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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 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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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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Start a 2010 Reusable Workflow from a 2013 Reusable Workflow

This seems to be easily done in a one list scenario with list workflows, as they are meant to run on just one list, but what if I want to start a reusable 2010 workflow from a reusable 2013 workflow? ...
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Associating SharePoint Online Reusable workflows to Library programmatically

I have around 30 libraries that will use the same set of 50 reusable workflows. The method I found online as described in this link would require assigning 50 workflows to 30 libraries manually one by ...
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SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow HTTP Web Service on POST: Error - The given key was not present in the dictionary

Thank you for reading this. This is a bit long, but I'm trying to be as detailed as possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If more info is needed, please let me know. As info, I am not a (...
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Add tasks to task list using a workflow and send email 7 days before due date?

I am a novice with SharePoint and would so greatly appreciate your guidance. We have SharePoint Online with SP Designer 2013. I have poured over the internet, but only find partial guidance. I need to ...
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unable to create sharePoint workflow with email

I recently started using sharepoint online. I faced a problem while sending emails through sharepoint designer workflow. But for some reason the alerts in the document library and/lists in the ...
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Is it possible to create a site in a different Farm via SharePoint Designer Workflow

UPDATE: It looks a little bit like a cross domain limitation. I was able to successfully complete a site creation within farm the WF is executed on via REST, but as soon as I attempt to hit another ...
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Is there a limit of 5 iterations in a looping workflow? Is it documented somewhere?

I have a "looping" set of workflows, something like this: User creates item in List1, triggering a. The group of workflows then create a number of duplicates of the item in list1 (number of dupes ...
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When using a field with lookup value, SharePoint says "List not found"

I have this list with a column that refers its values from another column of another list. During the workflow process, the internal status of the workflow becomes Suspended with an error: Details: ...
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Unable to delete a sharepoint designer 2013 workflow from the interface

I get no error messages but I am unable to delete them. They look 'empty' as in the actions contained but the delete button does not have any effect on them. The environment is sharepoint online and ...
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SharePoint Online + MS Flow (Request manager approval for leave requests)

I'm currently interested in utilizing this MS Flow: https://us.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/galleries/public/templates/906bdcc238bb49f19879ab62a88f3aa7/request-manager-approval-for-leave-requests/ I'd ...
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Sharepoint survey automate email when response submitted

I created a sharepoint survey and I am trying to automate an email every time a response is submitted. I made a workflow in sharepoint designer but it is not sending an email. How do I get it to work? ...
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Using Rest API call to get list item in SharePoint 2010 workflow

I am trying to get list item using REST API syntax in SP Designer workflow. The url format is as follows: https://example.com/_api/web/lists/GetByTitle('List%20Name')/items(2952)?$select=...
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Initiate SharePoint 2013 workflow with FBA user

SharePoint 2013 site is FBA and Windows authenticated. I have created one SharePoint 2013 workflow with an active directory user. When I initiated the workflow with the windows authenticated user, ...
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Workflow on Survey list not starting?

This is on SP 2013 and using 2013 workflow. I have a survey list, and when a user completes the survey, we want to create a list item in another list and populate one of the fields with data from the ...
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Disable field when current user isn't line manager

I've been searching for a couple of hours now and not found anything useful or that fully answers my query. I have a new approval process for holidays but I need some assistance locking down the ...
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Migrate a workflow from SharePoint 2010 to 2016

I am trying to migrate a SharePoint 2010 workflow to a SharePoint 2016 site using SharePoint Designer. For this I have followed the steps mentioned on this blog. Copy/Move SharePoint 2010 designer ...
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"Start Custom Task Process" Action Not Creating Task In Task List

Scenario: I have created simple list workflow in SharePoint designer. I have used "Start Custom Task Process" Action to create & assign the task to user. Before Starting Task Process i am ...
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Workflow tasks rolling back because the user who attempted to complete the task is not the user to whom the task is assigned

I have an approval workflow setup that sends tasks/approvals to two approvers. The tasks are set to run in parallel, but when one approver tries to approve the task they have been sent they get this ...
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Warning Pop-Up Window Before Saving

I do not know which way to turn. The scenario is that I have created a SharePoint List with a InfoPath form attached to the list. There are numerous individuals that will be touching the form per ...
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Task Assignment in Sequential Order

I am somewhat new to workflows using SharePoint Designer 2013. I have a list of individuals that I want to assign task to in order. The list of names that are to be assigned to a task I put in a ...
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Expense form workflow rejecting

I moved over an on prem Sharepoint to O365 and have been having a minor issue with the approval workflow setup. The workflow triggers and runs through, however even when "Approve" is selected, it ...
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Need to trigger a workflow when document Set added/updated in sharepoint library

I'm trying to trigger workflow on document library when new document set is created. Is it possible to triggered a workflow when Document Set Created/Updated in SharePoint Library? Please suggest ...
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how to iterate all items from Document Library in SPD workflow?

I want to iterate through all Document library item using Looping in SPD workflow but whatever thing I have tried that is not showing any result the i have puted the result related variables in Log ...
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why does workflow creates folder instead of Document set in sharepoint onlne?

am creating Document set using SPD workflow-2013 but it is creating folder instead of Document-set,why it is happening?I have made setting like bellow Library Setting->Advance setting->Allow ...
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Bulk addition of list items, with single approval

I have received a very strange request from the business teams. They want to move their manual approval process to issue an approval letter from Email currently to SharePoint O365. So I created a list ...
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SharePoint Online workflow create folder using rest in custom list

I want to create folder in custom list using SharePoint 2013 workflow platform. I am able to create folder in document library using below URL https://sitename/_api/Web/Folders/add('...
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name on TO field in email which is on a string value being reflected as different name

I created a workflow which will send email to action owner. I initially had the returned field as Display Name Semicolon Delimited but I keep on encountering error below: Coercion Failed: Unable to ...
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Can a SharePoint 2010 workflow be created with CSOM in SharePoint 2013?

I would like to be able to create definitions for SharePoint 2010 workflows using XAML from an existing workflow in SharePoint 2013 without deploying a solution. Sharepoint 2013 includes methods ...
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Why the current item's values ​are not shown in the mail which is sent by SP Designer Workflow

I have created several Workflows with SharePoint Designer 2013. But every time I send an email with some ​​current item values in the email body , no values appear. Why values don't appear in the ...
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How to collect data from user using a form from an email using SharePoint 2010

I want to create a feature in SharePoint 2010. Note: I have no experience with SharePoint. User creates an item in a list Selected users from the item will get notified in an email Email should have ...
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How to move SharePoint 2010 list workflows from QA to Staging

Is there a way to move SharePoint 2010 list workflows from one environment to another without the use of "SharePoint Designer"? I know how to Export it to visio and do stuff but my main issue is, it ...
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Designer workflow kicking off multiple times and sending multiple emails

I have created a designer workflow in SharePoint 2010 environment and users started using it it has multiple stages of approvals. Everything worked fine for 6 months of period.Users are having an ...
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JSon REST API. Retrieving items in lists. Workflows

Using this: http://www.wonderlaura.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=224 I was able to make a workflow that loops through lists. Now I understand adding ?$top=5000 at the end of my URL I can pull more ...
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Best practice for sharepoint designer workfow with multiple approval steps and thousands of active workflows

As a best practice is it better to have a sharepoint designer workflow pause until a status changes or let the workflow complete and run each time the List Item changes checking the status each time? ...
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read content of list item attachment in SPD workflow and convert to base64 string

I need to write a workflow that reads the content of attachment of a list item, convert it to base64 encoded string and then invoke a custom REST service. I know I can access /_api/web/lists/...
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How to URL Encode a string in SharePoint Workflow

I am working on a SharePoint 2010 workflow in SharePoint Designer. I'd like to send an email where the body contains a custom URL that would go somewhere outside SharePoint. I'd like to include ...
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Why can't i get data from External List within my workflow?

Im trying to load a value (string) into my SPD 2010 workflow from an external list. I want to save that value in a workflow variable, so I lookup for that external list and set up my filter's ...
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Event receiver not firing when item added by workflow

event receiver not firing when item is added by workflow. Its working perfectly when we manually add item to list. I am using SP Designer 2013. When we add item through workflow, it shows that item is ...
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SPD workflow - Stop workflow if item is deleted

Environment SharePoint 2010 standard I have create a SharePoint designer workflow attached to a content type. The content type is then attached to a SharePoint list. In the workflow I have set ...
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How to rename a list-associated SPD2013 WF?

I have 20 sites that all have the same SPD2013 WF - it is a WF that executes on a specific list when an item is added or changed. We goofed on the naming of the WF and would like to rename the WF. Is ...
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Workflow getting Access denied when calling the rest web service call

I have followed the MSDN article to give app permission to the Workflow and added the app step in the Workflow with elevated privilege. Under this step, made a web service call to {web url}/_api/SP....
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In SharePoint workflow to Reject Task ; I need to make the comment field required

In SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow on Rejected request; I need to make the comment field required. How do I do that?
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SharePoint 2010: Create a compilation email from multiple items

First of all, the tools I have available to me are SharePoint Designer and InfoPath, and I am much more comfortable in the former than the latter. I have a request to create a solution to facilitate ...
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Calculating correct version after publishing major version creates new draft version of document

I created a workflow to calculate the correct version of a document, taking into account that the documents we are putting onto SharePoint already have a version number before transfer to SharePoint. ...
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SharePoint Custom NewForm and EditForm Redirect to Workflow Initiation Page

I need assistance with redirecting my custom newform.aspx and editform.aspx to a custom sharepoint designer workflow initiation page. I've been testing form action buttons in both new and edit form ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow not firing when document checked in but works if checked out

We have a document library that has both Document sets and Documents. We also have a Workflow that is manually started by the user on any item in this library. The problem we are having is that the ...
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