The Content Approval feature permits you to create a list or a document library where items or files that are submitted by users are not visible to other site users until the items or the files are approved by a user (such as the site administrator) who belongs to a site group that has the Manage ...

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What is the purpose of List settings -> version settings -> Require content approval for submitted items?

We are using SharePoint 2013. I would like to know what is the purpose of 'Require content approval for submitted items?' with an example of how it can help to achieve a purpose. Take any example.
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Understanding “approval” workflow on List

I am totally confused regarding approval workflow on List. I thought I had figured it out but looks like that's not the case. I simply want to achieve the following. I have a list named "Test" This ...
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Will content approval workflow send email alert and show up in tasks?

If I used default content approval workflow for both Lists and Pages, will it send email alert to approver when a new item is posted? Secondly will the pending tasks to approve items show up in task ...
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Sharepoint List Question

I have many people filling out list items over a few days and saving as they go. Once they are finished there is a dropdown on the list that they set to "Complete" Can I easily see what columns are ...
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Assign Approver based on lookup field to separate list

I am trying to make an approval workflow run off of an approver pulled from a separate list. For instance I have a SharePoint list called "access" that has a lookup of a choice field from a separate ...
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Creating an approval workflow with Sharepoint Designer 2010

I have a problem with Sharepoint 2010. For some reason the famous "Sharepoint 2010 - Approval Workflow" is nowhere to be found on the workflow templates and I can't figure out how to create one on the ...
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How do I send out alerts when a document is approved

Is there anyway to send out an alert when a document passes content approval. Ie a group of users should get emailed when any documents in a particular document library go from pending to approved ...
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Sharepoint 2010 content approval workflow disable email sending

I want to use the out of the box content approval workflow. Is there a way to disable the sending of email acknowledgement for approval to both the approver and person who submitted the document? Is ...
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“Approved” Button and “Rejected” button links

Usually, one can approve or reject a item by clicking on the item in a particular Sharepoint 2007 list. May I know how is the link generated for both the "Approved" and "Rejected" radio box? From ...
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In workflow 'Set content approval status' do not change approval status

I have manual workflow, where I want to set content approval status to 'Approved'. I use Set content approval status action. It is executing, but it do not change my workflow. More info: I also have ...
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Inconsistent behavior when SharePoint enable/disable the Approve/Reject links, inside my enterprise wiki site

I am working on an enterprise wiki site collection, which have two libraries. then i set "Requires content Approval for submitted items" inside the versioning settings. now if i have an approved or ...
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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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Approval Status can not be update

I'm a newbie in Sharepoint. Now I'm working in a company which has Sharepoint 2010 systems I want to create a content approval workflow. For the beginning, I was trying to create content approval ...
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Display the Approver name in a Sharepoint Wiki view

How can I display the Approver name (or "No 'Approved by' column in wiki page content type ?") in a SharePoint Wiki view? I have a SharePoint Wiki Library with Approval process enabled with ...
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Difference Between Content Approval and Document Approval Workflow?

Could somebody explain the differences between content approval and document approval workflow in SharePoint 2010 and how they work together when they are both turned on in a document library?
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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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How to send my wiki page to be approved by specific user/s

I have the following inside my SharePoint server 2013:- A publishing site collection based on enterprise wiki. Inside my page library options, I define “Require content approval for submitted items” ...
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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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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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Sharepoint list content approval - approve or reject only once

I am working on Sharepoint list with content approval enabled. The list contains a scope for a release, where teams add the items and management approves or rejects for a particular release. ...
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Set approval status of a list item to pending while retaining the approved version

I have a site with multiple lists which are linked to each other. When I update an item(edit / approve) in one list, the approval status of the corresponding items in the other lists also should be ...
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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 standard license unable to create publishing apporval workflow

I keep on getting "The form cannot be displayed in the browser because the use of session cookies has been disabled in the current browser settings. In order to load the form, session cookies must be ...
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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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Content Query webpart doesn't display 'Approved 'post from the Discussion board

OOTB - I'm trying to use a 'Content Query' webpart to display 'Approved' posts, from a discussion board that's on the same site. My 'Content Editors' group have 'Contribute' permission to this site ...
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Stop approval status from resetting to pending when an item is edited

When a new item is added to my list, its approval status is "pending". When the item is approved, the creator gets an email notification that the item was approved. The problem comes in when the item ...
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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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Workflow tasks not visible in My Tasks list

I am using standard Publishing workflow on one of my list. I have two users in "Approvers" group and this group is added to this workflow. I have deselected the Expand Groups option which says "For ...
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Content Approval Field Missing

I've gone through and enabled content approval for a given document library. I've created a new 2013 list workflow and associated it with the library. I want to add an action to set the content ...
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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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Is there any way to block editing on a document when a content approval workflow is active?

So I've got a Document under an approval workflow, but I'd rather not let the users edit the document while the workflow is active to keep consistency on everyone's approval (it's multi-step). I've ...
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Edit approved list items

I have a list here which requires new items be approved. There's a certain field that members would like to edit. When one makes edits, the other does not see. People with approve permissions can see ...
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Change Workflow State to Approved

I've build my own approval workflow. My workflow is finished, but the state of the workflow (state in library) is "finished". When I finish the standard SharePoint approval workflow the state is ...
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Workflow immediately rejects document when “End on Document Change” is selected

I have created a new "Approval SharePoint 2010" workflow for a document library. When I select the "End on Document Change" option, it says it will "Automatically reject the document if it is changed ...
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Sharepoint 2010 OOTB Approval Workflow >> Open this Task button calls infopath form

I'm customizing the Sharepoint 2010 OOTB Approval workflow's "Överall" behavior step. In Step #3, I want the user to directly open the Approve/Reject infopath form in a modal window... (like its ...