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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Reoccuring Events in Calendar

I am trying to design a workflow which will create a task list based on calendar entries in a SharePoint calendar. When a new calendar event is created, a task is create with this. For single events ...
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Initiate workflow on SharePoint 2013 when initiator is granted access only through Active Directory group

Has anyone successfully achieved the following: Using SharePoint 2013, in the browser, create a custom list or library Grant Full Access or Contribute access to this list or library for an Active ...
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Workflows Stopping and detaching themselves from Items : AutoStart Workflow: System.ArgumentException

We have a number of worflows on numerous list's, and they have recently detached them selves from the list , by that i mean that they no longer appear in the workflows area. Also they have stopped and ...
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Retrieve associated tasks from custom workflow activity

I created an custom workflow activity specified here: SPWeb.GetListItem returns null in custom workflow activity Now I need to know the user who last updated the associated workflow task. Before my ...
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sharepoint workflow rest api add role assignment exception

I develop a workflow and i want to grant unique permission on item in list using sharepoint rest api ...
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Create Workflow programmatically

I'm about to create a custom workflow editor application for creating, configuring and publishing basic SharePoint 2013 List workflows. I've found this A new and interesting feature of the ...
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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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Impersonation as Site Owner, workflow is cancelled when setting

Good day. We have a simple list workflow that uses Impersonation to give Contribute Rights to a user via Replace Contribute Item. The workflow is created by our site Collection Admin. So when i ran ...
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How to send email to a specific list item

Is there a way to for a user to reply to a workflow(generated on create item) email and make that email content attach to that particular list item? This list is a issue tracking list and part of a ...
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Workflow: Current Item Url

I have a site set up with a workflow that sends mail with a link to a task. We use alternate access mappings in order to access this site across the company. My issue is that in my workflow, ...
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Workflow Error: “An error has occured in [the name of my workflow]”

I am facing following Workflow error: "An error has occurred in [the name of my workflow]" i.e. Workflow is giving "Error Occurred" in the status field. Usually when I go to the workflow page ...
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Prevent changing of approvers list in approval workflow in SharePoint 2010

In SharePoint 2007, the OOTB document approval workflow had an option “Allow changes to the participant list when this workflow is started”. This option has disappeared in the 2010 OOTB approval ...
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Error: “This operation can not be performed at runtime” when adding workflow activity at runtime

I am adding SharePoint workflow activity at runtime, depends on configuration done by user in Workflow Association form. I am adding simple log to history activity but getting error "This Operation ...
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Access denied while creating subsite from workflow

I am following this article to create a subsite from workflow. I am getting following error {"error":{"code":"-2147024891, ...
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how to send workflow emails in a specific time zone in sharepoint

We have a situation where the requests created in SharePoint list, go for approval to "Approvers". Now some approvers are in US and some in UK. Can we do something to send emails during a certain ...
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Can we publish SP2010 OOB approval workflow without SPD?

On the development farm I have setup a site collection with OOB "Approval - SharePoint 2010". I "copy" the site collection to a user test farm using Backup-SPSite and Restore-SPSite method. The ...
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Emtpy workflow initiation form when starting a worflow to publish a major version

I have a problem with my pages library publishing approval workflow. My Workflow inititation form will only show for the site collection administrator. I have tried to give the "ordinary" user the ...
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Mail sent with workflow takes a long time (Office 365 - E3)

I have made a workflow that sends an email when an item is added. The workflow does some tests and is completed in less than 1 minute. But the mail which is generated in that workflow takes hours ...
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Register -SPWorkFlowService gives 500 not found internal server error

I am trying to install and configure workflow manager since last many days but I am getting this 500.24 Internal server error or 500 not found error. Workflow manager 1.0 refresh with cu2 installed ...
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SharePoint Designer Error Errors were found when compiling the workflow

I was looking for a solution to allow a group of employees to approve a task on a single workflow for redundancy in SharePoint 2010. i.e if a employee was away the other could approve it for him. I ...
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Workflow Email not Sending

I created a workflow in SPD13 to send a reminder email until task result is changed to "closed". The workflow starts and the notification date is determined by the workflow. However, the workflow ...
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Insert users first name from SharePoint Security Group

I created a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2010. When an item is added to a library an email gets sent to all recipients. The recipients are being pulled from a custom SharePoint group that I ...
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Customize OOB Publishing/Approval Workflow with Schedule

I have the following problem. I would like to customize the OOB publishing/content approval workflow with a schedule date. So the OOB workflow has the following functionality: Anyone edit or add 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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“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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SPD workflow - Stop workflow if item is deleted

Environment SharePoint 2010 standard I have create a SharePoint designer workflow attached to a content type. The content type is then attached to a SharePoint list. In the workflow I have set ...
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SharePoint 2013 App solutions structure

I have VS2012 app solution with two projects in it A B The workflow is included to the A project and I would like to add this workflow to the B project. I have not found the workflow's elements in ...
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“Value cannot be null” exception while loading WorkflowServicesManager

I am trying to start a list workflow in SharePoint 2013 using client object model. But while loading WorkflowServicesManager, it throws the error below - Value cannot be null Parameter name: ...
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2013 Workflow not progressing after task complete

I'm having some issues with a workflow we have recently created to help assist us for IT Change Requests. The bulk of the workflow involves assigning approval tasks to two users, which change ...
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Restore versions of documents with workflow

I need to store the version number in a column. In a determinate moment, must restore the version saved of the number in the control column. However, I need to do all this using workflow 2010. ...
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How to delete a Task that is associated to an item and workflow that have been deleted

I have a task that is associated with an item (in another list) that has a running workflow. However, the item was deleted over a year ago and therefore it is no longer recoverable from the recycle ...
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how to create a SPWorkflowTemplate

I am trying to add a custom workflow to the WorkflowTemplates library of my web. So how does one go about creating a new SPWorkflowTemplate object and adding it to the WorkflowTemplates collection of ...
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How to implement a custom action to run code with access to the current item columns

I am using sp2013. I have a custom list which is using a custom content type. I would like to implement some link or button which is running some code. First you will need to select a listitem. In ...
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VS2012 won't deploy my SharePoint 2013 Workflow

Well, I have got the same problem as this guy with the equally titled thread. I want to add a SharePoint 2013 Workflow to my App Web. It is a list Workflow. Workflow Manager and Service Bus are ...
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Can I create a workflow for an Excel spreadsheet?

I have an Excel365 spreadsheet in my Sharepoint13 user account which I am sharing with everyone except external users. Everyone needs to update this sheet, so I would like to create a workflow for it. ...
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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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Workflow creates document set, but not its documents

I'm creating a workflow that will create a new instance of a document set in my document library. This step implemented like this: Creating the document set manually (using the SharePoint website) ...
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Migrate workflow history list

I'm currently migrating a SharePoint 2010 website to another server, which contains a list workflow. The migration of the website and the workflow wasn't a problem at all, but I also want to migrate ...
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Workflow Status Tasks: One or more field types are not installed properly

In the workflow status tasks, I get the error: "One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete these fields" I have opened up the fields one by one ...
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Add existing field to Approval workflow's approval form

I want to add a existing site column or a custom developed field to OTB Approval Workflow's approval form, so that approver have to fill that additional field. Can this be done without modifying the ...
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visual studio workflow

So I tried to follow the tutorial on the following site: ...
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Sharepoint Designer Set Task Field drop-down is showing empty

Using SPD 2010 I created an Approval process. I have added few custom field to my task list and now under "Before Task is assigned", the action "Set Task field" is not showing anything on the ...
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Routing InfoPath Forms

I'm looking at automating some forms for my organization utilizing SharePoint and InfoPath. I'm familiar with form development and saving them to SharePoint. Where we start getting stuck is managing ...
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Is the workflow attached to the list when saved as a template?

Is the workflow attached to the list when saved as a template also copied? If yes then why is it I cannot see the workflow in SPD when i tried creating a new list based on the list template. What im ...
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How do I get each person from a multiple choice column?

So, the question does a poor job of outlining the problem. I've got one list where my clients track their projects; let's call it Projects. In it, they make a selection on a multiple choice column ...
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Workflow failed to run after pause - SP2010

I am trying to fix a paused workflow issue following this KB Article from Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2674684 However, when I try to run the powershell command I get this error as ...
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Workflow Permissions

I have learned from this article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee428324.aspx that "the default setting for associating a workflow is to allow users with Edit Item permissions to manually ...
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How can I remove a single entry from a multiple People and Groups field via workflow?

Using a workflow (and anything else Middle Tier including scripting), can you remove a single name from a multiple-user Person or Groups field? I'm toying with the idea of a "subscription" model: ...
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Replicator in State Machine workflow

I'm working on a custom approval workflow with a few twists. Given the different states, and reviews, and the need to step back in some scenarios, I'm going with a state machine workflow. In one of ...
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Can I control the name of forms when using a custom task process in SharePoint Designer?

I use SPD 2010 to create a complex workflow. I use many custom task process to interact with the different users at different stages of the workflow. Each time I add a new custom task process in my ...