow?

Currently i'm trying to create a workflow in SharePoint 2013 workflow platform that sets item level permission, trying to set read item level permission to "XYZ" group in SharePoint 2013 workflow ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Service Application not visible in Central Admin nor in Get-SPServiceApplication

I found this posting Sharepoint 2013 Workflow Manager Missing Service when looking for an answer to the very same symptom -- and when I saw Andrew Connell answering figured I was saved! But, no ...
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Create custom workflow status values

I am relatively new to Office 365 (SharePoint Online), so bear with me. How can I create a custom status for my workflow? Say I have the following statuses Initiated First level approved ...
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Backup & restore Designer workflow

How to backup & restore a SharePoint designer workflow and add it another site? I would appreciate a step by step guide.
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Modifiy workflow mails and predefine initialisation data

i got the requirement that I must create an approval process. So I decide to use the Standard approval workflow. I use a visual Studio Solution to create an Association to the list. So now i got the ...
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Workflow action when publish document

Are there a workflow action (SP 2013) who's fired when publishing a document. I need to transform .doc in pdf when the doc is published. How can i achieve this? thanks
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Workflow condition using a lookup column

I am sure this is something quite simple but I can't seem to figure this out (I am new to SPD and workflows in general). I am building a workflow to notify key individuals of a new item(s) being ...
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Workflow column does not appear

An out-of-the-box SP2010 Approval Workflow has been created to a list. The workflow works fine and workflows have successfully been created by end users (non-admins). However, now we noticed that ...
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SharePoint 2013 Online: List of all suspended workflows

Is there a powershell script or service out there that gives you a list of all workflow statuses? Primarily we are looking for a way to get a list of all current suspended workflows. Update: Here ...
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Is there a downside to deleting Previous Versions of Sharepoint 2010 List workflows?

I have many workflows with (Previous Version: 1/1/2015... ) etc. Is there a downside to deleting these previous versions? I read this post by Nik Patel: link where he says: You can’t manage (or ...
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Error Configuring Workflow Manager

I upgraded workflow manager to 1.0 Refresh but now I can't get it to configure, I get the following error: VERBOSE: [03/04/2014 11:09:30]: Validating input and configuration parameters. VERBOSE: ...
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Email Attachments as Individual Items in Document Library

There are many ways to receive this outcome, but they are not working exactly how I imagine. Issue: I created a document library and I have emails going into the library according to subject. The ...
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Move file from one sub-folder to another using SharePoint workflow

I have document which contains folder and sub-folder. Document library is having following metadata columns: Columns: Title: This is title for document. Name : Name of document Project Folder : This ...
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Determine via code if workflow is stuck in error state

There is a workflow (Visual Studio and SP 2010 style WF) that seems to be getting stuck every so often when it errors. I see the item in the WF history for the list item saying something like "An ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow get id of created item

I'm currently creating a basic workflow, which inserts a list item into another list. While configuring I have the option to specify an output variable, however I'm not able to get the ID of the newly ...
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Workflow Service: The HTTP request has timed out after 20000 milliseconds

I had configured Workflow Manager on my environment, everything was working as expected and suddenly i have started seeing Workflow Manage error. ...
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What is the difference between port number 80 and 443?

I know port number 443 is for SSL and certification (hhtps), but I think the reason that I cannot register workflow client/workflow manager is that I do not know what is their action in workflow ...
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Custom Approval Workflow and Credentials

We have developed several custom SharePoint workflows which are the same ones I have implemented in the past with no problem. We are an intranet site and the users are already directly logged in. I ...
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Lookup field not showing up in 2013 workflows SPD

I created a lookup field called supervisor that pulls from another list with supervisor names and emails. In the option for creating the lookup field I had it add the email address as an extra column ...
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email notification on nintex workflow [closed]

Recently I have created new sharepoint account on office 365 and added nintex workflow.I designed simple workflow with nintex that will send confirmation to initiator. But I can't get email ...
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Do I have to run Register-SPWorkflowService for each site collection?

As part of my SharePoint Server 2013 setup I sometimes need to integrate the new workflow infrastructure into the farm. I've followed the documentation starting from the SharePoint side of things: ...
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Can I add a start workflow link to a column in a list view?

I would like to add a link directly to a start workflow page in a column so that users don't have to go through several clicks to start a workflow. The link needs to change based on the item ID for ...
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How do I hide columns which have not been changed (Nintex workflow: Request approval)?

I have developed a request approval workflow for my list. The list includes 70 columns which may or may not be edited by the user. I would like the Manager (approver) to only be able to see details of ...
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Infopath form opens as read only and cannot be submitted by only some users

We have an infopath form that we created so our staff can submit their expenses through SharePoint. This form then needs to be signed and approved by someone in upper management. Once a form is ...
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How do I add leading zeros to a variable in Sharepoint 2010 site workflow?

I'm using Sharepoint 2013, but this particular site workflow is a 2010 version. I'm trying to accomplish this in Sharepoint Designer. This workflow creates a new document, and assigns a given number ...
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Why does SharePoint create a “Workflow Users” group automatically?

Why does SharePoint create a 'Workflow Users' group automatically? I've noticed that this group doesn't appear when any workflow is created, it's only created when a specific type of workflow is ...
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Workflow Manager 1.0 will install but NOT configure

I have successfully installed Workflow Manager 1.0 (and its prerequisites) on my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine that is hosting SharePoint 2013. I attempt to go into the Workflow Manager ...
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SharePoint Workflow

I am currently building a SharePoint info-path form with the following business cases below: An overtime form which has two conditions : Emergency and Planned. If Planned, the value of the total ...
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custom SPD workflow not working after server restart -'Failed on Start (retrying) '

MOSS 2007 WSS 3.0 Have an Infopath form library with custom SPD workflow which worked beautifully until the server was restarted.I can create basic workflows against this form library that will send ...
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Error while publishing the workflow in sharepoint designer 2013

Currently, I've configured workflow manager in sharepoint server 2013 for using shareoint 2013 workflow in designer. But, while publishing the workflow, it shows following error: ...
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Use Event Receiver to Start SPD Workflow when Item is Updated

I've searched all day for guidance about how to create an event receiver that will start a SharePoint Designer workflow when a library item is updated, but haven't been able to find much. I'm very new ...
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Workflow or Script to prevent duplicates from being created

What is the easiest way to create a work flow or script to have a list searched before allowing a new entry to ensure a user doesn't create a duplicate record? Example: Client list, one of the fields ...
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Creating an Approval workflow based on the list values using visual studio 2010

I have a list with the company name, business process and workflow initiation. The Business Process could be Purchase Order/ Leave Request. Workflow Initiation is a radio button which could be ...
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How do you change the approval status back to Pending if an already approved document has been edited?

I have an approval workflow in a document library. It's manually started by the user because they may not want to start it everytime they edit a document. The workflow is as follows: If for UK ...
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Error when adding workflow to more than one list - Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131904

I'm trying to add a feedback workflow to several lists with the BaseTemplate 101 via feature activated event receiver. I'm using SharePoint 2013 My problem is, that the first list works fine, but the ...
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Workflow where only one person from a group needs to approve

I would like to set up a workflow with about three stages. At each stage there would be multiple people a form would be sent to for approval. I want to make it where only one person from that group ...
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SharePoint 2010: 3 of 6 Workflows “Failed on Start”. SharePoint Designer Workflow Works Fine?

Three of the six workflows that are on one of my site collections in SharePoint 2010 are resulting in "Failed on Start" as soon as a document is submitted to a document library. The other three ...
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Permissions to write to External List from Workflow

I'm attempting to create a SharePoint workflow that creates a new item in an external list using the "Create item in [External List Name]" action available in SharePoint Designer. Currently, I keep ...
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User permission Problem for workflows in wss-3.0

Im running wss-3.0 on a Windows Server 2003 machine. The User Accounts are AD based. I made a Calendar List with 3 different Permission Groups. Users that can only read the list Users that can add ...
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Error in viewing workflow reports

I have a workflow which seems to be problematic and when I run it I get "an error occured during approval". To see more detailed error logs I clicked on 'view wrokflow reports' in the workflow ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow copy element from one list to another

How to copy by workflow creating element in one list to another list. I can run a workflow, but manualy. I push a tick on "Start workflow automatically when an item is created", but it don't work.