Questions tagged [content-approval]

The Content Approval feature permits you to create a list or a document library where items or files that are submitted by users are not visible to other site users until the items or the files are approved by a user (such as the site administrator) who belongs to a site group that has the Manage Lists right.

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Users with Read permission can not view the “Pending” alerts inside enterprise wiki pages

I am working on an Enterprise wiki site collection inside sharepoint on-premises 2013. and i have set the following approval settings:- now i edited the home page and i added random text qqqqqq.. ...
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Cannot activate “Workflows can use app permissions” Site Feature in Sharepoint Foundation 2019

I am trying to create a workflow (According to the "Approval - Sharepoint 2010" template) and to activate "Enable Content Approval" in it, this works fine, but it doesn`t do anything. Some research ...
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Flow Content Approval SharePoint Online Move to next Approver if been 48 hours without response

Is it possible to push the workflow on to the next approver in a sequential content approval flow if a certain amount of time has passed without a response from the current approver with a Content ...
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Unable to update people picker field by default share point approval workflow

I have document library in SharePoint 2013 environment, content approval is on. and I have copied the default SharePoint 2010 approval workflow and added one action to update the custom approver field ...
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Content approval workflow did not auto start when check in as major version from client Office app

I have an issue on SharePoint OnPrem 2013 where users with Contribute permission checks in the file through an Office app and the workflow will not auto start. Users with Approve permission however ...
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Document approval process - get user who approved (without workflows)

Is it possible to get the user who approved (for example) document in the library, using content approval (not workflows)? Reference to content approval functionality Since approving any document ...
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Flow does not update the Approval status or Approver Comments in a list

Trying to find the easiest way to have Flow working with a normal SP list with standard approval mechanism. The first email is sent to approvers that takes them to the Item to approve (with the ...
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Content Approval Woes (SPO and On Premise)

I am using OOTB Content Approval in a SharePoint Pages Library. Several end users are complaining that the yellow info bar at the top of the page is very confusing to them. When they click the bar to ...
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Publishing Workflow

How to create a share point approval workflow using share point designer . Can anyone help me with the steps. After approval admin need to publish and all the user can able to see those .
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Unable to get the approver name and approval date for the document in document library

my document library is using default content approval workflow. So when the document gets approved, I am able to view the approval status , but can't see the Name of the person who approved the ...
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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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Show Current Approved Version in Sharepoint List

I have an issue with my SharePoint list I have created. I need to be able to make so that one of my views shows all items with "Current Approved Version". Is there a way or a setting so that I can ...
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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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SharePoint 2016 - Set Content Approval issue

I created a work flow to approve the documents in my share point library. I created work flow by doing steps mentioned in the attached image. Here I received an error with status code 409. Then I ...
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Folder Approval Status doesn't update with Workflow Action

I have the following workflow snippet: However, the Set content approval piece isn't actually updating the Folder's status to Approved (it is remaining "Pending" after the workflow completes). Is ...
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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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SharePoint Content Approval Check if list item can be edited

I have content approval enabled in a custom list. Because of this, if a user userA(with Edit/contribute permission) edits the item and it is pending for approval , another user userB(with Edit/...
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List all current major versions of documents

I have a document library on a 2016 on premise. Content approval has been turned on, only approvers can see minor versions. I have created a custom approval workflow to handle the aaproval of the ...
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How to fetch only the last approved version of a List Item O365?

I have enabled content approval for a custom list. And I have a html page where the requirement is to show all the approved items in the list using SPServices. With content approval enabled, users ...
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Documents appear in approve/reject view with document sets when content approval turned on

I sense this is a "feature". I am in a SharePoint online environment. I have document sets turned on, and I have a document set created. When I turn content approval on, in the approve/reject view, ...
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Move Wiki Pages from one Page library to another using the the “Content and structure” module will set the approval statuses for the pages as “Draft”

I have an enterprise wiki site collection inside my sharepoint on-premises 2013. and inside the site collection i created another enterprise wiki sub-site. now on both the root site and the sub-site, ...
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How do I replicate document approval workflow in Announcement list?

I have requirement where I want to create workflow for Announcement list. The clear cut requirement is, when any user creates any announcements, it should first go from Approval process. If the ...
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SharePoint Bulk Meta Data changes and Content Approval

I am in the process of bulk updating meta data for several hundred document in a document library which has content approval (with a workflow) enabled on it. I have done bulk meta data changes on ...
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Can't get Content Approval Workflow to work

I recently created a new Document Library for our manager to manage and approve what goes on there by our content owner. I followed this document by Microsoft but unfortunately I don't receive any ...
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Standard sharepoint approval workflow error

For a document library I want to make an approval workflow. In the document library settings I have enabled document approval under versioning. I do see the approval status column in the list. Then ...
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User is getting task approval mails , even though the workflow has been terminated

We have a SharePoint 2010 production site in which number of documents are uploaded by different users having different custom permissions like author , approver , Admin . Usually Users with author ...
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How to make a running workflow to complete state in sharepoint 2010 Out Of The Box (OOTB)?

I have created a demo workflow . Document uploaded by Author -> Document Published by Any Approver/Admin - >Approver changes status In Ribbon from In Progress to Approved -> Workflow Initiated by ...
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Approval Workflow issues

I am trying to create a simple workflow to approve a final a "pre-final" version by two managers before calling it final. Do you have any places to start digging ? Best regards.
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Content approval - customize labels of radio button options

I have an on-premise install of SharePoint and want to edit the Content Approval options window seen once one clicks Approve/Reject on an item. I want to keep all of the same functionality, and just ...
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My Submissions view filter incorrect

On my SharePoint 2013 server I am researching content approval on a document library. I created a document library and enabled approval and versioning (major and minor). I also enabled the setting ...
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Content Approval is stuck on

A few weeks ago, I enabled Content Approval on a Wiki Library. Our team used it for a while, and decided that it was more of a burden than a help, so I disabled it in the Library Settings, just like ...
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How to approve document using only SharePoint 2013 workflows

Is there a way to approve a document in a document library by using only SharePoint 2013 workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013? This is possible using SharePoint 2010 workflows however these features ...
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Approval Workflow - unexpected error after parallel approval

I currently have a SharePoint 2010 calendar approval workflow that I'm using which uses the OOB Approval process workflow with parallel approvers. I currently have it so if one of the approvers, ...
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Add 2 Levels of “Content Approval” for a document

I have document library which holds to levels of approval for a document And we all knew that Library Settings->Versioning Settings-> Require content approval for submitted items allows for "Approving ...
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Create draft version while doc is pending

I need to allow users to keep working on their documents while they are waiting for approval on them. ie I want to be able to approve the latest pending version while there are newer drafts on top of ...
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Sharepoint 2010 workflow on sharepoint 2013 syntax

So I have a workflow on a list, I need to have versioning set and to hide drafts so I nned to have content approval on on the list but I also require a workflow to ensure that the information put in ...
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How to approve document collaboration for a subset of users

This is a complicated requirement that is driving me a bit crazy and I was hoping someone could help me find a solution. I'm using SharePoint 2013. Imagine 3 collaborators and 1 very important (I'll ...
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Make Default Workflow Settings Mandatory

To my library I added a workflow, which is based on the 'approval with notification' template. The workflow is started to approve publishing of a major version and default groups for approval and ...
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Create a calculated column that populates a lookup column, based on another columns selection

I've been out of the Sharepoint game for a few years, but the company I work for now has a need for a sharepoint site (and I'm the one to create it). I'm not a programmer and I've just recently ...
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How to set Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item using csom

i am associating a custom workflow to a library using csom. How do i select checkbox : Start this workflow to approve publishing a major version of an item using csom.
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Suppress Content Approval information messages

I have a document library that has content approval turned on for students to upload information. I'd like to remove the 2 content approval information messages that appear on uploading the file as ...
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Use client-side people picker in New/Edit form

We have an on-prem SP 2013. We have custom new and edit forms for some specific content types. The out of the box new/edit forms have the "good" client-side people picker, but as soon as we create ...
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Draft entry owners' record lost in list item (which uses content approval) are lost

I have a custom list in sharepoint 2010. It includes a "Description" column which allows appending changes to existing text. It is needed to track who has entered the comment to any list item. This ...
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Permission documents within library so only initiator and approver (varying) can see it

I am trying to build out a performance review site and need to allow reviewee (document originator) and approver the ability to see document (no one else). I need for the reviewee to upload their ...
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Review and approval workflow for list

I'm making an workflow with two steps on reviewing. Fist step after a list item is included. The reviewer will verify the item and choose to accept or reject. If he rejects, the item is rejected ...
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Email not working when the Approval Status column (for resource booking) changes?

I not sure whether I am reasoning correctly. Below is my scenario: User enters a new booking within Resource Booking calendar. Admin approves / rejects. User receives email that item has been ...
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Set up “Review items” permissions on a list/library

I have a library with content that is pushed out to a large audience -- read permissions. We have several people who work on developing the content -- contribute permissions. We've turned on content ...
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Approval with Event Receiver

Is it possible to do an approval with event receiver? I tried to do this with sharepoint designer but when I put a lot of file (more than 200) on approbation, my workflow crash randomly. So I want to ...