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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How to run a declarative SP Designer workflow using a different account

How to run a Declarative SP Designer workflow using a different account other than the system account.I am not using Workflow Manager in my scenario.
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How to send an email if a field value is changed

I am working on an Issue tracking list inside SP 2013. and i have a field named "Issue Owner". now i want to create a workflow that should be executed when an issue item is edited and at the same time ...
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Collect data from an user during a workflow and pass these data into the correct field of the list the workflow runs on

I have a SP list "Requests" to track customer requests in which different types of data is stored, e.g. dates. I want to create a workflow on this list which sends an email to the responsible person ...
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Document Approval Workflow - SharePoint Designer 2013

I've spent many days scouring the internet for something that will help me, but I'm not finding what I'm looking for. I need a document approval workflow for SharePoint 2013, with what would be ...
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Creating Document with SharePoint 2010 Workflow: can I create xml file

So I found this resource on how to use SPD Workflow to create a new item (or document) in SharePoint 2010. This is exactly what I need because I can fill a field (column in a list) with the string ...
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Workflows for default content type always executed

I have the following strange behaviour with SharePoint 2013 server and SharePoint 2010 workflows. I have a hierarchy of content types defined, where CT2 and CT3 inherit from CT1. For CT2 I have ...
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Update List Item action in a SharePoint Designer workflow

I have on SharePoint (WSS 3.0) item list like below: ID No Status start_datetime end_datetime 1 101 start 2015-04-27 16:21 2015-04-28 13:00 2 102 ...
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Workflow won't trigger on email enabled document library

So I experienced the issue where a workflow I created to start on any new email items that get created in an Email configured library does not trigger. I did some quick digging and I was excited to ...
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Minimal Master Pages

I am currently using SP2010, I had a questions regarding master pages. If I set up a minimal master page as default, would I be able to use workflows, lists, libraries etc.?
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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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Users cannot view approval form in sharepoint

I have a customized approval workflow. Myself and other Site Collection administrators can view the approval form just fine. When someone who is not a site collection administrator tries to view the ...
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How to send e-mail from non issue tracker if i have more than 1 task?

I have a problem with non-issues Tracker 4 Assigned To fields (persons or groups). I want these fields notification to be acknowledged by a different person and that is submitted to these people. How ...
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How To Upgrade Custom Workflow WSP Using PowerShell

I have a custom Visual Studio workflow. There are hundreds of instances of it running in a site collection. I now need to update it. The workflow consists of some custom task forms and 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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Extract users from “Everyone” Group in Sharepoint Online, which are not Present in People/group column of my list using workflow 2013

In my scenario. I am having a list which stores comments created by users against each announcements. i need to send a mail to all of those users, who haven't commented yet on that particular ...
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Create AutoNumber for Duplicate Field

How do I create autonumber in SharePoint List where the field contain duplicates. I want to use workflow with condition to identify these duplicate items and set the ID. For example, there are several ...
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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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Setting value of infopath field by workflow

I have a requirement to set the value of infopath field by workflow. This link specifies the way to do it but in my case the value in the infopath field does not change on the execution of the ...
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Workflow on tasks list will not run on items created by a workflow

I have a globally reusable workflow assigned to the 'tasks' content type that sends an email to remind a user one day before the due date of a task. When an item is manually created inside the tasks ...
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Permissions vanishing in SharePoint when using workflows

When I create a workflow in SharePoint designer and then test it in SharePoint 2013, after creating an item in a custom library (with the created workflow active) my permissions associated with the ...
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Do SP2013 Workflows Run as the Current User by Default?

I have a workflow (developed in Visual Studio) that is started on creation of an item in List A. Most users have permission to create items in this list. The workflow subsequently updates another ...
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Workflow is not generating documents from templates - 2013

I have been trying to get this to work, I have created the content type and the template, set it up as the default content type. moreover, I have also specified the ContentTypeID in the workflow, but ...
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Sharepoint Workflow 2013/2013 - Create list item to document library creates corrupt document

I have recently upgraded a 2010 site to 2013 with spd workflow running on the 2010 platform. The "create list item" to a library does not seem to work. It adds a document but the file is corrupt and ...
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SP2013 WF: use workflow variable as data source in lookup

After manually starting my SP2013 zero-code reusable workflow, it collects the name of a list - NOT the list the WF is started on - using a default workflow initiation form. The list name is stored as ...
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How to prevent losing formatting when copying string text from one list to another

I have a document list configured for incoming email. I am using the EmailReceived event receiver and SPEmailMessage to parse the email and populate certain table fields. For my 'body' field, I am ...
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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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How do I start a workflow from a timer job?

I need to start a particular workflow in a list from a timer job. Is there any sample code for starting the workflow in the timer job's Execute() method?
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Workflow email with link to document in library

I have created a document library in which I am now developing the workflow. I have it setup so my workflow will send emails based on certain conditions. In those emails I want to have a link back to ...
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Workflow all items on a list

I need to run a workflow for an entire list to change the items permissions. How could i do that? I've read about the extra column and the datasheet view but i'm looking for other approach. Datasheet ...
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Failure in connecting to SQL Server Workflow Manager Configuration

So I am Configuring workflow manager 1.0 using the wizard. When I test connection of SQL Server Instance, I receive a red error "Failure in connecting to SQL Server". I am using "machine name\instance ...
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Workflow to send email to user once “assigned to” field is set by manager

I'm trying to create a workflow that as a step will email the user that gets set in the field "assigned to" on a task list. This will not be set by the creator, it will be set after the item is ...
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Assign multiple users document permissions using one InfoPath people picker

I'm trying to have my InfoPath 2010 form (actually using InfoPath 2013 but set to 2010) be able to use one People Picker control to pass multiple account ID's in order to set document-level ...
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Is it possible to design a workflow that duplicates list items to a Main Site from a Subsite?

I am trying to build a workflow that originates on the creation of a post in a Sub-site, then it duplicates the fields from that post (Published, Title, Body) to a list on my main site. My question ...
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SPFile.Publish does not start workflow

So it's not really SPFile because I'm using CSOM, but you get the point. PublishingPage.ListItem.File.Publish("my comment here") I have the workflow configured to "Start this workflow to approve ...
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Workflow, Create list item to another site?

New to share point, don't have any .asp skills. I have 2 sites (for permission reasons) I need site A to be able to create a workflow to update a list on site B. I am able to use the "Create list ...
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Remove the workflow associations on the content type and document library using PowerShell

How to remove the workflow associations on the content type and document library using PowerShell? Currently I have added PowerShell to configure workflow in my document libraries and its associated ...
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1 email notification for each user

I have a custom list in SharePoint 2010.This list is to collect the metrics from each POC,which means each POC will have multiple metrics/items to update. Is there any way that I can send 1 email ...
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Keep track of comments made from multiple tasks

I am setting up a modified approval workflow, to run a task based on approvers in another list. The other list is made for this purpose, so that later on it will be easy to change approvers. There ...
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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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Watermark a document when the document is uploaded

I want to add a functionality of adding a watermark using itextSharp library to the pdf document that is being added to the library. For this I created an event listener that is triggered when item is ...
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'useragent not available file operations may not be optimized' error when activating SP 2013 workflow feature

I have a staging environment where I restored a Production backup file. The site works fine. However when I deploy my custom SP 2013 workflow and activate the workflow feature, I get the below ...
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Workflow column does not appear

An out-of-the-box SP2010 Approval Workflow has been created to a list. The workflow works fine and workflows have successfully been created by end users (non-admins). However, now we noticed 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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Updating a Workflow broke ALL automatic workflows

After an employee attempted to re-Publish an existing fully functional workflow. That had a custom Approval.xsn. He was asked to update the (template/form) via infopath? We don't use infopath. We ...
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Workflow stuck on WaitForFieldChange

I have a problem with VS workflow which gets stuck on the WaitForFieldChange activity. Nothing is displayed, the activity simply does not detect a change in the field (change verified with SharePoint ...
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traduction of <p:> in ActivityBuilder

Sequence DisplayName="MonWorkflow" p:GetCurrentItemId DisplayName="Activite_one"/ /Sequence in ActivityBuilder what is the traduction for p: ? ab.Implementation = new Sequence { ...
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Error in viewing workflow reports

I have a workflow which seems to be problematic and when I run it I get "an error occured during approval". To see more detailed error logs I clicked on 'view wrokflow reports' in the workflow ...
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Could not write to output file 'App_Web_wrksetng.aspx.9c9699a8.z9y24ca9.dll' — 'The directory name is invalid

We are always experiencing below error after publishing a workflow. We tried to restart our server and we successfully published the workflow but after a while the error occurs again. Workflow ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 workflow stuck in started stage

I got the setup recently with workflow client and manager installed(on different servers). I started with developing a simplest of the workflow with just one activity "WriteToHistory". But upon ...