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[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.

Example:

 

Posted On Friday, November 21, 2008 8:15 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

[Book Review] MicrosoftOffice SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step - Penelope Coventry
Book Review: MicrosoftOffice SharePoint Designer 2007 Step by Step - Penelope Coventry This book is full of tutorials and hints in building customised SharePoint sites. It helps you build pages complete with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), Libraries, lists and also webparts which are very customisable. I bought the book for the main purpose to learn creating workflows with SharePoint Designer 2007, and it really help me. The book as the title says, is really step by step and it is designed and laid ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 21, 2008 8:29 PM

Copying/Moving a document to another library anywhere in the site or sub-site [SharePoint]
Part 2 Copying/Moving a document to another library anywhere in the site or sub-site Workflow 2 Go to the document library in which the documents are going to be stored. 1. In SPD, go to File > New > Workflow. 2. Name it “Check Out Item” and attach it to your SharePoint Library… In our case “Documents”. 3. Check the boxes for: a. Automatically start this workflow when a new item is created b. Automatically start this workflow whenever an item is changed 4. Click Next > to Continue. 1. Name ......

Posted On Sunday, October 19, 2008 2:35 AM

Copying/Moving a document to another library anywhere in the site or sub-site [SharePoint]
Part 1 Copying/Moving a document to another library anywhere in the site or sub-site We need to make two workflows: A workflow started manually on the document which is required to be moved/copied A workflow which starts off automatically when an item is created or modified on the document library which we are moving or copying documents on. Workflow 1 First of all, go to the document library from which the documents are going to be copied or moved. 1. In SPD, go to File > New > Workflow. 2. ......

Posted On Saturday, October 18, 2008 11:33 PM

Free SharePoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities
Free SharePoint Designer Custom Workflow Activities Link: http://www.codeplex.com/SPD... These are add-ons for Office SharePoint Designer and are used in building up Workflows for SharePoint sites. I will be making use of Copy List Item Extended Activity in one of my blogs. This activity lets the user copy items from one site to another (from a subsite to another subsite in the same site). Other activities include: sending attachment with an email ......

Posted On Friday, October 10, 2008 10:12 PM

Email Manager when a new document is created or modified [SharePoint Designer]
Department Manager is e-mailed when a new document under his department is issued or modified. Scope: Imagine that there is an employee, in our case a manager, which needs to know when a document / list item / file has been either modified or created. Through SharePoint Designer, this kind of workflow can be created. Follow these steps: 1. In SPD, go to File > New > Workflow. 2. Name it “Email to Department Manager” and attach it to your SharePoint Library… In our case “Department Documents”. ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 10, 2008 4:41 AM

Approval of Document and Transfering it to another library within the same sub-site.
Document Approval and Transfer a document to another library within the same site/sub-site. Scope: Imagine you have a document library where you keep all documents/PDFs which are pending and thus require approval before sending them to another document library for everyone to view. In this tutorial I created a form in which the user either approves or reject the document together with a comment (mostly used if user rejects and wants to write down what he wants changed). If the user’s choice was that ......

Posted On Monday, September 1, 2008 5:51 PM

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