I have a leave approval workflow where the leave request mail goes to the direct Manager. However, I want to add a DL as well so that other Managers can also receive the mail in case the direct Manager is not available.

I tried to add the email section like: @{body('Get_manager_(V2)')?['mail']}; [email protected]

However, the mail only goes to the direct manager and not the DL. Are DL's not allowed or am I doing anything wrong here?

I separated both emails addresses by semi colon.

  • Add a "Compose" action to see the output of the email addresses before sending the email Sep 1, 2020 at 21:11

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If you use the Start and wait for an approval action, the flow sends the approval request only one at a time, not in parallel.

Use the Create an approval action so that it sends emails to all receipts all at once.

See the references here:

Building a Modern SharePoint Solution: Part 7 – Creating a Multiple Approver Microsoft Flow.

Create parallel approval workflows with Power Automate.

  • Thank You. If I want to continue using Start and wait for an approval action, can I just add the DL? I tried doing so, but it gave me an error saying invalid user. Are DL's not supported? Sep 9, 2020 at 8:38
  • @NikhilaMenon Per my test, it won't work. I suppose it's not supported. Sep 11, 2020 at 1:24

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