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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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Site Workflow Sharepoint 2010 calculate and ouput to field not variable

I'm trying to create a site workflow to add a date to every document in the site. I added a calculation action to a SharePoint 2010 Site Workflow. The only output offered is to workflow variable. ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Cannot Append Attendee Field Properly (Registration Calendar)

Trying to figure out how to implement the solution outlined HERE Put quite a few hours into using a secondary registration list that uses the Title as a Lookup to the Calendar Event Title. That's all ...
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Use SharePoint out of the box as a BPM(Business process management) tool

Can SharePoint be used out of the box as a BPM tool? If it can, what are the limitations? I have come across 3rd party tools like K2 which does the job but want to know if SharePoint can do it on its ...
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Reusable Workflow - Associated Column change, now error

I created a reusable workflow with associated site columns. Everything was working great. I then decided to add another function to the workflow, which required me to add a new associated column to ...
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SharePoint 2013 Online: List of all suspended workflows

Is there a powershell script or service out there that gives you a list of all workflow statuses? Primarily we are looking for a way to get a list of all current suspended workflows.
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Assigning Workflow to Meeting Agenda

What I'm trying to accomplish is a recurring meeting that people can submit agenda ideas for, but those ideas have to be approved before ending up in the final agenda. The ideal solution for me would ...
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Workflow to convert and email document

I'm new here and new to sharepoint/Nintex and am looking for some guidance! I have a work flow on list, which takes user input and puts it into a word document, which then is saved to a library. - ...
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Programmatically Start Workflow Sharepoint 2013 Out of Range Exception

I am trying to programmatically start my WF in Visual Studio and deploy it along with my solution into SharePoint 2013. The WF is in the same solution file as my ASP.NET web form and code behind. I ...
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Stacking SP.UI.Status messages

In our implementation we are using SP.UI.status to display workflow tasks assigned to a user on their homepage. At one time, a user can have multiple such tasks assigned and the homepage gets flooded ...
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Creating a hyperlink to a manual workflow start on a list item in a custom list for SharePoint Online

I am creating a training signup. The trainings are in a custom list as list items. I have two workflows on this custom list both in SPD. My first workflow creates a calendar event upon creation of ...
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SharePoint Approval Workflow-Different Approvers

In my limited experience of approval workflows on SP, as I understand it you have to define who the approval individual(s) will be within the workflow itself. Whenever it is started it will ...
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Stop workflow associated to a list via JSOM

I want to stop a workflow when user clicks on the Cancel request button. To achieve this I am trying with the JSOM code. My code as follows SP.SOD.executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(function(){ ...
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Collect signatures workflow - How to programmatically customize it and run

In SP 2013, a content type has an OOTB collect signatures workflow attached to it. How can I programmatically change the parameters, like the users that need to sign the content type? How can I run ...
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Need to pause a workflow email until a date, but workflow still needs to continue to run before that date

I was going to use the technique linked below to send out a reminder email on a specified date. This requires the "Pause Until" functionality. If I use this in one section of my workflow where the ...
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VS Workflow 2013 - Single Task action - Get Task ID

I'm developing Sharepoint 2013 Workflow in Visual Studio and I need to get ID of a task that is created by Single Task activity and write it to list item's field. What's the best way to achive this?
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Syncing Site WF (State Machine) to ASP.NET Web Form [duplicate]

I have developed a web form in ASP.NET with the code behind in vb.net in Visual Studio 2013. This will be deployed into SharePoint. I have also included a Site State Machine WF in the same solution. I ...
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Approve listitem task from button with javascript

I am trying to find out the right way to approve a listitem workflow task clicking on a button using JavaScript (client object model). An approver should be able to approve/reject his own task by ...
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How to check if the workflow can be started on SPListItem?

I have created a custom action for starting the workflow on list item. When user selects the item, an item from ribbon is enabled to start the workflow directly on item. I have created on application ...
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2013 workflow, get list item in parent web

In a sandboxed sharepoint 2013/office 365 workflow, I'm trying to query a list (using REST) in the root web, for a value. If the workflow fires in the root web, I get the value. If you call it in a ...
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Attaching workflow to a custom form web part

I don't have access to InfoPath. I am making a custom web part with a basic form having 4 fields and a submit button. I want to start a workflow when user presses submit button? Can I do this in my ...
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Custom workflows using Sharepoint Designer 2010

How to create and publish custom workflows for the below mentioned scenario.. Step 1 - Report creation (Person A) Step 2 - Data and chart entry (Person B & C) Step 3 - Report validation (Person A ...
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Starting Workflow on Button Click

I have added a state machine WF in VS by right clicking my solution and Add -> Add New Item -> then under "Office/SharePoint I added the "State Machine WF (Farm Solution Only). So the WF is now part ...
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How to create a SharePoint 2010 workflow with an email link that will be removing items in the list

Is it possible to deliver a link through the Work Flow email, which will delete item in library when clicked. I have seen a system that does something like this using application pages, I am on the ...
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Creating Workflow from asp.net form

I have deployed an asp.net web form in an application page in SharePoint 2013. The form was developed in Visual Studio 2013 with asp.net being used to build the form and vb.net for the code behind. I ...
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Sharepoint list column to find the status changed time

I have three states like ready,inprogress,closed. when the status is changed to inprogress or closed and saved, is there a way to get the time when the status is changed in a separate column ...
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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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Custom Workflow won't auto start, but only for one user

I am using Sharepoint Designer 2007 and Sharepoint WSS 3.0 (I know, time for an upgrade). Anyways, I have a workflow developed in Designer 2007 that simply populates a field in the relevant item with ...
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SP2010 workflow update a form from a task

I'm trying to create a workflow that starts when a drop down on a form is set to 'submitted'. This then creates a task in the task list. When the task is completed I want to then update another field ...
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Workflow to refresh Calculated Column in a Document Library

I have a calculated column in a library which very simply truncates the version number to only its major version then multiplies it by 512. However when the item is updated the calculated column stops ...
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Workflow String Builder not passing the answer

I have a workflow which has a pretty straightforward formula in the string builder. It sets a variable to a specificed multiplied by 5 then the next step sets that variable to a column for the ...
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SP 2013 workflow CompositeTask CompletionCriteria

Designing a declarative workflow with Visual Studio 2013 I try to use a CompositeTask to fulfill the following requirements approval workflow for multiple users with a parallel task if at least 50% ...
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Infopath 2010 terminate Workflow for current document

Is it possible to create a button in an Infopath 2010 Document, so when the Documents Workflow is started the User is able to click on the Button to terminate the Workflow? I actually have no idea on ...
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HTTP 500 Error When running a workflow

I have created a workflow that takes the version number (major and minor) of a document, truncates it to give only the major number and put it into another column in the library. However when I run ...
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Cancel a save of a list item, but still run the workflow

Is it possible to cancel a save of a list item but still run the workflow. How would I go about doing this? Example: I save an item in a list. It runs the workflow, but the save item does not appear ...
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Worklow - popup windows

All, I am just a newbie. Can I pop-up a windows to open a website after the workflow finishes? Please help.
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How to open created item when completed workflow?

I have two list: Order and OrderDetailA, and OrderDetailB; and two manually start workflow which is used to copy item from Order to OrderDetailA or copy to OrderDetailB. When I created new item in ...
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Implementing workflows to all sharepoint sites in Sharepoint 2010

I need to create an auto-generated email when items in a Sharepoint list are created or updated Based on above link I have generated an automatic email to items created. Now I want to implement the ...
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Call HTTP Web Service: Unauthorized

I have a workflow that I'd like to have call a web page inside of the web that it was run. I have turned on Site App Permissions at the site level, looked up the Workflow app id and granted it ...
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Update current list item c#

When using a custom workflow activity with elevated privileges to create an item in a list. It creates two instead of one. What I am doing is that when a user create an item in the list . It displays ...
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Can we dynamically assign an approver in sharepoint workflow

I am creating a task tracking project wherein the notification should go to the approvers dynamically before they could approve it. Can this be achieved using out of box feature?
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“The activity named 'WorkflowXaml_GUID' from scope was not found” when deploying SP 2013 Workflow

Ok. I have been getting this issue once in a while and I need to know how to fix it. Scenario: I wanted some custom actions performed on my workflow. So created an activity library and a class that ...
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Workflow Task List missing

I am new to SharePoint workflows. I am following along on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym-NlQgqihg&index=37&list=PLkxSkUuLZ3fTmkn0BP8L0nPtSz3TzETl0 starting at the 24min mark, ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow - if any value equals value

if any value equals value condition not allow to put value and also if I take it from lookup not allowed integer value
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How to decide between native SharePoint Lists or External Content Types?

We need some guidance on where we should house data for an application that will have all the data entry performed through SharePoint. Our team is building a HelpDesk ticketing system in SharePoint. ...
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Can I Change A Reusable Workflow to a :List Workflow

I created a reusable workflow in Designer by mistake. Is there a way to change this to a normal list workflow without recreating it? Also, how do I access it after publishing it? I don't see it in ...
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Project Server 2013 (SharePoint Based) send email when the task are sent to approval

I install the Project Server Web App in my SharePoint 2013 farm. I need create a workflow to send email when the task are sent to approval, but the list "Approvals" is not showed in "Site Content". ...
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SP 2013 approval workflow - collect comments from approvers

I have the following case: I need to establish an approval workflow with the option to leave comments by the approvers. No workflow templates are available on my server and I cannot administer it - ...
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sharepoint 2010 standard edition - workflow

Can I design a workflow in SharePoint 2010 Standard edition? Or this is only available in the enterprise edition? I can not find a template for the workflow
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Sp2013 Sp1 Upgrade and Workflow Servers

I just completed Upgrading Sp2013 Server, farm is healthy and all the services are working as expected. At the mean time i was going through the upgrade logs from last week and found out pretty ...
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Visual Studio 2013 Error: workflow “could not generate view for item”

Yesterday I switched from VS12 to VS2013 Ultimate, opened my app in VS2013 and deployed it. Worked as expected. However I have one Workflow Issue, when I go to the XAML and drag an item from the ...