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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Valid sharepoint user that doesn't have a user profile causing workflow errors

I have created a work flow that retrieves some details, such as the manager and some address details, about users on our SharePoint. The information is retrieved for after the fact analysis we do on ...
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Copy files from 1 library to other - site content & structure vs Workflow

I can use "Site Content and Structure" to move bunch of selected files from one library to another in matter of seconds. For example, about 1 minute to copy all the files with metadata to target ...
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Start workflow manual but don't show intitation form

I want to start a workflow manually, but not to show the initiation form. (It would use default values). Is there an easy way to do this? I couldn't find an option for it.
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Workflow send Email SharePoint 2013 Host Web

I have a Calander list in the host web how could i create a workflow that based on when item is added to list, send email to that user. Regards, Martin
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workflowAssociation not displaying workflow

I have created a feature. In the FeatureActivated event I am creating some lists. I am then trying to attach a custom workflow to one of the created lists. However when I do this the workflow history ...
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Workflow status, Access Denied

I hope someone can help me here. I get the following when i enter data to a list, with a workflow that simply replaces permissions for the submitter. Work Flow status: Canceled Event: Error ...
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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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How to deploy workflow based on when listitem added to list

My app are deployed to the web host, and my list are in the host web, when adding something to the list from the apps, it adds, but i also have a workflow based on the list that are in the host web, ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow: “Not supported in Windows authentication mode” error

I have three tier farm consisting of a WFE, App server and DB server. I have installed Windows Azure Workflow Manager + Client on the app server without any problems and registered it with ...
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How can I send an email to an external recipient from a workflow

I am working on creating a 2013/SharePointOnline workflow that will start when a new document is added to a specific document library, and then send an email, to an external user, with a link to the ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow - How to retrieve the SPWorkflow object associated with a SPListItem?

Here's the scenario: I have a SPListItem in hand, which i know has a started workflow associated. The workflow has a task created for approval. I want to access the SPWorkflow and then the ...
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How can I use approval workflow to reject changes of any existing list item?

I've been creating reusable workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. You can see a screenshot of the workflow code by clicking on the below link. My custom approval Worfklow code image I tried ...
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The item is currently locked for editing & Open Task button not disappearing in InfoPath

I have an InfoPath form that submits to a SharePoint 2010 Library. It has promoted fields which can be edited by SharePoint. Basically, someone gets assigned an approval task via workflow, they then ...
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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 to show how many days have passed based on a column

I have a list of our clients and a column with the last time we visited them, I would like to create a workflow that calculates how many days have passed based on the last visit date I had a ...
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Workflow creating task for user in Outlook

Is it possible to create a task in outlook for a specific user via workflow? My Boss want to have every user informed via mail that there is a new element in a list (that works fine) and one User ...
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SharePoint Document Library Approval workflow

In SharePoint Document Library I've created a Out Of Box workflow. Document will be uploaded by user It will go to lead once lead will approve it will go to manager once Manager will approve than ...
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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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Change the task in the Approval workflow

In the OOTB "Approval - SharePoint 2010" workflow, the "task" is to click Approve / Reject / Cancel, etc on an "Approval Form." (See below.) But instead of approving by clicking on a form, I want my ...
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Workflows Always Remain In Progress

I have a custom workflow that was created in VS. This workflow runs like it should about 50% of the time. I am researching/debugging to make it run right 100% of the time and I noticed in Site ...
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SPWorkflowTask.AlterTask causing onTaskChanged to fire from a different SPWorkflow Instance

I have a complicated sequential SP2010 workflow with various paths, loops, different custom forms for submitting/editing/approving tasks, etc. Tasks are set up with the typical - createTask -> While ...
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SPD Workflow Approval Task- Unexpected Error When Viewing Task

I have a SPD 2010 workflow that is starting an approval process and assigning a task to a user. I'm running into an odd issue. When a user with contribute permissions on the Task list tries to view ...
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Move workflow and attached document to site with same structure as source site

Need to move a document in a document library from source site to another SharePoint 2010 site which has the same structure as the source site along with the workflow attached to the document. The ...
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WorkflowProperties.Item has uninitialized values on second run

I'm developing sequential workflow for Sharepoint 2010. It starts at item creation and it has activities as follows: onWorkflowActivated, then createTaskWithContentType and onTaskChanged in while ...
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ConvertToLocal Send Email Workflow

Problem with display Hour in workflow, When adding hour to the list it gets fine for ex, 10:00 to 11:00 But then i have a workflow that's based on when a user adds an item to list the fields from ...
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How can you do task auto approval in SharePoint Designer workflow after their respective due date

I see a thread related here: Sharepoint Workflow - Conditional auto approval One challenge I have that's different is that we are dealing with date context specific scenario. Here's what we want to ...
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Workflow add new item with lookup field to another list. Receiving coercion failed error

I just started using workflows and am trying to familiarize myself with the process. I have two lists, List1 and List2. List2 has a 'Title of List1' lookup field to List1. Once a list item gets ...
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Button/Workflow to open New Email Form in List (EDIT: CSR & JS Link)

Right now in SharePoint (2013) if a column contains an email address by clicking on it an Outlook window pops up with the To: autofilled with that email address. Maybe the other way round is possible? ...
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Create subsite using an infopath form

Is it possible to create an infopath form which would allow me to create automatically a subsite when I click submit form? Can I configure workflow in that certain way or this is not possible?
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow literature

I need to implement a multi-approval workflow in SharePoint 2013. Now im looking for a good book that explains workflows in detail by using SharePoint designer.First Research showed me that it is not ...
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how to send a link to the edit view of a list item from a workflow

Is it possible to go to the edit view of an sharepoint 2010 list item directly from email? I have a workflow that sends an email to a user to edit a list item. The link -at this time- takes them to ...
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Workflow Email string.Format(“Your Title is {0}.”, Title)?

I've created a workflow that when an item is created an email is sent to the user. I would like to show a value that was entered by the user in the email's body. I'm using the LookupSplistitem ...
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Can't find itemid and list (current list)

Use the combo boxes in the property grid to configure the LookupSPListItem activity to use "current item" for ItemId and "current list" as ListId, as shown in Figure 11. Look at this link cant find ...
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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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“Pause until” in workflow 2010

I have a problem on a client I have. The client contains a 2010 workflow in a hosted Sharepoint 2013, this workflow contains a break until a date that you enter. But that date being invalid because ...
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Display most recent comment in a list view

I have a list that appends comments so I have a historical view. I'd like to create a view of the list that only shows the most recent comment made in the two relevant fields, Actions Taken and Next ...
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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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Expiration Alert email

I need to write design a SPD workflow that send email to the person based on expiry date. The workflow should automatically update when the expiry date is updated. I have been working with post by Mr. ...
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Workflow doesn't create tasks anymore

I created a custom workflow via copy&modify of the OOB feedback workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. When the workflow is started there are usually tasks created for every participant of the ...
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Unable to fetch the SPWorkflow object programmatically

I have a requirement of fetching the SPWorkflow object on a SPListItem object. The assocaiated workflow is a sharepoint 2013 visual studio workflow. I have tried the following approaches, but none of ...
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Unable to edit List column which is updated by SharePoint Designer workflow

In SharePoint List I'm updating the column using SharePoint Designer Workflow 2013. For Example if I enter 40 no manually in second item then SPD 2013 will deduct from 100 an update 60 in first row ...
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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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Sending email list column from a workflow in an app for SharePoint 2013 guide

I want to send an email to logged in user based on a List in a SharePoint-Hosted App, I want to send the content from the list that the user have added? I want to use Visual Studio to make it ...
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Creating document set with workflow

I have 1 list and 1 Document library. In the "list" they create a list item which triggers on create. When the trigger happens it should create a document set folder in the "Document library" which ...
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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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Need to pause a workflow email until a date, but workflow still needs to continue to run before that date

I was going to use the technique linked below to send out a reminder email on a specified date. This requires the "Pause Until" functionality. If I use this in one section of my workflow where the ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow initiator is System Account and the Task emails are not working

Here’s the scenario: I have a RunWithElevatedPrivileges method that adds a list item to my custom list. The custom list is associated with a workflow that gets triggered on Item Added. I have noticed ...
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Visual Studio 2013 Error: workflow “could not generate view for item”

Yesterday I switched from VS12 to VS2013 Ultimate, opened my app in VS2013 and deployed it. Worked as expected. However I have one Workflow Issue, when I go to the XAML and drag an item from the ...
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SharePoint Workflow Error -The given key was not present in the dictionary

I have created a SharePoint 2013 Workflow in Visual Studio 2012. This workflow is activated when a list item is modified. Once the list item modified, the workflow shows as the started. But on ...
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Copy a list using a workflow

I have an external list that pulls in info from an SQL database, I would like to create a workflow to copy the contents of the external list into a custom list How would I do this? I can only see ...