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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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How to give permissions to all workflow subsites created from a site template?

I have a site with a workflow, that need some permissions to perform some actions. I put the required permissions using de url _layouts/15/appinv.aspx and save this site as template. However and i ...
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Unable to fetch the SPWorkflow object programmatically

I have a requirement of fetching the SPWorkflow object on a SPListItem object. The assocaiated workflow is a sharepoint 2013 visual studio workflow. I have tried the following approaches, but none of ...
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I try to add OOTB workflow to library, error: The form cannot be rendered. This may be due to a misconfiguration of

I am using SharePoint 2013 onpremise. I have a document library. I tried to add the OOTB workflow "Approval - SharePoint 2010". I can see the first page where I can select the OOTB workflow and set ...
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How to Stop a Workflow from Generating Another Workflow - SharePoint 2010

I have two lists, Parent and Child, and both are using InfoPath to create items. When an item is created on either list a SharePoint Designer workflow also creates the same item on the other list. ...
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Workflow web service call looping

I have a SharePoint Designer 2013 workflow that is calling a web service method I have created and hosted on a server. The workflow in the browser workflow history seems to be triggered only once, ...
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How to set all one column's default values to 0?

I have a document library in our site. I have a column and I want to set the column's default value to 0 at first. But it is empty. My column is integer column that stores numbers. How can I do ...
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How do I fix a “Windows Workflow 3.0 required” error when editing a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 SP1?

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that needs to edit workflows within SharePoint Designer (2013 SP1). Whenever a workflow is clicked on one of two errors is received: Server side activities have been ...
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Microsoft Flow - Smartsheet Integration — have inserted row include a formula? [on hold]

I have a Microsoft Flow that automatically feeds information from a MS Form into Smartsheet via the insert row function. I know this isn't the best way to do it, but it's the way my boss's want it ...
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Workflow: how to UNSET (or set to NULL) a date/time type value in a custom column?

Trying to build a workflow that clears a date column when the task "Completed" box is unchecked. Have tried several different approaches but have not gotten anything to work. The workflow completes ...
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deployment of designer workflow from test to production

I have created a SPD designer workflow in my test environment and want to deploy onto production. Please let me know the each steps in details as I would be doing 1st time
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Moving list workflow from development to production

I created a 2010 workflow in SPD 2013 on development machine. Once it was time to go live, I took site collection back up from development and restored it on production so my workflow as well as all ...
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Approve Task from Javascript

I have the List1 which creates a Task when an item is inserted. I have to approve this task via Javascript. I found some examples, one of these: var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext("MySiteUrl");...
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Not able to break permission using SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow

I'm unable to break permission using SharePoint 2013 Designer Workflow, it throws this error: {"error":{"code":"-2147024891, System.UnauthorizedAccessException","message":{"lang":"en-US","value":"...
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SharePoint Designer 2013

I'm trying to create a list workflow in SharePoint designer 2013. When I click on the OK button it gives me the error. Server Side activities have been updated. You need to restart SharePoint ...
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Creating an item programatically won't start a SP Designer Workflow

I create an item in a list using Powershell. The item is created with my account and not with System account. When the item is updated, a workflow is launched. When I update with my account the ...
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SharePoint :The security validation for this page is invalid

I called a web service in SharePoint designer with HTTP delete: _api/web/lists/getbytitle('title1')/items(1)/roleassignments/getbyprincipalid('1') The workflow returned "Forbidden" response status ...
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protect sharepoint calendar events after approved/rejected

I have sharepoint foundation 2013. Users can add events to calendar with approval workflow. When manager approve event it is showed in calendar. After that manager can edit or even delete events. It ...
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SP 2013 workflow CompositeTask CompletionCriteria

Designing a declarative workflow with Visual Studio 2013 I try to use a CompositeTask to fulfill the following requirements approval workflow for multiple users with a parallel task if at least 50% ...
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Designing HR onboarding process in sharepoint [on hold]

we require to design and develop HR onboarding process in sharepoint ... how do we go about designing the process... will it be achievable using ootb apporach.. any sample solutions would definitely ...
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How can I send 3 emails? before due date, on due date and after due date if status is not completed

How can I create a workflow using SharePoint designer 2010 to send 3 emails? before due date, on due date and after due date if status not completed.
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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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Workflow tasks created in SharePoint Designer 2013 for SharePoint Online will NOT send “Open This Task” button to Outlook 2016

We have a SPO environment and I'm creating a workflow in SPD 2013. When creating a 2013 custom workflow with a task assigned to a user, the email with the task notification does not include the "Open ...
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Add icon hyperlinks to grouped SP2013 list view

In SharePoint 2013, I want to take the grouped view of a list and add 3 buttons to the left of each item. In previous versions of SharePoint, I would have duplicated the list view using a DVWP but ...
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Workflow column not showing on list nor in 'modify this view'

I can't figure out how to fix this, the workflow status column is not showing up on the list, I tried to set it on 'modify this view' but the workflow column is not showing up. Thank you for your ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Customizing the Approval Workflow for Change Items

I'm trying to use Sharepoint Designer 2010 to create a workflow for a library. We want to have submitters and approvers in the library. Submitters would upload a document, fill out some metadata & ...
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ECMA script for checking active workflows for an list item

Hi i am having more than 1 workflow associated with the list if there is any workflow that is active for an item then i need to prevent starting another workflow for the same item. I am using the ...
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Semicolon delimited text field used in email workflow

unfortunately, I still have some forms on SharePoint 2007. Somehow, a workflow that was created by a previous person disappeared (grew legs and walked away? idk). I am looking to recreate this ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow, log shipping supported?

We plan on implementing log shipping for SharePoint DR environment. I found details about SharePoint databases and Log shipping support here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj841106.aspx ...
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How do I have a workflow update/set a field in the current list?

The situation is as follows: I have a library of documents. Each document has a metadata column representing the status of this document with possible choices derived from a look-up column in ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Updating an Item of a task list

I am trying to update multiple items of a task list in a loop. But when my workflow reaches the step "Update an Item", it throws an exception "value does not fall within the expected range" while ...
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Sending to Distribution groups from workflow

We recently migrated to SPO from SharePoint Server 2013. On our SharePoint Server 2013, some of our departments use sending an email from SharePoint lists to distro groups. We found out by emails ...
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Workflow Status sharepoint 2016

I am working in University newsletter web site which publishes the news ones a week, but receive the news form university department all days, every department has a coordinator for submitting the ...
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SP2013 Designer Workflow Create URL to Send Email Opens Form Doc Lib Item Edit

I created an InfoPath form and published it to a form document library in SharePoint 2013. I am creating a workflow in SharePoint Designer that sends an Email with the URL to the form item to the ...
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Customizing Workflow Task list 2013 form

I have created SP designer workflow (sharepoint 2013 platform) with the custom list. But what my issue is that, By default the task form (workflow task list 2013) showing Approve, Rejection, save and ...
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Error keeps occurring in custom workflow! HELP!

I have a InfoPath form that I have created for users to submit a request for materials. It is linked to a library via SharePoint 2010. I have a workflow that starts once a user submits the form. ...
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Preventing a workflow from repeating once a field has been filled in?

I currently have a list in SharePoint Online where project requests are logged and approved. Essentially, a list item (a project request) will go through a series of approvals by different people, and ...
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sharepoint 2007 email to all in people field

I have a list of trainings in which there is a field with all participants. Now I would like to send an email to all participants in the list. There is the possibility in Sharepoint 2010. Does ...
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Send Email When Calander Entry Is Made

I am new to SharePoint and creating Workflow through SharePoint Designer 2013. We have a conference room that users need to book through Calendar App. I have created the calendar app and now need a ...
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Create sub site using workflow in SharePoint Online

I have one project list in site collection and want to create a subsite when a new item is inserted in Project list. Is it possible using workflow? Note: I am using Office365 account. If this is not ...
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Terminate workflow with Sharepoint 2013 Rest API

I was required to cancel some of running workflows. Is there any way to cancel or terminate Workflow using Sharepoint 2013 Rest API?
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Two workflows running on a Library with Check in Check out

I have two workflows on my Document Library that has Check in/Check out, my first workflow works fine, my second workflow won't work if I create a new document from a content type - it will work if I ...
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Automatically produce an Excel File with selected data from a custom list

I have a Custom List containing detailed information about small business tasks that have to be carried out: the person who is assigned to the task, the current status of the task (in progress, closed,...
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Starting SharePoint 2013 workflow using REST from another workflow fails the first time but works on retry

I have two SP 2013 workflows. One (WF1) does a number of things, but at the end of WF1, I'm calling another SP 2013 workflow (WF2) using REST. WF1 runs both on create and change and conditionally ...
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SharePoint 2010 Workflow conditions not working upon Publish

I have some existing workflows that all of a sudden stopped working - around September 12, 2018. I tried many things: I looked at logs, .NET updates, cache issues, etc. and I can't get to the source ...
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What to do against “unable to load workflow actions” error?

I have a problem editing and creating new workflows with SharePoint Designer for SharePoint Online. The problem started to occur 2 days ago (The SharePoint configuration hasn't changed). The Designer ...
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How to check if the workflow can be started on SPListItem?

I have created a custom action for starting the workflow on list item. When user selects the item, an item from ribbon is enabled to start the workflow directly on item. I have created on application ...
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Close approve/reject tasks from workflow

I have document library with 2013 workflow which starts when document “checks in” then it starts “approve task” for user who has permissions to approve/reject documents. The problem is: this user can ...
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Site Workflow Sharepoint 2010 calculate and ouput to field not variable

I'm trying to create a site workflow to add a date to every document in the site. I added a calculation action to a SharePoint 2010 Site Workflow. The only output offered is to workflow variable. ...
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Filling Out Column with SharePoint Designer

What is the correct way to create a workflow in SPD that will take the data from a "Contract Expiry" column, subtract 'x' amount of days from that date, and display the new date in a column? This is ...
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Empty date field goes to 1/1/1900 when updating target list with workflow

Say, I have a SourceList with date fields like these DateReceived, DateEntered. If these field or fields are null then in workflow updates the target list item with 1/1/1900 dates respectively. What'...