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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Deleted Task Behavior

I was creating a workflow and an issue was the sheer number of emails that were being sent to users / approvers. I wanted to have an Approval task that would only let the user know when the process ...
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Empty schema on Publishing Approval workflow

In an SharePoint 2013 on-premise environment we are using a workflow called Publishing Approval on Pages library. On the start options for the workflow we have set the following settings; When a ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow Notifications

I need to create a SPD Workflow where an email should be sent to a manager from a user and the manager has 7 days to review the email and approve it. If the manager approves the email before 7 days ...
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Do Task Approval Process owners have any added privileges?

An employee has been able to approve his managers tasks for a particular site. There's now a new site and he wants to be able to do the same thing. I can't find anything in the workflows or on the old ...
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Access Version History and Approval from Word Macro

Our word document templates include a table that includes a version history and a second table with the list of approvers of the document. I would like to populate these tables from a VBA macro that ...
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Jquery accessing an element in Approval Task Form

I've been dealing with an error I can't solve. I've got an approval task form in which I want to hide the ribbon depending on the value of a field. The HTML generated when clicking the task link: ...
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List item Approval Status by Workflow

I have made a 2013 workflow for a list but I cannot get it to work the way I want it too. At the moment it sends me a task to approve or reject the submitted item but it's only on the task itself not ...
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Start a task process (Get user)

I am using "start a task process" to generate an approval task. The task is assigned to several users (so "assign task" is not an option) but is configured so that the first response is the good one. ...
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Approval Workflow Shared Mailbox

An approval workflow is being assigned to a SharePoint group, which has a shared mailbox. When sending the task the mailbox receives the task. This is working as expected. When a user who has access ...
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Sharepoint Approval Workflow - Task Approval sent to Directory List - Task Email not Sending

Created a Approval Workflow as follows: Start **Approval Process** process on **Current Item** with **PT.KT.Admin** Here PT.KT.Admin is a DL used by me.. which has approximately 16 members. When i ...
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Out of the box approval workflow suddenly failed on start (retrying)

SharePoint 2010. I've been using out of the box approval workflow for several month now. I did some minor changes to it, like to who and when emails should be send, but that's all. Then out of a ...
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Can a user approve without edit permission?

When edting permission level at Sharepoint the Design level has the 'approval' option with the 'edit site' enabled. By default when I click at approval option, it automatic checks the edit box, even ...
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How to start a Approval workflow

I have got a workflow which deletes an element, but first I want to send confirmation email about deleting this element. Can I use Approval workflow to send an email to the same users and ask them to ...
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Workflow Approval - Sharepoint 2013

I have got a problem with Workflow. When I don't add a Approval Condition it's works great: But When I add a Approve to workflow its not starting the workflow after Aproving element: And the ...
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Attach file to approval workflow email

There is a working approval workflow process using SharePoint 2010, Outlook 2010 and InfoPath 2010. When the task is reassigned to an individual the user needs to attach a document to the task ...
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Multi level content approval

I have content approval on my list.My requirement is i need to do multi level approval of that list items.I have different level app rovers for each list item say one list item has 2 approvers and ...
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SharePoint 2010 Approval Workflow not sending emails to multiple approvers in a list

I am trying to send an email that assigns a task to multiple approvers from a list. It only sends the task email to one person in the list. I have configured the workflow ro send in parallel.
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Start Approval Process on Current Item with a Particular DL or Sharepoint Group

Start Approval Process process on Current Item with PS.KM.Admin I have started a approval workflow for a document verification. If I start an Approval Process on a particular DL or a Sharepoint ...
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What are the list workflow approval field values in a REST call?

I looked at the REST call for a list and noticed that the value for approval was <d:approval m:type="Edm.Int32">16</d:approval> for 'Approved' and <d:approval ...
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Outlook 2010 Error “This task could not be updated at this time.” Item still processes properly

I have an approval workflow, which sends and email to the person it is assigned to. The user opens the email through Outlook 2010 and processes their task (approve, reject or reassign task). After ...
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2 step approval process setting status to “Approved” before both parties approve item

I have a 2 step approval process. Once the first person approves the item, the item status goes to "Approved" before the second person approves the item. I'm trying to keep it at state "In Progress" ...
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How do you access task form field data from approval workflows?

tldr: Need to access Task Form Field data in first Approval step, but nothing shows up. On the bigger scale, I have is a multi-step approval system. On the first approval step, the user inputs the ...
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Setting SharePoint 2013 Workflow Approval Status via Task Outcome

Moving from SharePoint 2010 OOTB workflows to the new SharePoint 2013 workflows is proving to be a bit painful IMO. On my document library I set content approval , content type management and ...
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What does status “in progress” mean on SharePoint Tasks?

I am new on SharePoint and I want to know what does the status In Progress mean on SharePoint Designer 2010 Approval Workflow's Tasks, because tasks, normally, begin with status Not Started and any ...
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SharePoint content approval message explanation

After disabling content approval, pending and rejected items may appear in public views. What I have an issue with is that may. A client requested if there is there any documentation/test cases ...
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Adding a custom Task after approval

I already added the approval Workflow to a document list Now I want to copy the document after every approval to a RecordCenter. How is it possible to create a custom Task that will be executed ...
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SP 2013 approval workflow - collect comments from approvers

I have the following case: I need to establish an approval workflow with the option to leave comments by the approvers. No workflow templates are available on my server and I cannot administer it - ...
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Change Title of Approval Workflow Task in SharePoint Designer 2010

I have got a Workflow, which starts another Workflow with "Start Workflowname process on Current Item with User" This new Workflow which is started generates tasks. But I have no idea where the Title ...
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Powershell Script to approve all the pages,masterpages,layouts in a site collection

Need some automated way for publishing the content throughout the site within the one action using some commands, powershell or some custom code or any utility available for SharePoint 2013. Any ...
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Approval workflow create a extra task

When I start a specific Approval workflow, two tasks are created associated to the first user and a second task is created associated to a second user. The workflow should not create two tasks ...
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Associating Lists With OOTB Workflows

So I created a custom list and infopath form and published it to SharePoint. Then from that page I added a workflow and chose the globally reusable Approval workflow. Now I'm trying to edit the ...
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Using workflow VS alerts for sending notification emails

I have a publishing site collection based on the enterprise wiki inside SP2013, and I set that the wiki page library required content approval. So I want to be sending emails to approval/s users when ...
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Best approach i can follow to send emails to “Approval/s” users to get their approval on a wiki page

I have the following inside my enterprise wiki site collection:- I have defined an “Approval” groups which allow specific users to approve/reject wiki pages. Inside the wiki library versioning ...
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InfoPath Approval Fields, certain users can fill in some fields

Using Infopath, I would like to have a "Approval Status" field that only certain users (the managers) can see when approving or rejecting a form. The scenario would be the following: User fills out ...
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how to know who have approve/reject a wiki page inside my enterprise wiki

I have a publishing site collection using the enterprise wiki template. but i am unable to find a way to know who have approve a wiki page. ? Can anyone advice ?
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Best way to set up client onboarding process

I'm looking to create a workflow (I think) that would kick off a process to help onboard new clients. I'd like the process to look something like the below steps. Would a workflow be the best ...
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How to prevent users from adding items to a list when the same user already has another item pending approval in that list?

When a user adds an item to a list (called 'Conference List') an approval workflow is kicked off. During the approval process, the user should not be able to submit another item to the same list. If ...
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Removing “Due Date” from approval workflow form

Is it possible to completely remove the "Due Date" label from the approval workflow form? My customer does not use explicit due dates, and thinks it is confusing that the label for one even exists. I ...
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Document Approval Workflow with Rollback

I have this question and was wondering if someone could answer me. How can I implement a document approval workflow with notification rollback. Something like: User A sends to user B; user B ...
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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 ...