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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replace text in Sharepoint designer workflow

I have a List with a item of multistring value with length greater than 255.e.g 500 characters. The workflow needs to run on every change and not manually. I am using SharePoint 2013 online version ...
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Cannot see reusable workflow after activate the feature

I am using SP2013 standard and Sharepoint designer 2013 I created a reusable workflow in a site collection. It only contains one step which is send an email to "this item" creator. Using SPD I saved ...
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Workflow Fails on Start when published by one user

I have a number of workflows that stop working whenever someone I work with publishes them. He doesn't get any errors when publishing. It's not all workflows but specific ones break every time he ...
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SPD2013 Workflow - while loop

Is there any difference in a SPD2013 workflow between using the "Loop with condition" action and having a stage transition to itself given certain conditions? Can a stage even transition to itself and ...
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Start SP 2013 workflow using JavaScript object model does not start WF

I am using a SharePoint 2013 state machine workflow. In my page I attempt to start the workflow using below both ways Method 1 - using Item ID & WF subscription name var wfName = "notification ...
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SPD workflow sometimes takes hours to run

I have a SharePoint Designer workflow on a list that is set up to start automatically when a list item is Created and Changed. The workflow consists of: Nine (9) "Set" actions to set the value of ...
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SP2013 Customized Approval Workflow - how to ignore certain field changes (user comment, Like)

In my company we are using SP2013. I created one workflow which will be triggered whenever a list item was created resp updated. The list item (a Knowledge article) consists of a few fields. Now, ...
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How to find listItem by Person column in Workflow

I have a Custom list with column "User" of type "Person or Group". I want to find list item by ID of a user. When I trying to use LookupSPListItemID Workflow returns me a message Column "UserId" ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Reports

I created a workflow in SharePoint 2013 and would like to start collecting information on how long it takes for each task to be completed. I know of ways to build this type of data into the workflow, ...
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cancel all running workflows from another workflow in sharepoint designer 2010

Currently, I have a workflow [WF1] that would check if the item has been submitted or saved. If it has been submitted, then the workflow would start another workflow [WF2] for the approval process. ...
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Not enough permissions to start workflow with read permissions

I have a SharePoint 2013 portal. I have created a workflow on a list. I have full control permissions and can start the workflow manual. But another user has only read permissions on the site. He ...
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Sequential Workflow with custom initiation form

I need to create Sequential Workflow with custom initiation form.After creating custom initiation form i need to perform the following task Create Task in task list After updating Status to "...
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Can SharePoint Workflow be triggered by date?

I know that SharePoint workflow can be triggered by ITEM CREATED, ITEM CHANGED, MANUALLY. But, is it possible for workflow to be triggered on a specific date (probably on 5th May every year) without ...
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Password Manager for SharePoint

Recently my company asked me to search for a Password Manager. Right now some of the employees save their passwords in .txt files on the Desktop. This is - obviously - not very safe. So instead of ...
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Users without permission able to access folder through URL

I'm very new to SharePoint 2010, and I've been working on a workflow for folder permissions that replaces all permissions so that only a certain group is given Contribute access to the folder. This ...
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Stop Redirect in SharePoint Designer Custom Action to initiate workflow?

I have a Document Library on SharePoint On premise. I have created SharePoint 2013 Workflow for Document Library. I have created Custom Action from SharePoint Designer to Initiate Workflow. so my ...
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Collect data from user - weird interaction?

I'm working on a workflow involving collecting data from users. At the end of the workflow, it writes the data collected to certain fields in a custom list. To test the workflow, I have 2 accounts, ...
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RESTRICT approval of custom list item creation to SPECIFIC USERS ONLY

I want to restrict approval of items by specific users, depending on the user input in a custom list. I used the "Start Approval" method of a workflow (Sharepoint Designer) and that works perfectly. ...
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Infopath form - New Item - Default Title

Is there a way in SPD to set the default value of the Title field? I want the default value to be CommentXX where XX is the ID of the list item that would be created. I tried using concat("Comment", ...
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Create a copy of a List Item in the same List when a List Item is created

In SP Designer 2013 I have created a List Workflow that runs when a new Item is created. I am trying to make it generate a copy of the List item (into the same list) However, it reports an error ...
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use powershell to list all running workflows

We've got a couple of workflow templates that are running in a bunch of sub-sites. I need to produce a list of all running workflows, but I can't seem to get the workflow names to show up. I can get ...
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Using workflow to email distinct list item to users

I have a custom list that I would like to use as a simple suggestion box. It does not need to be anonymous to management, and I have made it anonymous to each user so that users can only read or write ...
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Send email one at a time to multiple people picker

I have a list that has a people picker that accepts multiple value. I want to start a workflow that would email to all the value in the people picker one at a time.. Is this possible? Scenario: ...
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Workflow Error: Coercion Failed: Input cannot be null for this coercion

I have a workflow that is assigning a task based on a lookup value. This workflow runs successfully the first time then fails on subsequent attempts. Here's how the data looks: Look Up Title ...
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How to pass a default value to a Workflow Collect task?

Details: SharePoint 2010 Enterprise SharePoint Designer Building workflows in SP Designer My problem: I have a workflow which needs to collect some data from a user - lets say "Account Number" - ...
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Set user permissions required to run workflow

How do I set permissions required for users to run/execute a SP2013 workflow? Somewhere in the MSDN I read "Edit Items" is required to run workflows. Somewhere else I read "Manage Lists" is required ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Tasks and Outlook

I'm trying to find a way to have the 'Open this task' button in Outlook when a task notification from a SharePoint 2013 Workflow is sent to a user. We have been working on upgrading our SharePoint ...
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Add List Item in “List on Host Web” using sharepoint workflow in visual studio 2013

I have a list Test1 on my host web, and I want to insert an item on that list using sharepoint workflow. I want to do this using visual studio 2013 and not sharepoint designer. So far I have been ...
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How to create list item in an external list using SharePoint workflow?

Environment: SharePoint 2013 SP1 I have an External List displaying data exposed through a WCF service. Creating, Reading, Updating and Deleting (CRUD) items in the external list works fine in the ...
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Unexpected WinWF internal error terminating workflow: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: user

What could be causing this unexpected error that is shutting down my workflow on a SharePoint list? Error (from ULS log): System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null. Parameter name: ...
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How to install/use sharepoint 2013 workflow template

I have to use the SP 2013 workflow, but somehow that option is not available in the drop down menu "Choose the workflow platform for the new workflow" I have installed workflowmanager.exe and also ...
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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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How to autostart a workflow before publish of major version (Sharepoint Designer)

I have a problem with a workflow automatic initialization (and I have banged my head against the wall for last 8hours with this and came up with no solution). What I want to achieve is a SPD ...
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Workflow Task Process in 2010

I am wondering if there is a way to edit a “collect feedback comments”completed task when all the tasks are complete and the overall task process is complete, with out changing the behavior of the ...
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How to package a workflow with a list definition in a Visual Studio feature?

Here is the scenario: I have created a custom list definition in Visual Studio 2015, and I'm packaging it in a Site scoped feature (Farm solution). I have also created an event receiver that will ...
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Problems with task completion conditions

I have tried probably 1 billion different possibilities but nothing seems to work. I have a SharePoint 2010 workflow that starts an approval process with GROUP X as soon as any user creates a new ...
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SharePoint 2013 Reusable workflow doesn't pick up fields in a different site collection

I've created a SharePoint 2013 Reusable Workflow using SharePoint Designer. It is based on a content type called Functional Design: If I publish that workflow to the site collection where it was ...
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Associate SharePoint 2013 workflow with a content type

Continuing from my previous call for help - SharePoint 2013 Reusable workflow doesn't pick up fields in a different site collection I assume you can associate SharePoint 2013 workflows with ...
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Action on a transition trigger in State Machine Workflow

What component can I place on a transition trigger in State Machine Action Workflow in order to solve this task: I have 3 states: "State 1", "State 2", "State 3". Exit action of "State 1" has "...
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SharePoint Add-in to create workflow in On-premise 2016 environment

I need to create Workflow in SharePoint Addin which is associated with Document Library in Host Web(Site) Task I have performed :- Created SharePoint Addin -> Added Workflow Item to the project -> ...
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Sharepoint 2013 flowchart workflow custom code

I'am SharePoint 2013 beginner and i have a project where i need to create a workflow (With Visual Studio), so i started my workflow as flowchart workflow then at some point i needed to write custom ...
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Workflow fired from ribbon runs previous version

In SharePoint 2013, I have developed a custom ribbon action that is associated to a Content Type, which is in turn also associated to a workflow. The exact same URL is built up under the ribbon action ...
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Task completion condition

I am trying to change the completion condition so that the process ends when 50% of the workflow participants approve it. My idea is to stop the process as soon as 50% of the approvers approve the ...
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Initiate workflow on SharePoint 2013 when initiator is granted access only through Active Directory group

Has anyone successfully achieved the following: Using SharePoint 2013, in the browser, create a custom list or library Grant Full Access or Contribute access to this list or library for an Active ...
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Task process 2010 vs 2013

I have created a workflow that contains a step that starts an approval task process with users A, B, and C present in GROUP Z. If I use the task process in SharePoint 2013 workflow, after assigning ...
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SharePoint Workflow 2010 is not triggering mail even after the expire date showing “In progress” still the date is lapsed

I have a workflow which is running fine for past 1 year suddenly today it is working in abnormal. The scenario is : Workflow has to get trigger the mail at 2 days once. For Eg: 1st Mail has to go ...
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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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Approval process in a 2010 workflow - Finishing too early

I have created a 2010 workflow to make possible to evaluate user requisitions. In order to configure the settings for the approval process in "Change the completion condition for this task process", I ...
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how to get group ID and set it in assigned to in SingleTask

I´m trying to collect Group ID to use it in Assigned to field... I´m using VS 2015 and SP 2013, I´ve a Owner column in my list. here u can see my workflow what I miss?? or what I need to ...
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How do I give permission to app using CSOM?

I have a workflow in my subsite that is available when I activate a feature. The workflow has app step and also the workflow running on my list at subsite updates a list on my root site. To do so I ...