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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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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Web/Lists/GetByTitle returns only 100 rows

I am facing a problem in Web/Lists/GetByTitle method. Be default it returns only 100 rows. I changed it to http://sitename/_api/Web/Lists/GetByTitle('list')/Items?$top=300. When i hit this url into ...
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Workflow doesn't fire when new item is created through Event receiver

When new item is added through event receiver in a list, I have OOTB workflow on item created on that list. But unfortunately it doesn't works. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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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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Mail body is not updating after changing Assigned To in Workflow Task (SharePoint 2013)

For some reason, sometime I need to change the Assigned To of a task. So I am editing the task item and saving it. So the new Assigned To is getting an email. Now the problem is lookup values ...
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Task Properties are not updated in state machine workflow

I have created state machine workflow using visual studio 2013. Now, I want to update task properties when user click on ok button on task list item. Code block of workflow events: // Invoked event ...
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Unable to send an email to multiple Email Ids

I am working on an Email Trigger Action in SharePoint Designer 2013 for SharePoint On-Prem. I have used multiple Email Ids (Group Id & some individual person's Id) to which I want to send an ...
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Is there a limit of 5 iterations in a looping workflow? Is it documented somewhere?

I have a "looping" set of workflows, something like this: User creates item in List1, triggering a. The group of workflows then create a number of duplicates of the item in list1 (number of dupes ...
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Store SP 2013 Work Flow Audit Report in a List or Column in the same List

Has anyone came across any tutorials or links on how to store WF audit reports to a list or in the same list but on a column? I have scoured the net and I am not having any luck in getting the ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Workflow doesn't start when Item is created

I have an initial workflow that is independent of this discussion where an item gets copied into list1. After this occurs, the workflow in question starts as expected since I have the workflow set to ...
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Transfer a task when a person is out of office

Environment : Foundation 2010 I created a new list with the "Issue Tracking" model. My workflows include some tasks automatically assigned to a specific person. But I would like to transfer these ...
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Updating a Reusable Workflow

I have a Reusable Workflow that is associated to a List. I would like to tweak this workflow and continue using it. Solutions that require a one-time migration (e.g. using a different type of work ...
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How to hide/show list columns in SharePoint Online using a workflow

I have a List form which is divided into 3 part. Sales, Purchasing and AP. I want a functionality through workflow (or a way around if its not possible) where after the sales fields are filled, the ...
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Losing All Permissions upon editing List Item

I have access to SPD, and have SO permissions in the site collection. (no access to central admin) In a sub-site I have a list that tracks new-hires. I have workflows that run in the background. One ...
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Display 'Related Item' Field in a Task 'Edit' Form

Is there any way to display 'Related Items' in a task edit form? It's already available in the display form, but when you switch to edit, it drops off. Ideas?
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Setup item permissions using sharepoint workflow 2013

I have a SharePoint 2013 workflow that was created for us by a third party. There is one copy of the workflow deployed on a test install of sharepoint and one in production. It is applied to a ...
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I need to update an aggregated list that was copied from various sub-sites using work flows if possible

I have a main list that has a copy of each list item from several sub-sites. These sub-sties use a template list created so all information fields are the same. I am able to copy each sub-site's ...
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SharePoint Workflow Subscription Service failed

I have one requirement to start the SP workflow through JavaScript. For this, i have wrote some lines of code to start the workflow.But I am getting a Subscription failed error due to undefined ...
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InfoPath Form workflow approval buttons disappeared

I have a user who complained today that the workflow approval buttons she usually saw at the top of a completed InfoPath form (within the web browser) were missing today. I don't do any of these ...
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Starting List Item Workflow using Javascript on custom edit page

I have a custom edit page with some Javascript inserted using a CEWP. From this page I am calling a function to start a list item workflow on the current item being edited. I am using the following ...
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Workflow Task - Access Denied to User

Using SharePoint Designer I created an OOTB approval workflow using Start Approval Process action. When the user to whom the task has been assigned tries to approve/reject they get access denied. ...
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Backup/Restore site collection with working list workflows?

Is there a way to backup and restore a site collection and still preserve all list workflows? I am backing up one of our production sites, but when I move it to staging all the workflows lose their ...
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Update metadata w/2013 REST API in a Workflow

I am looking for an example of a REST PUT/MERGE method done from a workflow (no code) in SharePoint Designer to update a metadata field in a library. Specifically what the Build Dictionary and Call ...
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How to break pause condition and execute next condition in workflow

I have a workflow like Pause till date in which on pausing till the specified date if my previous conditions satisfies then pausing has to stop and should go further, in my case the workflow pauses ...
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Assign two users to a SharePoint 2013 workflow task

I want to assign a couple of users to a task in a SP 2013 workflow task that is developed via Visual Studio 2012. I tried assigning i:0#.w|mydomain\\spfarm;i:0#.w|mydomain\\muhammedh and I got the ...
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Workflow Suspends after Task Complete

I'm tasking users with a workflow built using SPD2013. Using standard outcomes, Approved and Rejected, I control the flow of subsequent workflow actions. This has worked with relatively few hiccups ...
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Lookups in SharePoint Workflow Emails

I've created a workflow that sends an email to all users when any new item is added to my "Payroll Processing" list. I want to be able to display the Client Name in the email that gets sent. The ...
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Open task button in SharePoint 2013

I am starting a task process in SharePoint 2013 and it's working fine. All tasks are getting created successfully though in the email sent to the user "Open Task" button in the ribbon is missing. ...
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SharePoint 2013: Unable to Update newly Created Item in a Different List - Error “Coercion Failed…”

Scenario: I have 2 lists. Lets say List 1 & List 2. I am trying to: In List 1 Workflow, I Create a New List Item on List 2. This works file. I see an empty List Item in List 2 as soon as I ...
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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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Missing quick launch on workflow initiation form

After creating a workflow in SharePoint Foundation 2010, the workflow initiation form is always missing the quick launch bar on the left side. There is only an empty div in the page source code ...
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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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Is it possible to get file content in workflow using rest API?

My workflow is 2013 and implemented in Office 365: my header: Accept: application/octet-stream Content-Type: application/octet-stream binaryStringResponseBody: true url call(rest api): ...
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Custom workflow for document Review and Approval. need suggestion to develop

I want to develop a custom workflow for document Review and approval in Office365 , here are the steps: Create Description: All employees can be based on a template to create a draft / draft ...