Questions tagged [workflow]

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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how to send a link to the edit view of a list item from a workflow

Is it possible to go to the edit view of an sharepoint 2010 list item directly from email? I have a workflow that sends an email to a user to edit a list item. The link -at this time- takes them to ...
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Nintex or K2 - which one is better function and price wise? [closed]

I just finished testing Nintex. So far so good. However, I'm not happy with their pricing structure. The standard edition is like $10k + $3.5k (for support per year). This is per WFE, so we have 3 ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow actions - how to get substring from start of variable until character “|”

Any way to get the susbstring from the start of the string until a specific character in a SharePoint designer workflow action? I cannot use "Extract Substring from Start of String" because there isn'...
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Why is setting task fields in a “Before A Task Is Assigned” step not working?

I have a custom process in a SharePoint 2010 workflow where I need to allow the first participant to be able to change the second participant in the participant list. What I have tried is asking the ...
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Distinguish between approved and not approved items (REST api)

I don´t want to ask the same question here again. But to understand the origin of my question this could be helpful (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/26054246/sharepoint-2013-fetch-only-last-...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow lifecycle

I've build a workflow with SharePoint Designer 2010 on a dev computer. Let's say it's in V1. Now I want to move the workflow to the production environment. What is the correct way to do that ? I've ...
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Include link to task in task notification email body

I am customizing the Email task notification message body in SharePoint Designer and need to include a link to the task. I can get all the pieces of the url except the task list id. I have: [%Task ...
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How to Set Item Level Permission Using SharePoint Designer 2013 Work Flow?

Currently i'm trying to create a workflow in SharePoint 2013 workflow platform that sets item level permission, trying to set read item level permission to "XYZ" group in SharePoint 2013 workflow ...
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(Solved) Start a Workflow of the Host-Web via SharePoint App and JSOM

The Last Update is the Solution I have got an App for SharePoint 2013, which needs to start a Workflow. This Workflow is in the HostWebContext, not in the AppContext. The List, the Workflow is ...
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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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Trigger workflow daily

Is there a simple or OOTB way in SharePoint to trigger a workflow to execute daily? Maybe through the use of timer jobs? My goal is something that doesn't require the use of a solution or some type ...
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Definitive answer to sending emails to SP Group from Workflow

I understand that there are some issues when you use SharePoint group in To/CC field in "Send Email" activity in a workflow designed using SharePoint 2010. I searched on internet for solution and I ...
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Reoccuring Events in Calendar

I am trying to design a workflow which will create a task list based on calendar entries in a SharePoint calendar. When a new calendar event is created, a task is create with this. For single events ...
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Why is my workflow DependencyProperty event handler not firing?

I have a custom workflow activity (SharePoint 2010) with a Dependency Property defined as follows: public static DependencyProperty TaskChangedEventPropertyEvent = DependencyProperty.Register("...
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Web/Lists/GetByTitle returns only 100 rows

I am facing a problem in Web/Lists/GetByTitle method. By default, it returns only 100 rows. I changed it to http://sitename/_api/Web/Lists/GetByTitle('list')/Items?$top=300. When I hit this URL ...
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View problem when attaching workflow to list programmatically

Very irritating problem. I have a list with the following view <View BaseViewID="1" Type="HTML" WebPartZoneID="Main" DisplayName="$Resources:core,All_Documents;" DefaultView="TRUE" MobileView="...
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Invoking an ActivityAction in a SharePoint workflow

In a Visual Studio, SharePoint 2013 workflow, the "IF" Activity provided by Microsoft can take a condition and two activities as parameters: I want to write a custom activity that can similarly ...
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Office 365 Sharepoint missing some workflows?

I'm trying to set up a document approval workflow as well as a signature collection workflow in our Office 365 (E3) sharepoint. However, there are only 2 workflows available to choose from (see ...
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Do I have to run Register-SPWorkflowService for each site collection?

As part of my SharePoint Server 2013 setup I sometimes need to integrate the new workflow infrastructure into the farm. I've followed the documentation starting from the SharePoint side of things: ...
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How do I customize a workflow task form?

I am trying to edit the form that appears when I edit one of my tasks in SharePoint 2010. I currently have a Workflow with an approval process. I believe I can get to the relevent form for my ...
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Best method for sending a reminder based on expiry date

I have a document library which has a field for Expiry date. This field is not mandatory and is used for our Legal team to identify if the contract is close to expiring. The Legal team would like to ...
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Handling workflow errors

Environment: 2013 Enterprise, Workflow Server on WFE, SPD 2013 This seems like a pretty simple question coming from a programming background, but I just can't find any information on it. When ...
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start list workflow on item delete?

I have seen elsewhere, that for whatever evil reason, SP2010 list workflows cannot be triggered by the delete of a list item. Glad the SP dev team didn't design soda machines or you'd never have a ...
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Run workflow for item expiration

As I understand WF are triggered with events (or event). I have an expiration column and I need to send notifications 45 and 30 days prior to the expiration data. What are my options?
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Can I add a start workflow link to a column in a list view?

I would like to add a link directly to a start workflow page in a column so that users don't have to go through several clicks to start a workflow. The link needs to change based on the item ID for ...
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Difference Between Sequential Workflow & State machine workflow?

What is the difference between Sequential Workflow and Stater machine workflow? What context should I take account to when choosing one of them?
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How do I fix a “Windows Workflow 3.0 required” error when editing a workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 SP1?

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that needs to edit workflows within SharePoint Designer (2013 SP1). Whenever a workflow is clicked on one of two errors is received: Server side activities have been ...
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow Manager 1.0 Causes High CPU on Server

I installed Workflow Manager 1.0 on my test SharePoint server following these links: Installing Workflow Manager 1.0 Install and Configure Workflow for SharePoint 2013 Blog on how to install ...
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Initiate workflow on SharePoint 2013 when initiator is granted access only through Active Directory group

Has anyone successfully achieved the following: Using SharePoint 2013, in the browser, create a custom list or library Grant Full Access or Contribute access to this list or library for an Active ...
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How to use onWorkflowItemChanged in a State Machine Workflow?

I'm using a simple Workflow for demonstration purposes: Init sets State1. State 1 waits for item changed and set's state 2. State 2 waits for item change and finishes the workflow. The problem: When ...
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add days to date in sharepoint designer

I have a date field Date of join and other field Date on induction (date type). Based on some selection I want to calculate If Date of join is 20/05/2015 then Date on induction should be auto selected ...
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Easiest way to start SharePoint workflows on a bunch of list items in SharePoint 2007?

Right now I've created a few SharePoint Designer workflows in SharePoint 2007, I need to start them all up for each existing list item at (more or less) the same time. I'm not terribly worried about ...
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Creating a workflow to be run by a timer

I have been attempting to resolve this issue for about two weeks now. So far, everything I try has a problem that makes it unworkable. Problem One of the current requirements is that I need to be ...
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Transferring files between 2 SharePoints

I need to sync files between 2 SharePoint sites. The 'origin' SharePoint is our internal SharePoint we all use. We have a subsite for each client. The second SharePoint is semi-public/accessible to ...
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SharePoint 2013: Check Workflow status programmatically (javascript)?

I need to be able to get the status of a SharePoint workflow 2013 using javascript. My goal is to start in a loop for all selected items synchronously a workflow. For that I will check if the started ...
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Is it really required to enable SharePoint Workflow Timer Service on all application server?

As the title states, may be this is a very basic question. In a SharePoint 2010 farm, the SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service is enabled for all servers in the farm by default. However, I ...
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using ftp in a SP list

I am not yet familiar with Visual Studio SP development as I have just started developing on SP sites less than 2 months. I would like to use a SP list to initiate a transfer of HUGE files which ...
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Workflow getting Access denied when calling the rest webservice from subsite

i have following problem. I am using SP 2013 Online and i am trying to access some informations from the sub site, like http://[SPOnlineUrl]/SubSite/_api/web/title. But i will always get the annoying ...
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Workflow and EventReceiver execution order

I have an event receiver, and I'm capturing the "ED" events (Added, Edited). I also have a Workflow on the list that is triggered on Item Added and Updated. Does the workflow get called before the ...
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Workflow column does not appear

An out-of-the-box SP2010 Approval Workflow has been created to a list. The workflow works fine and workflows have successfully been created by end users (non-admins). However, now we noticed that ...
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How to configure a SPD Workflow to start using an account different from the System Account

We have created a group of SPD workflows that are associated to different document libraries in a Record Center. The workflow themselves work great, but right now (after installing the latest CU [...
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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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Will SharePoint 2016 Support SharePoint 2010 Workflow

We are looking to implement a SharePoint 2010 Workflow in SharePoint 2013 which still supports SharePoint 2010 workflow. I was wondering if anyone has heard if SharePoint 2016 will continue to support ...
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Sharepoint template bug, workflow fix not working

I downloaded Microsoft's Employee Training Schedule and Materials template and installed it. Everything works as I need it to except for one bug, which seems to be well documented. When you register ...
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How can I make a workflow automatically start when an email is received?

I have a workflow, which is set to run when an item in a list is created. The list is email enabled, and is populated only by email. When I send an email to the list, the workflow is not started - ...
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Launch SharePoint 2013 Workflow w/Javascript

Looking to launch a list workflow from script tied to a button on a form. I've been referencing this article, as well as the code from example 5, and even tried using SPServices, but have yet to come ...
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How to restart workflow from within itself?

Being new on the whole SharePoint administration scene, I need a little help from those in the know. I may be doing this "completely" wrong, so apologies if I am and I would really appreciate your ...
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SharePoint Designer - Pause until

I want to accomplish this using SharePoint Designer and OOTB features. Requirement : List with details - employee name , start date , end date. 30 days prior to end date send an email , 15 days prior ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow to automatically trigger another workflow to start

I have a workflow (1) that takes values from an infopath form and upates those values to a list called Employees. On the employees list I have another workflow (2) that is set to run when an item is ...

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