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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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Workflow: Send notification action does not fire when new item is added

I have a workflow setup to send an email when a condition is met. I also have the box checked to initiate workflow when a new item is added. Issue: I have a sharepoint group as recipient on the "Send ...
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Workflow trigger for email when item CheckingIn form List or Library

Can you please look on When the Item or File is Checking in the Workflow should trigger and send a mail using WFD. please help on this.
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Doubled up approval tasks for a document

I have a reusable workflow that is being used to approve a document content type (named SWIS). When a document is submitted for approval it is created double the normal number of approval tasks. ...
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SharePoint designer workflow get suspended when item created in document library using Send Email action

I have created a simple workflow with Send Email action in SharePoint 2013 document library, the email will send when a new item added to document library. When an item created in document library, ...
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Why does SPD make a new content type for each approval task?

I am making a workflow that kicks off an approval task to a specified user depending on which folder the file is in. Let's say I have 5 different folders so there are 5 logical checks and each one has ...
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Its possible to get the odata of project using sharepoint workflow?

I am trying to do a http call to project odata _api/ProjectData/Projects, but when I run the workflow I always get access denied, even using app step. Here is an error bellow: {"error": {"code": "- ...
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If any value equals any value condition doesn't accept two words

I am creating a workflow in SharePoint Designer and am using the "If any value equals any value" condition. I want to check if the current item is in a particular folder. The folder has two words to ...
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SharePoint Designer 2013 - And/Or priority in if statements

Using SharePoint Designer 2013, I'm actually doing some if statements in a workflow with or and and in the condition. But I'm confused as what priority is given for these... Is the and joining the ...
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Assigne permissions to SharePoint 2013 library item with workflow

I have simple library and workflow on it, in library I have column with people and group in workflow I am trying to set read permissions with impersonation step depends on this column but when I ...
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How long will workflow action “wait for…” actually wait?

Does anyone have any idea how long the "wait for..." actions in a workflow will actually wait for? I have a use-case where it could be years before someone changes a field and I'm wondering if the ...
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Condition: if value contains multiple strings

I'm not too great at the string builder or lookup fx's. I'm dealing with folders and want an approval process to go to User A if the folder is named "ABC" or "DEF". I'm using the condition: if any ...
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Having issue creating workflow after deploying

I am using SharePoint foundation 2013 and visual studio 2015. I having creating workflow project then getting an issue i mention bellow step follow First step is i created add new SharePoint ...
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Disable Automatic Emails sent to the requestor

I have a workflow set in SP Designer 2013, which starts an approval process with selected people in a SP List in O365. Once a new item is added to the list it sends to the person created this item 2 ...
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Set Default Values on Fields With Workflow

Is there a way to programatically set the default value of a column in SP2013? Here is my use case scenario: I have a project site collection. A form is used at the top level site to create a site ...
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Tracing back the content of a workflow variable

I want to update the body-text of an email that is triggered from a sharepoint workflow. Basically, the workflow is starting two processes(to get approval from two users). One of the two processes, ...
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Feature '2c63df2b-ceab-42c6-aeff-b3968162d4b1' for list template '4501' is not installed in this farm

Having issue creating work flow while deploying share point site first i added new workflow mention below screen and then selecting list [![enter image description here][4]][4] and finally ...
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Error in Word document generated in document library through workflow

I have created a list in SharePoint with a corresponding document library. When a user has created an item in the list they can choose to generate a word document that lists the data from their form. ...
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Workdays/weekends/public holidays: is a sharepoint list the way to go for me?

Our team runs many short, streamlined projects. We currently have: A master excel sheet containing current phase/key data of each project Personal .xls tracking tools which automatically calculate a ...
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Workflow to check Appoval Status and run

I would like to create a workflow that checks the status of the OOB Approval workflow and runs if the task is approved. What is the if condition I need for this?
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Swap numeric field in 2 different rows

For ease of use I've made a very simple scenairo of what i want to achieve. I have a custom list with the standard title in it. I have then added a unique numerical field on the list. so i have a list ...
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Workflow Questions (I'm a Beginner)

Please bare with me as I try to explain this. Please use the below picture as reference: Currently the list is imported through a flow that grabs the data from "Forms". What I want to do now is ...
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Sharepoint 2010 - Exporting config settings for all lists, workflows, and libraries

Is there a way to export the design/setup of all my lists, libraries and workflows? I'm looking for something kind of like this: List 1: Permissions: Columns: Associated Workflows: Workflow 1: ...
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Edit Document causes Word to crash

We have a workflow that creates a task containing a link to a document in SharePoint. We seem to have an intermittent problem where a user will open their document from the link and upon clicking '...
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Adding automatic filters on a list in SP Online when the user access the list

I'm kind of new to SP online. I have a question related to workflows that I don`t even know if it's possible. I want to create a workflow on a list that automatically filters the information based on ...
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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.