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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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using one custom form for several approvals in one workflow

I have a workflow with several approvals in it. I've created a custom infopath form for the first approval, and want to use this form for other approvals. But SPDesigner has created one form for each ...
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Hide Approver Comments

Is there an OOTB way to hide approver comments on the display page from everyone except admin and the creator? (NOTE: I know how to do it with JavaScript).
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Task approval in C#: Sharepoint 2013 assembly, 2010 legacy workflow

Something like this is what I wish to accomplish, however I'm unable to create objects such as SPWorkflow and SPWorkflowTask. As well, with my current Microsoft.Sharepoint.Client framework, SPListItem ...
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approval task window problem in IE

When a document approval task is created in the task lists of my team site I can click on the task item and choose edit item to approve or reject the document. The problem is that on my PC(only on my ...
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Approval Process Form

In SPD 2010, I have a workflow that includes an approval process. In the approval process, I store a variable named Requester, which is set in the Task Behaviors and is meant to show up in the ...
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“request change” button for “start approval process” action

For approval system I am using “start approval process” action in sharepoint designer. by default there is no “request change” in the approval form. However in sharepoint template ...
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Document Library Approval. Changing who can see Drafts, Moving Approved Documents and Reporting and Filtering on MetaData

Referrings to this Post regarding Document Approval, who can see drafts and now reporting on approved document MetaData. ...
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SharePoint Online 2013 Document Library - Allow users to only see, edit and delete their own files

SPO 2013 Document Library Users and Owner Groups. Owners can do everything User should be able to upload. But they should only be able able to view, edit and delete their own documents. Ideally, ...
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Unable to end a workflow on a list

I've got a SP workflow issue that I'm struggling with. I've got a list and a task list, a user submits an item to the list then a task is created which is automatically assigned to the "admin". After ...