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I am running WSS 3.0 with other workflows which are functioning correctly.
I created a new workflow in Visual Studio 2008 and was able to successfully run it in my dev environment.
I attached the workflow to a task list in my dev environment and was able to manually start the workflow by using the drop down workflow option and using the menus to manually start it.
I installed this workflow in our production environment and attached it to the task list (which had a SPD workflow attached to it which stopped working about a month ago).
I made sure that the option to manually start the workflow was checked.
When I tried to manually start the workflow, (hover mouse over title, drop down) there isn’t a workflow option.
The workflow also will not start automatically when a task is changed.
I attached this same workflow to a different task list in production and get the option to start it.
I have tried creating a small workflow in SPD 2007 and attaching it to the task list.
It shows that it is attached, when I look at the workflows that are attached to the task list, but I still don’t get the option to manually start it.
I have checked my security and I have fu
1. What is the name of the field thats connect between the task item and the list name or guid and the list item id or guid
2. SPD: how can when starting the workflow how can i ensure that the initial form variables will be saved at the workflow task list
I have created an out of box Approval workflow in SharePoint 2010. I am receiving email with below information
Task assigned by Chinna Malipedu on 10/7/2010.
Due by 1/1/0001
Approval started by Chinna Malipedu on 10/7/2010 11:43 AM
To complete this task:
1. Review SharePoint2010.
2. Perform the specific activities required for this task.
3. Use the Open this task button to mark the task as completed. (If you cannot update this task, you might not have access to it.)
But I need to go to Workflow Task List by clicking 3 item "Use the Open this Task" , this is not a link here
or I want like "Edit this task to mark the task as completed." Edit this task should link to Task List
How to do this? do i missing any configuration?
I have successfully done the same in MOSS 2007.
Is there any extra&n
I have two needs that my users have requested. I am limited to SharePoint designer due to environment restrictions.
I have a system for entering info into sharepoint. When the info is first entered, the list info is sent to the manager for approval using the workflow approval process. This work, the email goes through, and then is approved on the workflow,
but we have the require content approval checked, and this approval stays on pending. I am trying to do a look up on the task list, and then approve or reject based on that. It is not working. The If statement always is ok, and then it is
approved, even if i set reject. Can anyone help me with this?
For the workflow lookup, the Field Data to Retrieve is
DataSource is the Tasks list for the workflow
Field from source is Approval Status
The Find the list Item is
Field is Workflow Item ID
Value is Current Item:ID
I am using this info to try to pull the approval status of the workflow and then based on
that set the approval of the list item.
I have a "Collect data from user" task which naturally shows the Workflow Tasks list when the user clicks "Complete Task" and the task form closes. This is a little confusing for the user who thinks they are working on items in the base list.
Is there a way I can choose which list is shown after the user clicks "Complete Task" (or any action which closes a workflow task)?
I am using SharePoint 2007 Standard Edition and SPD 2007
Many thanks for your help,
We have created a two level custom approval workflow on (an InfoPath) form library using SharePoint Designer (SPD) with first and second approver. The workflow works fine as long as the approver is in the Site Collection Administrators group. The approvers
who are not in the admin group can get to the custom Task form for approve/reject, but they can only view the form. When they click on the “Edit Item” button of the task list item, they receive “Access Denied” error. We have given these
approvers “Approve”, “Contribute” permissions on the Form library and even Full Control on the task form list (all items). Note: The users use their domain account and the error they are getting is: Access Denied, You are currently
signed as DomainName\LoginName, Sign in as a different user.
We have read through several forums and have found people having the same issue. We tried all of the suggestions described in the following links - but no success so far.
SharePoint Designer Workflows, Tasks, and the Annoying “Access Denied” Error
Me and My Team are new for Sharepoint and we want to resolved one task.
Scenario: We have approval workflow on Document List. Now, Our Client wants that once that Document is uploaded, workflow gets started for approval process. which we have done.
Now, They wants that once Document get approved, No one can change the document. It means document will be stop for editing, they can open that and review / print / do other action except Editing and Deleting.
Now, does anyone know how can we achieve the same using custom coding in Visual Studio or Sharepoint Designer ?
i guess we should remove the rights from that document permission for this else we have no idea.
But in either case, Please guide us How to do that step by step.
Thanks for your kind Support.
Is there any way to change Task list in sharepoint designer workflow?
Actually my previous Task List is too messy, and I want to create new Task List and associate new workflow to it?
How I can do that?
I'm using MOSS 2007. I have a doc library (BuyerFeedback) that accepts Excel Workbooks. The first workflow checks to make sure the creator has submitted a valid xlsx file, and then either sets up a task or sends the creator an error email then deletes the
The task item triggers an outside program using Sharepoint Web Services running periodically. The outside program (in C#) sees the new task item, and processes the workbook (as input to an Access application). It records any errors in a multi-line text field
("Errors") in the task item, and changes the status to either "Processed" or "Processed With Errors". Since the status is changed, it never touches that item again.
I planned a second workflow triggered by the creation of the task item to watch for a status of "Processed" or "Processed With Errors", then send an email to the creator with the status of the workbook. I also want to make sure nothing is wrong, so I want
to know when the task item has been sitting too long, and send a warning to the sysadmin telling him the C# process must not be running....
This second workflow is befuddling me (I am new at this....) It can "wait" for a due date, or it can "wait" for a change of status. I can't figure out how to make it wait for (one or the other....) I don't think I can
Am very new to Sharepoint 2010. Not used workflows before. I have created a custom list as a basic helpdesk, I have used an OOB workflow that sends an email to the assignee and creates a task list.
On the task list that the assignee brings up I want to add a column for them to add commetns realating to the resolution of the issue, although it lets me add a column, that coumn will not appear when the itemis clicked for editing, why is that, how can
i make sure I get the editable column I need?.
I have a workflow which starts automatically on a submitted Expense Report InfoPath form. The default permissions on the Expense Report library is 'Contribute' for all users. The workflow then removes those permissions from the submitted Expense Report,
and gives the Creator, Users Manager, and an Accounts Payable User 'Full Control' over the item.
My problem is that it takes approximately 5-10 seconds from the point the form is submitted, the workflow is started, and the permissions to change. I realize it's not a huge window of time, but it is enough time for anyone looking in that folder, to notice
someone else's Expense Report and click on it.
I tried creating an 'Incoming Expense Reports' library, with a workflow on it that would change the permissions, and then copy the item to the Expense Report library, but the permissions were not copied over to the new item.
Does anyone have any suggestion on how I can reduce the time it takes to change permissions to 1-2 seconds, or any alternative way of solving this?
I have a a list that recieves email. I have few fields that shows me the originator: "E-Mail From" and "E-Mail Sender".
I am trying to create a workflow that will generate an auto reply to the originator but the SPD fails to recognize the email address in these two fields. It's either truncating part of it or uses the html ( href=mailto:Demo@DemoSomething.com) in
the To field.
This problem just started happening in my entire site collection. Anytime I associate a workflow to any list or doc lib the Workflow column that shows the status and links to the history is not beind added to the list or any views and is nowhere to
be found. Here's exactly what I'm doing:
1. Go the List settings -> workflow settings -> add a workflow (for this example the OOB approval workflow)
2. After adding I go to the List, the workflow column doesn't exist.
3. I go to "modify view", and the workflow column is not listed in the available columns.
Any help is greatly appreciated.