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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Why is setting task fields in a “Before A Task Is Assigned” step not working?

I have a custom process in a SharePoint 2010 workflow where I need to allow the first participant to be able to change the second participant in the participant list. What I have tried is asking the ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow lifecycle

I've build a workflow with SharePoint Designer 2010 on a dev computer. Let's say it's in V1. Now I want to move the workflow to the production environment. What is the correct way to do that ? I've ...
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View problem when attaching workflow to list programmatically

Very irritating problem. I have a list with the following view <View BaseViewID="1" Type="HTML" WebPartZoneID="Main" DisplayName="$Resources:core,All_Documents;" DefaultView="TRUE" ...
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Why is my workflow DependencyProperty event handler not firing?

I have a custom workflow activity (SharePoint 2010) with a Dependency Property defined as follows: public static DependencyProperty TaskChangedEventPropertyEvent = ...
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Invoking an ActivityAction in a SharePoint workflow

In a Visual Studio, SharePoint 2013 workflow, the "IF" Activity provided by Microsoft can take a condition and two activities as parameters: I want to write a custom activity that can similarly ...
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(Solved) Start a Workflow of the Host-Web via SharePoint App and JSOM

The Last Update is the Solution I have got an App for SharePoint 2013, which needs to start a Workflow. This Workflow is in the HostWebContext, not in the AppContext. The List, the Workflow is ...
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How to use onWorkflowItemChanged in a State Machine Workflow?

I'm using a simple Workflow for demonstration purposes: Init sets State1. State 1 waits for item changed and set's state 2. State 2 waits for item change and finishes the workflow. The problem: ...
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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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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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Include link to task in task notification email body

I am customizing the Email task notification message body in SharePoint Designer and need to include a link to the task. I can get all the pieces of the url except the task list id. I have: [%Task ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Manager 1.0 Causes High CPU on Server

I installed Workflow Manager 1.0 on my test SharePoint server following these links: Installing Workflow Manager 1.0 Install and Configure Workflow for SharePoint 2013 Blog on how to install ...
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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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Creating a workflow to be run by a timer

I have been attempting to resolve this issue for about two weeks now. So far, everything I try has a problem that makes it unworkable. Problem One of the current requirements is that I need to be ...
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Run workflow for item expiration

As I understand WF are triggered with events (or event). I have an expiration column and I need to send notifications 45 and 30 days prior to the expiration data. What are my options?
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Trigger workflow daily

Is there a simple or OOTB way in SharePoint to trigger a workflow to execute daily? Maybe through the use of timer jobs? My goal is something that doesn't require the use of a solution or some type ...
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Is it really required to enable SharePoint Workflow Timer Service on all application server?

As the title states, may be this is a very basic question. In a SharePoint 2010 farm, the SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service is enabled for all servers in the farm by default. However, I ...
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Nintex or K2 - which one is better function and price wise?

I just finished testing Nintex. So far so good. However, I'm not happy with their pricing structure. The standard edition is like $10k + $3.5k (for support per year). This is per WFE, so we have 3 ...
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Workflow and EventReceiver execution order

I have an event receiver, and I'm capturing the "ED" events (Added, Edited). I also have a Workflow on the list that is triggered on Item Added and Updated. Does the workflow get called before the ...
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how to send a link to the edit view of a list item from a workflow

Is it possible to go to the edit view of an sharepoint 2010 list item directly from email? I have a workflow that sends an email to a user to edit a list item. The link -at this time- takes them to ...
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Transferring files between 2 SharePoints

I need to sync files between 2 SharePoint sites. The 'origin' SharePoint is our internal SharePoint we all use. We have a subsite for each client. The second SharePoint is semi-public/accessible to ...
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Sharepoint template bug, workflow fix not working

I downloaded Microsoft's Employee Training Schedule and Materials template and installed it. Everything works as I need it to except for one bug, which seems to be well documented. When you register ...
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How can I make a workflow automatically start when an email is received?

I have a workflow, which is set to run when an item in a list is created. The list is email enabled, and is populated only by email. When I send an email to the list, the workflow is not started - ...
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Assign Tasks to multiple people with multiple completions

Sharepoint 2010. Question 1: I need to create a task that can be assigned to 1 or more people at the same time, but creates a separate tasks for each of the so that they would mark the task as ...
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Assign tasks to multiple users using workflow without Visual Studio

My requirement is, we want our employees to read a document whenever the administrator asks them to. For this I can manually start a workflow against a document. The problem is, I can only create one ...
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How to configure a SPD Workflow to start using an account different from the System Account

We have created a group of SPD workflows that are associated to different document libraries in a Record Center. The workflow themselves work great, but right now (after installing the latest CU ...
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Detected use of SPRequest for previously closed SPWeb object within workflow

I have a visual studio sequential workflow. In that workflow, I have a string property called AllowDisposition. When the workflow starts, I populate that value by doing workflowProperties.Item["FIELD ...
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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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What is downside of reducing the workflow timer job in SharePoint2010 from 5mins to 1 mins

I am working on a project which trigger the workflow in code asynchronously, the default time for the workflow timer job to pick the workflow is 5 mins , I would like to reduce the timer job from ...
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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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Programmatically determine when Approval workflow has completed

I have a list with 2x declarative approval workflows associated with it (the workflows themselves are copies of the OOTB Approval workflow and were built in SharePoint Designer 2010). FYI: The ...
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Approval (OOB) Workflow modified as System account Issue

We are having a problem with an out of the box approval workflow. Environment: 5 Server Farm (2 wfe, 2 app,1 db) SharePoint 2010 Enterprise. (upgraded from moss enterprise) Problem Every time a ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Workflow: Create multiple tasks and change them

I want to write a workflow which creates and updates tasks when the workflow item is changed. For example: the workflow-item has a multivalue field with users who should approve the workflow-item: ...
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How to make custom workflow activity parameter optional

I'm developing a custom Sharepoint 2010 workflow activity and I need some of it's parameters to be optional. For example, I need a user, using Sharepoint Designer, to be able to specify document path, ...
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Upgraded instances of a workflow become 'stuck' and do not pickup OnTaskChanged Activities

I have a very simple workflow as seen here: When a user goes to act on a task, they are presented with an InfoPath form. The form displays some information. The user either selected 'Approve' or ...
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Custom Activity Dependency Property Inheritance

I have created a couple of custom workflow activities for SharePoint 2007 and they are working. However, I find that my custom activities share a lot of properties/methods and so I have attempted to ...
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Creating a new user via code, have to wait before account is able to login

I am creating new AD accounts on the fly in a workflow. Once created I call SPWeb.EnsureUser, then add the user to a SPGroup. If I browse to the group I see my new account in there. If I log out and ...
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How do I create a new document in a document library according to a template in a workflow ?

I have a document library with a DOCX template file. I want to create DOCX file in this library in a workflow but I did not succeed. Before, I created a workflow in Sharepoint Designer to create a ...
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Best method for sending a reminder based on expiry date

I have a document library which has a field for Expiry date. This field is not mandatory and is used for our Legal team to identify if the contract is close to expiring. The Legal team would like to ...
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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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How to Set Item Level Permission Using SharePoint Designer 2013 Work Flow?

Currently i'm trying to create a workflow in SharePoint 2013 workflow platform that sets item level permission, trying to set read item level permission to "XYZ" group in SharePoint 2013 workflow ...
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workflow help: Issue with automating

I am currently working with SharePoint 2007 designer. But I am having a issue creating a workflow that scans for a certain item that appears more than once in different items. Here is a picture of ...
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Difference Between Sequential Workflow & State machine workflow?

What is the difference between Sequential Workflow and Stater machine workflow? What context should I take account to when choosing one of them?
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SPO CacheFull and CacheRead

In my workflow I create a task and when I go add a user I see in options _SPOCacheFull and _SPOCacheRead. I wonder what they are for... someone know?
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Can someone help me use SharePoint 2010 to do data processing?

TL;DR: I need to create a system in SharePoint in which a user uploads an Excel (or CSV) file to the site from a webpage. The site takes the uploaded document and uses it to populate a list. Then it ...
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SharePoint workflow history in SP2010

I don't think there is one answer to this problem but at the same time I don't get what Microsofts expectations are. Facts: Workflows log to the history lists. This list shouldn't be assumed or ...
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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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Why does SharePoint Workflow Project in VS 2008 get modified every time it's opened?

The same goes for the workflow source files -- every time I open the project or go to the source file, it's indicating (by the asterisk) that the file has been modified. Which means two things: when ...
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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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Unable to edit my custom List workflow (SP Designer)

There is an existing Custom List workflow on our SharePoint 2010 Enterprise site that I can't figure out how to edit. My main goal is actually to export this workflow to be able to port it to another ...