I'm new to SharePoint and I'm trying to create a new workflow with MS Visual Studio after creating a few lists, but when the wizard is asking me the name of the workflow, the following error message is shown:

The SharePoint site at http://jmoreno:10493/ is missing a target, task, or history list. Each of these lists is required to associate a workflow template. Please create a list and then launch this wizard.

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I have the following three lists:

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And I would like to associate the workflow to the list "Solicitud de viajes".

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You need to create the lists required for workflows on your site before proceeding with Visual Studio.

To do that:

  1. Ensure that a workflow feature is activated on your site collection (any workflow feature will do http://yoursite/_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site)

  2. Add a workflow to a list/library on your site by:

    • Browsing to a list/library on your site
    • Selecting "Workflow Settings" from the ribbon
    • Clicking "Add a workflow"
    • Configuring your workflow

This will create the lists required for workflows (as mentioned in your error message).

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