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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Property to override “SendEmail.To”?

I have a SharePoint workflow I have to maintain. In the workflow a mail is sent using Microsoft.SharePoint.WorkflowActions.SendEmail The To - property is set correctly to a valid value (like ...
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Start site workflow after app is installed

I have created a SharePoint 2013 hosted app with a site workflow. I would like to start this workflow when the app is installed but can't figure out how to do this. I have the code for starting the ...
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2013 Workflow - Clearing a field

Using SP2013, SPD2013, 2013 Workflow I'm building some workflows that, at various stages, need to clear the data from a field. In this case it is a "Person or Group" field. The way I'm trying to do ...
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The caller does not have the necessary permissions for Azure Workflow Service

I'm trying to get Azure Workflow Service running on SharePoint 2013. When running the Register-SPWorkflowService powershell commandlet i get the following error: Register-SPWorkflowService : The ...
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Is There an Easy Way to Copy the Text of SharePoint Designer Workflows?

I have rather complicated SharePoint Designer Workflows, and I would like to document my code. I tried adding using the "Add Comment" action in SPD, but it just makes the whole thing messy and ...
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Build a folder template for a document library

I want to create a workflow that when I create a custom folder type, it then adds a collection of subfolders/files within that custom folderfolder. I've already done this with workflows before ...
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How to display item count of specific folder in list

I have a list, which has some columns including title and URL. URL column directs to specific folder related to list item. I want to add one more column in list, which would display items' count of ...
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Documents created via workflow show incorrect title in search results web part

I have a Sharepoint 2010 workflow (in a Sharepoint 2013 environment) that is used to create a document in a particular library. It also collects certain metadata up front from the user (via the ...
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Wheres my workflow

I created a workflow in SharePoint Designer, for the Document Library Costs. Now when I go to costs on SharePoint Online. Under Library, Workflow Settings. It does not show the workflow associated ...
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Setting a reminder date with workflow

I'm trying to set a "Reminder Date" field in a task list to 3 days prior to the Due date. Unfortunately, I need to use SharePoint Designer's workflow designer. I have the following workflow so far, ...
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Sharepoint Designer - Trigger Approval WF with specific changes to an item

Is there a way I can trigger an approval workflow only with a change in a specific column of an item in the sharepoint site and not by every change to any column of the item? I am working with ...
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Workflow email - Send to “Created by” - Without using Designer?

I'm using a 3-state workflow, and I want to send an email to the user who initiates the workflow, but I can't figure out how to do it. The server on which SP is installed does not have Designer ...
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Sharepoint 2013 :How to populate multiple associated external data lists with a workflow?

I'm facing an issue where I have a workflow with an initiation form prompting multiple parameter to create items in multiple External data lists that are constrained by Foreign key. Initiation form : ...
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How to find out the logged in user in workflow?

I have a sequential workflow in SharePoint 2013. I want to update a list item field with the name of the user who modified a specific workflow task. How can I get this done in c#?
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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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Cannot create SharePoint 2010 workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013

Has anybody encountered the error below in creating SharePoint 2010 workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013? The list of workflow actions on the server references an assembly that does not exist. ...
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Saving workflow as template and importing to another site collection is not working

I've created primitive reusable workflow (with the only action log to history list) using SPD 2010. Under option Pick a base content type to limit this workflow to I leave All content types. After ...
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Assign tasks to multiple users using workflow without Visual Studio

My requirement is, we want our employees to read a document whenever the administrator asks them to. For this I can manually start a workflow against a document. The problem is, I can only create one ...
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Not able to use custom workflow template

I want to use a 2013 reusable workflow, which I have installed from a .wsp solution package. Here are the steps I took: Create very simple workflow(2013 reusable) in SPD2013 save the WF as a ...
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Check if site uses custom Infopath forms and workflows using powershell

I have to scan my SharePoint environment to check how many of the sites have custom Infopath forms and Workflows (OOB or SPDesigner). I am planning to use PowerShell to scan my sites/subsites. Do ...
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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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SPD Workflow trigger emails at specific time intervals

Default Status is "Pending" as Drop down Menu: If requester submits a new form between 3:00 PM to 9:30 AM with Status as Pending Pause until 10:00 AM then send email to the person1 at 10:00 Am ,if ...
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how to delete duplicate values from a list

I have sharepoint list "histsList" . When the home page of my site is loaded the username and the current date is getting automatically saved in the list. I want to delete the rows which is having ...
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SharePoint 2013 App solutions structure

I have VS2012 app solution with two projects in it A B The workflow is included to the A project and I would like to add this workflow to the B project. I have not found the workflow's elements in ...
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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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Definitive answer to sending emails to SP Group from Workflow

I understand that there are some issues when you use SharePoint group in To/CC field in "Send Email" activity in a workflow designed using SharePoint 2010. I searched on internet for solution and I ...
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2010 Designer Workflow - add 1 condition and it won't publish

I have a very large list (column-wise) (no actual documents yet other than 2-3 testing ones) in SharePoint 2010 where I have customized the form using the InfoPath designer. I am trying to create a ...
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Workflows stuck on starting Sharepoint 2010

We have an issue with a list that has some custom workflows we have created in SharePoint Designer. Each list item has 3 workflows attached to them, but the workflows just seem to sit at a ...
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Run workflow for item expiration

As I understand WF are triggered with events (or event). I have an expiration column and I need to send notifications 45 and 30 days prior to the expiration data. What are my options?
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This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited

I'm getting an error on my workflow task (custom workflow with custom task page). Its been working without any problems for a while. The workflow states Completed but the associated task is not ...
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SharePoint Workflow Start Date

How can I find out the date a visual studio workflow workflow started? I need this for auditing purposes.
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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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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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workflow help: Issue with automating

I am currently working with SharePoint 2007 designer. But I am having a issue creating a workflow that scans for a certain item that appears more than once in different items. Here is a picture of ...
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Problem in sending email by Workflow but its work by Outlook Web Application

I create a very simple workflow by SharePoint Designer 2013 (platform 2010) just for testing email, it does work but doesn't send email. When I send email by Outlook Web App it do work and I can send ...
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How to move a document from SharePoint folder to local directory in a drive?

I know there is a workflow to move documents from one folder (or a library) to a different one inside the SharePoint based on their approval status or version number etc. But I want to move the ...
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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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Where is the mistake in workflow?

I have the following issue. To make the automatization of the process I need to fix the date & time for each process step. First I used the calculated column but it didn't work. I found suggestion ...
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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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How to stop SQL time out issue

I keep getting "System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding." 9 out of 10 times when I try to ...
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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 to trigger email notification when new document is added/edited not sending email

I am new to SharePoint, especially SharePoint 2013... I have created a workflow via SharePoint Designer 2013 with the following conditions- If a new document is created with the "Date Created" ...
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Using a Word document in a work flow

We are trying to create a document workflow where a Word document/form would be completed by the user then emailed to the supervisor for approval. We'd also like to be able to add the email with the ...
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Retaining workflow history when upgrading to SharePoint 2013

I'm currently in the process of upgrading our SharePoint 2010 environment to Sharepoint 2013 on some test servers. After the upgrade I noticed a lot of our workflow history has disappeared. SharePoint ...
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SP2013 / Workflow Manager Issue (can't manually launch or end workflows)

I'm having a weird (and frustrating) issue with SP2013 workflows. We originally had a single server in our SP2013 farm, and that server was running everything successfully. One weekend during ...
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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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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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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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SPD Workflows and RegEx

Is it possible to use a regular expression in an SPD workflow? I am trying to use the for-each hack to take a list of semicolon delimited values and create a new form for each of them, but I can't ...
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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 ...