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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SharePoint Designer workflow replaces special characters from Rich Text Field with garbage

We are trying to build a very simple workflow so blog post users can email their posts to specific users/groups. The workflow should be pretty simple, just grabbing the body from the list item and ...
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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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SPD Workflow Approval Task- Unexpected Error When Viewing Task

I have a SPD 2010 workflow that is starting an approval process and assigning a task to a user. I'm running into an odd issue. When a user with contribute permissions on the Task list tries to view ...
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WSS3.0 Workflow timer job overloading server?

Everytime I enable the workflow timer job in central admin, our server cpu spikes to 100% and never drops. I have not added any new workflows, is there anyway to figure out which workflow could be ...
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Book lending list in Sharepoint 2007

This is my first question on this site. My task is to make a Book lending list in Sharepoint 2007. Requirements are: I need to store who has the book, from date - till date Users can request books, ...
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Can we call external web service from SharePoint workflow?

I have a SharePoint 2013 workflow which needs to call a web service outside of SharePoint. The web service is hosted in some server say "http://www.abc.com/Service.svc". Is it possible?
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Workflow suddenly stopped

I have workflow which was starting for newly created items and after some days workflow stopped starting for newly created items. What could be the reason if workflow suddenly stopped starting?
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Associating Lists With OOTB Workflows

So I created a custom list and infopath form and published it to SharePoint. Then from that page I added a workflow and chose the globally reusable Approval workflow. Now I'm trying to edit the ...
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“Unexpected error on server associating the workflow”, when i define multiple If statement inside my workflow

I have created the following workflow inside SharePoint designer:- d now when i check the workflow for errors it mentioned that there are no errors, but when i try publishing the workflow i got the ...
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How to inform approvers about their initiator-selected role in a workflow?

I have a customized OOTB SP2010 approval workflow running in a SP2013 environment. This is started manually and there is an initiation form, where the initiator adds some metadata and also specifies ...
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How to get running workflow instances on listitems in powershell?

I have craeted a powershell script to terminate all the corrupted workflows which are older than 4 hours. But I think it is not looking only for the running workflows. It is looking for all the ...
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Duplicate emails from a workflow are going to be sent when creating a new wiki page

I am working on an enterprise wiki site, and I know that when creating a new wiki page it goes through the following life cycle:- When a user clicks on add new page, and he enters the page title; a ...
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How to get the current site url in SharePoint 2013?

I have a SharePoint 2013 workflow developed in Visual Studio 2012. How can I retrieve the current site url to a local variable?
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Could not send emails to users defined inside a custom site column, using List workflow

I have created a simple workflow using SharePoint designer, with the following settings:- Start workflow when an item is created or changes:- To send email to the “Assigned to Approvals”. ...
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Workflow does not starts for all created items

I have created workflow for Document library. I checked these options for workflow: Allow this workflow to be manually started by an authenticated user with Edit Items Permissions. Start this ...
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Using workflow VS alerts for sending notification emails

I have a publishing site collection based on the enterprise wiki inside SP2013, and I set that the wiki page library required content approval. So I want to be sending emails to approval/s users when ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Initiation form dropdown menu based on SharePoint list

I want to create a workflow initiation form with few dropdown menus where a person who starts the workflow can choose to whom the workflow should go. I want to base those dropdowns on one or more ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow: “Not supported in Windows authentication mode” error

I have three tier farm consisting of a WFE, App server and DB server. I have installed Windows Azure Workflow Manager + Client on the app server without any problems and registered it with ...
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Best approach i can follow to send emails to “Approval/s” users to get their approval on a wiki page

I have the following inside my enterprise wiki site collection:- I have defined an “Approval” groups which allow specific users to approve/reject wiki pages. Inside the wiki library versioning ...
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Workflow manager 1.0 Configuration | Not installing, having some error

I have installed workflow manager and started to configured but it is showing me errors that "Failure to adding user in local group BUILTIN\Administrators" and then after completing 2 stapes at "Add ...
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How to call IIS hosted WCF Service from SharePoint 2013 workflow?

I have a WCF service deployed in IIS Website. I am able to invoke the service from web browser using service url - http://localhost/Service.svc/get/hello It returns data in XML format as desired ...
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SP 2010: How to create a subsite in a workflow without access to the server?

I'm using SharePoint 2010 Designer to create a group collaboration page. On this page the users should be able to create a project workspace/subsite with the use of a data form. Now I have a custom ...
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Sharepoint online Workflow CSOM or JSOM libraries for REST

Are there any workflow activities that will build A REST request, and send it off to the correct location, in the App Domain or in the Host-Web Domain. I am running into an issue of trying to copy a ...
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Error passing XML to Sharepoint Workflow

I am using workflowManager.StartWorkflow to pass the following XML into a standard Approval workflow. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <dfs:myFields ...
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(Sharepoint 2010) How do I activate Approval, Collect Feedback, and Collect Signatures workflows for a site collection?

All workflows are active except for these 3. Everything I've read says to go to Site Collection Features and activate Workflows. I've done this, but these three workflows are still inactive. Is ...
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Document Approval Workflow in SharePoint 2013

Firstly, apologies if this has been answered somewhere, but I have spent 2 days hunting through Google, including results here, and I haven't found an answer yet, so I thought someone here may be able ...
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Secondary workflow doesn't run when primary workflow started by Information Management policy

I have a puzzling situation in my Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise environment. I have a Quiz forms library that holds Quizzes. When they are initially created, their status is 'Assigned'. And upon ...
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How to get document title in a workflow (2013) developped with Visual Studio 2012

I have got a 2013 workflow (developped with Visual Studio 2012) on a document library. It starts when a new document is created. How can I get the document title to use it in my workflow? Thanks ...
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Workflow doesn't create tasks anymore

I created a custom workflow via copy&modify of the OOB feedback workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. When the workflow is started there are usually tasks created for every participant of the ...
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Event reciever on item updated do not start when item is updated trough a workflow

When an item is updated maually the event reciever starts and work as expected. But when the item is updated through a SharePoint Designer Workflow, nothing happens. There is nothing about this in the ...
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Workflows - execution order

I have a list on which there are 2 workflows. Both workflows are created in SharePoint Designer 2010. Workflow "A" have the following triggers 'Start workflow automatically when an item is Created' ...
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Conditional Automated Email Alerts in SP2007 based on list entries

I need a SP 2007 list to auto generate and send an email to an email address that is an attribute in the list 60 days prior to an expiration date that is also an attribute in the list, without 3rd ...
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Identify what items in list were modified

I am trying to setup a workflow that alerts me when a list item in SharePoint has been changed. I don't need the actual value, just the field name that has been modified. The closest I have come to ...
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Send Email Extended SP2007 Workflow lookup field character limit?

I'm using the Send Email Extended functionality from the SharePoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities on Codeplex. We have no issue sending the actual email, but there appears to be a 255 character ...
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Workflows Always Remain In Progress

I have a custom workflow that was created in VS. This workflow runs like it should about 50% of the time. I am researching/debugging to make it run right 100% of the time and I noticed in Site ...
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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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which one is better considering performance, workflow or event receiver?

Using events like ItemAdded, ItemUpdated which one has the good performance on custom list. What can be preferred considering there are large lists?
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Is there a way to receive attachments through Workflow task?

I am trying to receive files from a user, if they forgot to attach it in the first place. Or when a task later requires more information from user. One of the approvers will return the item back to ...
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SPD 2010 Workflow - Multiple Serial Approval of a PDF-F

What I need to accomplish is to have a PDF-F go to several serial groups of parallel approvers once its added to a library. Ideally the PDF-F would go to an approver, get checked out, digitally ...
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How to call HTTP service from on-premise to On-Cloud SharePoint?

Is it possible to call an HTTP service using 'Call HTTP Service' action from On-premise SharePoint site to Office 365 SharePoint site. I believe the workflow should authenticate to the site first. ...
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How to read value from custom user field in Workflow 2013

I have a custom user field (it's used in custom task content type): <Field ID="{d3773326-a0a8-45e2-9c60-82fc7f7ba01c}" Name="IM_Task_ResponsiblePerson" DisplayName="Responsible person" Type="User" ...
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Calling a WCF web service from a SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio Workflow

I have a scenario where I need to access a WCF web service (locally hosted) from a SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio workflow. Below given is what I have done so far: This is what the workflow does: ...
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Breakpoint not hit in SP2013 workflow

I have a VS 2013 workflow and am trying to debug it. I have installed Workflow manager tools for Visual studio 2013, seems to be fine. I've ran the configurator, but afterwards had to make some minor ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow - Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features'

When I deploy my workflow.. I get the following error... Any idea what Can be causing this? Error 10 Error occurred in deployment step 'Activate Features': ...
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e-mail not firing after the second pause until

I have defined the above workflow in Sharepoint 2007 Late Date is set by the workflow to be 1 day later than the due date (currently it is set to 5 minutes for testing purposes). It is the field ...
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Workflow updating a multiple value lookup column

I have a couple of task lists for a project. One list is the list of main projects, the second is a list of tasks under each main project. The main projects has a lookup column that allows multiple ...
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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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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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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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how to get filtered data from a parent site?

We have a site called Projects. It has a list in it that has a list item for each project that has all the meta data about all the projects. Under the projects site are sub sites - one for each ...