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‘Out of the box’ Workflows SharePoint 2010 Standard and Enterprise include a selection of ‘out of the box’ workflows. These tools help you automate the most common business tasks – sharing and collecting feedback on documents. List of OOB workflows: Workflow Types Windows Workflow Foundation supports two fundamental workflow styles. You can create ...


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Here is the solution: Challenges: The requirement needs to be achieved only using Out of the Box solution. And SPD workflow does not give any feature to scan multiple list items. Solution: Since MOSS 2007 SPD Workflow has very few actions, we can not achieve the whole solution using SPD Workflow. So we need to populate the List Item so that most of the ...


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Based on your question, there are two areas to address: How to help your particular problem How to handle workflow errors in general with SPD For your particular problem: I see something that may improve your process based on your description. You mention your general workflow as the following steps: item changes workflow reads fields workflow does ...


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This is a known issue with Workflow Manager: If the permissions of a workflow scope are set to BUILTIN\Administrators, Client Applications must run using elevated permissions If the permissions of a workflow scope are set to BUILTIN\Administrators, which is the default setting, an exception similar to the following is thrown if the client application is ...


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Even I faced the same issue previously. though workflow manager and all other stuffs were configured properly I was not able to see SP2013 Workflows in sharepoint designer as well as in other list and libraries. Solution : whenever a new workflow service application proxy is created in SP2013, by default it will not be associated(service connection) with ...


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Sequential workflow A sequential workflow represents a series of steps. The steps are performed one after another until the last activity is completed. Sequential workflows are always strictly sequential in their execution. Because they can receive external events, and include parallel logic flows, the exact order of execution may vary. The following ...


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One way to do this would be to have your multi-column lookup list stored as a separate list in SharePoint (Maybe you already have that I'm not clear). When you then add a lookup column to your 'main' list that refers to this lookup values list you can select which additional fields to include. You could, for example, include Name and Age. When including ...


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This is most likely something environment specific. I would say those are Portal Super User and Portal Super Reader accounts as explained here. To verify my theory you could run following PoweShell script on the server and compare results: $wa = Get-SPWebApplication -Identity "<WebApplication>" $wa.Properties["portalsuperuseraccount"] ...


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The easy way to accomplish this is by changing the AssignedTo field in the task list, although I know this isn't the preferred method. To do this I had the JavaScript update the task list with two fields I created called "Approval" and "ReassignedTo". In the Approval Field I placed the value "reassigned" and in the ReassignedTo field was the value of the ...


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An easy way would probably be to create a timerjob which: Iterate through your webs and find Doc Libraries with specific name. Iterate through the documents to find an column with expired date, use lambda. Mail targeted groups/users for the specified document. As long as the timerjob doesnt run all the time you can minimize the workload.


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You can hide that field in NewItem form. One way to do that is with a PowerShell script Enable Management of Content types in Advaced List Settings and Run the following script: Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell –erroraction SilentlyContinue $web = Get-SPWeb -Identity http://.... $list = $web.Lists["ListName"]; $field = ...


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I don't see why you can't use the OOB versioning functionality. If you enable versioning and content approval for your library and turn on major and minor versions, then whenever a document is submitted, it is marked as Draft and it gets assigned a minor version. You can then use a standard approval workflow (or customize it to suit your needs) to approve ...


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Follow the below steps to move workflow into production environment site, In the Development environment open the SharePoint Designer and export the workflow you want using “Export to Visio”. Rename the vwi files by adding ".zip" extension, now open the zip file and remove the "workflow.xoml.wfconfig.xml" because it contains the details about the ...


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By default, a workflow is run under the security permissions of the workflow initiator. The CheckOut action doesn't let you specify who the item should be checked out to. It will be checked out to the user under which the workflow is running, which is the workflow initiator or the workflow author, when an impersonation step is used. (more info on this on ...


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As strange as it may seem, this error is often experienced when you are debugging a SharePoint App and you never had published your solution (so the solution package has not been created). Use the "Publish" command to create the package and debugging should work normally afterward. Notice that the deploy functionality works even without the publish step so ...


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You can check SPWorkflow.Created of the workflow instances Here are the steps for the script: Loop through all the items and get the running workflows $workflows = $item.Workflows For every workfow instance check the creation date and compare it with the datetime of the last workflow version (from your screenshot) $workflow.Created That way you ...


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Yes it's possible but it can be annoying. You can create a good workflow on List A and an empty workflow on List B. Then open Workflow A in a text editor and copy the code. Open Workflow B in a text editor and paste in the code. You may need to do this on two files. Now the important part. You need to replace all of the list GUID references in the pasted ...


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I'm assuming you have some kind of unique ID that will be used in your list/library items/documents. One approach that we are currently looking at: Add a custom webpart to your "view form" and "edit form" pages (either in designer or using the ?toolpaneview=2 URL parameter). On load, use a web services javascript call to reach into your data source and ...


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Use SPListItem.UpdateOverwriteVersion() Updates the item without creating another version of the item. SPListItem.SystemUpdate method More Explanation


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Solution was: Register-SPWorkflowService –SPSite "http://localhost/yourSite" –WorkflowHostUri "https://localhost:12290" –AllowOAuthHttp had to be executed!!


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Without access to Designer to create a workflow, your best bet would be to use an alert on the list. The alert can be configured to send an immediate email when an item is added to a certain individual(s). It will contain all the list item data as well as a link to the item. I don't really like the alters myself, but given your situation, this would be the ...


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I have found the solution by my self. The tasks were over due. This is a stupid error from SharePoint! Why didnt they show some warning like this: It is not possible to approve this task because it is over due. I have changed the over due date to the future and now it is working.


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Using an event receiver: You can check the last added item, then increment it with 1. Then modify the number as 2014/001, 2014/002 and ect... No need to have workflows. Another way is having a property bag value which stores the last added id, then increment it by 1 and save, set that value to the number to the list item. This too can be done using an ...


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The pause in Workflow is used by SharePoint Timer Job, when the timer job runs, the workflow run. The default time is 5 minutes. So If something starts at 15:02, at 15:05 the timer job will process. Note that this time can be extended if the timer job cannot complete all the tasks. Eg. 15:02 starts, but only at 15:10 timer job can complete the request to ...


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No, but you can use the "Copy" function and then the "Delete" function. So you have the same "Move" functionality.


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Copying and then deleting a document is certainly not the same as moving it. Among other things, it will not preserve the document history, if it has a document ID it will not be preserved etc. In your workflow, you just need to “Update List Item” and update the “Path and Name” field with the folder name where the document should be moved in. If the ...


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Tasks don't have any security wrapped around them by default so this isn't unexpected. Item level permissions is one option (which would require you to do some extra work within your workflow) or to use the other option you referenced in your last para. Since you are using VS to build your workflow though, you'll have to implement this manually (no, not ...


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I used reflection to force the Automation Services to execute immediately. Works fine in our environment :-) http://devtopics.de/2013/11/18/making-sharepoint-2010-and-word-automation-services-convert-to-pdf-immediately-for-real/


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Here are some helpful tips on how to troubleshoot: 1. Make sure you have downloaded the correct version of SharePoint Designer 2013. You can download it via the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35491 2. Make sure you install and configure workflow for SharePoint Server 2013 correctly. You can refer to: ...


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You can map a network drive to a SharePoint Library. Here is a tutorial Here is another one Behind the scene, it uses WebDAV to communicate with SharePoint. If you just want to push some files, this may be a good solution. Afterwards, you just need to put your reports in the network drive. And by the way, a workflow is not a good solution for this ...



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