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error: server side activities have been updated you need to restart sharepoint designer

Symon's approach didn't help me. So here's what I followed and it resolved the issue. Clear cache from below locations %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Web Server Extensions\Cache %APPDATA%\Microsoft\SharePoint ...
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How I can show the alternative access mapping url inside a “current item url” inside workflow 2010

SharePoint uses the default URL for links in alerts and workflows that are automatically kicked off. The workflow system doesn't have any way of knowing which alternate access mapping any given user ...
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How to link 2 list workflows together?

By default, the workflow is triggered in the following cases, Item Created, Item Changed, Or Manually, So as a workaround, at the end of the first workflow for List A, you can update a specific ...
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Start Workflow after adding new document to documents library OOTB?

Just focus on two things: Workflow will never start automatically with system account. Check the options Start workflow automatically when an item is created or changed from Workflow Start Options. ...
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How to create looping email notifications with conditions

Can u try to add a pause for 14 days before the loop 1 and add a pause for 14 days in the if condition block, under the email statement. The last pause which is already given in the workflow should be ...
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String functions SharePoint Designer 2013 Workflow

This requires a couple of string actions. Find the index of "," in a string copy the string from index 0 to the index position of "," loop until you find the "," See below working sample. You need ...
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error: server side activities have been updated you need to restart sharepoint designer

You need to install the January 12, 2016, update for SharePoint Designer 2013 (KB3114337). it fixes that issue: When you try to create a SharePoint 2013 workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013 on a ...
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Can I create Workflow without SharePoint Designer?

Can I create a workflow even I do not have SharePoint Designer? Yes, you can always create a workflow without having SharePoint designer. But without SharePoint designer, you are restricted to use ...
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Assign individual tasks to SharePoint group members using "Start Approval Process"

Try to set the ExpandGroups to yes in your Action Properties Steps Right-click on your action > Select Properties. At ExpandGroups set it to Yes Each member of the group should now receive an ...
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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 followed directions on this website and was able to open my workflows again. https://praveensharepointknowledgebase.wordpress.com/tag/net-framework-3-0-error/ Basically, I cleared the following ...
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Updating Items in Another List

My scenario is update a field in another list. You can leave the variable and change others by your fields:
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SharePoint 2013 Workflow: How to create or reassign a task when document approval fails

You can create one workflow variable and save your last stage to workflow variable. When user reject workflow on reject set workflow Go To "workflow variable" that store last stage. or you can store ...
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Support of SP2010 Workflow in Sharepoint Online

Actually, There is no frank support end date for SharePoint Workflow 2010 platform! However, the support end date for the SharePoint Designer 2013 that used to create Sharepoint 2010 workflows is 7/...
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Error occurred when assigning permission to multiple user in impersonation step in SharePoint 2010 Designer workflow

Here is how we assigned permissions based on a multiple-choice people field in SharePoint 2010: 1) Set a STRING variable to the multiple-choice people field, returning the field as a STRING. 2) In ...
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How to change workflow email sender name

You can't, at least using an SPD workflow. You could always as VS workflow, or write a custom workflow action in VS. See more here. Update (2 June 2016) : Although i was agree till yesterday that ...
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How can I delete a list item with a workflow without it skipping the Recycle Bin? [SPO]

Are you able to use a 2010 workflow in your environment? I ran into this issue a while back, and found that for some reason a 2010 workflow sends it to the recycle bin, but a 2013 permanently deletes ...
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Where to place the body in a SharePoint Designer workflow POST request

After Googling 'body' rather than 'payload' (as per my original question title) I found this blog post linked from a MSDN thread. It says that you need to select Advanced Properties from the ribbon, ...
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workflow 2010 will show a Date equal to 01/01/0001 inside the email, if the Date is empty

Date fields are never truly empty, so the option doesn't exist. An "empty" date field is actually set to 1/1/0001. So for your specific project, forget the whole "storing the string values of the ...
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Can SharePoint Workflow be triggered by date?

To do this you will need to use an Information Management Policy I found this tutorial which may help you. How to configure a yearly reminder on a SharePoint document
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How to Archive folder or list in SharePoint

It depends what you mean by "archiving". You can move items to another list, or you can just filter them from the view. Use a list column to hold a value, e.g. a status text or a year number. Then ...
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How do I retrieve the value of a lookup-field in a workflow?

The workflow is looking for a Date and Time field, but lookups return text. You need to return the field as Lookup text. Set Variable: lookupStart to Current Item:Lookup: Sprint Start Date, Return ...
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Three step Approval Workflow SharePoint 2013 Online

To can go back in workflow, you should use stages and transition to stage at SharePoint 2013 workflow Platform by doing the following Steps Create a list workflow with SharePoint 2013 workflow ...
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How to stop task e-mail notification for SharePoint 2013 Designer Worfklow

I couldn't find any options in SharePoint Designer when assigning task to a user but there's a setting on the task list that can be changed. If you go to task list settings -> Advanced settings, you ...
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How to stop task e-mail notification for SharePoint 2013 Designer Worfklow

I believe the below is what you're looking for. Right-click the task action in SPD Go to 'Properties' Set 'WaiveAssignmentEmail' to 'Yes' That should do it - cheers!
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REST unable to update list item on sub-site

I think your problem is in the metadata header, just for an example I use somthing like this var itemMetadata = { '__metadata': { 'type': getListItemType('your_list_nale') }, '...
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Workflows are getting suspended for other users than me

First, You should be aware of The user should have a contribute permission to the SharePoint list that associated to the workflow with its related Task List and History list. The Default Member ...
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Understanding the "5000 request limit"

MSDN says that, The "Log to History List" action may generate five or more requests during a healthy operation. (May be more in problematic retry logic) As per this, If you are using "Log to History ...
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Custom mandatory columns at different approval stages of a workflow on a List - SharePoint 2010

This is a good use case for InfoPath. IP has "rules" that enable to do things like enable/disable or show/hide fields based on a condition, or make fields required based on a condition. So you could ...
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How to Terminate the In Progress workflow in SharePoint Designer?

There is a Stop workflow action that is only available in SharePoint Workflow 2010. In SharePoint 2013, the Stop workflow action is deprectaed, in this case, you have to create a SharePoint ...
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