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Sharepoint 2013 Workflow - something went wrong

When I try to run a worflow created using SharePoint 2013 designer, I get the following error:

"Something went wrong. To try again, reload the page and then start the workflow."





Resolution:

Restart these services:

Service Bus GatewayService Bus Message Broker

Edit the workflow in designer and republish.


ULS logs for reference:

Request ManagementHighReached maximum number of failed machines based on ping results for this routing groupRequest ManagementMediumMapping URI from 'http://siteCollection:80/_vti_bin/client.svc/ProcessQuery' to 'http://<SPAppServer>_vti_bin/client.svc/ProcessQuery'Logging Correlation DataMediumName=Request (POST:http://siteCollection/_vti_bin/client.svc/ProcessQuery)Authentication AuthorizationMediumNon-OAuth request. IsAuthenticated=True, UserIdentityName=0#.w|<userLoginName>, ClaimsCount=25CSOMMediumBegin CSOM Request ManagedThreadId=103, NativeThreadId=11660Logging Correlation DataMediumSite=/MicrofeedsHighserviceHost_Req…

SharePoint Incoming e-mail - show the sender as a column

Scenario: In a SharePoint email enabled list, receive emails from an external sender and display the from address as a column.

For email enabled lists, there is a column called e-mail sender as per extract from MSDN article below. The tricky part is that it does not show up as a column in the library settings. Just go to "Modify this view" and select these columns to be shown.

The following fields are mapped from an e-mail message to a list: E-Mail Sender, E-Mail To, E-Mail Cc, E-Mail Subject, Body of the message, and attachments.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/sharepoint-server-help/introduction-to-incoming-e-mail-HA010082306.aspx


SharePoint Survey - Deleting a question without deleting responses.

Unfortunately, while deleting a question in SharePoint 2010 Survey deletes all responses for the question too.



How to preserve the responses for a question and still retire the question?

Add the new questions that you want to include in the survey.
Then using SPD, create new forms for new item, edit item and display item. In the "new item" and "edit item" pages, hide the retired questions by applying the style attribute style="display:none" to the row elements. Now in the view item page, either hide or mark the question as retired.