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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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Can workflow send e-mail to SP Groups?

I'm trying to send an email with attachment using Useful Sharepoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities from Codeplex. I've put my recipients in an SP group but when I try to email to that group I ...
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Non Document Centric SharePoint Workflow

SharePoint workflow by nature is document centric in that you have to have a 'thing'; A object for the workflow to run on. This object can be a document, form or simple list item but this thing has to ...
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Moving Workflow History

Has anyone ever tried to move a subsite to a new site collection and keep the workflow history? It seems a standard export/import ignores this list, even more advanced tools such as CopyMove, Codeplex ...
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Write to text file with workflow

I am attempting to write a workflow, that extracts some fields from my list, (the filenames) and write those to a text file, so that I can then merge the pdf documents that are taken from the list. I ...
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Workflows dying randomly with the following error: System.Threading.ThreadAbortException: Thread was being aborted.

I have a series of workflows (MOSS2007 SP2) that start each other in order using Useful SharePoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities - StartAnotherWorkflow. Occasionally the workflow dies and ...
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Why does SharePoint Workflow Project in VS 2008 get modified every time it's opened?

The same goes for the workflow source files -- every time I open the project or go to the source file, it's indicating (by the asterisk) that the file has been modified. Which means two things: when ...
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Accessing Workflow History List

Is there an easy way to access History list, than to type URL?
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When is Visual Studio required for creating workflows?

Are there any real world scenarios where we cannot do without Visual Studio workflow? That is where default SharePoint workflows or Sharepoint Designer won't suffice?
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Strange Workflow warning in Sharepoint farm

I keep getting a large number of the following warnings in my SharePoint Farm. Event Type: Warning Event Source: Office SharePoint Server Event Category: Workflow Features Event ID: 7397 Date: 1/31/...
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Running declarative workflows under system account

I have an InfoPath form that starts a workflow (on item created). The business requirement is that after submission form must be read-only (no changes to the initial request can be made). However ...
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Workflow not firing for new documents uploaded to a document library

I have a doc lib that has several meta fields in it. I have a workflow that processes the doc based on these fields. Everything runs fine when the doc already exists in the library. If we add a new ...
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How to set permissions with updateTask workflow activity?

In workflow I need to reassign a task to someone else, which I do with the updateTask activity. However, here I cannot set permissions (no specialPermissions property), so the new user doesn't see the ...
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Modify the InitialChildData property of a SharePoint Workflow ReplicatorActivity

Does anybody know if it's possible to modify the InitialChildData collection of a ReplicatorActivity within SharePoint Workflow such that new instances of the activity to be replicated are spawned?
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Workflows stuck 'in progress' when moved to SharePoint farm environment

We have developed a number of custom approval workflows in Visual Studio 2008. They basically create task and work through a 2 stage approval process, once a task is completed, it generates new tasks ...
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Unpublish page when using workflow approval

I get the SharePoint access denied page when I try to use the unpublished option on a list item in the pages library. We are using approval workflow and publishing, as well as versioning on the pages ...
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First execution of workflow in the day always fails

I am experiencing a strange problem with a VS workflow deployed to the server. The workflow that runs when an item is added triggers fine (OnWorkflowActivated). After this there is a condition where ...
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SharePoint workflow support?

I am using SharePoint 2007 Enterprise + Publishing portal template + Windows Server 2008. I want to know any built-in types of workflow -- which could be implemented by configuration without ...
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Using Email to trigger SharePoint workflow

We are currently designing a system to handle help desk functionality. One of the things we want to do, is to allow a user to send an email, that will trigger the creation and start of a workflow. ...
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How to disable sending of approval email in a publishing site?

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 x64 and Windows Server 2008 x64. I have setup a site with the publishing portal template. I have granted anonymous access to the entire site. When updating/checking-...
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Outgoing email and document publishing workflow

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 x64 and Windows Server 2008 x64. I have setup a site with the publishing portal template. I have granted anonymous access to all the sites. I have set some users to ...