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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Definitive answer to sending emails to SP Group from Workflow

I understand that there are some issues when you use SharePoint group in To/CC field in "Send Email" activity in a workflow designed using SharePoint 2010. I searched on internet for solution and I ...
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Custom Code is disabled on my form/(it is a workflow form of a sp list workflow process)/ any workaround?

custom code (trying to use C#) is disabled for any button on my form... I am trying to use that form in the context of a solution structured like this: data is held in sharepoint lists, and list ...
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How do I associate Workflows to SharePoint 2010 External Lists?

I've read that you can't associate workflows to SharePoint 2010 external lists but that there are workarounds for doing it. What do those workarounds involve? Can I do all of it in the Sharepoint ...
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How To Create a Customized (yet still semi-basic) State Machine Workflow with Sharepoint Designer 2k10

How can I create a basic multi-step State Machine workflow without any custom coding from Visual Studio or customized Visio or InfoPath workflows within Sharepoint Foundations 2010 or Sharepoint ...
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Execution order of event receivers and workflow on a list

Is it possible to know beforehand whether event receivers on a list will always execute before any workflows associated with that list?
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Sharepoint doesnt send notifications for tasks

My question is about Sharepoint. I create a workflow via Sharepoint designer, and "Assign a To-do Item" in it. When workflow start it doesn't send any notifications via email. But when I add "Send ...
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Custom activity created and appearing in Actions list in SPD, but cannot select it

I've been following several examples regarding custom actions. I've been trying to deploy my own one, but although I can see the action inside SPD, when selected it doesn't appear in the workflow ...
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SharePoint Designer - Pause until

I want to accomplish this using SharePoint Designer and OOTB features. Requirement : List with details - employee name , start date , end date. 30 days prior to end date send an email , 15 days prior ...
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Daily e-mail reminders with workflows

I need a workflow which will check a custom list -for every row in this list- every day automatically and if the total value column is 0 then it will send an email to a user. Is it possible with ...
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Is there a way to start a workflow through an infopath button?

So let's say I have a submit button that I want to send a workflow email, how can I have it send the email once the submit button is clicked in infopath?
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Approval Workflow - Moving document to a read only document library

I have a document library (doclib1) with an approval workflow attached to it. On approval of a document I need to move the document to a separate document library (doclib2) which is read only and then ...
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How do I create a Custom Action for a Workflow?

I need to create a Custom Action that's displayed in the Action list for a Workflow. How would I go about this?
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow runtime doesn't work?

I have a problem when I try to start a Workflow 2013 in SharePoint Server 2013. I believe the error is related with permissions, but I cannot be sure. Here is the error message in the log: ...
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Q: After adding a new item to a list, is there a way/workflow to automatically add new item to another list?

I am hoping someone could direct me to the right path on being able to do the following. I have an "issue tracker" list, and a "Team Discussion" list. When adding a new item to the "issue tracker, I ...
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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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ListData.svc and Task Approval

How can I approve a workflow task using the ListData.svc? I am attempting to just set the value of ApprovalValue to "Approved" but this is not working at all. Any help you can give will probably save ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2010 - Site workflow and list workflow

I'm using Sharepoint Designer 2010, I have created site worklow from the designer. How can I operate this workflow if site workflow do not associate to a list? How can I convert a site workflow to a ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow is looping itself when waiting for a field to change

I have a problem with a standard SharePoint Designer workflow on a forms library in SharePoint 2010 Foundation. When the workflow is firing off it is designed to fill some information in against the ...
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List item created through SPD workflow does not start “when a new item created” workflow

For some reason my workflow (Workflow A) designed in SPD to start when a new item is created does not start when a new item is created in another SPD workflow using the "Create List Item" action. My ...
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modify web.config programatically to add a workflow authorized type

I need to add a line in the web.config under authorizedtypes, I want to do it with a wsp solution so that sharepoint takes care of syncrhonizing it with other front end servers. I just want to put ...
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How do I customize a workflow task form?

I am trying to edit the form that appears when I edit one of my tasks in SharePoint 2010. I currently have a Workflow with an approval process. I believe I can get to the relevent form for my ...
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Office 365 developer site SharePoint 2013 preview: SPD2013 workflow is always canceled

I try to create a workflow using SPD2013 preview on the Office 365 developer site (company.sharepoint.com). I can create and publish WF using SPD2013 without any problems, but when I start it on the ...
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Copying a globally reusable workflow in SP Designer loses form task fields and InfoPath rules

In SP Designer, I copied a globally reusable workflow in order to make it only reusable (not global) so I can save it as a template solution .wsp to move it to another farm. The problem is that the ...
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Handling workflow errors

Environment: 2013 Enterprise, Workflow Server on WFE, SPD 2013 This seems like a pretty simple question coming from a programming background, but I just can't find any information on it. When ...
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Visual studio 2012 Workflow 2013 to change file permissions in SharePoint 2013 Document?

Possible to change file level permission on a document (in document library) with Visual studio 2012 workflow for SharePoint Online 2013?
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Check if task has already been submitted on opening InfoPath task form and switching view to reflect so

I am trying to make my custom task form (of Visual Studio Sequential Workflow) to switch view to "Submitted" in case someone has already submitted this task before, since this task could be assigned ...
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How to check if user has a permission to complete task in InfoPath task form?

Is it possible to check if the user has enough permissions to complete task in InfoPath 2010 task form? Or maybe it is possible to show to user read-only view if he has lack of the rights. The full ...
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Send email via code in Office365

I am developing a custom web part in an Office 365 environment. I am trying to send email to a user during the execution of the code in the web part. I have tried two alternatives: ...
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using ftp in a SP list

I am not yet familiar with Visual Studio SP development as I have just started developing on SP sites less than 2 months. I would like to use a SP list to initiate a transfer of HUGE files which ...
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Visual Studio 2013 - Workflow debugging prerequisites failed to complete

I am experiencing an issue with debugging SharePoint 2013 Workflows in a SharePoint App solution: Has anyone encountered this error?
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Design Workflow that Emails People in Assigned To (Except for Created By)

We have a custom list that tracks work tasks in our department; we track our own work and use it to assign work/tasks to other colleagues. I have a people/groups column called AssignedTo and need a ...
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Unable to update field with SP Designer 2010 workflow

I currently have a quite a simple workflow on a library that has a simple content type. I have created a SharePont Designer 2010 workflow that updateds a list item value based on whether or not the ...
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OData query in SPD workflow HTTP GET request

I'm building a 2013 workflow that uses an OData query in an HTTP GET request that is intended to return a list of items with titles that begin with a certain string (which has previously been recorded ...
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Field with Lookup value fails to save in Start a Task Process action

Here is the scenario: I added a Start a Task Process action. I clicked Process Settings. Start a Task Process dialog is shown. I entered the Participants and Task Title. I clicked "Open editor for ...
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How to get the event/trigger of a SharePoint workflow?

A SharePoint workflow can be associated with a list, and configured to 'start when a new item is created', 'when an item is changed' or 'manually started by an authenticated user'. This is my ...
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Correct way to fix “This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited”

I have a SharePoint 2010 workflow that creates a task. The task has custom form and custom code executed when the form is submitted. Inside the code I'm trying to set the Completed Status on the task ...
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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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Custom workflow activity for SP 2007 appears in Designer's action picker but won't add

This is SharePoint 2007. I created a custom workflow activity in Visual Studio 2008 (using this and a few other blogs as a reference). I deployed it properly, I think. I can go into SharePoint ...
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Workflows do not continue after user completes a task nor do they update task outcome and percentage

I'm testing this with a simple workflow: Log message "Workflow has started" Assign a To-do item Log message "Task is completed" Here's what we did to make it stop working: We went and changed ...
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Multiple workflows across a list versus one workflow iterating the list

I have a process that needs to be run across every element of a list, doing specific things (mostly sending emails) based on several different fields of that item. This operation will always be done ...
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No InfoPath forms in SP 2013 workflows?

I just read here, that InfoPath forms will no longer be used in Workflows. Is there something that will replace InfoPath? or are forms in the Workflows just going away? Thanks!
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How to stop two version a sharepoint designer workflow running at the same time?

I have a SharePoint 2010 designer workflow that is running on change. When I publish a new version of the workflow and the items is edited, I end up with two version of the workflow running. Is there ...
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Workflow action SendEmail does not use “From” field

I have a Visual Studio 2010 workflow for a SharePoint 2010 Server. It uses the default workflow action "SendEmail" to send an e-mail. Everything works out perfectly, but the sender of the e-mail is ...
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Running declarative workflows under system account

I have an InfoPath form that starts a workflow (on item created). The business requirement is that after submission form must be read-only (no changes to the initial request can be made). However ...
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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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SharePoint Online 2013 Workflow to change file permission in Document Library?

1.What are my options with SPD 2013 If I want to change file permission in a workflow? 2.Where does SPO host 2013 Workfows? 3.If connecting to SPO Can I use Worklow Manager 1.0? 4.Will I need to ...
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How to authenticate BDC to the external system?

I'm using the following tutorial to define a workflow on a SharePoint list to create an element in and external List. When the workflow action tries to create the item in the external list, it fails ...
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Problems with “Pause Until Date” activity in SPD-created workflows

I have a workflow and I'm trying to send an email when an item is added or updated from a calendar list. I tried using the Pause Until Date activity as I need to send the email 2 days before the due ...
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Approval Workflow to update User Profiles Details

I am working on a Leave Application System using Sharepoint. I have added the total leave each user have in their user profile. The user will apply leave and once it is approved, the leave taken ...
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Share Point task list email notifications

I created the workflow in sharepoint designer using Collect data from user option. The approver receives three automated mail. 1) Notification to approve - Task assigned email 2) After approval, task ...