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Questions tagged [designer-workflow]

This workflow is/ should be done by using SharePoint Designer. There are only a few ootb statements, new one have to be designed, with and without use of Visual Studio.

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SharePoint Designer Globally Reusable Workflow Upgrade and Maintenance

We have a SharePoint designer workflow, which is globally reusable and used in sub sites in a site collection. The workflow is associated with a content type. Now for the purpose of maintenance and ...
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SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow error 401

I have created a designer workflow in SharePoint 2013 and i have published the workflow as a non system account (as required).But when i check the status of the workflow it say internal status ...
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Easiest way to start SharePoint workflows on a bunch of list items in SharePoint 2007?

Right now I've created a few SharePoint Designer workflows in SharePoint 2007, I need to start them all up for each existing list item at (more or less) the same time. I'm not terribly worried about ...
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Understanding the “5000 request limit”

I really need some help understanding the "5000 request limit" i keep hitting when working with a 2013 workflow. I have created a rather large workflow for a client which loops through 400 items and ...
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How to get the current time in a SharePoint 2013 workflow?

I have two SP2013 workflows that I built in SP Designer. They both do pretty much the same thing, but for different fields. In both of them I set a DateTime workflow variable to Today. One of them ...
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SharePoint Online Globalization and Localization

I am developing a SharePoint Online WebSite using SharePoint Designer 2010 that has several content types, lists and workflows. One request is that the user must be able to select the language or ...
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How do you send emails to external email address in sharepoint online workflows

My client is using Office 365 and has SharePoint Online. Is there a way to send emails to external users or external email address using workflows? More Info: This is what happens when I try to ...
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Will SharePoint 2016 Support SharePoint 2010 Workflow

We are looking to implement a SharePoint 2010 Workflow in SharePoint 2013 which still supports SharePoint 2010 workflow. I was wondering if anyone has heard if SharePoint 2016 will continue to support ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow to automatically trigger another workflow to start

I have a workflow (1) that takes values from an infopath form and upates those values to a list called Employees. On the employees list I have another workflow (2) that is set to run when an item is ...
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How to resolve full names from a Person or Group column (that contains multiple entries) in a designer workflow

I have a custom list with a custom content type, with a workflow, on SharePoint 2007 as outlined in this other StackExchange question. I'm using a Person or Group typed column to contain a list of ...
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Break Role inheritance without Rest API with designer 2013 workflow

I have one document library. Once item /document is created / uploaded, one task will be assigned to a Reviewer Group, at that time need to change the permission of an item for the user who has ...
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Can we trigger a SP2013 WorkFlow using REST API + Jquery?

Can anyone suggest whether there is any possibility how to trigger a SP2013 WorkFlow using REST API & Jquery ?
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How do I fix a “Windows Workflow 3.0 required” error when editing a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 SP1?

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that needs to edit workflows within SharePoint Designer (2013 SP1). Whenever a workflow is clicked on one of two errors is received: Server side activities have been ...
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Error: The option for the SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform is not available in sharepoint designer

Currently, I need to develop a workflow with looping feature and I googled that it is available in sharepoint 2013 workflow. But, when I tried to create a workflow for sharepoint 2013 in sharepoint ...
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How to check workflow History in Office 365

I've created workflow on SharePoint Designer 2013 and deploye on Office 365. Want to know how to check workflow history for this
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SPD workflow impersonation step, who counts as author?

Impersonation Step quotes "The contents of this step will run as the workflow author" Will impersonation steps run with the credentials of the person who publishes a workflow the last time? If an ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow Not Always Firing

I have a very simple SharePoint Designer workflow on a SharePoint list. All it does is fire when a new item is created, copying one column value into another. The workflow generally does exactly what ...
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How to copy email body from a workflow step

I can't seem to copy from the body of an email from an action inside a workflow step. I can paste new content in, but can't seem to invoke the magic input to get copy to work. Is there some way to ...
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How to retrieve workflows in powershell?

I'm trying to write a script to check the status of workflows in a list. I have tried a couple different ways but I never get anything to return. foreach($item in $list.Items){ $item.Workflows ...
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Check for empty date in SPD Workflow

Question How can I check for an empty date condition in a SharePoint Designer Workflow? Background I have a list called "Project" with multiple date fields. I have a calendar called "Project ...
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Get URL of list item attachment from Sharepoint Designer 2010

I've found tons of questions where people are looking to get the URL of an attached file after the fact via CSOM or JSOM, or some other means. I am looking to get the URL from Sharepoint Designer, ...
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SharePoint Designer workflow 2013 Suspends with HTTP 500

I have created a SharePoint designer workflow which works perfectly but as soon as i put a send email action the workflow gets suspended and gives the following error RequestorId: 32de1e25-41e5-...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow to send a reminder

I have created a document library (but it could also be a list, not a problem) and in this library I have a column"End date" and a column "Owner" which the user needs to fill in. Now I want that ...
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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 ...
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Why is SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow people picker field from the list item showing wrong user?

We have a standard SharePoint 2013 list that contains several columns. One of the columns is your typical People Picker column. Let's call it the Employee Name column When we send out an email via a ...
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Manually start SharePoint 2010/2013 workflow in SharePoint 2013 farm?

Is it just my SharePoint 2013 environment or does anyone else experience the follow issue? A SharePoint 2010 workflow attached to a SharePoint 2013 list cannot be started manually for individual ...
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Workflows do not continue after user completes a task nor do they update task outcome and percentage

I'm testing this with a simple workflow: Log message "Workflow has started" Assign a To-do item Log message "Task is completed" Here's what we did to make it stop working: We went and changed site ...
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Office 365 developer site SharePoint 2013 preview: SPD2013 workflow is always canceled

I try to create a workflow using SPD2013 preview on the Office 365 developer site (company.sharepoint.com). I can create and publish WF using SPD2013 without any problems, but when I start it on the ...
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SharePoint Designer Get an Excel Value (REST)

I have the following problem: I want to get the values of excel cells with the REST Api and in SharePoint Designer 2013. So to do this I created a workflow with the "Call HTTP web service" action. But ...
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Can I send an email to a distribution list via workflow?

I have a workflow set up to send an email to a set group of people once an item in a list is created. There are ~40 people in the distribution list. I want to use a distribution list so I don't have ...
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How do I “roll back” to a previous version of my Workflow?

I have hosed my workflow somehow. Rather than continue to gut it in vain, I want to rollback to a previous version. How do I accomplish this?
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Start Workflow after adding new document to documents library OOTB?

I want to start a Workflow after a adding new document to an document library in SharePoint 2013 OOTB. Is this possible? If yes, how?
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Please suggest SharePoint 2013 certifications

Currently i am working on SharePoint 2013 environment as SharePoint Administrator Have done 70-667 Microsoft Office SharePoint Configuring and 70-536 Microsoft .NET frame work application ...
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Overdue task emails suddenly stopped sending?

I have a 2013 workflow for Document Approval, and as part of the workflow, a task process is started with a SharePoint group, and sometime within the past 1-2 months, overdue task emails have stopped ...
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2010 Designer Workflows Not Compiling in SharePoint Online

We have workflows built on the 2010 platform that are currently working in SharePoint Online. If we save/republish them we now get the following error: Workflow Error: Errors were found when ...
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Send alert to a user when the 'assigned to' is changed in a list item

I have a list with a people or group field, it is set up to allow only one person or group to be selected. I would like a user to receive a notification when a list item is assigned to them. I tried ...
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Workflows triggering each other

There are 2 workflows(2010) WF1 and WF2 both set to trigger when item created/modified. And both the workflows does the same thing which is update a column. WF1 will set the column value to 1 and WF2 ...
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Difference between Association, Initiation, Modification, and Task Edit form

What are the difference between these forms? Association form Initiation form Modification form Task edit form
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Send Plain Text Email from SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflow

In Microsoft's infinite knowledge it appears as though they force all emails to be sent as HTML in SharePoint 2010+. This is causing a great deal of pain as the emails that are sent from the ...
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Save workflow as template not working

I need to save my reusable workflow as template in SharePoint Designer 2010. When I tried saving my workflow I'm getting this error. The server was unable to create your template. Please notify your ...
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Split string using sharepoint designer workflow 2013

How can we split string using sharepoint designer 2013 workflow ( office 365 ). I have created workflow using sharepoint designer 2013 for sharepoint online ( office 365 ) i dont find any action to ...
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Workflow could not update the item - Unknown Error

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2010 with a List workflow and I'm receiving the following error. Description: "The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more columns for the item ...
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Approver comments in workflow emails

I'm working with a SP '13 designer workflow which is simple. One approval task was created for a user. After this approval task, I need a email which states comments and a notification of approval or ...
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How do I give permission to app using CSOM?

I have a workflow in my subsite that is available when I activate a feature. The workflow has app step and also the workflow running on my list at subsite updates a list on my root site. To do so I ...
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Unauthorized access on microfeed workflow error

I'm trying to create a workflow for a newsfeed and I'm having issues getting it to start. Workflow steps is to log message to history list, send email, and log sent message. I've used the same steps ...
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Is it possible to specify the FROM email address in the “Send an Email” action?

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2013 have a Cloud installation. So far it looks like this cannot be done out-of-box and some of the 3rd party sites I've seen do not reference 2013-- only older versions. ...
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Workflow failed to start. Workflow variable ReturnValue was null when a value was expected

we are running Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise Edition and have a very large custom list with several approval workflows created in Sharepoint Designer. The workflows run daily and very recently we noticed ...
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Is it possible to get file content in workflow using rest API?

My workflow is 2013 and implemented in Office 365: my header: Accept: application/octet-stream Content-Type: application/octet-stream binaryStringResponseBody: true url call(rest api): https://<...
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Importing a SharePoint 2013 workflow in Visual Studio

I'm creating a simple workflow in Visual Studio: I can deploy it, and it works. I then try to open it with SharePoint designer: However, the steps/activities/stages are missing. How come I'm not ...
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How do I automatically get date and time when status of a task is changed?

How do I capture date and time when status of task is changed? I have 3 different columns Date Assigned, Date In Progress, Date Completed. When a task is assigned to a user, is there a way Date ...