Background: I am using SharePoint 2013. I do not have admin-rights to SPD, because I am at a large company where SPD access is not granted to everyone. However, on Friday I am meeting with the dev-team to present our workflow, but I would like to go into it with some direction to gear them towards.
Issue: I have created an InfoPath form on our site. A field within this form is the company name they work for. (There are 4 companies to choose from, which are part of the parent company I work for). When the form is submitted, this company name field becomes a column to the right of the InfoPath form item in the library. What I need my workflow to do is the following: When a new item is created (a form is submitted), the task of approving the form is assigned to an email address that is looked up based off the company name field/column. I have tried to do this with the access I have, and have failed thus far because I can only enter in email addresses into the "Assigned to" field of my workflow, not any lookup formulas, etc. This is why I have called upon the help of our development team.
So, what I need to know is...
1.) What I am trying to do is NOT possible without SPD, correct?
2.) When I meet with our IS development team on this, what direction do I point them in? I obviously have all of this diagrammed out as a business plan. But, because I don't know what the SPD side of SharePoint looks like, and the IS team is on the other side of the country, I would like to go in with an idea of what SPD tools/features we should work with so I can make the most of my time, and not waste theirs.
Thanks for all of your help in advance.