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View Workflow history list

Their approval is, basically, in two places. One is the task list, which is the easiest way for you to find a task and see its result. From within the item, you can view the workflow history... the ...
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Check if workflow has already run

Your item has a field where the status of the workflow is stored (internal field name is dynamic, as there could be more than one workflow per item, but the field's internal name ends with "WF"). ...
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Reset Workflow Before Starting New one on Item Create

I was able to resolve this by creating 2 workflows associated with the list, one which is started at item creation and one which starts when the item is edited : Item Created This workflow sets a ...
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"Sorry Something Went Wrong" Error on Workflow Information Page

Even though the error message is returned, the workflow is associated with the content type and runs correctly as long as the content type contains the necessary fields. Therefore, you can safely ...
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Prevent items in Tasks list from being deleted

As you've discovered, there is a timer job that runs which deletes "workflow instances and related task entries that still exist 60 days after a workflow is completed or cancelled." This quote is from ...
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Exporting Workflow History

The Workflow History List is hidden list but you can access from the URL. I have a Workflow History list in a site I can access <<site url>>/Lists/Workflow History/AllItems.aspx You will ...
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Prevent items in Tasks list from being deleted

If you want a concrete answer as to whether items without the GUID will be deleted or not you either need to test it youself, or ask Microsoft directly. I don't think the community can give you the ...
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View Workflow history list

To view the status just follow the below steps:- Open your site through SharePoint Designer and navigate to the workflow you must have created. Open the workflow(by clicking on it). Look at the list ...
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Save workflow history when workflow restarts

No. There is no way to save the workflow history of old workflow instance in New workflow instance. But If you want to see the workflow history logs of old instances then you can open the workflow ...
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Sharepoint Designer Discard Saved Workflow Changes

You probably have a extra Else If branch in your workflow, but it might not show up very easily in the designer. If you hover over each of your If statements, and the bottom of one of them there if ...
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Prevent items in Tasks list from being deleted

Well did you ever solve this Dinerdo? The answer I am presuming is NO - you cannot fool the task. This is because the Task is associated to the WF Instance ID, which has the date/time fields etc. ...
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Prevent items in Tasks list from being deleted

I'm using SharePoint Online. It allows me to add a retention policy for the workflow task. The navigation path is: List settings > Information management policy settings > Content type policies ...
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"Sorry Something Went Wrong" Error on Workflow Information Page

Turns out someone deleted the task list associated with the workflow. Once I recreated the workflow with an active task list it was fine.
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how to get the workflow History Lists through PowerShell

Try it as below. The list template type is WorkflowHistory # get the site collection $SiteURL = "http://srvr001:28516" $site = Get-SPSite $SiteURL $spSourceWeb = Get-SPWeb $SiteURL $spSourceLists ...
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Deployment error in Visual Studio Workflow - Invalid type(s) System.Decimal

I have found the solution: There was another workflow attached to the list that was also triggered by the creation of a new item. That workflow was a SharePoint Designer workflow and, as far as I ...
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Searching Workflow History List

I never use the Workflow History list for important events or auditable events related to my workflow, since the workflow history list is purged by the system. I create a second list that I write my ...
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Searching Workflow History List

I'm on SP2013 on premise, and this worked for me to show the search box. First, you have to set the list to be displayable by the browser. I did this through SharePoint Designer, unchecking the 'hide ...
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Sharepoint - Workflow History - Schedule export weekly

You can use below to export your items to CSV file from Workflow History List. You might need to tweak code as per your needs. $listTitle = "Workflow History" $csvFilePath = "C:\Temp\items.csv" $...
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Exporting Workflow History

The Workflow History list is a standard list like any other. ....../Lists/Workflow%20History is the default, though workflows can use whatever history list they want of course. I checked my online ...
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Check if workflow has already run

I set up my own columns and hid them away to record when a workflow has sent out an email. When the conditions are no longer being met the value of the column is reset / blanked and the process can ...
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After migration, I cannot see the workflow history associated with the list item

Looks like this is a known issue which users have faced earlier.I was able to resolve this issue by running the below PS Script: $url = 'http://SiteURL' #SiteURL where the list/library containing the ...
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How to implement a column that has a list of history value?

In your workflow, create a Local Variable. Set that local variable to be all the information you have existing in the column plus the information you need to add. Once that variable has been ...
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How to implement a column that has a list of history value?

You can enable versioning on the library. So during each update a new version will get stored. Another option is to convert the field to Multi Line and enable "Append Changes".
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Email notification one week before to assigned date

It will depend on what list data you have available to use to trigger the email notification. Assuming you have the 'Task Assign Date' in your list, you can use (SharePoint Designer 2013), the 'Add ...
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If I delete the Workflow History, will it delete items in the Workflow Task List?

SharePoint has a retention policy set in place that will delete items that are complete after 60days which I believe also includes the task list. So when the Workflow Auto Cleanup Job is triggered it ...
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