C H A P T E R  5

Creating Declarative Workflows

As you saw in the last chapter, SharePoint is a versatile repository for all sorts of data including document libraries and various lists of data elements. Workflows are a great way to establish a process around that data. For example, when a new request is created, a workflow can be initiated to automate the processing of that request.

SharePoint workflows are often referred to as human-centric workflows (or sometimes task-centric) because they are primarily concerned with the tasks that people will perform. When a request is received, for example, some of the typical tasks could be

  • Review and approve the request.
  • Assign and/or schedule the work.
  • Fulfill the request.
  • Verify (test) the end result. ...

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