Thursday, May 9, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I had a case where I was using a OOTB Approval workflow and had it set to run when a new item was added. It worked in 2007, but then when we upgraded to 2010, only problems. After working with the help desk I finally got to the bottom of the problem. The deal is the workflow kicks off before you even fill in the properties. This makes sense because sometimes I get the email the workflow started before I finish typing. Hence the problem. If you have a document library containing required fields or that requires the item be checked out, the workflow will get stuck and just say "Starting" forever. The easy fix is to remove all the requirements on the fields and checkout. I have read you can add a step in the workflow to telling it to wait before starting. I have not gotten that to work yet. When I do I will post the instructions.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
WFName.xoml.wfconfig.xml - it added (xsi:nil="true")
So you have to go in that file and change:
<d:Assignee xsi:nil="true"/> To: <d:Assignee/>
The instructions how to fix it really did not work for me. I had to do the following:
In SharePoint Designer->All Files->Workflows->the Workflow -> WorkflowName.xoml.wfconfig.xml ->Edit
I went in and changed the file and hit save. It told me that a newer version was out there and did I want to replace it. I chose replace. This does not seem to work if you hit publish. If you ever republish the workflow you need to go back to the file and edit it again. It did it a couple of times and it seemed to do the trick.