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This can be done a bit easily with a Visual Studio Workflow or if you have SharePoint Designer, with a SPD workflow. Another suggestion is add the Project Owner column too with the lookup. You can add many columns from that list to this list when you are creating a lookup. So you do not have to refer multiple lists in your workflow. Now create a Sequential ...


I've run into this several times, it isn't enabled by default. It needs to be enabled via PowerShell: $spWebService = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService]::ContentService $spWebService.DeclarativeWorkflowAutoStartOnEmailEnabled = $true $spWebService.Update()


I don't work with approval workflows but I will just throw this out and hopefully someone else can expand upon it. When a form or document is opened by an Office product its put into a locked state to keep someone else from making changes to it while you are editing it. Generally the lock goes away as soon as you close the form other times it gets stuck and ...


I've been working on something quite similar with an enterprise wiki. From what I've come across is that you can set up a library with content approval turned on and from there use the OOTB publishing approval workflow. I'm not sure if you can assign the task using a field from the list. You can create SP groups, use AD groups, or use specific SP users ...


Here is my suggestion: Create a Custom Action, either through SharePoint Designer or Visual Studio. The Custom Action should call a JavaScript function that starts a workflow that marks the folder as approved / rejected. The custom action can pass tokens to your JavaScript function ({ItemId} is the only token that works for me from SharePoint Designer). The ...


If the document creator's e-mail doesn't work, the best way would be to make the creator or an intermediate processor enter the manager's e-mail address in a specific field -- then you can pick their e-mail out of the correct field regardless of if they were the last to edit it or not.


This typically needs to be done by creating a second, hidden, column for the previous status. When your workflows complete, it updates this hidden field to the current status. Then when the item is edited, you put in your first step to check if the status column equals your hidden status column. If it does, you terminate the workflow. If it does not, you ...

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