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Questions tagged [workflow-history]

The workflow history contains key information about each event including date, status, participant, and description.

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Save workflow history when workflow restarts

Is there anyway to save the old workflow history when workflow restarts? I'm using sharepoint 2016. Thank you all!
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How to make Workflow History to be read only

Hi im currently have a workflow history in my site for every users. but when they check the history , they can also cancel and update the workflow. How can i make it as viewing only and restrict users ...
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Sharepoint Designer Discard Saved Workflow Changes

My current live workflow is okay, but i needed to make some changes. So I made those changes, saved them, and went to publish and got an error (common error from copy/paste). So I deleted the changes ...
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How can I get item's workflow details/workflow history where workflow association has been deleted?

We have lots of list items where workflow instance is not showing on workflow details page. After researching i found that in sharepoint 2013, completed/suspended/terminated workflow instances will be ...
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Query: Can we create workflow on workflow history list?

Can we start a workflow on Workflow History list i am trying to create a workflow we have got a requirement to do so i was able to create a workflow and publish it but when i go to the list and start ...
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Prevent items in Tasks list from being deleted

I knew that workflows were deleted every ~60 days, but I didn't know tasks were ever automatically deleted. My customers rely heavily on this information being available at all times. Is it possible ...
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how to get the workflow History Lists through PowerShell

I want to retrieve all the Workflow History lists from my site collection and break its role inheritance and apply Contribute permissions for a particular custom group and 2 individual users. I know ...
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Deployment error in Visual Studio Workflow - Invalid type(s) System.Decimal

I am currently trying to develop a SharePoint 2013 Visual Studio Workflow, and I get a rather confusing (to me, at least) error. The workflow is a list workflow, to be started for newly created ...
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Custom workflow - log who in a group completed a task

I have created an approval workflow using SharePoint Designer 2013. Using Start a Task Process, it assigns a task to a group. Only one person in the group has to approve/complete the task. I have ...
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Searching Workflow History List

Is it possible to search within the Workflow History List? <<site url>>/Lists/Workflow History/AllItems.aspx I need to be able to search for a specific event, but I don't see a search ...
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Sharepoint - Workflow History - Schedule export weekly

I am looking for some assistance on how to setup a scheduled task which will weekly export my workflow history to a file location. I am able to export to excel - I now need to automate the process. ...
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Exporting Workflow History

In SharePoint Online, the Automatic Workflow Clean-up is set to 30 days and cannot be turned off or modified. I need to retain this workflow history information for auditing purposes. Is there a way ...
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“Sorry Something Went Wrong” Error on Workflow Information Page

I have created a 2013 workflow in SharePoint online. The workflow works great but when I click the hyperlink in the workflow status column to go to the workflow information page I get the "Sorry ...
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Who approved the document?

I have an approvals workflow set up with an email which is activated automatically when the document is pending review/approval. Each document has a different approver; the approver's name is ...
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Check if workflow has already run

I'm having 'fun' trying to prevent a workflow from running on a list item if the workflow has already run. The workflow runs each morning and emails item owners if their item hasn't been updated in ...
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After migration, I cannot see the workflow history associated with the list item

After migrating from SP 2010 to SP 2013,when I select list item --> click "Workflows" in ribbon -->select a workflow And the workflow history for the item is not visible. This was available ...
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How to implement a column that has a list of history value?

I have implement document library that has a column name called 'Email notification'. A person uploads a document and assign responsibility to another to review it. When s/he assign the email goes to ...
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Email notification one week before to assigned date

I am trying to create a workflow that send an email notification before one week to the task assign date. I am beginner to workflow, so can anyone help me regarding this to develop a logic. Thanks
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Deploying files from Visual Studio to SharePoint does not start publishing approval workflow

SharePoint 2013 - I have an out of the box "Publishing Approval" workflow set on a folder. If someone drags and drops a file into the browser window, or uses the "New Document" link to upload a file, ...
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If I delete the Workflow History, will it delete items in the Workflow Task List?

I use Nintex to create workflows if that makes any difference. We are creating an audit reminder workflow and the workflow tasks need to be kept so we have a record of comments and attachments. ...
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View Workflow history list

This probably has a simple solution but I can't figure it out. I have an approval based workflow and I want to be able to view the results/status of the approvals. I assigned a task for a user to ...
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FilterMultiValue list query does not seem to work

I'm trying to filter the history list for a workflow (so it's an out-of-box list, not a custom one) on Office365 SharePoint 2013. I want to be able to create a filter URL on one column with multiple ...
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Reset Workflow Before Starting New one on Item Create

I have a list of useful contacts which can be added by any user. One of the columns on these list items is Contact Review Date - a value which is calculated at [Today]+365 on item creation. I would ...
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if-and-else-if workflow

I am having a problem in my workflow. Basically I have two variables (1) Business Unit and (2) Billing Information. I am creating a workflow that would hold the following: If Business Unit = A AND ...
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How does SharePoints Information Management Policy delete items?

Stumbled across some deadlocks in one of our content databases that i could track down to some workflows wrecking havoc in a site collection by creating over a million of list items in multiple ...
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Queries regarding Workflow history list

I have a list that has a workflow running on it and all its relevant information is stored in the Workflow History list. Now in SharePoint designer, I'm changing the default list to another history ...
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SharePoint workflow history SP2007

How can I determine how many workflows were run in 2015 on my SharePoint 2007? Thanks for any assistance!
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SharePoint 2013: Do list item retention policies update items automatically?

I was prompted with list view threshold error when testing a workflow on a SharePoint subsite. I am trying to get a workflow history list of that site to automatically delete items after 30 days by ...
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Custom Workflow History page

I'm building a custom workflow history page which shows the history of workflow steps that we're executed (much the same like the original wrkstat.aspx page). The reason why I'm building it, is ...
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Get Identification/Configuration from server in Workflow

I am working in a system where changes in lists will trigger a workflow, which will call an external system (a Java WildFly/JBoss server). That system will connect to Sharepoint through WebServices to ...
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Workflow Tasks data in Pivot Chart

Has anybody ever tried to create a pivot chart in Excel based upon the workflow tasks list in SharePoint? One of my users is requesting a chart showing all users associated with active or completed ...
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Printing Full Workflow History

On the workflow status page of all workflows for a custom workflow, the number of items in the workflow history extends beyond 50 items. This means they are not visible on the status page. How can I ...
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How can a write to workflow history list programatically

Can anybody help me. I have SP 2013 WF and I'm trying to write data to history log list using code using (SPSite site = new SPSite(url)) { using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb()) { ...
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Sending debug messages in sequential workflow

I'm trying to send messages to the workflow history of a workflow at some point after the workflow starts, based on a condition. There are some values in the code I would like to verify as the ...
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Workflow Task List missing

I am new to SharePoint workflows. I am following along on this video . Starting at the 24min mark, she discusses The Workflow Tasks list. She mentions that I have to publish a workflow for the ...
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CAML query on Workflow History list 2013 after upgrade

I've just performed a 2010 > 2013 upgrade. A customisation in the original solution is querying the hidden 'Workflow History' list. There seems to be an issue with the field 'WorkflowInstance' in ...
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Retaining workflow history when upgrading to SharePoint 2013

I'm currently in the process of upgrading our SharePoint 2010 environment to Sharepoint 2013 on some test servers. After the upgrade I noticed a lot of our workflow history has disappeared. SharePoint ...
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Retaining workflow history for auditing purposes

I am in the process of upgrading our SharePoint environment from 2010 to 2013. As you may know SharePoint only keeps workflow associations around for a period of 60 days, after which they're deleted. ...
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Sharepoint - document

When I click on send to - download a copy - (I click on open not save), I edit the file, and I saved, when I look at after, I not finding. Already look on the folder ~TEMP and didn't found. Could ...
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MOSS 2007 Workflow History not purging

Our SharePoint site is starting to experience performance issues. In troubleshooting I have found that the workflow history list for the site is not purging after 60 days like it should. As far as I ...
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Move Workflow from one library to another the version history is not synced and the file is not overwritten how do we do this?

I have created a workflow that uses the move file from a draft library to a Live and Archive Library, the move works fine and the file is moved. However the issue I am experiencing is this. In Draft ...
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Should seperate Task Lists and History Lists be created for each workflow?

When creating Workflows, you have the option of creating new Task List for the Workflow or using an existing Workflow task list. The same type of option is available for the History list of the ...
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Cannot open Workflows list after deleting a workflow

I deleted a workflow from SharePoint designer and now whenever I try to open the Workflows dialog on a list item it gives me the "An unexpected error has occurred" box. I suspect that this is because ...
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How to get correct approver

We have created a custom approval workflow. The approval task is assigned to user A. But sometimes user B would open the task and approve it. As you can see by the screenshot it says who was assigned (...
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'Append-Only Comments' not appending

Ok, so here's the background: i have a 3/4 step approval process: User submits item for approval Approver approves(with comment) and tells user they need more details User edits item with necessary ...
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Displaying workflow history using Javascript in SP2007

I have a document library and a item list that have one workflow for each of them in a SharePoint 2007 site. May I know if there is any ways for me to retrieve the workflow history for both the ...