SharePoint 2013 - How To Migrate SharePoint 2010 Style Workflows - Part One

In this article we are going to learn the steps that are involved in moving SharePoint 2010 style reusable workflows from one site to another and I must say this a bit of tricky process all around.

The whole process of exporting SharePoint 2010 Style Workflow involves eight steps as shown below in Process flow diagram which I will deliver as a series of four articles,

Process Diagram

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So we can see that we have to go a long way to go in order to accomplish the task of moving workflow from one location to another so let’s hit the ground running

Step 1 - Create Site Collections

In order to setup this demo we need to first create two Sites. Let's call them “Site001” (Source) & “Site002” (Destination)

So the task is to move a reusable SharePoint 2010 Workflow from Source Site to Destination Site.

So we created both Source & Destination Sites as per usual process as shown below:

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Step 2 - Source Site – Provision Content Type

In order to develop a reusable workflow in the Source site we would be needing a Content Type to be provisioned first, and based on that we can create the required reusable workflow

In order to provision the Content Type let's create a solution and add a content type based on our business requirements.

Here for the sake of this demo I have added a Content Type called Customers with just two fields, “Work Address” & “Company Name”

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Lets’ name the feature associated with this content type as “Enable Customer Logging”

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In order to provision the Content Type we need to deploy the solution and activate the “Enable Customer Logging” feature

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In order to verify if the Content Type is provisioned we can go to Site Settings > Site Content Types

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Filter the content types by group “Custom Content Types”

We can see the “CustomerCT” Content Type available in the Site Content Types List

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That is all for this demo.

Part 2 of this Series.

Hope you find it helpful.

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