Fix “App Step” is Disabled in SharePoint Designer Workflow

Problem: “App Step” is grayed out in SharePoint Designer Workflow! What is App Step in SharePoint?SharePoint Designer workflows get executed from the context of the user who initiated the trigger – started the workflow. E.g. If a workflow gets triggered on new item creation, it gets executed from the context of the…

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How to Call a REST API from SharePoint Designer Workflow?

Requirement: Call REST API in SharePoint designer workflow. Using REST API in SharePoint Designer Workflow SharePoint Designer workflow actions are very limited, and we can utilize REST API calls to extend them. Here is how to call a REST API method from SharePoint Designer workflow action: Call HTTP Web Service. In this…

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SharePoint Online: Create Unique Auto Increment Column using SharePoint Designer Workflow

Requirement: Create a unique auto increment column in SharePoint Online list. How to Set Unique number Column with SharePoint Designer Workflow? We can create a unique auto number column in SharePoint using SharePoint Designer workflow. The overall idea is: Create a custom list, name it as “UniqueID” or something like that. Leave…

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SharePoint Online: Set List Item Permissions using SharePoint Designer Workflow and REST API

Business Requirement: In “Project Documents” SharePoint Online document library, Project related documents are getting uploaded by the project team. This library has “Permissions” drop-down column (metadata) with values “Restricted” and “Non-Restricted”. If the Permission is restricted, we need to break the permissions of the document, remove all users and groups from it…

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SharePoint Online: Terminate Workflow using PowerShell

Requirement: Stop workflow in SharePoint Online using PowerShell SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Cancel Workflow Let’s terminate all workflow instances of a specific workflow in all items of a list using PowerShell.

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SharePoint Online: Start Workflow on All Items in a List using PowerShell

Requirement: Run Workflow in SharePoint Online using PowerShell SharePoint Online: PowerShell to Start Workflow This PowerShell script starts given workflow on all items in a SharePoint Online list. This PowerShell runs workflow in each item of a list in SharePoint Online. PnP PowerShell to Start Workflow in SharePoint Online Here is how…

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SharePoint Online: Get Workflow Inventory using PowerShell

Requirement: Find all workflows in a SharePoint Online site collection and export the workflow inventory to CSV report. PowerShell to Export Workflow Inventory in SharePoint Online: This scripts gets all workflows from all lists and libraries from a given SharePoint Online site collection and export the workflow data into a CSV file….

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Approval Workflow Missing in SharePoint 2013?

Problem: SharePoint approval workflow not available! This happened after migrating from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016! Solution: This is due to a workflow feature not activated for the site collection. To resolve this issue, Just Activate the “Workflows” feature for the site collection. Steps in detail: Login to your the target site…

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How to convert Word documents to PDF by a SharePoint workflow using HarePoint Workflow Extensions?

IntroductionOne of the main purposes of SharePoint is collaboration: a group of people can conveniently work with shared documents, making teamwork especially efficient. Usually, text documents are created and edited using Microsoft Word, but when the work is complete, it is convenient to convert the resulting document to PDF. This gives two…

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Cancel Workflows in SharePoint using PowerShell

Requirement: There was a large list with workflow attached to it. SharePoint Development team came with a requirement of cancelling multiple workflows running on these list items, nearly 2000! While cancelling workflows on individual item is pretty straight forward, How about cancelling workflows on 1000’s of items? Would be a daunting task,…

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