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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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Document Approval Workflow - SharePoint Designer 2013

I've spent many days scouring the internet for something that will help me, but I'm not finding what I'm looking for. I need a document approval workflow for SharePoint 2013, with what would be ...
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Schedule the Publishing date of a file in Document Library using CSOM

I am having a hard time to schedule the publishing date of a document uploaded to a sharepoint document library. Basicaly, what I want is to upload a file to a document library and to schedule it´s ...
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Set value in lookup field in workflow?

how can I set only the one value to required lookup field, when I create new item in workflow. I tried use workflow variable, ID but I do something still wrong. So I have one list A wiht values AB, ...
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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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Document Approval Workflow in SharePoint 2013

Firstly, apologies if this has been answered somewhere, but I have spent 2 days hunting through Google, including results here, and I haven't found an answer yet, so I thought someone here may be able ...
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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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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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Cannot see reusable workflow after activate the feature

I am using SP2013 standard and Sharepoint designer 2013 I created a reusable workflow in a site collection. It only contains one step which is send an email to "this item" creator. Using SPD I saved ...
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Match two list items (different lists). If they match copy another column

Currently I am trying to create a workflow where once someone inputs a name into a people picker field, the workflow then matches that submitted name to another list. Once match has been made I need ...
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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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How to create list item in an external list using SharePoint workflow?

Environment: SharePoint 2013 SP1 I have an External List displaying data exposed through a WCF service. Creating, Reading, Updating and Deleting (CRUD) items in the external list works fine in the ...
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How do I set workflow which starts when value changes?

I hope someone can help me with my issue I cant manage to solve. I am using SharePoint 2010 and SP Designer to create a workflow. My questions is how can I create a workflow which starts upon status ...
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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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Remove the workflow associations on the content type and document library using PowerShell

How to remove the workflow associations on the content type and document library using PowerShell? Currently I have added PowerShell to configure workflow in my document libraries and its associated ...
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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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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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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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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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Editing Appearance of Lookup Field in SP Workflow Email

I have a workflow that sends an email when a new item is added to a list. The email includes the creator of the new item, which uses a lookup value. CurrentItem-CreatedBy-String = [%Current Item:...
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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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Date Column showing “1/1/1900 5:30 AM”

Have created a custom list with below column 1.Title 2.Status (Drop-down column with "In progress" & "Completed") 3.In Progress Time (Date & Time Column) 4.Completed Time (Date & ...
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Accidentally removed custom workflow from list

I've accidentally removed a custom workflow from list :( I was doing a bulk data import and didnt want the workflow(s) firing against each item. I've now come back in to turn the workflows back on ...
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The workflow could not create the list item. Make sure the list exists and the user has permissions to add items to the list

I am working on a Sharepoint Online environment. I have a 2013 Main Workflow running sub 2010 workflows. Let me set this straight: everything worked properly until today. I never saw this error before,...
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Error while publishing the workflow in sharepoint designer 2013

Currently, I've configured workflow manager in sharepoint server 2013 for using shareoint 2013 workflow in designer. But, while publishing the workflow, it shows following error: System....
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How to Send email reminder to Assignee's every Sunday if Item status In-progress or not started Using Nintex Workflow 2013? [closed]

First of all thank you so much for all the help & guidance provided in these communities. It is really very helpful for beginner kind of me. I'm totally new in Nintex Workflow development please ...
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Workflow Manager 1.0 will install but NOT configure

I have successfully installed Workflow Manager 1.0 (and its prerequisites) on my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine that is hosting SharePoint 2013. I attempt to go into the Workflow Manager ...
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SPD Workflow Approval Task- Unexpected Error When Viewing Task

I have a SPD 2010 workflow that is starting an approval process and assigning a task to a user. I'm running into an odd issue. When a user with contribute permissions on the Task list tries to view ...
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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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How to remove permission of “Shared with people” in the item of a list in workflow?

I created a simple workflow in Sharepoint designer 2013, and there is only one step in it, which is to remove the permission of that item, I can see there is a "Remove List Item Permissions" in the ...
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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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SharePoint Designer cannot display the item (SharePoint 2013)

I have an issue with a SharePoint 2010 workflow. The workflow is a 2010 workflow but is held on SharePoint 2013. Through research, I found an issue relating to workflows migrated from SharePoint ...
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Sharepoint 2013 - workflow to show/hide form fields

I have a custom list and would like to know if anyone knows if there is a way to show and hide fields according to choice selection using a workflow?
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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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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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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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Error Opening Tasks from Outlook

When I click on the "Open this task" in Outlook 2013. I get the following message: "Sorry We couldn't open https://...and the lists the URLs" I can open the task from the tasks list in SharePoint. ...
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Problem with workflow REST

I seem to be having a problem making a rest call to create a list or add a user to a SharePoint group. Both give me the same error - Response: {"error":{"code":"-1, Microsoft.SharePoint.Client....
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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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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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Workflow Approve/Reject is disabled for the full controled users

I've a workflow. When I start the approval process I'm getting e-mail but when I try to approve/reject it, the option is disabled. I've got the full control permission but nothing happens. I selected ...
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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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Null pointer exception when executing 2013 workflow

I am fairly new to the SharePoint 2013 product, so please be gentle. My company has recently installed and setup SharePoint 2013 (no users yet) and we are trying to get workflows to work. However, we ...
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Associate SharePoint 2013 workflow with a content type

Continuing from my previous call for help - SharePoint 2013 Reusable workflow doesn't pick up fields in a different site collection I assume you can associate SharePoint 2013 workflows with ...
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Problem with workflow running

I've started to learn SP workflows managing from SPD and VS. I use SP 2013 + SP1 and VS 2013 Ultimate. In my opinion everything looks good . I mean I installed and configured Workflow Manager and ...
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How can I remove a single entry from a multiple People and Groups field via workflow?

Using a workflow (and anything else Middle Tier including scripting), can you remove a single name from a multiple-user Person or Groups field? I'm toying with the idea of a "subscription" model: ...