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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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Outlook 2010 Error “This task could not be updated at this time.” Item still processes properly

I have an approval workflow, which sends and email to the person it is assigned to. The user opens the email through Outlook 2010 and processes their task (approve, reject or reassign task). After ...
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InfoPath Approval Fields, certain users can fill in some fields

Using Infopath, I would like to have a "Approval Status" field that only certain users (the managers) can see when approving or rejecting a form. The scenario would be the following: User fills out ...
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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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Workflow Status sometimes invisible on SharePoint 2016

I have an approval workflow in a library on SharePoint 2016. At different times during the day, several files are automatically transferred to the library. An approval workflow starts when each file ...
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Multiple approvals using 2010 workflow

This is my list: I tried amending the workflow for multiple (2) approvals: The workflow seems to stop after updating the approval status column. There is no error as it was published. Kindly ...
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Out of the box approval workflow suddenly failed on start (retrying)

SharePoint 2010. I've been using out of the box approval workflow for several month now. I did some minor changes to it, like to who and when emails should be send, but that's all. Then out of a ...
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Steps in updating single field for multiple (selected) lists items

I am very new in SharePoint and wanted to seek some help. I have created a simple SP list that has a simple approval process. It is working fine. However, I was task to enhance it by allowing the ...
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How can I manually change the approval status of list item from pending to approved/rejected?

I've successfully used microsoft flow to automate approval workflow for modification or creation of list item. Approval, rejection all works fine. But my manager wants to whether the approval status ...
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Approval status doesn't change

I created new documents library in the Sharepoint online Site and new approval flow for the documents in this library. I see in the flow's history that it ran successfully, but it doesn't change ...
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Is it possible to update MS Flow Approval Status using Rest API?

I need to create an approval process which will need the approver to add comments as well as upload file. For achieving this, I plan to create a custom form with required set of controls. I've been ...
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Powershell Script to approve all the pages,masterpages,layouts in a site collection

Need some automated way for publishing the content throughout the site within the one action using some commands, powershell or some custom code or any utility available for SharePoint 2013. Any ...
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Different levels of Approval in Approval Workflow?

I'm trying to find out the different levels of Approval in an OOB Approval Work flow. I saw of course Approved. I also saw "In Progress". Is there a place that has all the options?
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Use SharePoint to record employee sign-off on documents

I am using SharePoint Online as a document management system. I have 25 users that are all employees under the same Office 365 subscription. I want an employee to read a document in the default ...
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Create Leave Management site using SharePoint List

can anyone suggest me how to create a time sheet in share point online. My requirement is when we select a start date and end end date the total leave days has to been shown by subtracting start date ...
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Prevent workflow change from putting file into Draft mode

I have a document library which has some documents with metadata fields attached. Some of the metadata fields are edited by a workflow on create / edit. But we are finding when a file is Published ...
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Project Server 2013 Timesheet automatic approval

I'm currently managing timesheets in Project Server 2013 but I've a problem when an user turns the timesheet into final timesheet. I would like an approval from a Timesheet Manager but when an user ...
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SharePoint 2016: OOTB workflows don't work anymore

We are encountering a strange behaviour with the OOTB SharePoint Workflows. Mainly, we use the Approval Workflow, but the problem seems to occur with the other available workflows. Everything worked ...
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Character Limit for Approver Comments Column Type in sharepoint.com O365

In sharepoint.com document set library, I am trying to add approver comment when I change the approval status. The comment supports up to 2414 characters, and when I enter more characters, it throws ...
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How to trigger a workflow from an incoming email to a document library

I have been trying a bunch of different stuff to get this to work, lots of great info here. I thought I might as well ask to get some answers for sure or see if anybody had any ideas! Some ...
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Close approve/reject tasks from workflow

I have document library with 2013 workflow which starts when document “checks in” then it starts “approve task” for user who has permissions to approve/reject documents. The problem is: this user can ...
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Doubled up approval tasks for a document

I have a reusable workflow that is being used to approve a document content type (named SWIS). When a document is submitted for approval it is created double the normal number of approval tasks. ...
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Why does SPD make a new content type for each approval task?

I am making a workflow that kicks off an approval task to a specified user depending on which folder the file is in. Let's say I have 5 different folders so there are 5 logical checks and each one has ...
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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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Reassign task to multiple users

How can I reassign task to multiple users at a time. The issue is that, it sends the approval to the first name only. Note: The task already configured as parallel I tried to change the setting ...
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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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Issues with approval task starting no matter what a fields value is

So i tell the approval process to only start if a field is not equal to one of two values but no matter what, it starts anyway... can anyone help? attached is the WF...
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Actions in parallel tasks are executing in parallel too and sharing workflow variables

I've come across an interesting scenario with parallel tasks and workflow variables. My versions are: Sharepoint Online 2016 Sharepoint Designer 2013 Sharepoint 2010 Workflow Platform I am ...
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How can i disable CC section in Publish a major Version Approval Workflow?

I want to hide these sections , but every person can change the workflow. So how to hide this?
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Programmatically altering approval workflow task in separate workflow

Here is my code to programmatically alter the task at hand, the only problem is that the code doesn't alter the "Outcome" of the approval task. The Outcome field is blank. "Task Status" is Complete, ...
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Advice sought to build Workflow to automate Scheduled Document Reviews in SharePoint

I'm new to using and setting up workflows in SharePoint so hoping for some direction - hopefully, I make some sense! My company has a library of documents, such as Procedures, Forms etc on ...
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How do you access task form field data from approval workflows?

tldr: Need to access Task Form Field data in first Approval step, but nothing shows up. On the bigger scale, I have is a multi-step approval system. On the first approval step, the user inputs the ...
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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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How to check publishing page state-Approved/Rejected

Is there any way to check if publishing page in sharepoint online is approved/Rejected? Would be great if I can add JS in custom page layout to have check on this.
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SharePoint Workflow - Approval Task - Selecting approver from a look-up field's list

Now, first of all I apologise for the title; it wasn't the easiest request to word. I've had a look around, and although there's several queries around approval tasks, I can't actually find one that ...
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workflow approve button is missing?

The last section of the workflow , the buttons is not visible.
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approval workflow is not working?

I made it with a participant list. It is sending mail to this list members. I am clicking Approve, and then the outcome is being "Approved" for me but the other members' outcomes are still blank and ...
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Delegation in Sharepoint 2016 - permission conflict?

There is an option within SharePoint which allows you to delegate the approval task to somebody else instead. However, I assumed that as soon as you delegate the task to somebody else > they will get ...
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Approve/Reject list items SharePoint 2013

Can anyone advise me how I can create simple Approve/Reject process for adding items to a list. I tried the standard Approve/Reject within SharePoint but as the items in my list are regularly updated/...
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Trouble linking an Outlook mailbox to an approval based SharePoint workflow

I am trying to set the approver for a SharePoint workflow as an Outlook mailbox. So, it means that all the people who are members of that outlook mailbox (not distribution list) should be able to open ...
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Loop Workflow over users in Group

I would like to create a workflow for a library which will loop over all users from a permissions group (Approval Users) in order and assign a task to the users. If any of the users rejects the ...
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How can I show the person who has generated the task in a column of the task list?

I need to show in a field, the name of the person who has generated the task, either because he has approved the previous task or because he has delegated the task producing the new one. Is that ...
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Attempting to test workflow; Document is “Locked” ?

I'm trying to test a workflow on SharePoint Online. I created a document (using the "New" button) and added a short sentence that it's a test document and to contact me if they receive an email ...
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How can I show the last workflow participant?

I need to have a field in the task list that shows me the last user that has participated in the workflow. I need it to know who the task is coming from. I need to show the user that delegated it or ...
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Assign Approvers based on folder?

I'm working on implementing a workflow which will start automatically on change/creation (which is working). The issue is that there are a few folders which need cross-department approval. Is there a ...
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SharePoint 2010 Parallel Approval Workflow should stop if any of the approvers reject the item

I am trying to build an approval workflow in SharePoint 2010 that will assign in parallel tasks to multiple approvers. All the approvers are expected to either approve or reject.I'm using "Assign ...
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field user into assign to field of approval action microsoft flow

I have one field name " Approval Manager" in list, which i want to use in "Assigned To" field of approval action. i have tried creating variable and using Approval manager email, but its not working ...
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Retrive the name of the approver from column A to column B

Good day, My column A ("Was Approved by:") is type "Person or Group" as I need it that way in my flow. Column B ("Approved by:") can be any type, as I want to make it a calculated field so it doesn't ...
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I approved the workflow but displaying that it is rejected?

I create a Approval workflow. When i publish a major version , that sends email to approvers to approve it. The approvers clicks "Approve" , and the task is completed but , when i refresh the page i ...
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Attachments bypassing approval system

We have a custom list which is being used for management of controlled documents. There are several document types with associated InfoPath forms and file attachments enabled. We are using the basic ...
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Transaction like functionality on SharePoint List Items

We need transaction type of functionality in SharePoint List. Process is like user will do add/update or delete actions on SharePoint list items. There should be one approval process, here it is, ...