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Workflow Recurrence

Posted on 2010-08-23
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How do I get a workflow to start at the first of every month...such as approving a certain document?  I can't find much when googling.
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by:chapmanjw
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This isn't possible with SharePoint out of the box.  You would either have to write a custom Visual Studio workflow or use a third-party package (such as K2).
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by:BigWill5112
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Thanks for the response.  When you refer to Visual Studio, are you in essence refering to SharePoint Designer?  I am, at my organization, a "power user" of SharePoint and when I asked about downloading the SharePoint Designer (since it is free) I was told that this could cause problems in our environment and make it unstable.  Is this the case?
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No, I mean Visual Studio.  Visual Studio allows you to write custom code for workflows and such.  SharePoint Designer does allow you to do custom workflows, but not what you are looking to do.  SharePoint Designer does have the power to negatively affect the server if you do some really bad coding and such, but for the most part (normal use) there won't be any issues in using it.

What you are trying to accomplish is a complex task when you are coding it yourself.  A third-party solution might be the best route.  
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by:BigWill5112
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I looked at K2 and it does look pretty cool but my organization is very far behind when it comes to workflows.  Thanks for your input.
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