Visio 2010 Create workflow & export it to SharePoint 2010

In this exercise you will create a simple process in Visio 2010 and export it to SharePoint Designer 2010.

1. Launch Visio 2010 and select the FlowChart folder.

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2. Within the FlowChart folder create a new file using the Microsoft SharePoint Workflow template.

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3. Click the Create button in the right pane.

4. Using the toolbox on the left hand side of the window, locate the SharePoint Workflow Terminators section and add a Start and Terminate shape to the diagram.

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6. Open the SharePoint Workflow Conditions section and add a Compare Data Source shape to the diagram.

a. Double click and change its name to Check if manager approval is needed.

7. Open the SharePoint Workflow Actions section and add three Log to History List shapes to the diagram.

a. Double click the first and change its name to Log Manager approval required.

b. Double click the next and change its name to Log automatically approved.

c. Double click the last and change its name to Log submission to HR.

8. Add the process flow connections between the shapes. Use the image below as an example.

a. Add connections by hovering over the source shape, clicking and dragging one of the arrows to the target shape.

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9. Label the connections flowing from the condition yes or no depending on the process flow.

a. Right click the connection from Check if manager approval is needed to Log Manager approval required and select Yes.

b. Right click the connection from Check if manager approval is needed to Log automatically approved and select No.

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10. Save the process diagram to C:\ with a name of TimeSheet Submission Workflow.vsd.

a. Export the process by selecting the Process ribbon in Visio 2010 and clicking the Export button.

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b. Save the exported workflow to C:\ with a name of TimeSheet Submission Workflow.vwi

  • Robert

    And now what,

    Show us how it works in Share Point.

  • http://Website Sneha

    What is the next step? how to inegrate it with sharepoint 2010

  • GD2

    just export it and in the share point designer import it and you will find the already generated workflow templae and then you are just required to play around with actions and conditions. lemme know if this sounds crap to you 🙂

  • http://usamawahabkhan.blogspot.com Usama Wahab Khan

    Nice work jabran keep it up

  • Jibran Jamshad

    Thanks bro!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Gorlach/100001244265440 Alexander Gorlach

    Unfortunatelly, Visio is not worlflow development tool. It is only the tool to create great documentation 😉

    Another good article on this topic: http://www.harepoint.com/Articles/VisioWorkflows.aspx

    WBR, Alexander