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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Move item to folder when added/edited (SP2013 or O365)

How to move item to folder automatically when it has been added or edited in a library? The folder is in the same library. The correct folder will be defined by metadata. This should happen ...
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Wrokflow not behaving correctly

I have a work flow that fires off email notifications at specific dates, based on the number of days between the Expiration date and Today. It works up until a user goes to change the date of the list ...
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The item is currently locked for editing & Open Task button not disappearing in InfoPath

I have an InfoPath form that submits to a SharePoint 2010 Library. It has promoted fields which can be edited by SharePoint. Basically, someone gets assigned an approval task via workflow, they then ...
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SPD2010 Workflow “Collect Data From User” Activity + Multi User fields?

Creating a SPD 2010 workflow. Trying to do something that I think should be simple. Use a “Collect Data From a User” activity to collect 0 to many “people” that should be affiliated with a piece of ...
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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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Enable to start workflow manually from IE 9

I created a list worflow using SharePoint Designer that can be manually started. The problem is when I create an item in this list and try to manually start the workflow clicking the start button : ...
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Move workflow and attached document to site with same structure as source site

Need to move a document in a document library from source site to another SharePoint 2010 site which has the same structure as the source site along with the workflow attached to the document. The ...
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Workflow Manager 1.0 will install but NOT configure

I have successfully installed Workflow Manager 1.0 (and its prerequisites) on my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine that is hosting SharePoint 2013. I attempt to go into the Workflow Manager ...
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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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Workflow for email alerts on subfolders only

I've inherited a SharePoint site that includes sub-folders in the document libraries. When a customer attempts to set an alert on a particular sub-folder, they wind up receiving alert emails for the ...
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send email based on Dropdown column in list

I have a folder content type associated with document library and the library is having a choice column "Departments" which has three different values (dept1, dept2, dept3), whenever new folder is ...
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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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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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What causes “The e-mail message cannot be sent.” error when using a retention policy to start a workflow?

The following error appears in the Workflow History when using a Retention policy to start a workflow based on the Approval workflow: The e-mail message cannot be sent. Make sure the e-mail has a ...
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Workflow cannot send E-Mails, but Sharepoint can

I made a Workflow with the very first step to send me an e-mail. The next step is to set the workflow state from (unset) to something else. When I look at the workflow-state in SharePoint, it says ...
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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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Create Email Reminder for Recurring Calendar Events

I'm trying to figure out a way to create 2 calendar event items. 1 that sends an email reminder 30 days before it's start time to certain people and the other that sends an email reminder 7 days ...
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Custom Workflow Task with custom content type not working in VS 2012

I have created custom content type inherited from Workflow Task (SharePoint 2013) as i have to remove and add fields according to use. I also created a custom workflow task list, which uses ...
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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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WF for list only?

I have watched a lot of video clip about workflow for SharePoint 2013 and it tells me that it is only used for list table only. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa1p3qBWfss) Is Work Flow really only ...
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Launch SharePoint 2013 Workflow w/Javascript

Looking to launch a list workflow from script tied to a button on a form. I've been referencing this article, as well as the code from example 5, and even tried using SPServices, but have yet to come ...
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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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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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Appoach for SharePoint 2010 file upload workflow

[Crosspost from StackExchange.] I'm working on a project that is basically a file upload "wizard" that basically does the following: Entry form to select document library and enter some basic info. ...
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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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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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Workflow and Associated Task Form Names

I have question regarding the InfoPath Forms that autogenerated by the Workflow Tasks. I was wondering if it is possible to give these forms more meaingful names. The current problem example: If I ...
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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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Initiate Workflow With Custom Action

I have looked around on Google, and I have found tutorials on how to initiate a workflow from a custom action in the ribbon, but I have run into a problem. I am not sure why (I assume I have a ...
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how to archive sharepoint 2013 list items using powershell

I have a list where user drop there request for new site within my farm. Request goes through workflow where i have 2 outcomes approved and rejected. If item is approved it goes though other approval ...
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SP 2010 Workflow Collect Data from CURRENT User

I'm working with SharePoint 2010 workflows. I need to collect data from the current user then send an email. Specifically, I need to collect the email address of the recipient of the email. What is ...
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ServiceBus Broker service failed to start, retry count 2. Exception message: Service type is already registered

Due to outage last night my workflow servers are having issues. Service Bus Broker Service is stuck at starting stage, But Service gateway and app fabric services are started. Here are some error i ...
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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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Cannot send email from VS2013 workflow - but can from another site collection!

Deploying a 2013 workflow from Visual Studio 2013 to one site collection - the workflow works perfectly. All emails from the workflow send correctly. Deploying it to another site collection - emails ...
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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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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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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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SharePoint 2013 Workflow - Customize Collect Feedback

I have an InfoPath form in an SP2013 form library that currently uses the "Collect Feedback" SP2010 workflow. The requirement for this workflow is that the customer has an amorphous review process ...
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Reserve outlook resources in SharePoint 2013

So we have resources in Outlook, for example, room1@example.com and we would like to be able to reserve this room through SharePoint for events on one of our SP calendars. It's only ever going to be ...
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Schedule Workflow to run daily

The workflow I have sends an email to a user depending on the number of days left until a document expires (90, 60, 30, <10) in a custom list. Is there a way to schedule a workflow to run at a ...
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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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How do I stop users changing a document going through approval workflow?

I am working with SharePoint 2013 and a document library. After numerous attempts at trying to coax the 2013 workflow process into doing what I needed, I gave up and resorted to a 2010 workflow. ...
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Suddenly no custom 2010 workflows works anymore - SharePoint 2013

I've not access to the production environment so I can't see the ULS log. I've got several 2010 workflows that worked pretty well yesterday. But today they suddenly stopped working. When I try to ...
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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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How do I use a date collected from a user

When I use "set workflow variable" to assign a variable the value of "collect2", which is the variable created by the "collect" command, i get "Coercion Failed: Unable to transform the input lookup ...
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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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Workflow to send reminder mail weekly if task not completed

I just got a task to create a workflow to auto send emails weekly to task owners until their task is completed. The field is called Status. My steps so far: Create a list workflow and use the ...
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Sharepoint Hosted App : Loop through all list items using site workflow

I have to iterate through all list items for specific list using site workflow in sharepoint hosted app. My list is on app web.Based on Task Status column value of each list item ,I have to send email ...
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In workflow 'Set content approval status' do not change approval status

I have manual workflow, where I want to set content approval status to 'Approved'. I use Set content approval status action. It is executing, but it do not change my workflow. More info: I also have ...
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HTTP 500 Error - When trying to update a field in a Workflow

SharePoint Designer 2013 (2013 workflow on a Document Library) After much research I have found potential solutions were to: Set Required documents to be checked out before they can be edited? to ...