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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sharepoint Designer - Trigger Approval WF with specific changes to an item

I am working with Approval workflows in a sharepoint site that contains items with information spread through different columns. In the approval workflow, I have already specified condition and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Submit Announcement for Approval

What is the best way to save an announcement until it is ready to submit for approval. I have to build a News announcement that ANYONE can contribute to our Intranet News, however, the approver (my ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Approval workflow conditions

Using SharePoint designer, how do I route the approval email based on that category? I can not seem to figure out how to send the email address, as a variable, to the approver's email parameter.
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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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Stop user adding tasks to document approval tasks list

I explained to the users of my SharePoint to upload a document to the library and start the Approval workflow. All was going well until one user went to the tasks list, created a new task and attached ...
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Start workflow from within a workflow?

I have a workflow that is created from a default "Approval" template, and the basic startup conditions are not enough for my purposes. I also can't open this workflow in SP Designer (it doesn't even ...
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How can I direct a form to a specific person for approval?

I am working on a Sharepoint calendar. This calendar will allow any staff member to request time off by posting an event to the calendar. However, before an event is posted it should be approved. ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Draft check is not showing unplublished content that's awating approval

I have the following inside my SharePoint 2013: Enterprise Wiki site collection For the default library I enable "Require content approval for submitted items?" So currently when a user edits a ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 ...
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InfoPath changes break Approval Workflow

When I publish my InfoPath form again after publishing the workflow, some workflow statements using CurrentItem:(fieldname) are changed to CurrentItem:(blank). I have to manually check each place I ...