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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 can I use approval workflow to reject changes of any existing list item?

I've been creating reusable workflow using SharePoint Designer 2010. You can see a screenshot of the workflow code by clicking on the below link. My custom approval Worfklow code image I tried ...
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Retrieve associated tasks from custom workflow activity

I created an custom workflow activity specified here: SPWeb.GetListItem returns null in custom workflow activity Now I need to know the user who last updated the associated workflow task. Before my ...
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'Open this Task' button missing from Office documents opened from SharePoint Online

If I have a Workflow Task assigned to me from on-premise SharePoint, when I open the related document, I see a WORKFLOW TASKS: Please approve .... alert in the ribbon as shown below. This call-out ...
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Workflow doesn't fire when new item is created through Event receiver

When new item is added through event receiver in a list, I have OOTB workflow on item created on that list. But unfortunately it doesn't works. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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sharepoint workflow rest api add role assignment exception

I develop a workflow and i want to grant unique permission on item in list using sharepoint rest api http://sp_site/_api/web/lists/getByTitle('Test')/items(1)/breakroleinheritance(copyRoleAssignments=...
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How can I remove a single entry from a multiple People and Groups field via workflow?

Using a workflow (and anything else Middle Tier including scripting), can you remove a single name from a multiple-user Person or Groups field? I'm toying with the idea of a "subscription" model: ...
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Start a 2010 Reusable Workflow from a 2013 Reusable Workflow

This seems to be easily done in a one list scenario with list workflows, as they are meant to run on just one list, but what if I want to start a reusable 2010 workflow from a reusable 2013 workflow? ...
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Associating SharePoint Online Reusable workflows to Library programmatically

I have around 30 libraries that will use the same set of 50 reusable workflows. The method I found online as described in this link would require assigning 50 workflows to 30 libraries manually one by ...
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Unable to moving a document larger than 40Mb to a Drop Off Library with SharePoint 2010 Workflow

Using SharePoint 2013 (but 2010 workflow) I'm involved in building a system whereby a file is uploaded to a document library by a user. Once the metadata is attached a workflow copies this document ...
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Is there a limit of 5 iterations in a looping workflow? Is it documented somewhere?

I have a "looping" set of workflows, something like this: User creates item in List1, triggering a. The group of workflows then create a number of duplicates of the item in list1 (number of dupes ...
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“Value cannot be null” exception while loading WorkflowServicesManager

I am trying to start a list workflow in SharePoint 2013 using client object model. But while loading WorkflowServicesManager, it throws the error below - Value cannot be null Parameter name: ...
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Impersonation as Site Owner, workflow is cancelled when setting

Good day. We have a simple list workflow that uses Impersonation to give Contribute Rights to a user via Replace Contribute Item. The workflow is created by our site Collection Admin. So when i ran ...
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Workflow: Current Item Url

I have a site set up with a workflow that sends mail with a link to a task. We use alternate access mappings in order to access this site across the company. My issue is that in my workflow, %...
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Cancel a paused workflow with javascript on edit form

I have a SP2013 list item running a SP2010 Platform Workflow. The workflow will pause until a specified date then perform some actions. This workflow should be started when an item is created and ...
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Can workflow update the list columns of an item that has item level permission(Read Nothing/ None)

I have SharePoint list called 'Onboarding Particulars' that contains items belonging to different departments. Mr. 'A' in the company head office(full control permission on the site) creates an item ...
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Digital Signature/Receipt Workflow

Within SharePoint Designer, I'm trying to create a workflow where when an asset (list item) is assigned to a user, it sends them an email where they have to accept ownership of this item. So at the ...
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Add approvers to a workflow programmatically at item creation

I want to add some SPUsers as approvers in a workflow but i always get some trouble with it. What I want is that when a user creates a list item, I take the user's manager, make him as an approver/...
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Visual Studio Workflow Designer - can't access properties in GetODataProperties

I need to edit a workflow I created in VS, but now when I open the workflow in VS, I no longer have access to the specific properties in the "Get Properties" activity. I get the current item and ...
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Creating a word document inside my Document library based on a list item will show the HTML for a Rich Text editor field

I was exploring a way which allow me to export a list item as .docx file. And i keep trying and searching till i find this appraoch which sound promising to me link. This approach mainly include ...
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Expense form workflow rejecting

I moved over an on prem Sharepoint to O365 and have been having a minor issue with the approval workflow setup. The workflow triggers and runs through, however even when "Approve" is selected, it ...
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Controlling visibility of custom actions depending on views

I am building a Sharepoint Online site which is heavily dependent on workflows. I am using custom actions for workflows which are to be manually started by the user on demand. In some cases, custom ...
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SharePoint Auto-Email Workflow Configuration

I have created several inspection forms. Each form has up to 10 questions for which a response is required if a deficiency was noted (see below). I've created email workflows to notify me when a ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Approval Workflow

I'm trying to create a SP Approval workflow in a document library that automatically runs when users publish a document. I'm having trouble setting the approvers to a value in the document's column. ...
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Mail body is not updating after changing Assigned To in Workflow Task (SharePoint 2013)

For some reason, sometime I need to change the Assigned To of a task. So I am editing the task item and saving it. So the new Assigned To is getting an email. Now the problem is lookup values are ...
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Task Properties are not updated in state machine workflow

I have created state machine workflow using visual studio 2013. Now, I want to update task properties when user click on ok button on task list item. Code block of workflow events: // Invoked event ...
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Approve/Reject a task from a custom InfoPath form?

We are using the OOTB Approval workflow for some tasks that is kicked off when a user enters info on a custom InfoPath form and clicks submit. The user receives the OOTB email with instructions to ...
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Store SP 2013 Work Flow Audit Report in a List or Column in the same List

Has anyone came across any tutorials or links on how to store WF audit reports to a list or in the same list but on a column? I have scoured the net and I am not having any luck in getting the ...
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Update metadata w/2013 REST API in a Workflow

I am looking for an example of a REST PUT/MERGE method done from a workflow (no code) in SharePoint Designer to update a metadata field in a library. Specifically what the Build Dictionary and Call ...
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Can we publish SP2010 OOB approval workflow without SPD?

On the development farm I have setup a site collection with OOB "Approval - SharePoint 2010". I "copy" the site collection to a user test farm using Backup-SPSite and Restore-SPSite method. The ...
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Something went wrong. To try again, reload the page and then start the workflow, error on starting a workflow

i have already create a custom workflow with sharepoint designer and checked for error and it seem fine. i published it on my document library so apprear the first issue : the column that contain the ...
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Mail sent with workflow takes a long time (Office 365 - E3)

I have made a workflow that sends an email when an item is added. The workflow does some tests and is completed in less than 1 minute. But the mail which is generated in that workflow takes hours ...
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Register -SPWorkFlowService gives 500 not found internal server error

I am trying to install and configure workflow manager since last many days but I am getting this 500.24 Internal server error or 500 not found error. Workflow manager 1.0 refresh with cu2 installed ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow - if any value equals value

if any value equals value condition not allow to put value and also if I take it from lookup not allowed integer value
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Event receiver not firing when item added by workflow

event receiver not firing when item is added by workflow. Its working perfectly when we manually add item to list. I am using SP Designer 2013. When we add item through workflow, it shows that item is ...
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SPD workflow - Stop workflow if item is deleted

Environment SharePoint 2010 standard I have create a SharePoint designer workflow attached to a content type. The content type is then attached to a SharePoint list. In the workflow I have set ...
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Create Workflow programmatically

I'm about to create a custom workflow editor application for creating, configuring and publishing basic SharePoint 2013 List workflows. I've found this A new and interesting feature of the Workflow ...
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how to create a SPWorkflowTemplate

I am trying to add a custom workflow to the WorkflowTemplates library of my web. So how does one go about creating a new SPWorkflowTemplate object and adding it to the WorkflowTemplates collection of ...
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How to send email to a specific list item

Is there a way to for a user to reply to a workflow(generated on create item) email and make that email content attach to that particular list item? This list is a issue tracking list and part of a ...
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Workflow Error: “An error has occured in [the name of my workflow]”

I am facing following Workflow error: "An error has occurred in [the name of my workflow]" i.e. Workflow is giving "Error Occurred" in the status field. Usually when I go to the workflow page ...
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Prevent changing of approvers list in approval workflow in SharePoint 2010

In SharePoint 2007, the OOTB document approval workflow had an option “Allow changes to the participant list when this workflow is started”. This option has disappeared in the 2010 OOTB approval ...
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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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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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SharePoint Online + MS Flow (Request manager approval for leave requests)

I'm currently interested in utilizing this MS Flow: https://us.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/galleries/public/templates/906bdcc238bb49f19879ab62a88f3aa7/request-manager-approval-for-leave-requests/ I'd ...
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We get the error “Task is currently locked by a running workflow” for a specific list in the site

We have an approval workflow on a list where we keep getting the error called "Task is currently locked by a running workflow" and it does allow the tasks to be Approved. This happens only one ...
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error starting sp2010 workflow in sharepoint Online using javascript

I am trying to start a sharepoint 2010 style workflow which is configured on a list in sharepoint Online. I can't figure out where my problem is - each time I try to start the workflow with code, an ...
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Get workflow instance with certain status javascript

I continue to work on trying to get the internal status of all workflows on my site to find any that have been suspended. The internal suspended status does not change the status column, so I can't ...
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SharePoint Online Workflow Limits

My questions are regarding workflow limits in a SharePoint Online environment. However, the article for SharePoint Online limits does not offer any information regarding workflows. I referred to the ...
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Workflow works only on items created by me

I have administrative permissions on sharepoint. I have a sharepoint list showing employees requesting for Christmas benefits. There are two views: All items and Control. Control is available only ...
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created workflow (associated workflow) isn't showed in SPD

I have a basic custom list, in SPD, I've clicked on Workflows/New.., input a name, set condition/action, Save and Publish. But when I get back to Lists and Libraries/my_list I don't see workflows ...
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how to use exchange server DL(set of email IDs) In SharePoint 2013 People picker field?

I have one list in sharepoint 2013.Here I am not able to give exchange server DL(set of email ID's) in People picker(person or Group) column. It throws an error like "Sorry, you are not allowed to ...