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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In a workflow running in Workflow Manager “a wait for field change” gets stuck with a yes/no checkbox ¿how to fix?

I have a SharePoint 2013 + Workflow Manager 1.0 installation that is using a "wait for field change" in a workflow. The workflow that has problems is "waiting for" a checkbox Yes/No field to change ...
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How do you create a Serial Workflow in SharePoint Designer?

I am new to using workflows in SharePoint 2010, and am wondering how to create a serial workflow from scratch in SharePoint Designer (SPD) 2010. I have a client that would like an approval workflow ...
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Workflow; Appliccation to one Folder

How do I apply workflows to only one Folder in a Library? When I create the one I want to use, it is activated for all documents within all folders in the library.
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Set user permissions required to run workflow

How do I set permissions required for users to run/execute a SP2013 workflow? Somewhere in the MSDN I read "Edit Items" is required to run workflows. Somewhere else I read "Manage Lists" is required ...
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Certain column in “current item” in workflow

I'm creating a list which will later act as a template. For this list, there will be a reusable workflow that will send me a mail of a certain column is edited. So the workflow would be something ...
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Permissions to write to External List from Workflow

I'm attempting to create a SharePoint workflow that creates a new item in an external list using the "Create item in [External List Name]" action available in SharePoint Designer. Currently, I keep ...
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How To Calculate Difference Between Two Different Lists?

So I have two different lists: contains skills, based on a role, with a Required Level (int) contains skills, based on personnel, with an Actual Level (int) For reasons beyond my control, these ...
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How do I create a workflow when the comment field has been updated

I want to create a workflow when there is a new comment added to an issue tracking ticket. I have managed to create workflows on SharePoint Designer when a ticket has been created or resolved ...
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Workflow: send notification before due date

I'm an inexperienced SP user and need have created a workflow. I created a site containing Libraries. All the Libraries contain the same new fields, which I created at the Site level. I need a ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Tasks and Outlook

I'm trying to find a way to have the 'Open this task' button in Outlook when a task notification from a SharePoint 2013 Workflow is sent to a user. We have been working on upgrading our SharePoint ...
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Check if site uses custom Infopath forms and workflows using powershell

I have to scan my SharePoint environment to check how many of the sites have custom Infopath forms and Workflows (OOB or SPDesigner). I am planning to use PowerShell to scan my sites/subsites. Do ...
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Creating an Approval workflow based on the list values using visual studio 2010

I have a list with the company name, business process and workflow initiation. The Business Process could be Purchase Order/ Leave Request. Workflow Initiation is a radio button which could be ...
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Problem Starting 2013 Workflow from Powershell

I have a scenario where I need to kick off a 2013 SPD workflow from a powershell script. This should be possible using the StartWorkflowOnListItem method. My script is as follows: Add-PSSnapin "...
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Workflow Triggering - After every list update

I have two workflows on a list that track the status of issues entered by users. The first Workflow "Completed" does the following: Checks if a status indicator has been set to closed Emails the ...
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trigger workflow event before file closed

Is there a way to trigger a WF event whist the file (xlsb) is still open. I have a XSL file that sets property parameters and when uploaded and closed the WF reads the props and triggers (so WF ...
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How do I add leading zeros to a variable in Sharepoint 2010 site workflow?

I'm using Sharepoint 2013, but this particular site workflow is a 2010 version. I'm trying to accomplish this in Sharepoint Designer. This workflow creates a new document, and assigns a given number ...
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Where are permissions needed to start workflows?

My list has unique permissions. Group A has contribute and approve permission on this list, but only read permissions to the whole site. However, when trying to launch a workflow manually (via Files ->...
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Error while deploying SP2013 Workflow from VS2012: NullReferenceException

I developed two features, one should deploy a workflow. After hitting F5 in Visual Studio 2012, I get a NullReference-Exception. Here is the output shown: ------ Deploy started: Project: ...
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2013 Workflow Update Items in dictionary

Is it possible to build a dictionary, and then perform an actual action (such as set field value) on every item in that dictionary? The Objective - I have a list lets say"Test List" (for simplicity ...
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How to create your own approval custom workflow in spd 2013?

I am using sp 2013. I would like to create some custom workflow in spdesigner. In this workflow I would like to create a task to userA. userA is a "sharepoint user/group column" After userA has ...
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Send an email with a link to open document in browser to simultaneously edit a document

I'm very new to SharePoint so some help would be greatly appreciated. I'm trying to create a workflow for the following process: A user moves a document into a document library with several other ...
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List Summary Workflow

I would like to create a workflow that runs at the end of each month and send a "Summary" of all the items in which an individual has been listed as a "Manager"? Is this possible? The list will ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow update all items with “Value” using IF or Update?

How to use either IF or Update in workflow to all items that contain a value - I looked through answers to other The Objective The Objective - I have a list lets say"Test List" (for simplicity let's ...
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IF Statement in Workflow

I'm hoping this is a simple question but it's been a while since I touched SharePoint. I'm building out a simple InfoPath form that users will use for an escalation process. I need to build a ...
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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. ...