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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 Event Receivers. There are two types of workflows - Sequential Workflows - State Machine Workflow

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2013 Workflow not progressing after task complete

I'm having some issues with a workflow we have recently created to help assist us for IT Change Requests. The bulk of the workflow involves assigning approval tasks to two users, which change ...
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Workflow Approve/Reject is disabled for the full controled users

I've a workflow. When I start the approval process I'm getting e-mail but when I try to approve/reject it, the option is disabled. I've got the full control permission but nothing happens. I selected ...
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Delete Current Item in Workflow

I am attempting to create a SharePoint 2010 workflow in a SharePoint 2013 instance that moves a document from one library to another if a certain field in the meta-data is set to "No". Given ...
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How do you change the approval status back to Pending if an already approved document has been edited?

I have an approval workflow in a document library. It's manually started by the user because they may not want to start it everytime they edit a document. The workflow is as follows: If for UK ...
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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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Sharepoint 2013 workflow copy element from one list to another

How to copy by workflow creating element in one list to another list. I can run a workflow, but manualy. I push a tick on "Start workflow automatically when an item is created", but it don't work.
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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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How to see workflow app permissions?

I'm following this tutorial which shows how to go into Site Features and turn on Workflow app permissions, then go to Site settings > Site app permissions and copy the workflow app identifier GUID. ...
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How to get approval status of a list item as a column to that list?

I have a Calendar list and an approval workflow. The workflow is initiated when a new item is added. The event gets approved in the task list. I want to get that "Outcome" column to the list. But when ...
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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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Workflow Instance ID with REST api

I have a Approve/Reject workflow attached to a library. Is there a way to get the Workflow Instance Id from the list item using REST API? I know it is possible with 'SPListItem.Workflows' in server-...
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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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Is it possible to get file content in workflow using rest API?

My workflow is 2013 and implemented in Office 365: my header: Accept: application/octet-stream Content-Type: application/octet-stream binaryStringResponseBody: true url call(rest api): https://<...
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What permissions do I need to open site & workflows in SharePoint Designer 2007

I'm trying to view/edit a workflow in SharePoint 2007, but keep getting denied access. In SharePoint Designer, I click open site, then I put in the URL of the site. Only a portion of the site ...
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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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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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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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SharePoint Online Workflows stuck at “Not Started” internal state and anonymous initiator

I experience very strange problem with SP designer workflows only in one subsite of the entire site collection on SharePoint online. All the created workflows suddenly stopped working and new ones are ...
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SharePoint Workflow Subscription Service failed

I have one requirement to start the SP workflow through JavaScript. For this, I have wrote some lines of code to start the workflow. But I am getting a Subscription failed error due to undefined ...
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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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get user detail list of people who having access of ListItem/Folder SPD or Rest Api

I wanted to notify via email all those users having access or shared the listitem/folder and file with given item level permission. As my solution I was sending notification to the shared with field ...
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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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Document Approval Workflow in SharePoint 2013

Firstly, apologies if this has been answered somewhere, but I have spent 2 days hunting through Google, including results here, and I haven't found an answer yet, so I thought someone here may be able ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Service Application not visible in Central Admin nor in Get-SPServiceApplication

I found this posting Sharepoint 2013 Workflow Manager Missing Service when looking for an answer to the very same symptom -- and when I saw Andrew Connell answering figured I was saved! But, no ...
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Creating an Approval workflow based on the list values using visual studio 2010

I have a list with the company name, business process and workflow initiation. The Business Process could be Purchase Order/ Leave Request. Workflow Initiation is a radio button which could be ...
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Editing Appearance of Lookup Field in SP Workflow Email

I have a workflow that sends an email when a new item is added to a list. The email includes the creator of the new item, which uses a lookup value. CurrentItem-CreatedBy-String = [%Current Item:...
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Accidentally removed custom workflow from list

I've accidentally removed a custom workflow from list :( I was doing a bulk data import and didnt want the workflow(s) firing against each item. I've now come back in to turn the workflows back on ...
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Approach for SharePoint 2010 file upload workflow

[Crosspost from StackExchange.] I'm working on a project that is basically a file upload "wizard" that basically does the following: Entry form to select document library and enter some basic info. ...
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How to send email to people from choice column with multiple selections

I would like to choice people from choice column with multiple selections and then send email to these people by using workflow SPD. Can I do it? I use SharePoint Foundation
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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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e-mail not firing after the second pause until

I have defined the above workflow in Sharepoint 2007 Late Date is set by the workflow to be 1 day later than the due date (currently it is set to 5 minutes for testing purposes). It is the field ...
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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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Workflows Stopping and detaching themselves from Items : AutoStart Workflow: System.ArgumentException

We have a number of worflows on numerous list's, and they have recently detached them selves from the list , by that i mean that they no longer appear in the workflows area. Also they have stopped and ...
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How to add a pdf document properties to the document with workflow

I have a document library for pdf invoices, on SP 2010. I have a code and an approver for each document, which I have them as the document properties. Is there any way to add the name of approver and ...
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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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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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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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How to use a custom approval workflow (Copy of default)

I need to customize the default 2010 approval workflow and I would prefer not editing the build in. I have made a copy of the workflow as described here: How to Copy an Approval Workflow and Retain ...
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Migrate a workflow from SharePoint 2010 to 2016

I am trying to migrate a SharePoint 2010 workflow to a SharePoint 2016 site using SharePoint Designer. For this I have followed the steps mentioned on this blog. Copy/Move SharePoint 2010 designer ...
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Switching to a View after a second level of approval

I've got an InfoPath Form rule to switch the view after a form is submitted. I've got a Workflow behind the list. I've created a field in the InfoPath from called Form View with a default value of ...
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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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Is there any way in Sharepoint to add a different form to each stage of a workflow

I am trying to figure out a a way to do the following in a workflow If in stage 1 => Send form1 once form1 value1 is true Move to stage 2 In stage 2, Send form2 Once form2 is marked "complete" end ...
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Task Assignment in Sequential Order

I am somewhat new to workflows using SharePoint Designer 2013. I have a list of individuals that I want to assign task to in order. The list of names that are to be assigned to a task I put in a ...

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