How to Start a SharePoint Workflow From JavaScript

by Jim Campbell

Microsoft Sharepoint allows developers and administrators to customize the server software interface. Sharepoint provides a company with internal file sharing and organizational features for each company department. Use the XSL change control interface to add a JavaScript method that opens the Sharepoint Workflow with the click of a button.


Open the Sharepoint editor and open the page you want to edit. Highlight the link or button you want to use to open the workflow chart. Open the "Content Editor."


Double-click the XL document to edit. Add the following line of code to link an "onClick" event to the link or button:

Workflow Button


Add the XSL JavaScript code to open the workflow:


Change the "myworkflow" ID to the name of your own Workflow form.

About the Author

Jim Campbell has been a computer engineer for over five years. He excels in hardware repair, computer programming and troubleshooting, and software design. He is currently attending Florida Atlantic University, pursuing a master's degree in computer and electrical engineering and fine-tuning his technical writing abilities.