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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Is it possible to add an Initiation Form to the Check-out workflow?

Business process requirement is that when checking out a file, users must provide a Change Request number. In a custom workflow, I would simply add an initiation form, collect the data, and add it to ...
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Workflow status values show 18

I got this from here: NotStarted = 0 FailedOnStart = 1 InProgress = 2 ErrorOccurred = 3 StoppedByUser = 4 Completed = 5 FailedOnStartRetrying = 6 ErrorOccurredRetrying = 7 ViewQueryOverflow = 8 ...
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Get the Manager Name of mutliple users selected from people picker field or in sharepoint workflow

I have one Person or group type of column called "Requestor" in my sharepoint list which allowed multiple selections[It can be input only one user or multi-user], now my intention is to do lookup for ...
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This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited, when due date is passed

I am using sharepoint 2010. We have 2 differant endusers. Users from domainA and users from domainExternal. We have a document library with a workflow. This workflow is creating a task. This task has ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflows List does not exist error

I am creating a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow and I encountered an error which suspends my workflow. I've noticed that it only occures when I reference a lookup column to another list. The error ...
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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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Varying Due Dates in Workflow

Is there some way to vary due dates in an approval workflow? For instance, if I have A, B, and C all on a serial approval workflow: A: due date = today + 7 days B: due date = completion of A's task ...
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2010 Workflow: Adding Domain Group Permissions Creates Extra Groups

I'm having a problem with a 2010 workflow causing SharePoint to create new permissions groups when I try to alter permissions on a document in a library. I want the permissions on a library item to ...
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I do not have approval process workflow on my sharepoint, need to create one, Can anyone send me the process [on hold]

I do not have the approval workflow with my Sharepoint, can anyone send me the workflow process so I can create in designer
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How do I publish a workflow from a site list from C#?

I have a workflow in a site list. I want to republish the workflow (like you do in SharePoint Designer) from C#. How can I do this? The workflow I'm trying to republish is a project server workflow. ...
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Comments Field Truncated SharePoint 2010

I am having an issue with the default comments field in SharePoint 2010. When a < (less than) or > (greater than) symbol is entered into the comment field by a user the alert that a workflow ...
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Reassign user in workflow task

We work with a workflow which "collect data from user". There is no approval element in the workflow. Is it possible to reassign the workflow task to another user?
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How to send e-mail to choices made by user input through workflow

I have a list where in users can submit certain information and same is picked up by a group to resolve it. So in the user input form we have an option of "Request team" which has a list of group ...
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Email cannot be sent: make sure the outgoing e-mail settings for the server are configured correctly

I made a three-state workflow in my issue list. But when I added a new item and assigned a user, a workflow is in progress the error appeared. the email cannot be sent. make sure the outgoing ...
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Change From field in workflow email

If it is not possible using out of box is there any feasibility working using writing code? If yes kindly provide me the code for change only from address in workflow.
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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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Changing From Email Address in SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows

For SharePoint 2007 there was a third-party addon we could install to allow the from email address to be configured in a SharePoint Designer workflow. Does anyone know if there is something similar ...
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Assigned To blank in State Machine Workflow?

I created State Machine Workflow regarding on Client Requirement Avery thing is working fine but Approver name not available in Assigned To in Task list field but Task is Created. string ...
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how to dynamically assign approver in workflow?

We have a document library in which users upload document along with some meta data like doctype. There is another list that has mapping of doctype and approvername. There is a 2013 desigber work ...
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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 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 ...
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Workflow lookup from list copied to another list

I'm trying to replace permissions on a list item that has been copied from another list, based on a field in the original list item. I've tried to set a workflow lookup on the original list, but it ...
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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 starting a workflow on host web from within a SharePoint-hosted app

I am trying to start a workflow on the host web from within a web part in an app. Here is my code: var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext.get_current(); var hostWebUrl = hostUrl; var ...
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Remove Previous Versions of a Workflow from List

I've been developing some List Workflows on SPD 2010 and using the publish button to push them to the webserver. Everytime I publish a new version, the previous one gets labeled 'Previous Versions'. ...
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More than one user not getting email alerts (SharePoint 2010)

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2010, and I'm creating an application which assigns tasks to other people. In the application, whenever a person is assigned a task, that particular person (or group of ...
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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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Workflow timeout and timer settings

We have an on-going issue with workflows (Nintex) occasionlly failing with "Fail to start" error. IT suggests to add a "pause" as the first step in the workflow. Their reasoning is that since our ...
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What's a good source for SharePoint 2013 Workflow instructional info?

A library and Amazon search only provided 1 book that isn't being published until September. I checked out the author's website and there wasn't anything specific to the question there. Lynda.com ...
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Send Email using Lookups from Workflows (SharePoint 2010)

I'm currently using SharePoint 2010 Designer, and the 2010 version of SharePoint. So I'm currently designing a SharePoint application which can assign tasks to other employees. Any tasks assigned ...
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SPD 2013 Workflow Subtask

Is there a way to create a workflow that automatically assigns a task as a subtask of another task. For example form is submitted, start work flow that creates main task, then creates 3 subtask for ...
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SP2010: Use Workflow to move library item into folder

I need my workflow to move library documents into a folder in the same document library. I can copy items, then delete the original item. I'm not seeing how to specify a folder or sub-folder, just the ...
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How do I check if a collection is empty?

I can't figure out how I can do a simple null check on a Collection variable in a workflow. The variable is populated by a GetDynamicValueProperties activity, so it can (and will be, under certain ...
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Auto list item update

I have a number of list items in a single list that I would like to use a workflow from SharePoint Designer to update every day so that the 'status' changes based on the changing date. I have tried ...
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Linked Data Source problems

I have some few questions regarding how to make Linked Data Sources work. Is there a way to have the column headers be able to sort by ascending or descending (this is not too important but is ...
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SharePoint 2013 App. Workflow Permissions for an app web

I have prepared environment to host apps on SharePoint on-premises, then I have configured workflow manager to work through HTTP and implement simple SharePoint-hosted app with a workflow. My ...
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Using jQuery SPServices to start a SPD reusable workflow

I am trying to initiate a SPD workflow that has been defined at the web's content type level. The workflow is associated to the content type and I can start it from the SP UI without issue. The item I ...
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Getting exception “Unable to synchronously deliver start event via a manual-start workflow” while trying to start workflow programmatically

I am trying to start a SharePoint list workflow from a WPF application. The code snippet I am using is below. It is a SharePoint 2013 server. These are the class members: String _webURL = ...
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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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Cannot edit Initiation Form of Designer Workflows with InfoPath

I've got a reusable SP Designer workflow in SharePoint 2010, and I'm trying to edit the Initiation Form for it. I can open the workflow within SP Designer, click the form, and it opens in InfoPath. I ...
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Email Snippet System using SharePoint Online Workflow

I am wondering if anyone has advice on a proposed system. Here is how it works. A weekly email is sent to employees every monday explaining to reply back in bulleted list what they got done last week ...
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Send custom emails when an item is added to a list

I am setting up a SharePoint 2013 website for my team, and part of the website includes a feature to fill out a form which then sends an email to our team with the contents of the form fields as well ...
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Error: The option for the SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform is not available in sharepoint designer

Currently, I need to develop a workflow with looping feature and I googled that it is available in sharepoint 2013 workflow. But, when I tried to create a workflow for sharepoint 2013 in sharepoint ...
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Possible to add a workflow on a website mailbox?

In SharePoint 2013 it is possible to create a website mailbox? Is it possible to add a workflow onto it? What I want is the following: The Postbox got an E-Mail and at this time the workflow must ...
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How to copy email body from a workflow step

I can't seem to copy from the body of an email from an action inside a workflow step. I can paste new content in, but can't seem to invoke the magic input to get copy to work. Is there some way to ...
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Assign a task to the person chosen in the people picker field

I'm fairly new to SharePoint and am just starting out with workflows. At the moment I am trying to create a simple Purchase Order Approval workflow, which should just have these stages: User clicks ...
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Workflow condition using a lookup column

I am sure this is something quite simple but I can't seem to figure this out (I am new to SPD and workflows in general). I am building a workflow to notify key individuals of a new item(s) being ...
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How do I start a workflow automatically when a document enters an existing library from a different library?

I am using a pre-workflow to move a document to an existing library after the recipient completes the task. Once it enters the new library I want it to automatically start the main workflow. Is this ...
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How to assign a particular column values of sharepoint List A 2010 from sharepoint ListB 2010

I have two list in sharepoint 2010. In List A i have Assigned to field column(people or user group). In List B i have two fields Name and Email id column. I need the email id values of List B should ...
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Sequential Workflow Transaction Aborted System.TimeoutException

Dear SharePoint StackExchange users, I have created a custom sequential workflow with VS for SharePoint 2007. When the workflow is activated 5 parallel tasks are created. All my tasks are created ...