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CAnnot successfully import 2013 visio sharepoint workflow into sharepoint designer 2013?

The question was asked before but never answered https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/be1d37e1-6f32-4aba-a76f-ebcc7234b2a0/not-able-to-import-visio-2013-workflow-in-sharepoint-designer-2013?forum=sharepointgeneral I too have installed Sharepoint 2013 designer and I can see the option to create 2013 workflow on the farm so Workflow Manager is working I too have installed and used Visio Professional 2013 to create the sharepoint 2013 workflow from visio template. Both designer 2013 and visio 2013 are on same box I get the errors first "Server side activities have been updated. You need to restart SP Designer to use the updated version of activities." then the error "An error has occurred while importing the visio diagram. Export the diagram again to correct this error." I have run windows / microsoft update on all office product all service packs installed. in visio i have checked the diagram. Remember this is Visio 2013 and Export in the tool ribbon is only for 2010 workflow template. in 2013 I save as vsdx file. Why does the message keep occurring "Server side activities have been updated. You need to restart SP Designer to use the updated version of activities."?? I went to link https://sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/218892/error-server-side-activities-have-been-updated-you-need-to-restart-sharepoint-d outlines error: server side activities have been updated you need to restart sharepoint designer steps I followed them but goto trying to download January 12, 2016, update for SharePoint Designer 2013 (KB3114337) but the download from catalog pages does not let me down the .cab file https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/january-12-2016-update-for-sharepoint-designer-2013-kb3114337-68360e75-0a58-989d-ca58-cacc91a578f7 AND that is what Windows / Microsoft update is for? All service packs say they are installed? CAnnot successfully import 2013 visio sharepoint workflow into sharepoint designer 2013?

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Hi @CindyMello-5714 ,

Would you tell me whether your issue has been resolved or have any update?
I am looking forward to your reply.

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Hi @CindyMello-5714 ,

Can you tell me whether your issue has been resolved or have any update?

I am looking forward to your reply.

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Hello @CindyMello-5714 ,

Please perform the following steps to open Visio Professional 2013 workflow in SharePoint Designer 2013

Step1: Choose File, and then choose Add Item.

Step2: To create a List Workflow, do the following

  • 1.Under Workflows, choose List Workflow.

  • 2.On the left pane under List Workflow, type a name for your workflow (My First SP2013 Workflow) and select the list on the site that you want to publish the workflow to.

  • 3.On the Choose the workflow platform for the new workflow list, select SharePoint 2013 Workflow.

  • 4.Choose Create.

Step3: To create a Site Workflow, do the following

  • 1.Under Workflows, choose Site Workflow.

  • 2.On the left pane, under Site Workflow, type a name for your workflow (My First SP2013 Workflow).

  • 3.On the Choose the workflow platform for the new workflow list, select SharePoint 2013 Workflow.

  • 4.Choose Create.

Step4: On the Workflow tab, in the Manage group, choose Workflow Settings.

Step5: On the Workflow Settings tab, in the Manage group, choose Import from Visio.

Step6: On the Import Workflow from Visio Drawing dialog box, browse to the location where the .vsdx file is located.

Step7: Select the file that you want to open (My SP Workflow), and then choose Open.

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