Questions tagged [designer]

The 'Designer' tag refers to work done using the free Microsoft software, Sharepoint Designer. Sharepoint Designer allows customisations of e.g. workflows and can also be used as an administration tool.

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Where to place the body in a SharePoint Designer workflow POST request

I am constructing a REST API call in a SharePoint Designer workflow, to rename a file in a library. I'm using the Call HTTP Web Service action with the POST method, and I've set this to the API URL (...
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Check blank/null date in workflow

I have this simple workflow which checks to see if a Request Date field is blank to determine whether it goes to LIST or INITIATE as shown below. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. A project ...
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Why does it take so long to load content when I click on 'Edit in SharePoint Designer'?

Whenever I click on 'site action' then 'Edit in SharePoint Designer', the content takes forever to load. Any clue?
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Running a powershell script after a condition has been met in a workflow

I am using SharePoint Designer 2013. I have a list of items and a form used to populate that list. When an item is created I have a workflow that is started that sends an approval request on that ...
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Digital Signature/Receipt Workflow

Within SharePoint Designer, I'm trying to create a workflow where when an asset (list item) is assigned to a user, it sends them an email where they have to accept ownership of this item. So at the ...
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SharePoint designer 2013 will not install

Using a clean install of Win 10 Pro. Install of O365 2016 desktop apps (downloaded from O365 Admin portal) went fine, but attempts to install SharePoint Designer 2013, InfoPath 2013, Visio 2013, and ...
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Apply CSS to Site Collection and all subsites using PowerShell in SharePoint 2013

I am holding responsive CSS file. And I would like it to apply my CSS file for my site collection and its subsites, so that lists and document libraries also get responsive. Can anyone help me in ...
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SharePoint Item Changed or Event Receiver

I have a requirement where certain actions take place after status change.Status list contains 10 items.Which will be the best and efficient way to implement if loop in SharePoint designer workflow(...
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How to deal with date changes in pause until workflow

i had created a workflow where i had due date workflow will trigger email notification to user post 7 days of due date but what about if i user change due date between this as workflow will not accept ...
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Is there a way to take only the value of a lookup type field

I am using a workflow where I need the value of a lookup field, My current result is : 210;#AA8888AA It needs to be: AA8888AA Is there a way to take only the value using SharePoint Designer or I ...
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SPSecurityTrimmedControl on Surveys overview.aspx

I really need an expert advice. I have been created classic Survey on Sharepoint Foundation 2013 and set all needed permission. And this is great for my HR department except one thing. They want me ...
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How to setup SharePoint Workflow to email a person in people picker field?

I am trying to setup a workflow in SharePoint Designer that will email to a value (person) entered to a people picker field. By default that field is blank. Once that field is populated I want that ...
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Change the Yes/No Column Type into a Checkbox for a SharePoint Online List

I am having trouble trying to find out how to change the Yes/No Dropdown to a Checkbox while in quick edit mode. I am on a SharePoint Online list and have tried a few different things without any luck....
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reminder emails from a sharepoint list

I have a list of employees and columns of 10+ training courses they have to complete annually. I need to send out reminder emails when they are due but there could be more than 1 employee due a course ...
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attachments in Send a mail Workflow action

Is it possible to attach images as attachments in "send a mail " SharePoint Designer Action?
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SharePoint 2013 Designer workflow Start a Task Process Return Fields

I am designing my workflow in SharePoint 2013 Designer, a 2013 workflow, and using Start a Task Process. I need this because I need multiple people to be able to approve a single item. My dilemma is ...
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Can I use PowerShell to import .XOML file for SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows?

I have created a PowerShell script for downloading .XOML file for SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows. (Below is the snippet for downloading .XOML file) Can I use PowerShell to import .XOML file for ...
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how to use exchange server DL(set of email IDs) In SharePoint 2013 People picker field?

I have one list in sharepoint 2013.Here I am not able to give exchange server DL(set of email ID's) in People picker(person or Group) column. It throws an error like "Sorry, you are not allowed to ...
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Unable to publish SharePoint list workflow from SharePoint Designer 2013 to SharePoint Online. No errors found

Unable to publish SharePoint list workflow from SharePoint Designer 2013 to SharePoint Online. Check for errors show as 'No errors found'. Deleted the cache as suggested here
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SharePoint Online - Add 'documents' web part to page layout and allow changes to the web part

I have created a custom wiki page layout which is almost perfect, however, I want to add a Document (Shared Document) web part to the page layout and allow the user to change the view of it when they ...
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Workflow Manager installed but SharePoint designer doesn't recognize it

I have installed and configured Workflow manager using Microsoft Web Platform installer. The configuration is showing as accurate and the workflow service application shows that it is connected but ...
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Add a new line / line break to a multi line field using workflow string builder in SharePoint Designer

From SharePoint Designer 2010, how can I add a new line or line break using the String Builder. I tried <br /> and that didn't work. I tried put the new lines right in the string builder and ...
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Sharepoint designer 2013 gets access denied when saving .aspx page on Office 365

The title says it all: I opened an Office365 site on Sharepoint Designer 2013 and then tried to edit some .aspx pages. When trying to save, I get "Access Denied" error. If I try to edit and save ...
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How to know permission for a user using REST in a site sharepoint online

How do I know in what level of permission e.g (Full control, Edit, Design) or group e.g (Owner, approvers, designers, etc) an user is, using REST? thanks !
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2010 workflow to send email on one field change keeps sending on any field change

I have a 2010 SharePoint workflow that is set to start when an item is changed. Within the workflow, I have logic that is testing to see if a specific field changed and if so, send an email. I am ...
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I have a sharepoint page without ribbon, I need to edit and add webpart to page, How can anybody knows please tell me with link

I have a sharepoint home page(abchome.aspx) with out ribbon, now i want to edit page and add webpart, without ribbon how can i edit and add webpart, please tell me anybody knows.
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Workflow task status check not triggering

I have a pretty simple 2013 SharePoint Designer workflow that assigns a task to a user, pauses then go back checks if the task status is set to "incomplete". The column's default value choice is "...
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Sharepoint Designer 2013 password is incorrect

I have a Windows VM with SharePoint Designer 2013 on it. Regardless of what I do when I either select Edit List from within my companies SharePoint site or try to open from the File menu inside ...
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Condition and action missing from Workflows in SharePoint designer 2010

I was trying to add conditions / Actions to my SharePoint workflow through SP Designer 2010 and realised they had gone missing. I re-installed the designer to no avail. Any idea what is wrong? I am ...
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Creating link to list item in folder

I have a SP2010 site with a list of clients, generated by them filling out an online form. I have created a workflow that, When a new list item is created, creates a corresponding folder in a separate ...
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sharepoint designer 2013 workflow stuck in progress

I created a list for internal approval and a workflow to perform this approval. I have designed a workflow below that is simple one. The workflow initate the action well - Set the pending status, send ...
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Start a task process wait for first response

I'm needing help on the following issue: The workflow (SP Designer 2013) contains an action 'Start a task process' with parallel assignment. The completion criteria is set to 'Wait for first response'...
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Drop-down list box save on selection

So I'm not all that good with JavaScript and figured that this would be the only way it could be done, if there is another way great, I am trying to make a rota and have it so I can save the selected ...
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SP 2013 Workflow: Update a property with an incremental value?

I have a Document Library with an associated Workflow in SP 2013. The workflow runs fines. I have a property in my DL called "Modified Count" I try to increment this value every time the WF runs. I ...
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Sharepoint Design

I am developing the sharepoint (web) for my team in the company I work for. I am trying to change the background but there is no option to change it in this version (not like old one with the get ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2013 authentication problems

My company uses O365 SharePoint sites that I would like to be able to edit using SharePoint Designer 2013, however I am experiencing some problems making it work. I open SharePoint Designer 2013 and ...
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Add Video Content Type Description to Document Content Type

I can add/remove fields from the document content type in an asset library, but I cant seem to figure out how to get the description from the video content type. I can add a description field in ...
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Sharepoint Onilne Workflow - Completed instances are automatically deleted after 30 days

WE have a workflow set up on a task list and for some of the instances the users are unable to update the status and get the message that "We cant find the workflow. Completed instances are ...
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How load my sharepoint designer custom list to my sharepoint site?

I'm trying to make a custom list on sharepoint designer 2013, but I dont know how load my custom list on the sharepoint site :(, how can I load my custon form to sharepoint? I appreciate all answers.
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Trying to use Sharepoint designer 2013, but only get html editing options

Fairly new to sharepoint, so this may be a dumb question, but I can't seem to find any information on my issue. I have a site created, and When I go to site pages, the default site page that's been ...
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Sharepoint Designer: Update Item: Moving documents from one folder to another

I have SharePoint Designer 2010,. I have been trying to wrap my head around the workflows and particularly the ability to move files [Word, Excel, etc.] from one folder within a library to another. I ...
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First Post Pause function and the 5 min Issue

Hello guys I wan't to make my workflow pause for 1 day then restart: but it keeps sending emails every 5 mins I am lost UPDATE!! this is how it looks now but it is not working
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Approval workflow with multiple assignment stages in SharePoint 2013

For a while I've been using customised versions of the built-in 2010 SharePoint Designer approval workflows with my SharePoint Online site. I now want to build equivalent workflows using the 2013 ...
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My If statement for the approval workflow is not working in SharePoint Designer 2010

I've built this workflow and it won't execute. If Current Item:Approval Status equals 0#Approved Copy item in Current Item to Corrective Action Log The workflow completes without copying the item ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow Loop Value issue

I have a SharePoint list and I am writing a workflow against it. When I add a lookup to the and email action in the body of the email, it appears fine. %Current Item: Pro Desc% If I hit save and ...
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SharePoint 2013- How update multiple list item using sharepoint designer workflow?

I have created a list workflow and want to update multiple item update(By using Update list item action) in a list on specific condition but only one item is updating . Is It possible to update ...
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Filtering problem with data part in SharePoint Designer 2013

I am building a custom view based on a data source. Data source base on data from several libraries with the same content type structure. I can categorize and sort these data without problem, but when ...
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Ending a SP 2013 Workflow Task Process after Rejection

I am using a task process within a SharePoint 2013 workflow. I have an IF/ELSE statement setup for the task being approved or rejected; however it still continues to Stage 2, despite the outcome. Is ...
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Workflow keeps resending task even though statement changes to false

I've had to rebuild a workflow in 2010 because I need it to be kicked-off from another workflow. I learned here before that to get a workflow to NOT keep re-sending a task if the list is modified, put ...
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I have both SharePoint Designer 2010 & 2013, When I click Edit Library on SharePoint 2010 Site

I have a problem when I click on "Edit Library" to open SharePoint designer. I think it is because I have both 2010 & 2013 installed on my PC. Is there a way for me to make 2010 default so that ...