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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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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Workflow Task Escalation

I need to create a workflow which creates a task, then assign it to the manager1 of the user. If manager1 does not accept within 2 days, need it to escalate to the manager2. If manager2 does not ...
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start list workflow on item delete?

I have seen elsewhere, that for whatever evil reason, SP2010 list workflows cannot be triggered by the delete of a list item. Glad the SP dev team didn't design soda machines or you'd never have a ...
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Sharpoint designer 2013 Stopping when Workflow People/Group Selection

SharePoint Designer 2013 is stopping unexpectedly when click to People/Groups from SharePoint Site. As an example, Send an Email action and I want to send the email to a SharePoint Site Collection ...
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Add Page to existing PDF at Workflow completion

We use SharePoint 2010 Workflow to Manage our Change Notice Process. A PDF is created by the originator, and is linked to the Workflow. Our auditor wants the Approval history appended to the PDF. So ...
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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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Missing workflow task

A user is receiving an email for task that is overdue. The document that it relates to has been deleted. I have searched for the task and looked in the task history but I can not find it. Any ...
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SharePoint 2013 mini “social” entreprise network

New to SharePoint, i need some advices about how to approach the following need... I am using SharePoint 2013 and This should be done in a single site. social networking module: This module ...
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How to loop through each row in a repeating table using SharePoint Workflows

I have an InfoPath form published to a SharePoint library and I have created a workflow that gets values from some of the fields in form and inserts them into a SharePoint List. Now, in the form I ...
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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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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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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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Workflow not starting - 40100: Unauthorized.TrackingId

I've created a very simple (2013) list workflow in SharePoint Designer and successfully published it to my farm (single server). I've confirmed that the workflow is correctly registered with the list ...
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Workflow HELP: Sharepoint designer 2010 template

On SP 2013 with SPD 2010 workflow template My need is the following when a document is uploaded in a document library: a topic (subject) is created in a discussion board with the name of the ...
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Setting permissions in SharePoint 2013 Workflow

I'm working on a SharePoint Workflow as a proof of concept for one of our clients. The requirements are that it must be accomplished as a SharePoint 2013 workflow with no custom code, created only in ...
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Approval Workflow “Approve in Absence of” or “Sign for” option

We are looking into the approval workflows, and trying to replicate SharePoint 2013 approval workflows based on existing functionality another vendor's tool supplies. This other vendor tool allows ...
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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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There is no data when i try to get workflow and tasks of list item programatically

I want to get running workflows and its tasks of a list item programatically. I am creating an item on sharepoint and my workflow is starting. Tasks and history items are being created. But When i try ...
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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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Continue workflow after task creation

I need to create a workflow for expense note approval in SharePoint 2013 Enterprise on premise. One of the steps in the workflow is creating an approval task and assign it to a user. After this task ...
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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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Service Account to Publish Workflows

SharePoint 2010 Standard I have created a SharePoint 2010 designer workflow which has an Impersonation step to remove permissions of certain group when the workflow is approved. I do understand that ...
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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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Calculated Column [Today] work around?

Ive been doing alot of reading into getting [Today] to work within a calculated column but im starting to wonder if theres a better solution staring me in the face Basically we have an asset register ...
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Event receiver not firing when item added by workflow

event receiver not firing when item is added by workflow. Its working perfectly when we manually add item to list. I am using SP Designer 2013. When we add item through workflow, it shows that item is ...
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Workflow approval issue with multiple approvers

Seeking SharePoint 2010 advice: I am new to SharePoint 2010 and InfoPath, and I am taking over a project for a person who is no longer with the company. From my understanding he has created a form ...
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ItemAdding Method

I have a method to call ItemAdding and in this method I call another method. This other method creates a number for the item that was added. However, if two people call this code at the same time, ...
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How to start a child workflow?

I've created a new list-based workflow which has one step that's pretty simple. After that step I'd like to launch another workflow - the Collect Signatures workflow. How can I launch a child workflow ...
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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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Sharepoint documents workflow

I need to create document workflow that should do some things: When person A creates documents and put it in the library, he should be in status X. Person B can change it's status to Y or reject it. ...
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Coercion Failed: Can't get workflow to send notification to “Assigned To” user

I've created a simple workflow to send a notification email to the "Created By" user which works nicely. What I wanted to do is use the "Assigned To" built-in lookup instead, which is a "People ...
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Workflow Email Body Containing List People Within User Group

I am looking for a way to display all users within a particular group within the body of a workflow email. There will be several workflows related to different pages using hopefully displaying ...
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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 assign task to user stored in separate list?

I'm trying to assign task for a user stored in separate list using "Workflow lookup for a User...". But it doesn't work. As result I have a task without executor, this field is empty. And in letter ...
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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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How to return user or group in SharePoint Designer custom activity?

How can I return a user or group in SharePoint Designer custom activity? A return type of SPUser seems to be not possible. SharePoint Designer workflow does not recognize the return type. public ...
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SPO CacheFull and CacheRead

In my workflow I create a task and when I go add a user I see in options _SPOCacheFull and _SPOCacheRead. I wonder what they are for... someone know?
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Setting OnWorkflowItemChanged Before/After Properties in SharePoint 2010 Sequential Workflow

I’m noticing there doesn’t seem to be a way, at least through the designer, to set the Before/After Properties of an OnWorkflowItemChanged activity. What I currently get is a Object Collection Editor ...
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Routing Approval Workflow: Continues to next step after a user rejects the item

I was tasked with developing a approval routing workflow (SharePoint 2010) that would stop the routing if any person rejected the item. I figured out how to stop the first approval process, my issue ...
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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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Getting library values in Reusable workflow

I have a custom doc library with columns "Dept Number" and "Dept Name" I am creating a reusable workflow in which I wish to send an email to a user containing the above columns. Please tell me how to ...
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Custom Task assigned to multiple users in SP 2010

I have a first SharePoint List that contains two columns: Name of the application Name(s) of the developer(s) There is a second SharePoint List that fires a Sequential Workflow in Visual Studio ...
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Error occurred when assigning permission to multiple user in impersonation step in SharePoint 2010 Designer workflow

I am trying to create a Collect Feedback and an Approval workflow in SharePoint 2010 Designer. I always get error occurred when permission is granted/revoked to multiple user (supplied by the user) in ...
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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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How To Roll Up Tasks Using SQL Reporting Services (Report Builder 3.0)

I have a site structure in SharePoint 2010 where there is a top level site collection and hundreds of sub sites below that top level. The same lists exist in each of those sub sites e.g. task lists, ...
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Use a workflow to filter a list

I have a spreadsheet that contains numerous products, each one with a unique PN, desc and price. There is similarity between products, contained in additional columns with simple YES or NO values ...
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Suspend and resume SharePoint Online workflow using CSOM - Ecmascript

I have a requirement where the Master user has power to interrupt any workflow and put it on hold and the approvals should be stopped on that workflow until the Master user resumes the workflow. When ...
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How can I design following workflow in sharepoint designer 2010?

How can I design following workflow in sharepoint designer 2010? Someone will raise a campaign. Campaign may has 2 or 3 app rovers. 3rd approver is optional. Conditions If 1st approver approves ...
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Sending emails by workflow - Sharepoint

I tried to send an email, by workflow, but not all are delivered to my mail. I make identical Lists, and they always come to the list, but not always to my email. Sometimes it comes one After 3 ...
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workflow status column empty in library

Guys i have a weird one here. Basically it has been reported to me that the workflow status column of one of our libraries is empty even though the workgflow has been completed. The user reports ...