Workflow Stuck On Starting After Password Change

I generally use my own account to create and publish workflows. One day, none of my workflows were completing and they were all stuck on “starting”. I thought maybe there was something wrong with the workflows themselves so I tweaked one of them a bit and re-published and voila! It worked! But the thing I tweaked really shouldn’t have “fixed” anything. So I changed it back and again, it worked!

After banging my head against my desk for a little while I remembered updating my password that morning. Maybe all I needed to do was republish my workflows.

Which is what I did and it fixed everything.

There may have been an easier solution, but this worked for me.

Summary:

If you’re going to use your own account to create and publish workflows, you might have to re-publish every time you change your password.

You should probably use an admin account without a password policy to publish workflows.

 

Link To New Item Form

Give users the ability to add items to a list without showing the entire list web part. In my example, I’ve added a “Submit Request” button to a Document Set Welcome Page. Clicking this will open the New Item form for my Tickets list.

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<script type="text/javascript">

 function displayLayover(url) {

 var options = SP.UI.$create_DialogOptions();

 options.url = url;

 options.dialogReturnValueCallback = Function.createDelegate(

 null, null);

 SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog(options);

 }

 </script>

<input type="button" onclick='javascript:displayLayover("/sites/sandbox/mustard/Lists/Tickets/NewForm.aspx")' value="Submit Request">

Steps:

1. Add a Script Editor web part to your page.

2. Click EDIT SNIPPET.

3. Replace the URL in this line with the path to your list’s New Item form (you can also change what the button says by changing the ‘value’):

<input type="button" onclick='javascript:displayLayover("/sites/sandbox/mustard/Lists/Tickets/NewForm.aspx")' value="Submit Request">

NOTE: If your URL looks something like this: /sites/sandbox/mustard/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/Lists/Tickets/NewForm.aspx, remove /_layouts/15/start.aspx# from the path.

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4. Click Insert and save the page.

5. To test, click the new “Submit Request” button.

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6. Add some information and click Save.

7. Navigate to the list to confirm.

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Drop-Down Menu Of Links

To add a drop-down menu populated by links to other parts of your site, add a Script Editor Web Part and embed the following code:


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<select name="Page">
<option value="">Jump to...</option>
<option value="About">About</option>
<option value="ContactUs">Contact Us</option>
<option value="EmployeeResources">Employee Resources</option>
</select>

<input type="button" value="Go" onclick="window.open(location.href='http://sp2013/sites/company/SitePages/' + Page.value)"/>

</body>
</html>

Make sure you replace the URL with your site’s URL, and change the option values to the names of your pages. The text between the option tag is the title of the page or what you want the drop-down menu to show.

DropDown