Questions tagged [workflow-activity]

Workflow activities are sets of actions within workflows that define the specific steps the workflow is to execute when it runs.

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Get the ID of a List Item copied during a workflow

I would like to incorporate copying a document into another document library as part of a task process in a SharePoint workflow. After I copy that document, I need to be able to reference the document ...
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Send email at a specific time in SharePoint

I have workflows to send email to the task manager if assigned person delayed to complete the task. The workflow works fine but I wants to send the email at 7:30 A.M. while currently it is sending at ...
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Workflow Terminating

I have a workflow that create tasks once an item is changed. For some reason, it is terminating with message "Another instance of the same workflow with the same ActivationInfo is currently ...
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Sharepoint tasks being carried over via template libraries?

I'm working on a SharePoint library which is derived from a template. The original Sharepoint library had a number of Sharepoint workflows applied onto it, and had columns which showed up as '...
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Sharepoint / Flow Automatically add a revision to a document that's been rejected

When a document has been rejected using the approval flow, can I then add an action within the flow to revise the document, ie create a new revision with the status for approval. If the document has ...
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Using SharePoint workflow to copy column content to another list

When creating a workflow to copy content from one list to another, do the columns have to be in the same format? Background: I have already created a workflow to copy column information from one ...
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How to tell which event triggered a workflow from inside the workflow?

I have a SharePoint 2013 workflow created in VisualStudio (not Designer). Originally this workflow only ran on ItemAdded, but now I need it to also run on ItemUpdated. Is there a way to tell from ...
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workflow: how to create a related item when add an item

I have one list 'transaction', I have another list 'transaction log' with a lookup column link to ID of 'transaction'. When I add a new item in 'transaction', I want to trigger action to add a new ...
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2010 Workflow Spamming

I'm at a standstill, this is a task list where I've created a workflow (I only have WF 2010 available) to notify people during different stages. This is like the 6th iteration and I'm banging my head ...
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Numbers aren't working as values in a SharePoint workflow

I am trying to get a workflow to basically move an item into a certain escalation status and then email someone at that point. We need to calculate only business days, no weekends and no holidays. I ...
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Update current item in List A using information from most current item in List B - SP 2010

Help, Is it possible to update the most current item in List A using information from the most current item in List B? I have to use SharePoint 2010 so functionality is limited. I have no been able ...
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Sharepoint update email on a specific date

Hi using SharePoint 2013, I need the owners of list items in an open state to receive an email on the 10th month requesting an update. This needs to continue until the item is in a closed state. Can'...
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Lookup column output includes strange characters

I have a lookup column ("Title"), that returns as text, which it looks-up from a different library (obviously). I have a workflow that emails the user when the list item is created, and in that email,...
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Clear a Look Up column

I have a lookup field, that has some value initially. This lookup field; lookup1; allows multiple values. Using workflow 2010 and 2013, how can I delete the values in this lookup1. Just simply set it ...
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SharePoint lookup field in workflows

I am using a 2013 workflow to delete an item. If that item is part of a lookup field of some other item, it cannot be deleted. The workflow will stop with an error. How do I know if an item is part of ...
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SharePoint Calendar Approval Notification Sending to Incorrect Approvers

I have created a PTO calendar in SharePoint 2013 that has three separate work flows (Nintex) that activate if a condition is met. A notification should be sent to the appropriate approver on the ...
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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 designer 2010 workflow not starting when item is updated

I have written two SharePoint 2010 designer workflows both of which send emails to external users. The problem is both workflows are not getting started when I update the list item. One workflow is of ...
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How to send link to current item workflow status page

I would like to send a WorkFlow email that includes a link to the current items WorkFlow status page - wrkstat.aspx , is this possible?
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Add Hoc Workflow in SharePoint 2016

Sorry I'm new in Sharepoint 2016 for searching a feature. Is that Sharepoint 2016 have a feature supports ad hoc workflows? Ad hoc workflows are used for more dynamic processing flows such as ...
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trigger workflow when item is updated by user from specific group using SharePoint Designer

I want to start workflow,if item is updated by user who is member of specific group in SharePoint. Suppose my SharePoint user group is "Test", if any member of this group edits my list item, it ...
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SPD Cancelled WF still sending emails

I have a series of seven different reminder workflows that are designed to send an email to the client 45, 30, 15, 5 days prior to the event and 10 days after. I am having an issue where the workflow ...
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How to stop mails from triggering via workflow when an item is liked in discussion forum in sharepoint 2013?

I have created a discussion forum in SharePoint 2013 it has a workflow which sends an email when a new item is added or an existing item is modifies. But, when an item in the discussion forum is liked ...
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Running Parallel SharePoint tasks using powershell workflow

I am not sure if this is supported so looking for some help. workflow movesites { Param ( [Parameter (Mandatory=$true)] $sites, [Parameter (Mandatory=$true)] $movedToContentDb ) ...
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Create list item trough workflow fired by another list

I'm using SPD 2013, but the workflows are from 2010 version. I wrote a workflow meant to add a new item to a Discussion List. This workflow is started when another list is edited. For instance, when ...
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Workflow activity causing errors with type ViewStateNameValue

I am using visual studio 2017 2017 with SharePoint online (a developer site) to create a SharePoint hosted app. I have just been using the workflow designer so haven't touched the XAML. When I click ...
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How can I add assignees to a workflow more than once?

I created an approval workflow in SharePoint designer. When this is started, it is assigned to several people, with someone twice (by design), such as A, B, C, and then A again. This works fine, and ...
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SPUtility Error page isn't displaying

I tried to made a workflow in Visual Studio 2010 to Sharepoint 2010 and I need to send an error message to user. My code: private void codeActivity1_ExecuteCode(object sender, EventArgs e){ var ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow - how to set status when manually terminate workflow

I am developing a workflow using Vs 2013 for SharePoint 2013 on premise. I have used SetWorkflowStatus activity to set the status as workflow progress but if user manually terminate or cancel the ...
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Automatic numbering is now assigning 99 for the year

I created an auto-generating number assignment log. The log was working correctly until a few days ago and began assigning 99 for the 2 digit year instead of 18. What possibly went wrong? Could my ...
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Start workflow when a new item is added to library via email

I am using SharePoint 2013. I have a workflow that is automatically started when something is added to the library. Some things are added to the library via email. I noticed that the things added by ...
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Triggering workflow based upon Bulk Data Update

We have a SharePoint custom list named "Price List" with Customer Code and Products related to each customer e.g. I need to trigger the sharepoint workflow only once whenever 1 or multiple product ...
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Can I use a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow to change multiple explicit permissions on a document from contribute to read only?

I am trying to create a workflow that will check through all the permissions on a document in a library (including extra explicit permissions) and change them from contribute to read only. I'm quite ...
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Impact of stopping Workflow Timer Service on SharePoint 2010 server

I have a farm of 4 servers ( 2 WFE and 2 App ) and on both the App servers i would like to stop the workflow timer service. What would be the impact of that?
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Workflow core Action “Send an Email” for approval task

I am trying to use "Send an Email" work flow action to notify the approver for his approval with, Email has to contain the URL to the approval page. I am trying to create a leave request form. ...
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Work flow not running automatically

Here's the situation. I have a list & created a worke flow on it. The list has a Project Start Date & Due Dates. I need the work flow to run on or before the Project Start Date & then ...
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how to show graphically workflow of each items

I designed 4 forms library in infopath2013 which have dependency to each other (I mean for example when form 1 filled and approved then form 2 must be automatically created via workflow based on its ...
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View requirements for custom workflow

we are using SharePoint 2010. We have there some custom Workflows which created my former colleague. Is there any way to view the requirements for each workflow? I mean to view some requirements ...
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Workflow to Auto start 2 workflows one after the other

I have two workflows that need to start one after the other. How would I set this up?
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow to update list item and trigger another workflow to start on second list

I have searched and searched and have not found anything that is comparable to my situation, so if there is already an answer I apologize upfront. I have a calendar list (list a) with a custom ...
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Declarative Workflow : Get User properties

I am using SharePoint 2013. I am reading a row in a SP list based on a field value I need to send to the Manager of that particular item. In the list there is a field as "Manager" which is People type ...
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Counting value from one list column to another list column

I have 2 list, 1st have valie: ProductName, Price, Quantity. In second list i have Customer, ProductName(lookup with ProduceName from list1), and QuantityCustomerBuying. Now, how can i make workflow ...
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How to get list of member login names within a group using SP workflow action

I am creating a custom workflow activity in SharePoint 2013 Workflow. I need to get the set of user logins in a SharePoint site group so that I can send a mail to all users in the group. In the ...
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SPD Workflow - Wait for Field to equal value issue

I need to be able to use the action "Wait for field to equal value" to make the workflow wait for the user to make a change in the current item. The field it would look at has two options, Approved ...
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I'm the only one who can get my workflow to work

I have SharePoint Online. I created a workflow using SharePoint Designer 2013 that is fairly simple: When I have tested the workflow - it sends all the emails & notifications that it is supposed ...
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Is there a way to add a hyper-link to a discussion board item inside workflow 2010 that reference the flat.aspx view rather than on the DispForm.aspx

I have added a global workflow using sharepoint designer 2013, which is associated with a Discussion content type. now i am tying to add a link inside the workflow which reference the discussion board ...
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Reassigning the Workflow dynamically

I would like to reassign the workflow not the task in O365 Sharepoint. Example: I have 5 workflows naming 1,2,3,4,5. Item 1 to 3 has been approved. 4th person found there was an issue on 2 stage of ...
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Create popup dialogue box on workflow

I have created a workflow to send an email request to site admin for selected line item (It can be for changes or deletion). As & when I select particular line item to run workflow, it should ...
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How to check if a sharepoint page from Page Library is published major using sharepoint designer workflow?

Basically, i need to initiate a task process after the page is published. Is there are way to check if the page is published major using sharepoint designer workflow ? I have the concept of using ...
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How to set date/time variable in SharePoint Designer to null/empty?

How to set date/time variable in SharePoint Designer to null/empty? I am creating a workflow where I have to set date variable = empty value. But in a lookup, I can't define value=null. Is there any ...

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