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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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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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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Global Workflow for document approval apply all libraries - will this work?

I've searched around and I think I understand Global Workflows but would like to know if this would work before I start developing it since it will take me a few hours. What I have is a site with 36 ...
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Project Server 2013 Timesheet automatic approval

I'm currently managing timesheets in Project Server 2013 but I've a problem when an user turns the timesheet into final timesheet. I would like an approval from a Timesheet Manager but when an user ...
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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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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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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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How can I start a Workflow from an Email Hyperlink?

Is it possible to fire a Workflow from a hyperlink in an Email? For example: I have an item which requires more steps than the basic 'Approval' Workflow. I would like Managers to be able to start the ...
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SharePoint creates second task because of approval workflow

I've got a problem when I am creating a Task in a Tasklist in SharePoint. I've made a workflow which starts automatically if a task is created and is also assigned to a team automatically. So I ...
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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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SharePoint 2010 Approval Workflow - Approve on Expires

I am trying to setup the following: Use the OOB 2010 Approval Workflow Process to run task approvals in parallel Whenever a task expires, that task needs to get set to approved Kick out an email to ...
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Approving list items based on the selected list filter web parts's value

I have a list and a list filter web part in the page. The list filter web part filters the list by Created by column. After filtering, I want the list to be approved. The filtered rows should be ...
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Manage Document permission using SP Designer Workflow

I want to manage Document permission in document library using SharePoint Designer workflow like manage item level permission of list using workflow. Can I manage permission of document using ...
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Weird issue with approval workflow not showing task in Document Information Panel

I'm always trying to pack as much info into the title as possible so I don't run the risk of asking a question that's already been asked. Anyway. I have a library that has a custom template on it ...
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InfoPath forms on Intranet

I have a requirement to convert all our current Word based forms to a web based format to allow users to submit via our Intranet. I am looking at using InfoPath 2010 with SharePoint 2010 to do this. ...
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Approve tasks not assigned to me

I have created a 3-tier Approval workflow by sharepoint designer 2010 action "Start Approval Process" for a Service Request List. The three approvers can be assumed as team lead, project manager, ...
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how to send approve variable in Sharepoint Designer WF

I have a requirement where i send an email using SharePoint Designer to a person and when he clicks on the link on the email in outlook it has to approve the task without opening SharePoint site. To ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...