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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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Email user when their name has been added to a list item

I have a sales leads list that users add a sales leads into. Salespersons will come in and view these sales and can edit them and add a name of another salesperson to the item in a 'refer to' column. ...
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SharePoint Workflow - Email Specific Person email depending on a field choice

I want a workflow that will send a individual a email if a specific option is choose from a list. So if someone choose Access Control Mechanism standard then it would automatically send that persona ...
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Passing a SharePoint Site Workflow Variable Value to List Item Column

I have created a SharePoint Site Workflow to capture the Today date. The value will be stored in a SharePoint workflow variable (a local variable). Please refer the below screenshot. Then I have ...
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SharePoint Foundation 2013: XML declaration issue for my custom task form

I'm using SharePoint Foundation 2013 and I have a sequential list workflow, I'd like to create a custom task form using my custom content type already created in visual studio which the attribute ...
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Workflow 2013 for SP Designer

First off I'm kind of new to SP Admin work. I'm trying to get 2013 w/f in Designer (this is a 2016 Farm w/eval Enterprise license). successfully installed Web Platform Installer, Workflow Manager 1....
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How many time workflow gets rescheduled if error happens?

I am setting workflow start on creation. It shows error and keep retrying every 17 minutes. But I want to know how many times or how much hours this retrying happens? Please let me know if anyone ...
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Is it possible to send email to specific people using workflow?

I have created a form using InfoPath in one of my SharePoint list. I have added a send email workflow on the same list. I want to send an email when people submit this form. The send email workflow ...
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Online - SharePoint Workflow 2010 always return “Canceled” as status

In my SharePoint Online site I have created a SharePoint 2010 Workflow that starts when items are created. I've a list, where users insert new items, then a Workflow creates a Word document and saves ...
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Email a 7 day agenda from a calendar

I haven't worked with SharePoint in years. Is there a built-in mechanism for sending an email of 7 day agenda from a calendar?
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SharePoint 2013 workflow does not send email

I have created an approval SharePoint 2013 workflow. However, it executes all the actions before 'Send email' action but executing 'Send email' gives below exception: RequestorId: f679ccb9-2fc0-...
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Are there any risks if we enable our workflow 2013 to run on elevated privileges (to use app permissions)

I am working on a SharePoint online site collection. We have a list which can only be viewed by certain users. But inside our workflow we want to be able to add items in this list and to be able to do ...
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Can i reference the URL (Display form URL) for the item which was created inside SharePoint 2013 workflow (using “Create Item” action)

I have created the following workflow 2013 inside our sharepoint online site, the workflow will get executed when the item is created inside ListA:- The workflow will do these 3 steps:- Create a ...
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Reminder Workflow

I have a small requirement regarding a basic workflow that i want to build. What i am trying to achieve is to send a mail to the user as soon as a new item is created and then pause for a week and ...
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Accidentally Deleted a Globally Reusable Workflow On SharePoint Designer

In trying to figure out how to edit Globally Reusable Workflows automated emails I deleted my Collection Feedback Form. I REALLY need it back. It does not appear in SharePoint Designer, on my ...
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SharePoint 2013 workflow stuck on “Not started”

I have a SharePoint 2013 workflow. Whenever the workflow is triggered or started manually, it's Internal status is "Not started". I have tried to write a simple workflow just to log and send email ...
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Overdue task emails suddenly stopped sending?

I have a 2013 workflow for Document Approval, and as part of the workflow, a task process is started with a SharePoint group, and sometime within the past 1-2 months, overdue task emails have stopped ...
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Replace string action for SPD 2010 Workflow

I'm working on an approval workflow and I need to send email during the approval/reject process. I have an email template list through which I fetch the body for the email. The body for one of the ...
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Retention /Information management policy workflow issue where duplicate files created in destination

The policy is setup at the library/folder level. The associated action is to start a workflow. This is one of 2 active wfs enabled on that library. The workflow copies the item to another existing ...
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Workflow Email Reminder

I've create workflow reminder with sharepoint 2010 workflow. the picture below. the reminder consist of 3 steps, workflow initialization, Email Reminder Wika to Aurecon and Email Reminder Aurecon to ...
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Increment Workflow Variables

I've done quite a bit of research, but unable to find a solution or tutorial to help me with this problem. I am looking for an out-of-box solution using SharePoint Designer 2010. I have a document ...
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Workflows not working after backup and restore to new site collection

We have site collection with data in it with workflows2013 that have app steps. Task was to create site collection on another WA with same data as old SC, so we created new site collection and new db ...
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Check in comments missing in Office 365 workflow

I am trying to get Check-in comments from SharePoint forms library with versioning enabled but in the workflow there is no option of "Check in item " showing in workflow current item.
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SP13 WorkFlow task capturing comment/feedback

I have a SP 2013 WorkFlow Task List that I'm using as a approve/deny feature. If the task is rejected, I wish to capture the comment left in the WorkFlow task and then email the user. Is this ...
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SharePoint Workflow “InternalServerError” when try to move a document using rest api

When I try to move document between libraries of same site using rest api, it shows "InternelServerError", file not move, but workflow status is completed. Note: Both are created by using same ...
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SharePoint Workflow defaulted to Approved

Can anyone please let me know why the SharePoint Workflow tasks defaulted "Approved"? Is there any reason behind this? Is this okay to add "Not Started" and set as default in the Task Outcome column. ...
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How can i disable CC section in Publish a major Version Approval Workflow?

I want to hide these sections , but every person can change the workflow. So how to hide this?
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workflow for an Item added to the list

Could you please help me in creating a workflow for one Item in the list. I need to get a notification email once I add an Item to a specific column and this column contain number and letter.
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Workflow for editing list items

SP 2013 I have two lists TestList and Test2. I have successfully set a workflow up that copies a couple of fields of data from TestList to Test2 when a new record is created. I now want to allow the ...
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Creating hyperlinks in a list using a workflow

I could use some help. To get this started, I am using Sharepoint Online through Office 365. There are three lists in this Sharepoint site. Quotes, Pending Jobs, and Active Jobs. I did not create ...
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Archiving Workflow History

Alright. I am very very new to using Sharepoint in any capacity. I have set up an Engineering Change process in our company Sharepoint so that people can create a change request. I can then send ...
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Can we create SharePoint 2010 workflow using visual studio 2015 for sharepoint Online?

When I created visual studio workflow for SharePoint hosted apps, it will create 2013 workflow, can I create SharePoint 2010 workflow using visual studio 2015?
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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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Email notifications not working except on “Share”

When sharing with other users, the email notification is sent correctly "Which mean my outgoing SMTP configuration is correct".But, when I assign a task to a user or send an email using a workflow, ...
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How to move items to a different list

Have two lists on Office 365 SharePoint. One list is the current entries and the second is an archive list. There is a workflow that stopped working 4 months ago and now I have about 1000 items to ...
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i need to create a sequential approval workflow in Sharepoint Designer 2010

I need to create a sequential approval workflow in Sharepoint Designer 2010 where Approve 2 can approve only when Approver 1 has approved it
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Updating a custom Workflow field

I have inherited a list. It's on sharepoint 2016 with designer 2013. It's updated via a Workflow. I have a column called 'Outcome' which I need to change the status of on a few of the items. However, ...
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Workflow: Send e-mail to assigned on creation if value is zero in another field?

Is it possible to create a workflow in SharePoint Designer with these specifications and how to do it?: Just after item creation send e-mail to assigned person. But only if the field 'Value' is ...
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copy document from Library-A to Library-B

I have added a field in my Document library called DocStatus. The values can be Editable, Restricted, or Published. I have another library titled Published Documents. When a document in the Document ...
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Inherit metadata from folder to all documents inside folder

I am having a document library with different folders. Each folder contains 100s of documents. I am creating a new column with name Status. When I change the status of the folder to "Locked" then ...
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Multiple Append Changes to Existing Text in SharePoint 2013 list-Workflow Help!

In my current SharePoint list I have 4 Multiple lines of text fields with Append Changes to Existing Text. I need to create a workflow that will gather those notes from each of those fields and drop ...
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Workflow will not transition to the next step or move to the “else” branch

Workflow will not transition to the else statement or the next step.
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OOTB Workflow (Collect Feedback) Won't Complete

We've got a Collect Feedback workflow on some permits. We've had the workflow going for a year or two now with no issues. Recently there's been a few instances where the workflow just will not ...
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Log message to history list

I have a SharePoint 2013 workflow to assign tasks to the project team after that send log a message to the history list! I checked the site content to find the history list but it's not displayed !! ...
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SharePoint Designer giving error while publishing SharePoint Workflow

I am using SharePoint 2013 farm if I try to publish Workflow for Document library getting below error. (-1, -1) Type System.CodeDom.CodeBinaryOperatorExpression is not marked as authorized in the ...
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How do I select to send email to individual users in my workflow?

I have a workflow connected to a list with a column named "Names Assigned" where multiple people can be selected (people picker). My workflow is designed to send an email to "CurrentItem : Names ...
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SharePoint2010 Workflow Error

We just started getting the following errors when trying to run simple "out of the box" workflows. The workflow history shows an Event Type of “Workflow Cancelled” and the description is “Workflow My ...
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Quick Parts replacement with SharePoint Workflow

I've created a SharePoint Workflow that replace about 30 quick parts in a Word document. This is working fine when all fields are filled. In this case all quick parts are replaced. But if there are ...
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Cancel a workflow when a item is changed in a list using PowerShell

I found code to cancel all workflows that are completed using powershell. However I was looking for code (using powershell) that will cancel a workflow (in Progress) on a specific workflow for a ...
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need to create a workflow to send an email after 30 days of the receiving date

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 30 days after the receiving date. Is there any way to make this ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Workflow Solution Architecture Advice

We have built a SP 2010 workflow solution in SP designer. Very basically, there are 10 steps in the workflow. Before and after each step, there are some custom elements, which we have coded in visual ...