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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 stuck / takes ages to complete

We have several Workflows (2013) starting when an item is created. One of these Workflows does a HTTP call to create a subsite via rest api. Many times this Workflow will take up to a day (!) to ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow on SharePoint Online Site created by Teams - Server Error: Access Denied

Is anyone able to save or publish a platform type: SharePoint 2010 workflow (using SharePoint designer 2013) on a SharePoint online site created as part of a Microsoft Team? When I try to either save ...
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Get Workflow Status Programmatically in SharePoint Using Client Side Object Model JavaScript

I am trying to monitor the status of workflows using JavaScript in the SharePoint Farm. List A: Number of Completed: In Progress: Error occurred: List B: ...
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After update workflow 2013 then trigger the workflow by WorkflowServicesManager StartWorkflowOnListItem() with twice

As title, i have already updated the same workflow solution in list workflow. then i trigger the workflow by web service with library manager.GetWorkflowInstanceService().StartWorkflowOnListItem() ...
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Information Management Policy not triggering to run workflow - Sharepoint 2016

I'm trying to get a Workflow to run, triggered by an information policy and its simply not working. I've set up minimal test cases and they aren't working either. Here's what I've tried/tested so far. ...
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Web Form with unique ID to CSV

I have a big question, I just joined a project for work about sharepoint. They threw me in there with knowing that I dont have any SharePoint knowledge. I dont want to let my first project down so i'...
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How to trigger SharePoint workflow with Like/Unlike clicks for Team Discussion

I created a workflow for a team discussion list, and enabled the rating system. I set the WF to be triggered when Item is changed. Since users could like Like/Unlike the items, it in turn changes the "...
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workflow 2013 not working after workflow created column is deleted from list

I have a workflow 'xyz' on a list 'A'. The workflow was working fine, But when the column 'xyz' on list 'A' created by the workflow got deleted the workflow isn't working. How can I fix this?
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notification email based on the calculated date field in the microsoft Worklow software

I am trying to get a notification email based on the calculated date field in the SharePoint. So what I did is I created a condition which allow me to get an email once it reach the date mentioned ...
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Launch integrated workflow through javascript

We are trying to start a Visual Studio Integrated Workflow from javascript on SharePoint 2016 on-premise. However, when traversing through the list subscriptions, only the SP 2013 workflows (designer)...
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Acknowledge email to external users when item submit on SharePoint list(SP 2010)

We are working on an normal SharePoint(20101) list form and when domain users submit any item on the list with external user name(outside domain), an auto email need to send external user saying as ...
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Is it possible to Wait “Document Set” level Workflow,until the “Document” has been uploaded to the related “Document Set”?

Here I need to hold the "Document Set" level Workflow, until the first document has been uploaded to that "Document Set". Is it possible to achieve using OOB or we need Custom Solution?
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sharepoint workflow email hyperlink changing https to http

I made a workflow that sends an email with a sharepoint hyperlink. This hyperlink must be accessible from an outside network so it has to be an https link. I have hardcoded a "click here" hyperlink ...
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Email alert for task due date

I am getting email alert on the creation of a new task, but not for due date. Can someone help? For testing purpose, I kept it as 30mins. Previously I tried for 1 day but no luck either.
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The field “substring” on type “Microsoft.SharePoint.Workflow.ROOT” does not exist or is not accessible

Creating a list workflow on SharePoint Designer 2013. My workflow shows no errors but after attempting to publish, comes back with "Errors were found when compiling the workflow. The workflow files ...
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How to get SharePoint designer online workflow subscriptionId

I would like to use rest api to trigger my manual workflows from a list. Would like users to select some various items and click a button and then trigger the workflow on each items I have this url ...
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Prevent workflow change from putting file into Draft mode

I have a document library which has some documents with metadata fields attached. Some of the metadata fields are edited by a workflow on create / edit. But we are finding when a file is Published ...
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Creating Weekly Reports

I want to create a weekly report that looks at the frequency of the distinct items in the "Created By" column on an incoming email library. Is there a way I could automate this, such as a workflow? ...
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File exists in windows drive

I've created a sharepoint workflow which attach the picture from C: drive (of email recipient) and show in outlook email. However, some of the users are on windows 7 and some of them are on windows 10,...
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Document Set Document has Different Permissions

I have a Document Library with one Document Set Content Type. When a new Document Set is created I run a Workflow that changes the permissions on the Document Set to specific users. This all works ...
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PWA Workflow gets Access Denied for API Call to get Assignments

I have a SPD 2013 Workflow on our PWA site that has been working fine for 6 months. My colleague has left the business and Admin have disabled his 365 account. Suddenly, the Workflow is failing and ...
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Setting list item permission using WCF services and Consuming it

I have been using SharePoint Workflows to automate approval processes. Occasionally, we get some of workflows failed for no obvious reason. After re-starting them, it works fine. To avoid these type ...
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How to view all SharePoint 2013 Workflows in a custom web page using CSOM?

I would like to monitor all of workflows in my site collection using CSOM. What is the best approach to achieve it?
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How do I create a REST call in SharePoint 2013 Designer to delete records from the Workflow History List?

I use the Workflow History List for debugging and the option of turning on debugging for flows that are in production. I would however like a workflow that purges the records in this list based by ...
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List of failed workflows in a site collection in SharePoint 2013

I would like to create a list of failed workflows in a custom page. I also want to add a couple of buttons to restart workflows if it is needed.
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How to set up a Yes/No field to select Yes for every 1 in 10 requests

I use SharePoint lists to raise requests for people to go through background checks, one in every 10 of these people undergoing these checks are required to have a criminal check. I have a CRC ...
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Send email on Tuesday or Thursdays using SP 2013 Workflow

I have created an approval request from using InfoPath that is connected to a Sharepoint 2013 list. My goal is to create a workflow that sends an email containing certain elements of the information ...
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Move files from folder to root of doc library using sharepoint 2010 workflow template in sharepoint 2013

i am using a sp2010 wf template on my sp2013 onprem library. I need to move a file inside a folder, back to the root of the library using this workflow. I am trying to set the path and name to ...
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How can I use REST API to update an existing file in a file library whilst retaining the Created date

I have a SP Designer 2013 workflow which copies a file from FileLibrary1 to FileLibrary2. I did this via the following REST API call: https://sharepointSite/sites/rootSite/_api/web/folders/GetByUrl('...
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Workflow Manager 2013 Install

I apologize if this is too close to some questions that have been asked but I cannot find any definitive answers on this, specifically for a farm similar to the setup I am working with. I am currently ...
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Count number of workflows

We are considering going with a subscription-based workflow. As a result, we need to know about how many workflows are being run on a monthly basis. Is there a way to see how many workflows start ...
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Sharepoint 2013 WPD Getting substring not working

I have no idea what I'm doing wrong here I have setup the workflow to copy 5 characters from these strings. I know the strings have data, because I'm logging that out as well. But, I'm getting ...
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Set a Field Equivalent in Microsoft Flow

I have a flow that is used for auto-numbering. My list has three different content types. I have a custom ID field that is populated by a variable. Each content type has a corresponding prefix [ie ...
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Workflow “Wait for Field Change” trigger action if field is selected a second time

This 2013 list workflow works fine to assign to someone, send an email and complete the workflow when the status field is Completed. My issue is if it is assigned back to someone before it is ...
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Error from workflow to update a list when value in another list changes

I created a workflow to update a list (Rooms) when another list (People) is changed. I want to assign a value in the Room column in People list and have the value in column LastName be added to the ...
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Get around for look up fields for workflows

So, I have an issue where I am using a workflow to manipulate some data. But I got this message: The field 'XXX' is not supported in query. The lookup list is in another web. Retry now How can I ...
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Get Lookup User and calculated fields values in 2013 workflow

I have my HTTP web request set up and looping through my list, and I can access the fields of each row in the responseContent, but I can't seem to get Lookup fields or calculated field values. They ...
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Discussion Board - Reply Email Workflow

I have a workflow that sends a notification to selected users when a new discussion topic has been added however when a person replies to a message i cannot get it to add the subject or the URL to ...
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Workflows - Working with look up columns from a parent site

So, I have these lists from the parent site that controls information that is being used in sub site lists. However, when I used a workflow to extract information from that column, sharepoint doesn't ...
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List 1 updates List 2, then should trigger workflow on List 2

I set up a workflow to update List 2 when List 1 is edited. Now I want this update to trigger a workflow. Apparently SharePoint does not treat an automatic (i.e. not user driven) update of List 2 as ...
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SharePoint 2013 document meta data re apply

Good day, I have a user who has a document already started in a workflow and being process. The issue is the comments field was set to be regular multi line (255 characters) when the workflow ...
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Schedule a list workflow

I am new to SharePoint and I am currently working on SharePoint 2013. I am currently facing an issue with a workflow in 1 of our applications. The workflow currently is a list workflow and works on ...
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SP19: Item Reminder

In SharePoint 2013 a custom SharePoint Designer workflow could be created to create a reminder email to be triggered on line items. In SharePoint 2019 how would I create a reminder email to be ...
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Workflow - copy document as a new version

I'm trying to copy a document from one library to another (within one site) with a 2013 SPD workflow. Both libraries have versioning enabled (no content approval). The target library already has a ...
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Reference sibling lookup items in a Designer Workflow

I have a basic data structure built up using SharePoint lists where the child list has a lookup column pointing to the parent list. There is always exactly one instance of each sibling item under a ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow Referring to Old Values on update list item

I have ListA and ListB, I am getting List B items in List A workflow based on some condition and updating the List B items. When I go back to List B I see items are updated as expected. Issue: List ...
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Return first value from lookup column value set to dictionary variable in SharePoint 2013 workflow

I have a multi-value lookup column that stores multiple IDs of items in a separate SharePoint list. I want the workflow to return the first ID from the multiple IDs stored in that lookup column. So ...
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link need to open when click on title column

Some trick request came. We had list with columns as "Title", "Owner", "Description", "External Path", "Requester". In "title" column, we have given name of item, under "Description" some matter given ...
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Separate editor/approver for each document AND subsequent approvals

I'm hoping you'll be able to give me some good ideas for this scenario in SharePoint Online. I need to create a document library (or something else if you have any ideas) with the following features: ...
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Finding number of days between 2 dates

I have a simple SharePoint item list . Consider this specific spreadsheet for an example: A1:(Last UnAssigned Date) contains a date. B1: (Status) Status contains a status Available/unavailable/. ...