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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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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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What to use for a page approval sharepoint online - classic

I have requirement to have an approval built for pages. I know there is an approval page built in flow/power automate but this needs to be for classic SharePoint sites. Any idea? Can I use SharePoint ...
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Vacation Approvals Form Approvals

I am looking for more info on sequential vacation approvals. My company has several hundred employees, and requires different level of approvals based on number of days off requested. 1 or 2 days ...
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Long runnig Microsoft Flow Approval process

We are trying to achieve to run the approval process in MS flow for more than 30 days/indefinite time If I understood the V2 approval step which is a part of P1/P2 premium license, we need the outcome ...
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Create a single workflow template for use with different libraries (different task participants)

Copying and Modifying the Globally reusable 2010 Approval - SharePoint 2010 Workflow, I was able to create a new template workflow. I removed the "Approvers" and the "expand group" ...
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Hide the Approve/Reject button in AllItems.aspx in SharePoint Online

I would like to hide the menu item in a document library that reads "Approve/Reject": Since approval is being managed by a workflow that I created. Most online articles tell the solution to this ...
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Future Proof Power Automate Approval Flows

I setup an Approval Flow (first to respond) that notifies one user that an item needs to approved or rejected. The approval process needs to be updated to include an additional approver. That's ...
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Read-only publishing approval workflow in document library

I have a SharePoint Online Site with multiple document libraries. Each of the documents have an approval workflow for published items. The problem with this is that the approval workflows are editable ...
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Approval action- reassigning the task to the approver that made a mistake during approval process

I have used the action Approval process in the Sharepoint designer. I am using the approval process to validated a lost item with multiple people. The approvers are determine in the list column. I ...
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Approvers Field Missing when Initiating a Workflow

I'm trying to set up a workflow for document approval using (what I think are) the default workflows provided in SharePoint. After I set up the workflow and go to a document to initiate it, the ...
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SP2010 OOB Approval Workflow Error - Failed on start

In our SharePoint 2010 on premise farm, we have a document library which has 6 OOB approval workflows. All the workflows are triggered manually and all these workflows have been working fine for ...
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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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Past due approval tasks to show rejected (how to)

Hope someone can help me on this. I have created an approval workflow in Sharepoint Designer wherein the results could be approved or rejected. What i want to do is when a task/approval is past due ...
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Change language for status pending, approve and rejected

I have a list in SharePoint and a PowerApp connected to it and use the approval flow for every new item. But in the app I would like to change the standard text values Pending, Approved and rejected ...
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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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Prompt Approver for information to import into SharePoint List

I have a SharePoint List for SW Approval that requires two sets of approvals. Current Flow is: User Submits Request --> Request Sent to SW Eng for Approval --> Request Sent to Test Eng for Approval ...
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Flow - Multi-step approval and Setting users as Variables

I'm working on an 8 step approval process for orders. This is going to get messy. And I would hate to have everyone's email addresses buried in the conditions. Is there a way to set 'Production Mgr'...
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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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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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roll back an item in alist due to rejecttion in the approval process

Is there a way to roll back a changed item in a list due to the rejection in the approval process? Seems an item would not roll back to its previous state if an approve reject the changes due to the ...
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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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How can I include durable links in the “Item Link” section of an approval Flow?

I have an existing flow which includes multiple document approval steps. Depending on the outcome of each one, the document in question is moved to different folders within the same library. I'm ...
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Flow vs alert me

Seems a dummy question: But I have created an approval process for a list in MS flow, it does the approval and some other things. So, as soon as a user changes an item, I am supposed to receive an ...
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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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Update an ExtendedProperties or Approval Comments of Sharepoint task item

I am trying to update a SharePoint task programmatically using CSOM. I am able to approve a task successfully but not sure how to update the comments. The comments could be retrieved using ...
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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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How to update approval comments of a SharePoint task list

I am trying to perform an approval using REST API in SharePoint 2013. I am able to successfully Approve/ Reject but unable to read or save approval comments. I couldn't figure out what is the column ...
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Task process with different form for one user

Using SharePoint Designer 2010. Is it possible to have a separate form for a specific user in a task process? My requirement is to have one user enter information in the form while the others only ...
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Unexpected Error on approval workflow in SharePoint 2010

I am attempting to implement a calendar approval workflow and two of the approvers seem to be having issues accessing the task to approve the item. Right now I have an email that is sent to the ...
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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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External access from Vendors

How can I grant access to external users? The idea is the external user can: Access some of my SharePoint list so I can collect information from them (We temporary hire some vendors), this list will ...
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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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Update fields just before approval

Here's the flow I'm trying to create: A user creates a request (SharePoint list) The controller approves the request. The controller fill two extra fields. COO approves Purchasing Office is notified ...
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SharePoint 2010 approval workflow needs edit permission on site level

We have a SharePoint 2013 environment with a document library. On this library we have added the 2010 approval workflow. It's configured to be started on publish of an item, or it can be manually ...
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Flow with For a Selected File Trigger Passes not Info about Item

I created what should be a simple Flow: user selects doc in doc library, clicks Flow>FlowName. It prompts me to add approver emails which I do. The flow works great, but I cannot get any info about ...
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HTML & CSS Table format in approval email template in sharepoint powerautomate

How to prepare a HTML & CSS based table format with all required information in approval email template using power automate?
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Workflow or form history in InfoPath Form

I have created InfoPath form 2013 on which I have applied approval workflow (made in SharePoint Designer). Now what I want to do is displaying history like submitted by this, approved by this, close ...
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Disbale editing row in sharepoint based on column

Is there any way to disable a row in a SharePoint list based on a column value? I have a time off list that I would like to disable once it has been approved. So if approval status is approved you ...
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Customize an email to have “Open this task” button without SP designer workflow

We are using SP2016 on-premise. A scheduled PowerShell script is setup to send approval request email to approvers. The email contains the task link so that approver can click on it and approve his/...
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Approve/reject workflow with comments client-side

I have a list which has a "SharePoint 2010 Approval workflow" associated to it and would like to provide the use with simple buttons to approve/reject the workflow after it was started. I managed to ...
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unable to show the approvers names and approval dates

I'm using the approval Workflow from Sharepoint 2010. Every time a new document is created in the folder the workflow starts the approval to a group of people so that any of them can Accept or Reject ...
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Approval process only for certain elements

I have the following requirements regarding document management. I know that I can activate this "approval function" for a complete document library. But if an employee whose documents are to be ...
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Approver of content approval

I need your help, I have document library where there is major versioning enabled and content approval is enabled. A approver approves the item from approve/reject option in the document library. I ...
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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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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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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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