Sharepoint Workflow Task Error: This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited

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Error in Event Log on Sharepoint Server: This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited When a workflow processes a task normally, the following sequence of events is expected to occur: 1. The process begins. 2. The workflow places a ‘lock’ on the task so nothing else can change the … Continue reading Sharepoint Workflow Task Error: This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited

K2 Blackpoint Blackpearl – How to update a Sharepoint list items using common meta data

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In a K2 Sharepoint process you will quite often have to update the same piece of meta data in multiple locations ie. you have a status column which is part of the list your process is attached to but you may need to reflect this status update on another list item in another list for … Continue reading K2 Blackpoint Blackpearl – How to update a Sharepoint list items using common meta data

K2 Blackpoint / Blackpearl: Using Sharepoint lookup columns in K2 processes

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As you probably know lookup columns in Sharepoint are stored in this format “ID;#String” (record number & then the string value). I was trying to use a lookup value in a K2 process to make up the new sites URL when provisioning new sites. Obviously this was failing due to the way lookup columns are … Continue reading K2 Blackpoint / Blackpearl: Using Sharepoint lookup columns in K2 processes

K2 Process / Workflow Automation – Questions to ask

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PROCESS QUESTIONS 1. Does the process require reporting, auditing, compliance or version control? 2. Can the process be mapped? Or has the process been mapped and optimized already? 3. Is this process in operation today, electronically, in paper or otherwise? 4. If the business process is new to the business, have the necessary participants of … Continue reading K2 Process / Workflow Automation – Questions to ask

Installing K2 Blackpoint beta on a MOSS Standalone environment using SQL Express

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When installing Blackpoint Beta in a MOSS standalone environment, if you have problems connecting to the SQL database try the steps below which should resolve your issue: 1) Open SQL Server Configuration Manager, expand SQL Server 2005 Network Configuration, Protocols for SQLEXPRESS, Enable Named Pipes. 2) Open SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration, select Surface … Continue reading Installing K2 Blackpoint beta on a MOSS Standalone environment using SQL Express

Creating a scheduled email reminder using Sharepoint Designer

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Thanks to Dink at Sharepointu.com for this solution: You can actually achieve this through a simple workflow in SharePoint Designer using a custom list in your SharePoint site. In your site, create a custom list called “Emails” and add in two columns: First column called “Body” – type “Multiple lines of text” (this will contain … Continue reading Creating a scheduled email reminder using Sharepoint Designer