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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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Is there a way to only allow users to edit draft items?

We have a SharePoint library that contains company policies. Is there a way to allow a certain user group to edit files while they are in draft mode, but not after they have been approved? I don't ...
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Locking document after approval

I have created a document approval workflow. Now I want to add a condition that once the document is approved the document should get locked ie. no one is able to make any changes in it. it should ...
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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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Which permission is needed to see rejected page versions?

I have a Page Library with enabled Content Approval. Basically three different user groups with Standard Permission Level "Approver", "Contribute" and "View Only". View ...
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Serieal Workflow Issue

I have an old Sharepoint (2010) approval workflow that is going away on our cloud Sharepoint so I want to use Power Automate to recreate it. I do not seem to be able to accomplish this using any of ...
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sharepoint online workflow content approval doesn't send email for some reason

I have a list and i have set it to use the require content approval. I created a workflow SP 2013 to send an email when If Approval Status = "Pending" - Send Email When i run the workflow ...
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SharePoint 2010 Lists: Multiple views on same page?

I am pretty new to SharePoint and using the 2010 version for my work. I was tasked with creating a "to-do" List and a finalized List, both of which should preferably appear on the same ...
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MS Flow ODATA filtering fails on ModerationStatus

I have a calendar in SP Online. I'm operating on it with a flow. To keep the load limited, I try to filter items when I use GetItems by using ODATA-filtering. This works on most columns I created, on ...
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How to achieve SharePoint built-in content approval workflow using MS flow for SharePoint Online Modern Site

I have a SharePoint Online Modern Site with the default Document Library. Now Client want to implement content approval over the library and they want that to be through MS Flow. Our client needs ...
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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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Sharepoint 2020, getting approvers' name and approve date displayed in columms

We are new at Sharepoint and workflow application. We have been trying to organize a workflow for getting simple approvals for pdf files. We have tried set an approval, we have to go to Power Automate ...
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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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OOTB Content Approval Workflow stop working

I am facing a problem with OOTB Sharepoint 2010 Workflow at farm level. Earlier it was working fine but all of a sudden it stopped working . It's working on my Development Environment (both the ...
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how to get all approved version of SharePoint list item using jsom or REST API's in SharePoint 2013

Is there any way to get only all approved version no of list item I have tried the JSOM and SP Services but in both I am getting all the version no I referring the blog
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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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Content Approval on few columns only

I have one document library where there is content approval enabled. I have one MS Flow that is triggered when property of document is modified. (for example someone opened option->approve/Reject the ...
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Adding status of files in power Bi dashboard

I have a document library with document status as pending, approved, rejected. I want to show status of document in power BI. But column fields are not visible. What must be the connector I have to ...
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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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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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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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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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