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Power Automate Approval Workflow: Single Approver (but multiple people permissioned to approve)

I have a SharePoint list. A group of managers (5 people) have approval rights on the list. A larger group of contributors will submit new items to that list, and the Power Automate I have setup is a ...
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How We Can Avoid 8 Nested Levels Of Conditions In MS Flow

Please assist me. I am pretty new to MS flow. I currently face a challenge with a flow that has 9 approvals. How can exceed the condition of the nested level? Any help will be appreciated.
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MS Flow - Approval Email - Markdown Table

I am new to MS Flow, I am creating an approval process where I have to send data in a table. I have an array, which is [ { "Header": [ "Username", "Hname&...
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MS-Flow Outcome of “Create an approval”

I have created an MS-Flow that requests approval. One can approve either from the approval email or directly from the web UI that has been designed to approve any requests. UI and approval email ...
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Can comments in Approvals be merged with List Comments column?

I have a list in SP2013 with an attached workflow that includes approvals. In each of the approvals, when the user gets to approve or decline the task assigned to them, there is a section for ...
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Approval workflow with email notifications using SharePoint Designer

I have a requisition order form created with Infopath and using SharePoint 2013 on prem and I want that a user that submits the form for approval will choose the approver from a drop-down list and ...
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SharePoint 2016: three-state approval workflows suddenly don't work anymore

We are currently encountering a strange behaviour with approval workflow in SharePoint 2016 on-prem. We are using a three-state approval workflow on a specific library. Our current version of ...
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Tracking approval reassign in Power Automate

I have is a system that needs to start an approval process sending an approval to a person listed in a list item (the reviewer), this reviewer can acknowledge it, reject it or reassign it. If they ...
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Actionable Message not working on Outlook

I have configured a flow in Power Automate. Which sends the approval action via email. On one of my tenant, I am not getting the Actionable card to approve/reject the action. On other tenants, I am ...
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Sharepoint workflow task can't be completed

after days of trial and error i hope you can guide me to the right direction. I create a complex solution in Sharepoint 2013 with 2010 Worflows to organize absences of our employees. Each employee ...
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View with approval status = approved doesn't show the current approved version if checked out

We have an official doc repository to comply with a government regulation (showing strict change control procedures). REPRO STEPS: Create a SPO doc library that requires approval, versioning, check ...
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Workflow: Send email when document is modified the first time

I currently have a 2010 workflow set up in SharePoint Designer where an email is triggered when a certain field is changed. For example, if the user changes the status that equals "reviewed w/ ...
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Missing Approver Comments column in a SharePoint list

Based from my testing, Approver Comments column is automatically added in a SharePoint list when Require content approval for submitted items? is set to Yes in Versioning Settings. Now, I have 2 ...
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Generate a published date for documents in a SharePoint library

I am very new to SharePoint and I want to automate a creation of a published/approved date for documents when they are approved through the OOTB approval workflow to a major version. From what I have ...
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How to enable doing approvals from the list view or item

I have a list where an approval workflow is attached. In this workflow, there are about 5 approvals that need to be done throughout the process. Email notifications are sent whenever an approval ...
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SPD approval workflow one IF condition is not available

I'm an new for sharepoint. Recently I created an approval workflow with SPD. There are multiple filter condition in the worklfow to filter the application to use the right approval process. But when I ...
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issues entering a group into “assigned to” field while creating an approval step in a flow

I'm trying to assign users to an approval step in power automate/flow and when I attempt to add a group, it does not work. I can start typing the group name, it will find it, but when I click on it, ...
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Re-authorization Form

My team has a form that needs to be re-authorized every other week with a signature. I was thinking of creating a form with repeating tables and possibly a digital signature. Has anyone ever done this ...
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SP2010 Workflow Error - Task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited

We have a Infopath library in SharePoint 2010 with multiple approval workflows running on the library. Recently, most of the approvers are getting the below error while trying to approve their tasks. ...
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How to update Approval status column manually-Visual Studio workflows

In one of our Visual Studio workflows, when we try to update a custom column("pending with whom") "Approval Status" automatically resetting to "Draft" from "Pending" status. But no where in workflow ...
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Approval Flow on Multiple Subsites

My company has asked me to make a multi-stage approval flow that would be manually triggered and available on all subsites. Is this possible? Because what I'm finding is 'no' The current situation is ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Publishing Workflow with dynamic Approvers

tl;dr: How do I set up my customised page publishing workflow to pull the approvers automatically from the page that is being published? OR How can i get my custom approval workflow to start on ...
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Sharepoint / Flow Automatically add a revision to a document that's been rejected

When a document has been rejected using the approval flow, can I then add an action within the flow to revise the document, ie create a new revision with the status for approval. If the document has ...
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Can I send an email that switches views on a Infopath form?

Is there a way that I can use views to email the approver the "internal use only" view in which he can add his approval/denial and comments? So the colleague completes the "Editable" view, hits submit ...
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User without permission can click on the “check approval button”, which leads to an error

I have set up my page library so that only the author and user with approval rights can view drafts. So now I create a new page as normal user and click on the button "Send for approval". Then I get ...
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Using Infopath Form for a Project Request

I am trying to create an Infopath form and corresponding Nintex workflow for colleagues to use when requesting a new project but am stuck. The idea being a colleague can use the form when they want ...
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Approval Workflow (OOB 2010) vs. Version Control hiding documents

We have implemented the out of box SP 2010 approval workflow for a sharepoint library. We have also enabled version control so that unapproved documents don't appear to the 'average user'. The problem ...
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SP2013 - Standard 2010 Approval workflow fails on start , cancelled by System Account

I have seen this question asked several times, here or somewhere else on the Internet, but none of the solutions presented worked for me. What I have : SharePoint 2013 OnPremise Workflow Manager ...
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Do MS Flow approvers need edit access to the SharePoint item triggering the flow?

I'm re-creating a SP Designer 2013 workflow in MS Flow. An important feature of the original workflow was replacing the default permissions to the list item as required by the business logic. Before ...
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SharePoint Approval doesn't send the user to the approval page, It send's the user to the task page that is linked to the approval page

I have currently created a workflow that does the following; Awaits for a column value to change and then starts this workflow. Starts an approval on the current item in the sharepoint task list that ...
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How to restore globally reusable approval workflow?

I made changes in a globally reusable workflow (approval). How can I restore the OOTB workflow? I found some solution: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/f54a9262-4fc8-41fd-...
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Approval workflow not properly and i do not have test ids to check its working for now

i have created a workflow with sharepoint designer 2013 in which multiple notification email will be sent. 1st of all email sent to initiator that form is submitted after that it will sent to reviewer ...
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Is it possible to conditionally assign a Task to different Groups?

I am trying to create an Approval process for time-off requests for my department. We have three different groups of employees with their own Approvers. I've created Groups containing the approvers ...
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SharePoint/Infopath Save button

I have an InfoPath form linked with a SharePoint 2013 list. The idea is that the user clicks on the new document, fills out part of the form, then submits it via clicking on a "Submit" button This ...
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Approval To Edit A Document

I have a requirement to only allow users to Edit documents in a Document Library when they have been approved to do so. This would require removal of permissions after they have completed their edits....
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Lazy Approval In SharePoint Online

I want to create a Lazy approval for SharePoint Online Using MS Flow. I want to create a same flow as a below link using MS flow: WORKFLOW LAZY APPROVAL. Thanks in advance.
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Update Document List from Workflow Form

I have a Document Library and an approval workflow. A user submits a document and gets reviewed by an expert. I have customized the workflow with an additional field called "Document Classification", ...
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Add “Save” button and Approval Workflow in InfoPath

I've built a SP list where items are added via an InfoPath form. My form has mandatory fields and I want to add a "Save" button that will allow users to save the form without submitting it. Related ...
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Add users to Sharepoint 2010 approval workflow using c#

Update: So I'm giving up on the code below and starting new. The suggestion from a more experienced SharePoint developer was to use Nintex Workflow. I'm currently testing it, and so far it looks ...
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Approve SharePoint Online document while viewing in Word Online?

When using desktop versions of Microsoft Office (i.e. Word and Excel) alongside SharePoint 2010 workflows in SharePoint Online, we have the option to open approval tasks while viewing the document or ...
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In approval workflow in SPD 2013, after approving the task, the item is check out to the user who created it instead of approver group?

I have created an approval workflow in SPD 2013 and we have 5 SharePoint groups that have to approve the task one after another. My problem is, when the user creates a document in the library and ...
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SharePoint Access Request Approval Auto-Email

Is it possible to set up an automated email flow based on approving access to the site. For example: If someone requests access, when I click approve, it will generate a flow to send a custom email ...
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Grab staff's manager email and send as “assigned to” using ms flow?

I'm having difficulty on SharePoint list with ms workflow. I've created New Request sp list and Requested Order sp list, then Employee sp list. So, Employee List has Manager Column which includes ...
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Separate editor/approver for each document AND subsequent approvals

I'm hoping you'll be able to give me some good ideas for this scenario in SharePoint Online. I need to create a document library (or something else if you have any ideas) with the following features: ...
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How to add secondary approval?

There is a leave request form in sharepoint where employees need to apply for a leave through it. Employee's line manager comes up by automatically when employee opens the form. Of course, request is ...
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Workflow to check Appoval Status and run

I would like to create a workflow that checks the status of the OOB Approval workflow and runs if the task is approved. What is the if condition I need for this?
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Document Approval error message “This form cannot be opened in a web browser. To open this form, use Microsoft Infopath”

I have a well-established Globally Reusable Workflow which has been working for a few years. It now shows an error during approval. Nothing has changed in the workflow or on the Document Library, ...
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Complete a task from workflow

In SharePoint Designer 2010 I'm trying to provide to an approval workflow two custom actions to avoid the 'open task, edit task, select approval value ,complete task' sequence so one action is for ...
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Why is my workflow sending multiple emails to the defined user?

I have created a 2010 workflow for my SharePoint online environment using SharePoint Designer. The workflow is a reusable one which used by 3 different calendars. When an item is created or change ...
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Start task processes in parallel, exit parallel block when one is rejected. SPD 2013

I currently have two task processes running in parallel steps. I would like to be able to move onto the rejection stage immediately if one is rejected. Currently both tasks have to be completed for ...