Have you reviewed the ULS logs? Are you using the same account in both places to execute the workflow? It does sound as though it is a permissions issue but there is very little information on which to comment.
Failure is not an option; it's the default selection.
When i develop the workflow i use my system admin account, dont no what else i need!
Found this in the log files,
Unexpected Declarative workflows cannot automatically start if the triggering action was performed by System Account. Canceling workflow auto-start. List Id: 2017db47-c26a-423b-ad04-70e918d0fc6f, Item Id: 108, Workflow Association Id: a28126ee-baf4-41aa-8354-6c91ac2553a1
Sadly i did not install it when it was launched! i dont know why my account is system account where can i change it?
I tried to log in using another account and changed a list element, this made the workflow run perfectly so you where wright when you said it was a problem with the accounts, strange problem !! but thanks for pointing me in the right direction
So now 2 questions remain, how can i remove me being system account and what kind of user should i use when using sharepoint designer?
Yes everything works fine now, for other people having same issue here is what i did; apparently system account can not run Workflows which means if your account is a system account it will not be able to initiate a workflow! This also applies when creating workflows in Sharepoint designer, which will run when email is received.
This means you have to create user for example SPworkflow and make this a site collection admin:
Site Settings > Permissions > Site Collection Administrators
Then log in to Sharepoint designer again and save the workflows using this account!!!!
I want to upload an website created in asp.net on sharepoint.
Is it possible to upload the site created in asp.net directly on the sharepoint server( or a link from a virtual server is to be provided) . I have been suggested to upload the existing as a sanbox solution. But I want to avoid the overhead to created a sandbox solution.
Although SharePoint is based on ASP.NET technology you don't simply upload an ASP.NET application to it. SharePoint is much more involved and you should spend some time learning it.
A sandboxed solution has no relevance that I see here. What overhead are you trying to avoid? Actually creating a SharePoint solution?
To develop properly you would need to evaluate your application to determine if the functionality can be provided via webparts, visual or traditional, or as application pages. Using the latter you would convert each page to use SharePoint artifacts, such as masterpage. Then you would create a solution package to test and deploy
The issue is that, I have developed an ASP.NET website which is fully functionally.
The company wants a sharepoint as well and want to include the asp.net website in the sharepoint.
The sharepoint department asked to make use of sandbox solution.
I feel that the site should be hosted on some other server. Could a link (something like iframe) will enable one to browse the site in a particular sharepoint page itself?
What is your take on this?
Once again, you can't just drop an ASP.NET application into your SharePoint server. If your company and SharePoint dept feels this is best then they all need to gain a better understanding of SharePoint. A sandbox solution has nothing to do with this context unless you are providing a SharePoint solution and wouldn't make much sense anyway as your solution would need to make use application page most likely.
A PageViewer[^] webpart would provide the functionality to link the external pages. However, any security tokens, if necessary, are not sent to the other site by default unless you have SSO configured.
Failure is not an option; it's the default selection.
I have a web application created on wss3.0 and i use LDAP (active directory) authentication to authenticate the users. But there are few users who doesnt come under the domain, but still i want them to have access with customised credentials given to them.
Eg: i have domain abc and all the members of this domain can access the appliciation. But incase, if i want a member (who is not a member in abc domain) and have gmail account, i want him to access the site with gmail account. Is there any possibility to achieve this. Kindly guide me.
I wanted to create a consolidated view of lists from muliple locations. So, I created SOAP Service Connection (in SP Designer). Then I created a Linked Data Source to link multiple lists. I was able to create a Data View and create a consolidated view.
Now the problem I have is how some of the fields are being displayed (example: Facility). In the original list it displays just the name (example: ‘Fayette’). However, in the consolidated view it displays “28;#Fayette”. I have this similar issue with three other columns. The only difference is that the other columns displays ‘float;#’ before the numeric value.
I believe this may be due to the fact that the ‘Facility’ column is actually a lookup function on the original list (with drop down). And the columns with ‘float;#’ in front of the value are actually calculations.
I used the same logic you provided for other columns that had a similar issue. The good part is the ‘2;#’ and ‘float;#’ disappeared from the Data View.
Now the one thing I’m still having trouble with is editing the calculation columns. For example I have a ‘Tonnage Capacity’ column, which is a calculation on the initial lists (tonnage capacity = pallet capacity * 1500). In my data view I am able to edit all my normal columns to a number format with 0 decimal places. However, when I format the Tonnage Capacity column to number format the values disappear. Is there a way around this?
I have just changed V4.master in shraepoint designer 2010 and saved it after that I came back and changed it to default format,
Now when I change themes for Home site (parent for all other web sites for themes)just child web sites change and the in home web site just the color of links and libraries change. I can not change the theme of home site and it is like a fixed custom design.
The masterpage used by child sites can change independent of the root masterpage, especially with publishing sites or if code has been run on the child sites, perhaps with feature stapling when the site was created.
I have inserted a dataview webpart of a list(example LIST-B) in the display form of another list(example LIST-A). Inline editing to insert new records has been enabled in this dataview.
Is it possible to autofill some of the fields in the dataview when a new record is added by retrieving parameters from LIST-A displayed in the dispform by using webpart connections. If this is possible, i request you to kindly guide me in this regards.
We have many custom asp.net applications which need user management (login, authentication, lost password, add or delete users, update profile etc.), logging (actions, search logs, connection problems etc.), content approval and content upload.
Each application is duplicating the above functionality and I want to get rid of the duplicated effort.
My question is:
Can I create 1 custom asp.net application which will use the WSS at the back end to handle most of the above? So basically I will create a web user interface and use the sharepoint sdk and database to do the aforementioned.
Or do you have some other suggestion?
Artificial Intelligence is no match for Human Stupidity.
1. SharePoint is compatible with the ASP.NET MembershipProvider, which is where *most* of the user functionality you seek lies.
2. SharePoint has lists and document libraries which you could leverage for the content functionality you mentioned.
Do take note of some of the strengths and weaknesses of sharepoint though - even if you plan to use the "free" version.