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You're not alone! :) First, it is a very good point, IMO, to consider event receivers (ER) instead of workflows (WF) for your solution. WF are a heavy infrastructure, are complicated to use for end-users, do not migrate well, etc. On the opposite, ER are transparent to end-users, you control excatly what happens, they work the same on 1 or 1000 items, you ...


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Yes you can achieve this with an event receiver. The basic steps would be: Event receiver 1 is fired when a file is added in List A Event receiver 1 creates an approval task in List B and updates a column, let's call it Task Item ID, in List A (this is so we can keep track of which tasks in List B relate to which files in List A). Emails are fired off to ...


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In SharePoint 2013 there is no need to use alter the task. Directly access the list Workflow Tasks and update the item. Following code worked for me: using (SPSite _site = new SPSite(spSiteURL)) { using (SPWeb _web = _site.OpenWeb()) { ...


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It has come to my attention that as long as a file is downloaded from SharePoint, modified and re-uploaded, the values remain the same. This issue only occurs if someone has retained the original version, made edits, and re-uploaded the changed file to SharePoint.


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You need to select your item that you want to update in your this list item (action). E.g.: I am updating a List Item and using Current item for that. Select this list option Select List (in my case "current item") Add Select field that you want to update Select / Add value that you want to update (which as well can be another list item or a text ...


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Use the set approval status to ... action in your workflow. Do not forget to allow workflows to read and write items, by activating the appopriate feature in your site preferences.



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