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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 Item Workflow always sets Modified By to the Item Creator?

I have a custom list with a SP Designer 2013 workflow on it - the flow emails individuals in list fields whenever the list item is changed by anyone. The flow works fine, but the list item is ...
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Item-level permission preventing workflow emails from sending

I have a SharePoint list in O365 called 'Shift Requests' where employees can submit a request to do overtime by covering a vacant shift. I have a simple workflow in SP Designer that does the following:...
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Add a Submit Email Buttonin SharepPoint Designer

I have a simple Custom List that users will fill out during the week. How would I add a button that user can click on to send the contents of form in an email to manager after everyone is finished. ...
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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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Mark SharePoint custom workflow completed if any one of the tasks is complete

I have a requirement to create a workflow where users are in AD group. Condition is: - the task should go to two users of that AD group and if any one of them approves it should mark workflow as ...
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Workflow erroring due to wrong data type

In SharePoint 2013 Foundation edition using SharePoint 2010 workflow engine, I've got a workflow which handles the companies onboarding/leavers/movers process and it submits tasks to various people ...
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SharePoint 2013 sequential workflow for multiple users

I created a sequential workflow in SP2013 using the below link : https://www.splessons.com/create-multiple-user-assign-task-workflow-sharepoint/#SPLessonPhoto[myGallery]/21/ the workflow creates the ...
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Can't stop Service Bus service using Stop-SBFarm to renew expired Workflow Service Certificates in SharePoint 2013

I have SharePoint 2013 Workflow Service auto generated certificates listed below in my single server SharePoint Farm and they all are expired now. AppServerGeneratedSBCA – Root Certificate for ...
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SharePoint custom workflow

I have a requirement to create a workflow. The requirement is pretty simple but I am quiet new to SharePoint workflows so finding it hell of a task. there are three users in a team. Any one can ...
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How to add a pdf document properties to the document with workflow

I have a document library for pdf invoices, on SP 2010. I have a code and an approver for each document, which I have them as the document properties. Is there any way to add the name of approver and ...
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SharePoint 2013 custom workflow (Sequential) visual studio not assigning task

I am creating a simple sequential workflow using VS 2015 in SP2013 on premise. Trying to assign a task to the user in a 'Domain\username' format. The problem is that it is creating a task but not ...
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how to disable “created” from SharePoint “When an item is created or modified” workflow?

Is there any way to have this workflow trigger be "When an item is MODIFIED" only and not created???
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How to send an email to a user based on item's change

I would like to have an email sent out when an item is MODIFIED ONLY. I would prefer this be done through a workflow and no other additional apps/programs. I know there is a "Send an email when an ...
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Pause Until Action Problem

If condition is status 1, workflow will send an email but if an action was not done, I need to send a follow-up email that is why I used 'pause until' action. My problem is when an action is done and ...
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Return all Workflows in a Site Collection using REST API

Using REST API, how do you list all the Workflows in a SharePoint 2013 Site Collection?
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Anonymous User initiate WorkFlow

I have a sharepoint site that has forms that are accessed by anonymous users. These form save data in a list and when this happens you must trigger a worflow to send a notification email. My question ...
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pulling different lists data of subsites into one main list in SharePoint 2013

We had one site collection with four subsites. Under four subsites, we have somany lists and libraries exist. But for four subsites we have one common list exist with name "Data maintain", means for ...
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How to send email to user upon change in a certain column in SharePoint online list?

I have a sharepoint list to submit requests for a task to be done. In each item there will be assigned a certain person to that task. I want this certain person to be emailed upon having that item ...
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Separating Multi-select column values into individual columns using calculated columns

I have a Multi-Select column labeled Email that allows users to select multiple email addresses populated from an external Sharepoint list. I then get their choices and update a single-text column ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Started But Not Doing Anything

I have 2 workflows to start when a list item is created. One is a 2010 workflow and the other is a 2013 workflow. The 2013 workflow is supposed to grab the text of a lookup column and performs a "...
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2013 Workflow - Sending email to multiple users from People Picker in InfoPath form

I have set up a workflow that will email a person or persons in a People Picker field that allows multiple values. However, the Workflow doesn't work and shows this error: RequestorId: 64fb8be0-4f83-...
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Office 365 SharePoint Approval Workflow Limits

I have an approval workflow setup in Office 365 SharePoint and the first branch sets up a 1 week delay while the other side of the branch is the "Start and wait for an approval". At the end of the ...
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Start Workflow via JS gives error “Value cannot be null”

Hi I am attempting to start an SP 2010 workflow using Jquery SP Services but i seem to be getting a response 500 Value cannot be null. There is not supposed to be an initiation form yet when i ...
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SharePoint workflow keep failing randomly

Some workflows are failing and I got this Error randomly "The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more columns for the item require a different type of information." I checked ...
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how to generic text instead of the url of a link

How can I show the URL of a link and display some other text instead of just URL. Currently, the link URL will be shown like this https://www.yahoo.com is it possible to do this instead? link Edit: ...
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What is latest stable SharePoint 2013 CU?

What is the latest stable SharePoint 2013 Cumulative update? CU`s from Nov - Feb, has these workflows issues, I am not sure if these are fixed as part of any latest CU.
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Workflow task assigned to user in wrong domain

I'm currently tasked with upgrading an app that has two domains, from 2010 to 2016 SharePoint. One of the problems that was present in 2010 version is that when user is present in both domain X and Y, ...
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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?