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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Appoach for SharePoint 2010 file upload workflow

[Crosspost from StackExchange.] I'm working on a project that is basically a file upload "wizard" that basically does the following: Entry form to select document library and enter some basic info. ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow Email

Sharepoint 2013 Server EE SharePoint Designer 2013 I have a list item that has a field "POC". This is a multi-select field. It is a lookup from the contacts list. On demand, the user wants to see ...
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Launch SharePoint 2013 Workflow w/Javascript

Looking to launch a list workflow from script tied to a button on a form. I've been referencing this article, as well as the code from example 5, and even tried using SPServices, but have yet to come ...
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Conditionally Require Approval on List Items

I have a calendar list, and I need to have it so that only items that meet a certain condition require approval. I have tried to use workflow, but when I fire them on the create/change event, the ...
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Howto start workflow when item changed by workflow from another list?

I have two SPLists. On List1 there is reusable workflow (with some functionality created in Visual Studio) that is changing some fields on List2. When item on list2 is updated then on list2 should be ...
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Sending email in SharePoint 2013 Workflow with the Email Utility

I have been searching for documentation on the SP - Utilities components in visual studio 2012 with no luck. Can anyone point me in the right direction. I am simply trying to figure out how to get ...
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Notification of Workflow Suspension

Is there a way to retrieve a listing of all suspended workflows for a given site? For a list? Even better, is there a way to have SharePoint send notification whenever a workflow suspends?
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SharePoint workflow canceled on start only when automatic

I'm having a strange issue with a Visual Studio Sequential workflow. We're uploading files to SharePoint Document Library via Client Object Model using File.SaveBinaryDirect. Error in log is as ...
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Approval - sharePoint 2013 Template Missing?

I installed SharePoint Server 2013 in my development environment and using the web platform installer 4.0 i done the workflow configuration. After that I checked workflow service Application, there i ...
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Custom workflow activity for SP 2007 appears in Designer's action picker but won't add

This is SharePoint 2007. I created a custom workflow activity in Visual Studio 2008 (using this and a few other blogs as a reference). I deployed it properly, I think. I can go into SharePoint ...
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How to change timeout for HttpSend activity?

I found myself in a situation when workflow send http request to a service and should take response from it. But the service works for a long time. So as a result I receive "Suspended" status in the ...
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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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How do I get a workflow to pause until a specific day of the month?

I'm using sharepoint 2007 and my requirement is to have an email sent to a user should it reach a certain date of the month and the user hasn't updated a list item. So the way it currently works is ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow - time jobs

If there is a function in Sharepoint 2013 workflow, that can ask a database in the specyfic time. Can I put a workflow, that can ask a database for example at two o clock everyday ? Like Time Job in ...
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Find all SPD workflows in site collection

I am migrating a sharepoint farm and need to update all SPD workflows in the migrated site collection. I need to get a list of all SPD workflows that exist in the site collection so I can update URLs, ...
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Workflow fails with “The email message cannot be sent. Make sure that the email has a valid recipient.”

The workflow is kicked off by a retention policy so it is started by SHAREPOINT/SYSTEM. I have seen several posts on this issue but no answers that really help in this case. Basically it is being ...
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Workflow 2013 throws an error on start

I have workflow which works correct on a development machine. But on production it throws an error on start. "Started" status message: Retrying last request. Next attempt scheduled in less than one ...
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Workflow Completes, but email does not send. Error: Email message cannot be sent. Make sure email has valid recipient"

I have a workflow built in SPD 2010 that is set to email a user if a condition is met. The workflow shows completed, but the email does not send and gives the error message in my question. Here is ...
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2013 Workflows always set approval status to draft

I have a "pages" library in a publishing site and I have to use a workflow to fetch some information to compose some part of the page. Therefore I would like to set this workflow to start at any item ...
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Possible to pause for less than 1 minutes for SharePoint Workflow?

I was wondering if it is possible to have my workflow wait for less than 1 minutes (e.g. 30 seconds?)
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What permissions needed for workflow to create subsite in sharepoint 2013 online?

I'm working in a sub-site of a sharepoint 2013 online site called "projects". Following the blog post at ...
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Have Workflow Change\Update an item on Infopath Form

Is it possible to change the content of a field in a InfoPath form from a workflow in SharePoint. I have tried working with the "Update List Item" action but have been unable to to find a direct way ...
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How to get Majority approval without canceling outstanding request change tasks

In SPD 2010 I have created a workflow that requires majority approval of a group before pushing the document to a separate read only library and cancelling the tasks assigned to the other group ...
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Approve workflow when approvals are > 50%

Basically we have 4 people that have to approve something, but I think it should go out to all 4 people and once 2 people approve it, it can move on to the next phase. Is there a way to do this ...
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Workflow Approve/Reject is disabled for the full controled users

I've a workflow. When I start the approval process I'm getting e-mail but when I try to approve/reject it, the option is disabled. I 've got the full control permission but nothing happens. I selected ...
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Start Workflow with Initiation Form via Ribbon

I want to start a workflow for selected items using JavaScript and a custom button on the Ribbon. I was able to get this working with the help of SPServices. In essence I needed to get the item id, ...
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Forms Auth, Sharepoint Group, Form Group, Workflow Email notification

We have a publishing site using MOSS2007 that is using a Forms authentication and our own Membership and Role Provider We want to have a workflow that sends emails to the Approvers sharepoint group ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow replaces special characters from Rich Text Field with garbage

We are trying to build a very simple workflow so blog post users can email their posts to specific users/groups. The workflow should be pretty simple, just grabbing the body from the list item and ...
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SharePoint Workflow, Approver Lookup List

I am trying to create an approval process for InfoPath Form in a Form Library, for SharePoint 2010. I currently have a list of approvers in a list on my SharePoint site called Approvers. This list ...
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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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How to create dashboard through CSOM to show workflow from external lists

We have following requirement. SharePoint 2013 standard edition environment is installed. SO no BI site template is possible. Development has to be through CSOM only. Vendor data is stored ...
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Temporarily Disable Workflow On Single List Item

I would like to modify a single list item, but I don't want the workflow to run, nor do I want to pause workflow for the entire list. How can I temporarily disable workflow on a specific list item, ...
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How to use workflow to coerce semi-colon delimited list of login names to email addresses in sharepoint designer 2010

My InfoPath form assembles a string of semi-colon delimited user names that look like this: MYSERVER\John.Doe;MYSERVER\Jane.Doe; I built the string values in InfoPath using the double eval over a ...
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Refer to a Group in an 'If Modified By…' Workflow Action

I want to have a workflow that only allows a certain change to be made by certain people: I only want people in the permissions group Library Authorisers to be able to save a document after changing ...
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InfoPath workflow initiation forms

In SharePoint 2010, is it possible to use InfoPath workflow initiation forms without the following: Site Collection Administrator (this one may be possible for my scenario) Access to the Central ...
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Workflows in SharePoint 2013 online

Hello a question about workflows in sharepoint 2013 online I have a collumn named Category with choices: IT Phone Other when the user creates a new item in the list, if he choose in the category, ...
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SharePoint 2010 Parse Multiline Column

I have a SharePoint 2010 announcement list setup to accept incoming emails. There is data in the body field that I need to extract(Parse) ... such as the member ID and the Date/Time field. Can anyone ...
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Error while deploying SP2013 Workflow from VS2012: NullReferenceException

I developed two features, one should deploy a workflow. After hitting F5 in Visual Studio 2012, I get a NullReference-Exception. Here is the output shown: ------ Deploy started: Project: ...
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SharePoint Designer restrictions - allowed number of variable and actions

Whether are some restrictions about numer of variables and actions in SharePoint Designer Workflows? I'm asking because I have to create workflow with a few hundreds of variable and actions and I'm ...
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VS2012 won't deploy my SharePoint 2013 Workflow

Well, I have got the same problem as this guy with the equally titled thread. I want to add a SharePoint 2013 Workflow to my App Web. It is a list Workflow. Workflow Manager and Service Bus are ...
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Workflow send email on due date even after date changes

I must create a couple of Workflows, which will send notification to users (something like a reminder). I have created a first WF that will be activated when item will be created or modified ...
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Workflow Task Process - email notifications

Is there any way to display the consolidated comments for task process in descending order for an approval workflow ? The comments are included in task notification emails. i could not find any ...
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Trigger workflow daily

Is there a simple or OOTB way in SharePoint to trigger a workflow to execute daily? Maybe through the use of timer jobs? My goal is something that doesn't require the use of a solution or some type ...
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Please guide me on create a sending report site workflow

I am new to Sharepoint designer 2013. What I am trying to do is: there is a list "report items" with a Yes/No column "Report sent" create a workflow and trigger bi-weekly to check "report items" ...
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SharePoint 2010 Create sample WorkFlow on Document Library

Am totally new to WorkFlows in SharePoint 2010. I know the question could be too basic. but please help me sorting this out. I have SharePoint 2010 web application have Groups: Presenters and ...
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sharepoint foundation workflow not starting automatically

I am working with Sharepoint Foundation 2010 and I am creating a workflow which must start automatically when an item from the listX is changed. However, this workflow not starting automatically. ...
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Unable to trigger workflow

A sharepoint info path form calls this ASMX web service. The webservice inserts items into a sharepoint list like so... item["Area"] = Area; ...
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How to assign a particular column values of sharepoint List A 2010 from sharepoint ListB 2010

I have two list in sharepoint 2010. In List A i have Assigned to field column(people or user group). In List B i have two fields Name and Email id column. I need the email id values of List B should ...
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How to get only the website url without the absolute path of the current site collection?

I have a custom workflow in VS. I would like to merge an url. The problem is I am in an site collection with the name RFC. I see the absolute path 2 times when I merge like below: ItemURL = ...
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Remove “Add new item” functionality from lists

I have lists where the items are created from nintex workflows. I need to prevent the users from adding list items manually, as the workflows ensure dependencies. Revoking the add item permission is ...