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[SharePoint] Out of the box Review and Feedback Collector
SharePoint has an out of the box, collect feedback Workflow. Although that could be used most of the time, there is an option to create your own feedback workflow through wizards. These are the steps one should follow: Go to your document library you wish to use the customized feedback workflow Click on Settings Choose Document Library Settings Then click on Workflow Settings under Permissions and Management Section Click Add a workflow Choose from the wizard according to what are you after. Below ......

Posted On Friday, November 21, 2008 10:12 PM

[SharePoint Designer] CONDITION: If title field contains keywords


The Condition: If title field contains keywords

How is it used?

When adding this condition to a workflow, the workflow checks if a specific field is in the specific library / list. If it is, the condition is true and thus, the actions are then implemented.



Posted On Friday, November 21, 2008 8:15 PM

[SharePoint] [Visual Studio] Where do we use Rule Mechanics in SharePoint Workflows?
There are mainly two situations where rules are used: As a full ruleset on Policy activities Rulesets are a set of rules It is most of the time a business logic collection which is not related to the rest, and so it is kept in a set/unit by itself. 2. As conditions on activities While ConditionedActivity Group Replicator IfElseBranch Reference taken from a Book - Workflow in the 2007 Microsoft Office System by David Mann ......

Posted On Friday, November 14, 2008 8:49 PM

[Visual Studio] [SharePoint] Workflow Toolbox doesn't have SharePoint section
Workflow Toolbox doesn't have SharePoint section This is what you need to do to add the SharePoint Section: Go to the toolbox Right Click and choose ADD NEW TAB Rename the new tab as SharePoint Then right click on new tab and click on CHOOSE ITEMS Browse to: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\ISAPI" Locate the following dll: microsoft.sharepoint.Workfl... Click OK Now you have other activities etc to make use of example: CreateTask, SetState, DeleteState ......

Posted On Friday, November 7, 2008 8:47 PM

[SharePoint] State Machine Workflow vs. Sequential Workflow
The two types of workflows which exist out of the box in Visual Studio are: Sequential Workflow State Machine Workflow Below, find the differences between them, so that when you are thinking of implementing a workflow, you would use the one that fits the most: State-Machine workflows: State-machine workflows are workflows which are driven by particular events. Example: OnTaskChanged OnTaskCreated OnTaskDeleted OnWorkflowActivated etc In order to move to another event, the workflow needs to meet another ......

Posted On Friday, October 31, 2008 10:49 PM

[SharePoint Designer]: “Unable to load workflow actions from the server.”
Today I encountered a new error at work which is: “Unable to load workflow actions from the server. Please contact your server administrator.” This occurred when I opened a SharePoint site in Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer, and then tried to add a Workflow. Apparently, if one makes a mistake when deploying his/her custom activities, no workflows work. The solution to this is to find the error in Visual Studio and then restart the IIS and try over again. Most probably, the error is in the new ......

Posted On Friday, October 31, 2008 8:08 PM

Tutorial: [SharePoint Designer] Deploying an Activity to Office SharePoint Designer
Tutorial: Deploying an Activity to Office SharePoint Designer I had a really difficult time to deploy my first activity to Office SharePoint Designer, because I didn't find a complete tutorial of how to do it, so I figured out that I should do a proper one and share it with you all. Please read :-) 1. Save and successfully build the activity in Visual Studio 2. Sign the Assembly: · Right click the solution node in the Solution Explorer · Select Properties · Click the tab named: Signing · Check the ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 29, 2008 4:50 AM

[FREE SHAREPOINT TOOLS] Free Workflow Activities
I found online some free Workflow Activities for SharePoint, it is worth it to take a look at them and see if they are significant for you: These include: ForEach Activity Workflow WebPage Activity Create Word Document Activity Send Email Activity Create Excel Spreadsheet Activity SQL Server Database Activity Enjoy ......

Posted On Friday, October 24, 2008 7:04 PM

[SharePoint - VisualStudio] Error : Corroleation value has not been initializedon declaration *correlation name* for activity *name of activity*


This error arises on the deployment of a SharePoint Workflow where the developer has put an activity above the onWorkflowActivated activity.

Kindly, put the onWorkflowActivated activity as the first activity in your workflow as this is a SharePoint restriction.

Try to deploy again. Good luck!

Posted On Friday, October 24, 2008 6:26 PM

[SharePoint - VisualStudio] Description of the files when creating a SharePoint Server Sequential Workflow Library
The files that appear in the solution explorer automatically when you create a new Sequential Workflow Library are: · Feature xml (DeploymentFiles\FeatureFiles) : o This xml file is used to put together a workflow as a feature, in order for it to be deployed into SharePoint. When creating the project, this file is almost blank. · Workflow.xml (DeploymentFiles\FeatureFiles) : o This workflow xml file is the final piece the developer needs to deploy workflow to SharePoint. At the beginning, this file ......

Posted On Friday, October 24, 2008 6:17 PM

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