Approval process is a process within a SharePoint workflow where editors get their work approved or rejected by a user with approval rights

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Continue workflow after task creation

I need to create a workflow for expense note approval in SharePoint 2013 Enterprise on premise. One of the steps in the workflow is creating an approval task and assign it to a user. After this task ...
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Workflow approval issue with multiple approvers

Seeking SharePoint 2010 advice: I am new to SharePoint 2010 and InfoPath, and I am taking over a project for a person who is no longer with the company. From my understanding he has created a form ...
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Approval Workflow “Approve in Absence of” or “Sign for” option

We are looking into the approval workflows, and trying to replicate SharePoint 2013 approval workflows based on existing functionality another vendor's tool supplies. This other vendor tool allows ...
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Default Values do not get applied to new versions of documents

Default values work correctly when a document is first uploaded to a library. But when that document is modified and re-uploaded to the library, the default values are not applied. I've tested this ...
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SharePoint Workflow - Approval Task - Selecting approver from a look-up field's list

Now, first of all I apologise for the title; it wasn't the easiest request to word. I've had a look around, and although there's several queries around approval tasks, I can't actually find one that ...
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365 OOB Approval Workflow - Can I populate with a name from a column or restrict to certain users only?

When we upload a document we populate file attributes with Approver names (this is a hang on from WSS3.0 custom workflows) Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I like the ease of the OOB workflows in ...
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How to trigger a workflow from an incoming email to a document library

I have been trying a bunch of different stuff to get this to work, lots of great info here. I thought I might as well ask to get some answers for sure or see if anybody had any ideas! Some ...
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Approval workflow with specified approver

I am quite a newbie with SharePoint Designer. I have been playing around a bit with approval workflows, but I can't seem to get it right. Can someone please help me a bit with some kind of guide of ...
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The item is currently locked for editing & Open Task button not disappearing in InfoPath

I have an InfoPath form that submits to a SharePoint 2010 Library. It has promoted fields which can be edited by SharePoint. Basically, someone gets assigned an approval task via workflow, they then ...
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Send Email when document is rejected

My scenario: In document library there are folders which are created automatically. Managers uploads files into them, client approves/rejects those folders as a whole. Well, setting a workflow which ...
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Sharepoint Designer - Trigger Approval WF with specific changes to an item

Is there a way I can trigger an approval workflow only with a change in a specific column of an item in the sharepoint site and not by every change to any column of the item? I am working with ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2010 Task Workflow handling Out of Office replies

Environment: Sharepoint 2010, Sharepoint Designer 2010, Outlook 2010 with Exchange 2010. I have an Approval workflow and so far it works properly. It is handling the way I wanted it to work. There ...
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how to dynamically assign approver in workflow?

We have a document library in which users upload document along with some meta data like doctype. There is another list that has mapping of doctype and approvername. There is a 2013 desigber work ...
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“My Tasks” filter does not display new tasks

I used the "My Tasks" filter which comes with the OOTB Task list. It shows older tasks which were created a few days ago, but in order to see the "new" tasks created within the past hour, I have to go ...
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Content Approval / Workflows

Stuck on this one. I have a list of Documents that I want to be: (1) Viewed & Modified by one list of users part of SharePoint Group_A (2) Approved by another list of users using SharePoint ...
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SP 2010 Approval workflow Current Assignment Stage - Stage

I've made a copy of the existing approval workflow. I know I'll be adding three stages (groups of approves) when initiating the workflow. Based on the stage I'd like to change the email notification ...
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I want to upload a document to sharepoint 2010 then ask me who it to be approved by

When I upload a document into a document library, I want SharePoint to let me decide who to send it to for approval. When I create a workflow it asks me to fill in a name. I don't want this because ...
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Modify form in default approval workflow

I am using the OOTB approval functionality in my own workflow for an internal system I'm building. However, SharePoint comes with very misleading info on the default approval form such as "This item ...
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New Task Form Field on Reassignment form for Approval Task Workflow

Creating an approval task workflow. Need to have another field added in the reassignment form view to allow the user to select an item from a drop down menu. I am able to display the new field in the ...
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Custom approval workflow: task isn't obvious

I have a custom workflow that uses the "Start Approval process" action in SP 2010. It fires off whenever a user creates or modifies an event on a specific calendar. The problem is that the approval ...
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Starting a 2010 approval workflow in 2013

So, as it stands, I have one workflow that drives my entire user registration process. However, I want to add an approval workflow to approve the changes made by the user. I currently have it set up ...
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Reject or Cancel workflow when the item is edited

I have created a designer workflow on a list. The workflow has an approval process. I want the workflow to stop when some edit the original item if the approval process is running. I see a ...
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Approval workflow creating multiple copies

I have an approval workflow set to start a new task everytime an item is updated in my list. This means that whenever a user moves to the next step in registration to add more info, it starts the ...
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Complex Approval workflow - start from scratch or use OOTB?

I have a complex approval requirement from my users who would like the approvers to be chosen based on some fields that they have chosen (e.g., if they select Marketing, I find the name in the ...
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SharePoint group task notification with elevated permissions

On my SharePoint Site are more different Lists with their own permissions. But the Workflow has to write and read in all Lists. Because of this position I grant the Workflow Full Control permissions ...
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FBA + Alternate access mapping + Workflow task approval = validation errors

This seems like an oddly specific issue that I can't explain. Issue In SharePoint 2010. As an FBA user publishing content, when I attempt to complete a page approval workflow task accessing the ...
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Approve workflow when approvals are > 50%

Basically we have 4 people that have to approve something, but I think it should go out to all 4 people and once 2 people approve it, it can move on to the next phase. Is there a way to do this ...
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SharePoint 2010 designer approval workflow On Hold issue

I have to create a SharePoint 2010 Designer Approval workflow in which I have to add a button called "On Hold" and When user clicks on it whole approval process will be stopped until some Date. Right ...
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What is this feature doing when I activate it “Publishing Approval Workflow”, and how to use it?

I am using SharePoint 2013. What is this feature doing when I activate it "Publishing Approval Workflow", and how to use it?
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OOTB Publish Approval Workflow, is there some option to end on first Approval?

I have sharepoint 2013. I have the OOTB list "pages". I have add the "Approval - SharePoint 2010" workflow to this list. Now I have add the sharepoint group "approvers" to the field approvers. How ...
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I am a approver and didnt receive email after someone publish a new page, why?

I am using sharepoint 2013. We have enabled the publish approval workflow. When a enduser with contributor rights add a new page, he save it, check it in and click on the button publish. I am a user ...
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Approve Workflow Task With PowerShell [closed]

We have over a thousand approval workflows running and I would like to write a PowerShell script to go through and approve the items from the system account. I already wrote the script to get the ...
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Questions about “enabling content approval for submitted items”, inside my wiki library

I have added an enterprise wiki site collection , and I have enabled approving any wiki pages . by doing to “Library setting -- > Versioning Setting -- > Require content approval for submitted items?” ...
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Simple example of a custom workflow with email and single approval

So I have been tasked with creating a SharePoint calendar that allows approved people to enter an event in a calendar. They will then receive a confirmation email that they workflow has been started. ...
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Send Email from approval task form

In my reusable workflow, I have added an approval action. Everything works perfectly. What I want is - When approver comes to approval form, he should be able to send notification email to the ...
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Project Server 2013 Timesheet automatic approval

I'm currently managing timesheet in Project Server 2013 but I've a problem when an user turn the timesheet into final timesheet. I would like an approval from a Timesheet Manager but when an user ...
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What has to be added in the replicatoractivity for the workflow to work

I have a sequential workflow which is associated to a list which contains column name " "Business Process" which could be Purchase Order, Sales, Leave Request etc I have another list 'Approvers' ...
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Make Pending Announcement Viewed by Everyone

I need to create an Announcement List for News that everyone can contribute. My challenge is: Communications Team will approve some articles to show on the Homepage (Parent Site). But all pending ...
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Can I add SP 2010 Workflows to lists in my SP 2013 App?

I have a Sharepoint-hosted app deployed to a site collection containing a custom list (contained within the app web). I open the app web list in my browser and from the ribbon I choose to create a ...
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Start and assign an approval task to all users in the given department(s)

I have a form containing a multi-select "Departments" column. I would like the user to be able to check off which departments the list pertains to, so that when the list is submitted for approval, all ...
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Find out if a item was approved

is it possible to find out if a item was "approved" in the past although the item state is now "pending"? I tried this caml query, but it does not work: <Where><IsNotNull><FieldRef ...
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Custom Sharepoint Workflow throwing “WinWF Internal Error, terminating workflow” error

I recently migrated a Sharepoint 2010 site to Sharepoint 2013, since then my customized workflows developed in Visual Studio that works perfectly for 2 years without a glitch suddenly after the ...
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Approval workflow with email notifications

I am new to the Sharepoint workflow process and I am trying to do the following: When the user creates a new item in a list, I'd like them to be prompted to select an approver from a company Outlook ...
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Event Receiver not triggered by Approval Workflow

I have a simple workflow that approves a List Item. I have an ItemUpdated Event Receiver that is supposed to compute some fields and update another List Item. My event receiver gets triggered when I ...
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Make one user create and edit page and other user approve it. How to do this?

I want to achieve this simple functionality using OOB Approval - SharePoint 2010 and Publishing workflows but it is not working. I have two users user1 and user2 I want user1 to create and edit ...
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JavaScript OM to Approve Designer Workflow Task

I have a SharePoint Designer 2010 approval workflow and I am attempting to approve the tasks via JavaScript Client Object Model. I am able to change all of the fields to "Completed"/"Approved" but the ...
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How to automatically complete a workflow task on data modification?

I'm currently working on a Purchase Order workflow in Sharepoint, and have set this up to, on item creation, automatically run the workflow. I'm creating the workflow in SPD, and this is the key part ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 - Approval task

Under general settings with an approval task, you can choose to enable/disable certain commands on the task form: reassignment and request change. The thing is that I have multiple participants. Some ...
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SharePoint designer 2010 - Workflows - Task Form Fields

Two queries regarding task form fields. In a workflow task for the approval process, it seems only the "approve" and "reject" task form button text can be changed. How do we do this for "reassign" ...
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Approval workflow “request change” task

I have a query about the Approval workflow in SharePoint 2010. When an Item is saved to the List, the request is updated to “in progress”. At this point, a Worklow Task is created. Users can then ...