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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Custom Workflow Task List without Completion Percentage or Status

I am trying to create a "simple" task list that uses the characteristics of a Workflow Task, with the following specifications: Use in a workflow to "Assign A Task" to a user. Eliminate the ...
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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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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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Error when trying to link two sharepoint lists together via Workflow

I populate a record in List A (R.O.W) (which I expected), the workflow says Error and in List B(District ROW Tracking). Instead of one record being populated of List A (R.O.W), it creates 7 records. ...
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SharePoint Calendar Sign-up Sheet

I've been thinking about this for a while now, but I can't think of a good way to solve this problem. I am making a calendar with a list of classes, and I need a way for students to either say they ...
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Workflow not firing for non-admin user

I created and tested a workflow which first (1) creates records on a list which 4 people have access to and (2) sends various emails. Neither (1) nor (2) are firing so i assume my workflow is failing ...
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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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Workflows - No users seem to have permissions

I'm a site admin, farm admin, every admin type that should give me permissions to have full reign over the site I'm working on. However, it seems that I'm unable to edit workflows in anything but ...
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Email cannot be sent: make sure the outgoing e-mail settings for the server are configured correctly

I made a three-state workflow in my issue list. But when I added a new item and assigned a user, a workflow is in progress the error appeared. the email cannot be sent. make sure the outgoing ...
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Mail sent with workflow takes a long time (Office 365 - E3)

I have made a workflow that sends an email when an item is added. The workflow does some tests and is completed in less than 1 minute. But the mail which is generated in that workflow takes hours ...
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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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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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Sharepoint 2010 Foundation: Workflow to set up repeating Audit Tasks and reminders

Novice to Sharepoint. Looking for some advice regarding Workflows. I'm running Sharepoint 2010 Foundation. I've been asked to design an Audit Document Workflow. The Manager will create factory ...
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New Field on InfoPath 2010 form not being picked up by workflow

I looked, but don't think this has been answered. I have an existing InfoPath form to which I am adding one TextBox control. I've named the field [ChargeCode] and created a column in my List (and ...
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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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Approval/Feedback workflow: how to change the task status with a custom button on InfoPath Form?

I created two workflows, one based on the approval workflow and another based on the feedback workflow via SharePoint Designer 2010. For both workflows I'm trying to find a solution to add a custom ...
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Items in SharePoint List can only be seen by the initiator and the approver

We would like to define a Workflow in SharePoint list that, hide all the items and allow the items to be seen only by the Workflow initiator (Item recorder) and the approver and the items that have ...
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List all workflows with WorkflowServices throws exception. GetWorkflowDeploymentService returns null

I try to list all site workflows. I followed several examples and try to get the workflows by using CSOM and JSOM. This always fails with the error message: Cannot invoke method or retrieve ...
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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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Can I deploy workflow with the site using Import-SPWeb

We have two SharePoint 2013 on-premise environment. One for development and one for production. On the DEV I have created a subsite and build some workflows under this subsite. Right now I am planning ...
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Transform list item in Create New Item workflow

I have a workflow that creates a new list item in List B when a new item is added to Liast A. I use a simple Create Item in ____ (Output to Variable: Create) workflow. I want to change the value of ...
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“The activity named 'WorkflowXaml_GUID' from scope was not found” when deploying SP 2013 Workflow

Ok. I have been getting this issue once in a while and I need to know how to fix it. Scenario: I wanted some custom actions performed on my workflow. So created an activity library and a class that ...
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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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List does not exist when trying to startworkflowonlistitem from CSOM

Using SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2012 Standard. I believe this is an issue with permissions. When trying to start a workflow on a staging server, the following exception happens (as shown in ...
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Automating Calendar updates from task lists

I'm trying to set up calendars for my team that are based off of our campaign activities. I have created campaigns as task lists that can pull a calendar, but I need to also create a separate calendar ...
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Initiate Workflow With Custom Action

I have looked around on Google, and I have found tutorials on how to initiate a workflow from a custom action in the ribbon, but I have run into a problem. I am not sure why (I assume I have a ...
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Workflow publish minor version only

Is it possible to publish a minor version only of a document via a workflow on SharePoint Designer 2013? By default if you check a document out then check it back in via a workflow there isn't an ...
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Unable to obtain private key file name for certificate with thumbprint

I am reinstalling Workflow Manager 1.0 in the SharePoint Server 2013. I have 3 servers that hosts Workflow Manager. I was able to configure a farm successfully in first server, then when I attempted ...
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Best practices for SP 2013 workflow development and deployment

I'm currently in the process of defining how workflow development should look like in my company and how the different environments (development, integration, qa and productive) are being updated. ...
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HTML tags around consolidated comments in Word 2010 quick part

I'm working with OOTB approval workflow in SPD 2010. I have a list of potential job positions, when the item there is approved, the workflow creates a Word document in a document library, where it ...
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Workflow - Can only see your own items

I have a simple list with a drop box column which can be either; Approved, Pending or Denied. It starts as Pending, but once it is set to Approved I want to the user who created that item to be ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow to automatically trigger another workflow to start

I have a workflow (1) that takes values from an infopath form and upates those values to a list called Employees. On the employees list I have another workflow (2) that is set to run when an item is ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow throws an error on start

I am getting following error when workflow initiated i.e SharePoint 2013 visual studio workflow in SharePoint hosted app Retrying last request. Next attempt scheduled after 1/21/2015 11:58 AM. ...
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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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How to move sub site and Workflow to another site collection

I have a sub site In this site have a list which using Sharepoint Workflow (Approval WF) How can i move this site to another sub site, keep all feature of Sharepoint WF. Run import/export site can ...
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copy a step from workflow in sharepoint designer 2010

I'm using SharePoint 2010, I have created workflow. I want to copy one step from the workflow and paste it to some other place inside the workflow. I wnat to copy one step from the workflow and ...
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Coertion failed SPD 2010

The problem: A HR person wants to have control over the vacation so she wants a SharePoint solution to control this in stead of receiving tons of emails every day. The solution: I have 2 lists in ...
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App using workflow requires reboot

I have a really weird problem with a SharePoint App that deploys two workflows. I have a deployment script that creates a web app, some sites and adds an app to the global app catalog. Once I try to ...
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Workflow Suspended at Email

My SharePoint 2013 workflow keeps suspending itself at the point it's supposed to send an email. The email details have been specified in Central Admin but it's still not working. When the workflow ...
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SP 2013 workflow CompositeTask CompletionCriteria

Designing a declarative workflow with Visual Studio 2013 I try to use a CompositeTask to fulfill the following requirements approval workflow for multiple users with a parallel task if at least 50% ...
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Create CV ( Curriculum vitae ) based on mysite properties - workflow / timerjob?

What's the best way to automatically create a CV based on users mysite? We've thinking of placing all the properties we need in the mysite properties, and then create a CV in word and just map ...
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Task List ItemAdded Receiver doesn't work for workflow created tasks

Why doesn't the ItemAdded Receiver get called when a task was created by a workflow, but when a user created a task it does? I tried setting the Receivers ListUrl to my list URL and tried using the ...
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Recomended starting point for creating custom SharePoint Online workflows with Visual Studio

Not typical question here on StackExchange, but hopefully somebody can point in the right direction to get started. I currently use SPD 2010 to create many workflows on our On Premise instance of ...
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Sequential Workflow Transaction Aborted System.TimeoutException

I have created a custom sequential workflow with VS for SharePoint 2007. When the workflow is activated 5 parallel tasks are created. All my tasks are created as I can see in my logging but after ...
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Workflow Status Tasks: One or more field types are not installed properly

In the workflow status tasks, I get the error: "One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete these fields" I have opened up the fields one by one ...
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Start a workflow for collecting Items

I have a list that contains a number of Key Performance Indicators (KPI), each department have to insert their own KPI each month. I want to create a workflow (or something else) that send them a ...
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Iterating a Keyed Dictionary in a Sharepoint Designer 2013 Workflow

I'm fairly certain that I already know the answer to this, but just in case I've missed something: is there currently any built-in method for iterating a keyed (read as: keyed with textual non-numeric ...
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How to delete a Task that is associated to an item and workflow that have been deleted

I have a task that is associated with an item (in another list) that has a running workflow. However, the item was deleted over a year ago and therefore it is no longer recoverable from the recycle ...
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Working draft of items?

I have workflows set up in SP 2010 that are triggered once a new item is saved to a list (once the new item is created); Is there a way for users to create a working version of the item so that the ...
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Empty date field goes to 1/1/1900 when updating target list with workflow

Say, I have a SourceList with date fields like these DateReceived, DateEntered. If these field or fields are null then in workflow updates the target list item with 1/1/1900 dates respectively. ...