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I want to create an approval workflow that goes like this.

Form filled in -> click submit -> send to first person to approve ->(if not rejected)-> send to second person to approve ->(if not rejected)-> send to last person(no approve).

Does somebody have a workflow in sharepoint designer that does this? Or a tutorial which actually shows the workflow steps in designer?

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You could use a state machine workflow for this, and have a custom approval task that changes additional customized "Approval Status" columns. See sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/36969/… for a general idea of how to create a state machine workflow in SPD2k10 –  Thomas W. May 29 '12 at 16:59

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Laura Rogers has some great tutorials on approval workflows using OOTB technologies, such as InfoPath and SharePoint Designer. Here are some posts / demos you might find helpful:

Stephen Howard also has an excellent set of approval workflow tutorials on Office.com:

The workflow gets slightly tricky if the "approvers" change every time the workflow runs, but it can be done. It is easy if the approvers are the same every time.

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try visiting this site guys... http://1realitycheck.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/how-to-make-a-simple-2-level-approval-workflow-in-sharepoint-2010/

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Welcome to SharePoint.SE leomar! While this may theoretically answer the question, we prefer inclusion of the essential parts of the answer here, and to provide the link for reference. See How to Answer for general guidelines. –  Kit Menke Nov 19 '12 at 19:02

Based on this article you can have serial or parallel recipients and have multiple assignment stages.

Pay more attention on Change the behaviour of a single task and Assigned to Users

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