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SharePoint workflow refers to the automation of a business process by step by step execution of steps. In many cases the workflow instances have indeterminate delays and overall duration due to the necessity to interact with human users. This differentiates workflow from other means of automation such as EventReceivers. There are two types of workflows - Sequential Workflows - State Machine Workflow

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Sharepoint workflow not triggering when email received into library

I have a SharePoint library with 2 workflows that have been configured to trigger when an item is created or changed within it. I want these workflows to start automatically when an email is received ...
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Pulling info from one of several columns

When documents are added to my library, one of 4 approval workflows runs based on the metadata entered on the item (if the document is for Sales, the Sales approval workflow runs, etc). I would like ...
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Workflow status page

suddenly workflow status page of 90% projects in project center show "sorry, someyhing went wrong" When i checked the ULS logs i found : "value connot be null" Is there any solution ! Application ...
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Queueing Workflow?

I am creating a list to use as a queue. I am wondering if there is a way to write a workflow that would notify a user when they person ahead of them in the list has completed their item? I am using ...
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MS Flow - Word file in attachment

I need some help with my flow. I want to add MS Word file in attachment of letter. How can I do that? By default I can add only .txt file in attachment of email. Thanks for attention.
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How to compare two fields and highlight only changes

I have such a scenario: When Item is edited on the list an email is sent with information about changes. Current solution: We created an additional list called Archive that holds information only for ...
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2013 Workflow not recognizing conditions and only updating first record

I have a very weird situation where I have three conditions that need to be met before the workflow should update another list with matching fields. The workflow fires but is updating only the first ...
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Workflow stuck in “Started” and never completes

I have a SharePoint 2016 workflow that only needs to kick off an email to a group of users and it is stuck in a "Started" state and never completes/sends out the emails. The error I receive in the ...
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sharepoint online automatically set user permissions on folders

I have a list and a document library in Sharepoint Online. When a user adds an item to the list -> automatically will be created a ROOTFOLDER, with in this rootfolder for example SUBFOLDER A and ...
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Due date with Microsoft workflow in the sharepoint

I have created a list in SharePoint and on the list I have a column for "receiving date". I need to have a workflow to send an email 15 days after the receiving date. Is there any way to make this ...
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How to add secondary approval?

There is a leave request form in sharepoint where employees need to apply for a leave through it. Employee's line manager comes up by automatically when employee opens the form. Of course, request is ...
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SharePoint update existing List Workflow 2013 and overwrite old version

I need to update the existing sharepoint workflow, but when i publish the workflow that old version workflow is still running. Could i know anyway to replace old version and run a new workflow? is it ...
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Datetime field dont catch time on a WF

I have this field On a workflow, the field catch the actual date and time but it only catch the date and the time is always 00:00 I do this.. Trying 2 times and differente methods to catch the time ...
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how to find whether i am using infopath form or sharepoint list form in SP2010

I am keen in learning more on infopath. How to know, whether we are using custom infopath form or sharepoint list form. Is there any way to find which one we are using for creating items on the list ...
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Set Order field to “All at once (parallel)” by default in SharePoint 2010 workflow

I need to set the a SharePoint 2010 reusable workflow to "All at once (parallel)" by default in the initiation form. When a workflow is started manually, the initiation form displays for the user to ...
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How to update workflow status column?

I have an approval workflow that has the status "Failed On Start (retrying)" but it it appears to be running and is creating tasks for the approvers. How do I update the status to say "In progress"? ...
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Global Workflows not shown in SharePoint Designer

I've recently inherited a SharePoint site from its previous admin and have never worked with it before. I want to customise the global workflow for authorisation but when setting up SharePoint ...
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Manage access to file within a flow

What I am trying to do is remove access to all groups and users but make the user that triggered the flow the owner and be the only one with access to that document. Is this possible without using ...
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Kicking off an approval work flow via another work flow

I am running SharePoint Online/SharePoint Designer 2013. I have created a SharePoint 2013 workflow via SPD. The workflow kicks off one of 4 SP 2010 approval work flows based on the contents of a ...
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SP2010 Workflow Error Occurred when fetching User Profile

I am working on a SharePoint 2010 designer list workflow. The logic is quite simple. When a new item is added to the list (it is a calendar), the workflow will be triggered. One of step is to get the ...
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REST call returns Forbidden in SharePoint Designer Workflow

I have a problem with the Web Service call to add a user to a SharePoint group. I am getting Forbidden error when the workflow goes to HTTPcall step. I have followed this link to create the workflow-...
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Nintex Workflow: How do I allow the start of a workflow for at least site security manager?

I have a so-called group site on which only Site Security Manager should grant permissions. Also rights that can be granted via "Shared with ...". And there is a workflow that limits this to 1 day, 1 ...
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OOB SharePoint Work Flow question: Difference between Workflow Task and Tasks (New)

I'm studying up on adding an OOB Workflow for a list. When I am at the Add a Workflow form, there is a drop down element called "Select a Task List:" with two choices: "Workflow Tasks" and "Tasks (...
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Send email after approval task is complete

Got a list about new suppliers. There is one field where it has two options yes or no. If selection is no then confirmation process will be launched. After that supervisor either approves or rejects ...
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converting infopath (xml) file into PDF and sending email

we trying to explore infopath(xml) files convert into PDF. We had SharePoint list with custom infopath. Daily users submit the form for access. our goal was when user submitted the form, its need to ...
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How can I manage authentication of a SharePoint workflow to a REST service on Azure App Service?

I have a workflow (2013) on SharePoint Online and I want to call a REST service on Azure App Service respecting security best practise. I can't use Microsoft Flow and I prefer to not use a custom ...
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Populating a lookup list from another list and then updating that list with the new value?

Apologies if my question is hard to understand - I'm unsure of the proper terminology to use. What I want to do is the following... As an example, I have a list called "Sales" that contains a ...
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Help stopping a SharePoint Workflow with JavaScript

I'm attempting to write a script that will cancel and start workflows when an error happens. I found this section of code on different sites but have not been able to get it to work. After stepping ...
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Designer 2010 workflow to send multiple, different emails sends only the last email

I have a custom SharePoint 2010 workflow. (It is not a task or approval workflow.) I want it to send different emails to up to 13 organizational departments when they have been selected in a list's ...
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Extract 1 piece of info from Sharepoint 2013 workflow JSON results

I have the following results pulled back from a JSON query. I'd like to extract just the '/GetUserByID' part from this. I have done something similar for another call, using 'get d/Results' but that ...
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Daily Reminder Email

i have a small workflow requirement that seems complex to me. Requirement I have a custom list where in i want to send daily reminder mails to each user whose list item status is pending. Now what ...
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create a sharepoint 2010 workflow to create a new list item from in intake form library to a assessment form library

I have an intake form ( in a form library) that once submitted kicks off a SharePoint designer (2010) work flow to create a new list item. It creates a new item in my 'assessment' form library. ...
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Site Workflow for Microfeed

Re this post: Generating an email alert workflow not working I created a Site Workflow, but I'm not sure how to create the Loop, or the condition "The contents of this loop will run repeatedly while ...
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create a workflow for a Video chanel on the SharePoint, that notifies the audience, when a new Video is added

I'm newer to SharePoint and am wondering if there was a way to create a workflow for a Video chanel on the SharePoint, that notifies the audience, when a new Video is added. If anyone knows help me ...
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Workflow Today function not working properly

i have written a small and simple workflow where in, i am capturing todays date when a status changes. The Column is of Date Datatype(also tried with Single Line Data Type). The workflow is running ...
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SharePoint workflows keep failing

I am using SharePoint 2013 foundation with 2010 workflows. Workflows keep failing. I get this error in the workflow history 'The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more ...
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SharePoint 2016: OOTB workflows don't work anymore

We are encountering a strange behaviour with the OOTB SharePoint Workflows. Mainly, we use the Approval Workflow, but the problem seems to occur with the other available workflows. Everything worked ...
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The workflow is in an invalid state. Please correct it in SharePoint Designer and republish it

I have a SharePoint 2010 workflow created using SharePoint Designer 2013 during migration with Sharegate I get the error below:- The workflow is in an invalid state. Please correct it in SharePoint ...
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Create a workflow that is triggered on a daily basis

I have a list of 7 tasks that need to be performed by 7 people on a daily basis. All tasks have different deadlines during the day. Every day, I would like the 7 people to get a reminder to perform ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow Stuck in starting when executed from powershell

URL of the Site $web = Get-SPWeb -Identity "https://mysite/sites" Get the Workflow Manager. $workmanager = $web.Site.WorkFlowManager Name of the list $list = $web.Lists["Picture Library"] ...
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How to send item form data in email using workflow in SharePoint 2013

I am new to SharePoint workflow and learning stage. I had one Access list form in SharePoint 2013. Our requirement is, when user fill data on list form and he\she click submit option, then an email ...
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Dynamic SharePoint Online workflow

I have one Document library. I have totally 3 workflow. When user1 upload the document then user1 should select which workflow to start. He need (drop down menu) or something else to select one from ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2010 Workflow Error

I'm working on Workflow in Sharepoint Designer 2010. in past it always work fine and publish no problem. Until this morning I receive an error when publish Workflow. "Errors were found when ...
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Workflow wont trigger an E-Mail notification on current date

I have a workflow that is supposed to send an email when a date (Reminder Date) equals today's date. However, when the date comes up the workflow fails to trigger the workflow. What is missing?
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HELP! Major malfunction with a particular list's workflows

I use Sharepoint Online, and one of the lists on a site I administrate is having major issues with workflows... I can't publish any workflows, I get the error "Unexpected error on server associating ...
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Email dose not work sharepoint 2016

I was configure virtual SMTP server and the outgoing mail in central administration as shown below when I test my smtp mail via pickup folder I receive it but when we make alert I didn't receive ...
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Workflow doesn't work (weekly mail)

I was build my website workflow (weekly mail) as shown below When i open my website and start may workflow this error is appeared Note : -I configure the Outgoing Email settings -when I send ...
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E-Mail Reminder Based On Date Columns In SharePoint 365 Online List

I have an online list that has a lots of columns. Columns A,B,C and D are in date format. Date in column D is always populated, but dates that are in A, B and C should be entered later on, before the ...
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Excel Services Rest API in Worflow returns Forbidden responsecode

I am trying to access excel of a document library using rest service. I have a workflow which is retrieving data using rest api: The http request is: https://<>.sharepoint.com/sites/<>/_vti_bin/...