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 URL Encode a string in SharePoint Workflow

I am working on a SharePoint 2010 workflow in SharePoint Designer. I'd like to send an email where the body contains a custom URL that would go somewhere outside SharePoint. I'd like to include ...
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Infopath form opens as read only and cannot be submitted by only some users

We have an infopath form that we created so our staff can submit their expenses through SharePoint. This form then needs to be signed and approved by someone in upper management. Once a form is ...
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How to autostart a workflow before publish of major version (Sharepoint Designer)

I have a problem with a workflow automatic initialization (and I have banged my head against the wall for last 8hours with this and came up with no solution). What I want to achieve is a SPD ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Service Application not visible in Central Admin nor in Get-SPServiceApplication

I found this posting Sharepoint 2013 Workflow Manager Missing Service when looking for an answer to the very same symptom -- and when I saw Andrew Connell answering figured I was saved! But, no ...
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Is it supported to use shared mailboxes in SharePoint 2013 Workflows

We try to send an email to a shared mailbox (Exchange 2007) from a workflow in SharePoint 2013. No errors are shown in the workflow but the message does not arrive in the mailbox. If we do the same ...
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Calculating correct version after publishing major version creates new draft version of document

I created a workflow to calculate the correct version of a document, taking into account that the documents we are putting onto SharePoint already have a version number before transfer to SharePoint. ...
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How do I give permission to app using CSOM?

I have a workflow in my subsite that is available when I activate a feature. The workflow has app step and also the workflow running on my list at subsite updates a list on my root site. To do so I ...
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User permission Problem for workflows in wss-3.0

Im running wss-3.0 on a Windows Server 2003 machine. The User Accounts are AD based. I made a Calendar List with 3 different Permission Groups. Users that can only read the list Users that can add ...
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Schedule the Publishing date of a file in Document Library using CSOM

I am having a hard time to schedule the publishing date of a document uploaded to a sharepoint document library. Basicaly, what I want is to upload a file to a document library and to schedule it´s ...
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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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sequential workflow vs state machine workflow

I have seen definition for sequential workflow and state machine workflow with an example in Difference Between Sequential Workflow & State machine workflow? . Can anyone say in which type of ...
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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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Sharepoint Online app and Workflow Code Activity

In Visual Studio I created SharePoint Add-In with a workflow: The solution builds and workflow is running correctly, does all the activities from the designer with expected results. I needed to ...
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SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 Installation Error - 'There are no products affected by this package installed on this system'

I have SharePoint 2013 Installed with version '15.0.4420.1017' as per Steve Chen's Page the version I have is RTM. So in order to get my workflow working As guided by Yevgeniy I have to installed SP1 ...
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Set the due date on a task at time of creation using SharePoint Designer?

We are creating tasks in a workflow but we cannot find a way of setting the due date in the same workflow. We resorted to adding a workflow to the task list that adds the due date on item creation. ...
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How do I retrieve the value of a lookup-field in a workflow?

I'm very new to SharePoint, and I'm working through understanding lists, workflows, and relationships between the two. I'm working on a SharePoint page to keep track of tasks completed in a timeframe. ...
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Workflows not working for sending mail to a Group under Sharepoint Appstep

I have a workflow created using App Step and I am able to send the mail for a particular user, but when I try to send the mail for a group the workflow gets cancelled and returning the error as: ...
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How to check if Date column is null in workflow sharepoint 2010?

In Infopath I have a Date Column which i need to check in workflow like if date column is empty i have to stop the workflow. How to achieve this? I tried using setting variable and parameters but ...
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Global workflows will not work well on a restored site collection

I have a site collection of type team site inside my SharePoint server 2013, where inside this site collection I did the following:- I publish a workflow globally, using SharePoint designer 2013. I ...
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Workflow SharePoint 2010

I am extremely new at SharePoint Designer. That being said, I need to set up a work flow to send an email to when a data is added to a field in a list. The email address would come from another list ...
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InfoPath/Workflow error: A button in the form template is missing an xd:CtrlID attribute?

I have a list with a custom InfoPath form. There is a workflow tied to the list which, in turn, starts an approval workflow, then sets fields when the approval workflow completes. I have full control ...
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Get workflow associated list items

I have one requirement to get all the list items which has associated with a particular workflow in SharePoint 2013. Like, I have a designer 2013 workflow with name "Test Workflow" which is added in a ...
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Make Default Workflow Settings Mandatory

To my library I added a workflow, which is based on the 'approval with notification' template. The workflow is started to approve publishing of a major version and default groups for approval and ...
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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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SharePoint Designer 2013 - setup a workflow to update items in a list from another list

I’m trying to create a workflow (2010 or 2013) to update all of the Department Names or the Department Codes in List 2 whenever there is change to the Department Names or Department Codes in List 1. ...
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Issue in workflow in Sharepoint 2013

I created workflow, its not working properly but previously its working fine, i restore the page to previous version and checked all the content types issue is same can anyone help me what are the ...
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Permissions in SharePoint between Libraries

We have a site that contains all of our Training Material. It is read-only to everyone except the training department. The Business is responsible for sending us changes through the mail. We thought ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Suspended

I have a workflow that is supposed to send an email to a set of addresses stored in the document metadata when "request action" is selected. It never seems to get passed the first stage and goes into ...
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SharePoint 2013 Online adding a user to a group using a workflow

I am trying to add a user to a security group via a SharePoint 2013 workflow I am currently trying to do this using the Call HTTP web service action and I have 3 dictionary's built. All of this is ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow - Fill information on Stage

I'm building a SharePoint 2013 workflow (a list workflow) and I'm having a problem. I have a list with some columns (City, Country, Date of Birth, Department and ID Number). I've created an approval ...
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Workflow - Three Conditions with Unique Approvers [closed]

How do I make a workflow with three scenarios? The workflow is dependent on the value of the following: Billing Information (2 possible values) Request Type (4 possible values) Business Unit (20 ...
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Complex Workflow [closed]

A Workflow with stages as 1. ManagerOne 2. ManagerTwo 3. Manager Three (4.a.HOD1 4.b. HOD2) hod1 and hod2 can approve parallely but both approval is necessary (5.a user1 5.b user2 + ...) parallel + ...
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Send Email Extended action did not send email

I have created a SharePoint workflow in SP Designer 2010 for a automated email sending functionality when a list item is modified. I am able to send email with Send an Email action. But when I use ...
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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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Sequential Workflow: The file has been modified by SHAREPOINT\system on

I have a squential workflow that takes Account IDs as plain text from a InfoPath input and converts them into a SPUser field. I can't get the the item to update bc an exception is throw on the Update ...
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Configuring document expiration library and auto deletion on sharepoint Online

I am trying to configure auto deletion on my site by setting up a document expiration policy for some documents in my site document library and specifying a retention stage to delete the documents at (...
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How to change SahrePoint Designer 2013 workflow actions language in a German site to English?

The language of my site collection is German. English is also activated as the alternative language of the site collection. My SharePoint designer is in English but, for this site collection I see the ...
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Allow users to approve another task

I have created a custom workflow in SharePoint Designer where I want users to have the ability to approve anothers task if need be. I use a "Custom Task Process" to assign the task to the user. ...
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Where do I find the workflow templates available for a list or content type?

When one browses to Add a Workflow (/_layouts/AddWrkfl.aspx?List=guid), there is a drop down list to choose a Workflow template. The default choices for a document library are "Disposition Approval" ...
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Why does my Sharepoint workflow not trigger for other users when they submit a form? (SP 2013)

I created a custom form and on my permissions when I click submit, it adds to the list and then the workflow fires and I'm emailed the details. When a user in my custom permissions group does it, it ...
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Disable Item Created By Permissions in SP2007?

I have been editing the editform.aspx for a list I manage. I used some jquery and javascript in order to hide certain fields. However there comes a point in my workflow where I need to disable the ...
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Workflow to make user add a new item of a list on each stage

I have SharePoint Designer installed and Office 365. I have some custom lists created and want to make a workflow that asks the user to add a new item on the custom list in order to get into the next ...
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How do you change the approval status back to Pending if an already approved document has been edited?

I have an approval workflow in a document library. It's manually started by the user because they may not want to start it everytime they edit a document. The workflow is as follows: If for UK ...
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List item Approval Status by Workflow

I have made a 2013 workflow for a list but I cannot get it to work the way I want it too. At the moment it sends me a task to approve or reject the submitted item but it's only on the task itself not ...
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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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In SharePoint workflow to Reject Task ; I need to make the comment field required

In SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow on Rejected request; I need to make the comment field required. How do I do that?
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SharePoint Help Desk

We are trying to implement a request center/help desk using an announcements list (reason, it will allow incoming emails). When a user sends an email to the mailbox, a new ticket is created, included ...
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How can I get the current datetime in a SharePoint workflow created in Visual Studio 2015?

For the life of me I cannot find a way to get the current time in a workflow created from Visual Studio 2015 (SharePoint Designer seems to have no trouble grabbing the current date and time). I've ...
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Accidentally removed custom workflow from list

I've accidentally removed a custom workflow from list :( I was doing a bulk data import and didnt want the workflow(s) firing against each item. I've now come back in to turn the workflows back on ...