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Finding the user that started workflow

Found it, not sure if this will help anyone else as I am sure that it probably isn't an actual problem for more experienced tridion users. But the id of the person who kicked off workflow was found ...
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Learn Tridion 2011 WorkFlow Basics

SDL Tridion Workflow allows administrators (and those with Workflow Management Rights) to create Process Definitions. These Process Definitions define the steps that a piece of content (Component, ...
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Accessing Translation Manager Exception content through the API

Quick note on this one. We were able to grab the error in XML format from the world server response that updates the status of the Translation item. This XML wasn't useful other than it contained "...
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Triggering translation from workflow in SDL Web 8.5 and Translation server V12

I am sure Eric's solution will work with Web 8.5 as well. But I would not advise you to use Translation Manager Facade as a service (and consume it in your workflow) because, with Web 8.5, the TMS is ...
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Unable to find Translation Manager TmBinaryEndpoint

The workflow agent would look in to "%TRIDION_HOME%\bin\TcmWorkflowAgent.exe.Config" for the Service Model Configuration, So You should check this file for the endpoint configurations In your case, ...
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What is the version of experience manager and workflow in Tridion 2013 SP1

SDL Tridion includes both Experience Manager and Workflow as part of the "SDL Tridion Core", so these are not different releases (like you would have with add-ons like SmartTarget). For both of those ...
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Workflow - Editing content outside of an active Workflow Bundle

The property SaveEventArgs.ApprovalStatusResetOverrideis introduced indeed as part of HR1, however you'll need to grab the dll from the GAC as the one in the /bin/client folder is not updated by the ...
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Workflow Designer support for MS Visio 2016

As Onno mentioned, the support of Visio 2016 is currently in our backlog. We have already done some testing and did not found any issues from Content Manager prospective. There is so far only one ...
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Is it possible to set/change the Expiration Time of Workflow Activity Dynamically?

I have implemented the code using Tridion.ContentManager.CoreService.Workflow and there are 2 properties called - public DateTime? DueDate { get; set; } Under ActivityData class public DateTime? ...
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Workflow Automatic activity doesn't finish after resume

By Default, the Tridion Content Manager Workflow Agent window Service runs under Local System account, But in my case it was running under some other user account (which was set in "This account" ...
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How to ForceFinish the Workflow Process by setting Approval Status as "Undefined"?

The Import/Export Service (as used by Content Porter) will set Session.ContextData so Event Handlers can detect that the Events are triggered by a Content Manager Import action. You could catch that ...
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How to Schedule publishing with in Workflow in SDL web8

I have some code which does something similar. Our requirement was the scheduled item to stay in workflow until the Publish time so that users could still change it and cancel it without going to the ...
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Purging Workflow Audit Data

It is indeed taken care of when you purge your Workflow Process Histories. I don't think there is a way to purge the "snapshots" without purging the entire Process History.
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Permissions to Start a Bundle workflow

I'm pretty sure users do not need the Workflow Management right in order to start workflow. Some things to check: Workflow settings in the context of the Publication the Bundle is created in (set ...
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Where do we configure "minimum approval status" for a Web 8.5 solution using Topology Manager?

With Topology Manager based publishing, the Minimal Approval Status is defined on a Target Type (which is part of a Business Process Type).
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Can Workflow be used to restrict the publishing/editing of a Page and its Components on selected Publications?

If your difference is based on the user's role in certain Publications, I would first consider adjusting authorization in terms of rights, groups, and maybe permissions. Otherwise yes, you could have ...
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Event System - Log4Net only writes events when WaitingForPublish (PublishTransaction) Event Occurs

After doing some research, and with Eric Huiza's help, we realized it was a logging problem when using Log4Net in a Event System / Workflow Context. so, The problem was that there was more than 1 ...
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How to set the minimum approval status of a bundle and items in bundle in workflow

As items go past a given activity, they will all receive the approval status specified in that activity. So, if you want all items to have "Draft" status after the workflow starts, for instance, you ...
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AppData Relationship to BluePrinting and Item History?

The concept of AppData on shared items does exist - meaning they can inherit the AppData from the parent, or have their own AppData defined. When support for shared AppData was introduced it was done ...
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What is the benefit of setting minmum approval status at publication target

As of Tridion 2013 SP1 minimal approval status will be applied to all items, no matter if they are in workflow or not. Keep in mind that it will not be applied to items without any approval status at ...
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How to associate workflow to structure group without Workflow Management right?

The reason why you still get a permission denied error in your example is that your StructureGroup object is still in the original user's Session and not in your "administrator" Session; you do obtain ...
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Accessing Translation Manager Exception content through the API

You can get the exception message if you subscribe to the TranslationJob.Error event. But you will then have to store it (if you have a way to find the workflow process instance from the translation ...
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How to localize content whilst in worklfow

Whilst we reach out to Tridion Support for guidance on how this should be approached (or if there's a hotfix available - perhaps aligning with out suggestions below?) - we are approaching this as ...
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Shared Item in Workflow Can Still be Localized

I would say it is a defect in documentation. The shared item cannot be localized anywhere in the path that contains E. That is, it cannot be localized in A, C, E or F, but it can be localized in B ...
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Start workflow if the component version is greater than 1.0

Use OnComponentSavePost Event to check the moment when component entered the workflow. ... public Constructor() { EventSystem.Subscribe<Component, SaveEventArgs>(OnComponentSavePost, ...
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Reading Items from Workflow using Core Service in External Activities

If you use Subject.IdRef without specific ReadOptions you will get the last major version, which will have the old values. In order to change this behaviour, you will need to pass additional ...
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Optimal way to handle un-localization of components?

The most obvious measure is to ensure that only the right people have the Localize permission. As far as I know, you need this also to unlocalize. And of course, only people with write permission ...
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Activating Workflow dynamically

You say create but I assume you include update too. Given you say dynamically I assume you want the workflow associated (and triggering) to be automated. Catch the Save event. Check the Set of the ...
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What happens when one of the item in Bundle is rejected at some aproval step

Since a bundle workflow is a single workflow process, you cannot reject items individually - you reject or approve all of the items in the bundle. So, if one of your assets is not ready, the bundle ...
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How many days old process history we can see in Tridion workflow management tab

By default Tridion keeps all Workflow process history in its database, so you will have access to all processes created since the "beginning of times". You can purge all processes which occurred ...
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