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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 retrieve the orphaned workflows from SharePoint 2013 using PowerShell

In SharePoint 2013, A list has few items and to each item few tasks are attached. Each task is associated with a workflow. But when a task is deleted the corresponding workflow to the deleted item is ...
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Workflow Affects Modified Date?

I'm trying to develop a process to programmatically check the last modified date, calculate the retention period, and send an email with the URL to the site owners if the document is past the ...
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Calculate with values in a lookup

we have built a list which lookups an amount in another table. This value is depending on other criteria in this list and we need to calculate a total. The output is hourly salary x hours worked. I ...
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Get Column Value dynamically and edit the column manually in Sharepoint Edit Form

I am creating a leave system. There are fields like: Type of leave as text From date as date To date as date and there is a calculated column named 'RequestedDays' which calculates the number of ...
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Export text file once item is approved

Is it possible to export a .txt file once the item is approved? I'm doing it using a VBA code on the excel file. This code refresh the excel automatically and export each row to a new .txt file. Is ...
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Missing dll for workflow

When attempting to access http://[domain]/sites/Home/_layouts/wrkmng.aspx I receive an error about a dll missing from the asp.net framework folder. I navigate to the folder and the dll is in fact NOT ...
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How to get the current workflow status from within itself?

I have a workflow that start by setting the workflow status to, let's say, "Awaiting Manager Approval", after the manager has approved and the workflow status is changed to "Awaiting Director Approval"...
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Replace Created By with Custom Column

In my Intranet site (SP2016) I am currently using blog posts for news articles. I have a workflow form subsite to create post at top level Posts list - using the workflow, loses the information of ...
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exception from hresult 0x80040e14 after workflow errors

I'm facing a problem with SharePoint 2013. I have an internal list with a simple workflow associated that triggers when an item is created. The workflow populates a "users" type field with the string ...
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SharePoint Approval Workflows - Custom Task Form Buttons

I've been working on this one workflow for the past three weeks, which tells me that a) I have no idea what I'm doing b) reading documentation without screenshots is not helping me and c) I really ...
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Post to newfeed when list items added or modified

I am trying to find a way for a user to "follow" a list or library in SharePoint 2013. Since SharePoint does not support this out of the box, our proposal is to create a hashtag for the library and ...
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Workflow task list - Add an additional column of information from a related list item

A new request came up to me to have a task (in the default workflow tasks list, generated by a workflow) show an additional column next to the task's Title (column) which shows information from the ...
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View the web.config used in the farm

I recently faced an issue with the workflows of SharePoint 2013 on premises(2 WFE and 1 App Server). They have stopped working and the problem is a .NET security update. Microsoft has a script for ...
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Workflow to generate an email to 'Created by' based on a Status

I'm working with a Sharepoint list, where there are three tiers of users. 1 - Initiator 2 - Reviewer 3 - Approver when approver takes approval action, the list signifies that the case is Closed. I'd ...
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Sharepoint 2013 - Generate URL to take you to specific VIEW

I have a sharepoint list for which (using infopath) I have developed two form "views", one for standard user access, and one that has more fields/info, for one of the workflow process role admins. ...
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Sharepoint Workflow doesn't display user profiles EmployeeID

I have sharepoint list and workflow on it, when list item is created workflow must assignee one of the list column 'PerNumber' to user property 'EmployeeID', the problem here is that when list item is ...
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SharePoint Workflow Fails to Start BUT It Works 90% of the Time Otherwise - So Frustrated :(

I have a workflow that's a chain of If/Else statements. If a certain option is selected from the dropdown item, it emails x team. Else if another option is selected from the dropdown item, it emails y ...
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Check in comment field in workflow 2013

I know how to get "Check in comment" field through "workflow 2010" Publish Major Version Comment access in SPD workflow. But in "workflow 2013" this field is missing. Is there any way to do this with ...
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Is it possible to show related item fields in a task that uses a workflow?

I have a workflow that, when triggered, creates a task and assigns it to a user. The "approvers" group then view this task and "approve" or "reject" it. The outcome of the tasks defines if the item ...
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Workflow for prompt user to enter KPI absent value

I have a KPI list (custom list) that includes KPI values by months. Every KPI is assign to responsible users (defined in people/group column). I need to write a workflow (sharepoint 2010) to prompt ...
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Create Hidden Association Columns in a Workflow

I am using SharePoint Designer 2013 to create a SharePoint 2010 document set approval workflow for a SharePoint 2016 site and was wondering how I can go about setting the association columns to be ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflows - Collect User Data

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2013 with SharePoint Designer 2010 workflows and am trying to figure out how to retrieve the user data from the Collect User Data when there are multiple items. ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow - building dictionaries based off conditions

I have been searching everywhere to try and get an answer for my specific problem within SharePoint Designer, perhaps my grammar and terminology is not correct. I am currently in the process of ...
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Sharepoint List randomly duplicating submitted Item

I have some weird problem that I encounter while working with Sharepoint custom list. Sometimes created list is duplicating itself. But the workflows of the duplicated item is not running. Anyone ...
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How to Rename Document with a dot in it. HELP :*( SharePoint Designer 2013

I am moving a file from one document library to another using a 2013 workflow but it keeps dropping the dot " . " from the file name. "File 45.01" Move Document -> Rename Document -> "Published File ...
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Email Attachment in SharePoint Online

In SharePoint online, is there a way to send attachment with email on item created in List/Library. By using MS Flow ? JSOM Code? SharePoint Designer Workflow? No third party tool.
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Backslash being appended to header variable within dictionary in new workflow

I am trying to make a call to a parent list using a workflow. I need to create a dictionary containing two headers: Accept and Content-Type. Both items should have the value of 'application/json;odata=...
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SharePoint Workflow Task List

Hi guys, I have a list (let's call it List A) which creates tasks when a new item is created into a Task list (let's call it Tasks) with the start a task process action in SharePoint designer. The ...
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After task completion workflow still marked as running but doesn't continue to next activity

We have a Visual Studio workflow for SharePoint 2013 running correctly several hundred times over the last few years. There are however a few workflow instances that do not continue when completing ...
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Email an individual added after a list of people is created in sharepoint designer workflows

I have a list for an event. I add names when I first create a new item but sometimes the inputee forgets to add a name. He wants to add them later, and when they get added ONLY they get a notification ...
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How to use workflow to send a link to a specific page in an email

I am building an approval workflow which will send an email to a named individual, directing them to a specific project to review the work done there. I am having trouble embedding a link to the site ...
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Displaying the value of a list column in a workflow email?

I currently have a list workflow configured to send users an email based on some conditions. Within this email, I'd like the title of the list item to display to the user so they know what the email ...
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Unable to set value for a person type column using workflow

In my sharepoint application when a list is saved it will call a workflow. In the workflow, I am trying to set assigned to a field (person type) with value in Approver name (this is the string value ...
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Merge two lists from diferent subsites using workflow

We have two lists from separate subsites, we need a third list on the main site that receive the items from both this lists. I tried to use Create list item with Sharepoint designer workflow, but it ...
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Cannot locate a notification email

I think I have found another odd thing using SharePoint 2013. I have a custom list that sends notification emails. There are 5 working SharePoint Designer workflows connected to it that are sent at ...
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Workflow for conditional email notifications

I need to set up a workflow for sending email notifications based on a timer, given the condition that no new related items have been added to a list after a set amount of time. Here is the problem ...
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2013 workflow call http post request - doesn't post

I have just set up 2013 WFs on my SP 2016 Farm. I have subsites with news lists - and I want to be able to send certain news items from the subsites to the top of the site collection. I have ...
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How can i trigger a sharepoint designer workflow using javascript on multiple list items

Is it possible to run single workflow instance for multiple items? I have spd 2010 workflow i have created and I would like to trigger the workflow via a button on a sharepoint page. The trigger ...
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can sharepoint “lookup for single line of text” in workflow get all lists in site and its subsites?

this is my workflow, I have Sharepoint site and subsites and lists on there, this workflow belongs to one of the subsite so in workflow I only reach lists which is on this subsite, and my question is ...
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Add fields to Worfklow status page Tasks section

How do you add fields to the Tasks section of a workflow status page for SharePoint online? I'm using a 2013 Workflow. I would like to add/remove columns from this.
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SP Designer 2013: Can I reduce redundancy between action steps and transition conditions?

I used to have a 2010 Workflow that had conditions like this: I feel like the best way to write this in SP Designer 2013 is like this, but is there a better way:
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How do I write a PowerShell script to display the count of each version of the workflow used in the SharePointlist by each item

In the SharePoint list, each item has a workflow of a particular version. How do I display all the workflows and their individual count from that SharePoint list using PowerShell.
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Workflow 2013 http request with credentials

I have a C# WebApi2 endpoint with CORS and SupportsCredentials activated. What I'm trying to do is to call this endpoint from a Workflow. How do I pass the credentials?
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Retrieve data from 2013 WorkFlow Start Task Process Task

First, I cannot use the 2010 SPD platform. I have built a custom 2013 SPD workflow that has conditional approvers. Currently, I have conditional statements that build a 'email list' variable with ...
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Displaying most recent items on subsite lists on parent site

I am currently creating a PMO site / Project Overview Site. I have my main site functioning as a portfolio which gives a view of data from all subsites under it (these sub sites will be the various ...
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An error has occurred in (Workflow Name)

I have a workflow where it sends an email after the final approval. I noticed that sometimes the item is approved and the final email is not being sent. When I checked the status of it, I saw " An ...
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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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Send Email with Options step failing in Flow

I created a workflow in Microsoft Flow that is triggered when a new item is added to a SharePoint list. This flow includes a "Send Email with Options" step that keeps failing with the following error: ...
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Mutliple Workflos nsted for an Item?

I am currently stuck. I have a form library with multiple days equaling different values. All the columns that I'm using are extracting information from the submitted form. I'm trying to have an ...
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Document Approval error message “This form cannot be opened in a web browser. To open this form, use Microsoft Infopath”

I have a well-established Globally Reusable Workflow which has been working for a few years. It now shows an error during approval. Nothing has changed in the workflow or on the Document Library, ...