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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Get Approvers Group - C#

I'm working on a workflow project, where I have to get all the users in the Approvers group. In order to get the approvals group, I run the following code: SPGroup approvals = ...
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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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Modify Approval Status Value

I am sending an email through workflow and would like to indicate the Approval status. For example, I want the email to look like this: Your request has been Approved by the Administrator. OR ...
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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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SharePoint Designer 2010 - Current and Pending list values in Workflow Email

I'm building a custom workflow in SPD 2010 and I need to create an approval workflow to send designated users an email when the list is updated. The email will need to include the current list field ...
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Linking Approval Tasks on List Items with SharePoint Designer Workflows

I have a simple approval process that I built with SharePoint Designer 2010. It starts by assigning a task to the user. The user simply approves and rejects the task. Based on the status an email ...
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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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Workflow Approve/Reject is disabled for the full controled users

I've a workflow. When I start the approval process I'm getting e-mail but when I try to approve/reject it, the option is disabled. I've got the full control permission but nothing happens. I selected ...
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Unable to approve folder in Master Page Gallery

I am an administrator/developer and I have created a news site publishing site and all everything in the "Master Page Gallery" Needs to be approved. First I tried to use 'PublishingSite.PageLayouts' ...
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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 “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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I create an approval workflow for changes to firstname and lastname in user profile properties?

Is it possible to create an approval workflow that captures the event of a user changing their first name or last name properties in their user profile?
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Programmatically altering approval workflow task in separate workflow

Here is my code to programmatically alter the task at hand, the only problem is that the code doesn't alter the "Outcome" of the approval task. The Outcome field is blank. "Task Status" is Complete, ...
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Finding source item in Workflow

I am new to Sharepoint and using Visual Studio 2008 I have created a workflow that uses custom content type based off workflow task list with additional columns for Approval Status and Approver Notes. ...
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Duration per task SPD Workflow

When we start an approval process in a SPD workflow, we can fill in the "duration of the task" and/or the "due date ". But what exactly happens when we cross the date? A reminder to the person with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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how to send approval email thru Workflow which can read more than one persons in ( persons and group) feild

I have one field of (person / group) or people picker box in info path form library, and I apply the setting to accept more than one person at the same time in check boxes, and I want to design a ...
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Automatic Content Sanitization in Sharepoint 2010/2013

Is it possible to perform basic document sanitization tasks in Sharepoint 2010 or 2013? I would like to be able to trigger the sanitization task based on a set of user defined rule. Examples of ...
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Approval Workflow with content targets…?

I have a random question for a workflow & I'm trying to figure out the best way to do it. I have a content target when someone submits a new 'news' item - say for example, they can select IT, ...
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Issue with customizing approval process in sharepoint designer

Update--- It appears the that the workflows are completing but it is taking an hour or so to process. Has anyone encounted this before???? I have created on a list a sharepoint designer workflow that ...
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sending Approval workflow tasks for a document library that no longer exists

One of mine site is sending Approval workflow tasks for a document library that no longer exists. The assumption is that if the document library does not exist, the workflow should have disappeared ...
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Approval Workflow Task Permissions

I have a Modified OOTB Approval Workflow running on Custom List (modified in SPD). It creates a Task in the Tasks list. Now, I want to change the default permissions assigned to the Task Item. Right ...
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Why does a workflow cancel with “access denied” for all but users with Full Control accesse?

I am working with an existing SharePoint deployment that has a convoluted security structure. After cleaning up permissions a bit, an approval workflow for absence requests is somehow not working for ...
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Start workflow only if some columns change

Does anyone have an idea how to stop custom approval workflow from running when a list item's ModerationInformation.Status is changed? I have a custom approval workflow that I wrote using Visual ...
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How can I create a form that automatically hides or displays certain questions based on previous answers?

What is a good reference on how to create a work-flow based form? i.e. The form has ten fields, and the first five fields show up by default, but the next five fields show up only when a user has ...
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Outlook prompting for credentials everytime I try to open an “announcement” emailed froma workflow?

I have a sharepoint approval workflow running on OOTB announcements list. Although it sends the email to the respective approver promptly, the user is unable to open the announcement without being ...
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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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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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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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What is a good strategy for automatically approving a list submission after a set period of time?

I have a custom sharepoint list that requires approval from a specific group before an item is shown to everyone who has access to the list. I received a request to have all items be automatically ...
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Grant document approval in workflow

I have a form library with a people picker to determine the document approver. There is a workflow that runs when the item is submitted that grants OOTB Approval permission to whomever is in that ...
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'Append-Only Comments' not appending

Ok, so here's the background: i have a 3/4 step approval process: User submits item for approval Approver approves(with comment) and tells user they need more details User edits item with necessary ...
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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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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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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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“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 ...