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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Document Approval Workflow in SharePoint 2013

Firstly, apologies if this has been answered somewhere, but I have spent 2 days hunting through Google, including results here, and I haven't found an answer yet, so I thought someone here may be able ...
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Excel Documents dropping MetaData in a Document Library when edited

Currently in our environment we have an approval based library that houses several documents, all categorized and utilizes Metadata columns to group and sort those documents. When an individual edits ...
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Approve folder in document library from Rest API (SharePoint Foundation 2013)

I am able to approve files easily enough with the url var url = SPAppWebUrl + "/_api/SP.AppContextSite(@target)/web/GetFileByServerRelativeUrl('" + filePath + "')/Approve(comment='AutoApprove - " + ...
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Simple approval process in Sharepoint 2013

I need to have a very simple content approval process on a document library. No workflows just content approval enabled. So I have enabled it at the library. Then I wanted to grant approval ...
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How to change the Pending warning message

I am working on an enterprise wiki site collection, and for the versioning setting i defined that the content requires approval, and any user can see the pending pages. so when users add/edit a wiki ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Need advice to solve conflict between Content Approval and SPD Workflow

I have a list with "Require Content Approval" turned on. The list have 2 columns "IsExpire" and "Expire date". A SPD global reusable workflow is setup on the list to check whether the item reach its "...
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SharePoint Online - View Only access is able to view latest draft versions

I have the document library settings enabled for content approval. Require content approval for submitted items? Yes Create Major and minor versions. Who should see draft items in this document ...
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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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Access Request Approval Email Interception

We are looking at the access request email notification in SharePoint 2013, and wondering how much customization we can do to it. Is this something that "best practice...should not be customized", or ...
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Workflow approval on document modification, but not on document upload

I need to setup a workflow for approval on a document library in SharePoint 2010. I figured out how to setup approval for everything, including uploading documents, but I don't want that. I want ...
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Automatic Content Sanitization in Sharepoint 2010/2013

Is it possible to perform basic document sanitization tasks in Sharepoint 2010 or 2013? I would like to be able to trigger the sanitization task based on a set of user defined rule. Examples of ...
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Workflow immediately rejects document when “End on Document Change” is selected

I have created a new "Approval SharePoint 2010" workflow for a document library. When I select the "End on Document Change" option, it says it will "Automatically reject the document if it is changed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Capture Content Approver in Workflow

I am using content approval on a piece of content and have a 2010 workflow that waits for the Approval Status to turn Approved. I then want to capture the approver in a new field called "Approved by". ...
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How to restore or recreate Approve/Reject view (mod-view.aspx)?

We are using SP2013 on-premise. On a site collection we have some lists with Content Approval enabled. The system automatically add "Approve/Reject" view into the lists. This view is special because ...
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Can a SPD workflow set variable to current item's latest approved version value?

We have a reusable workflow created with SharePoint designer. We are using SP2010 workflow engine. The workflow will be used on a list which content approval is enabled. We have a problem on "set ...
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In workflow 'Set content approval status' do not change approval status

I have manual workflow, where I want to set content approval status to 'Approved'. I use Set content approval status action. It is executing, but it do not change my workflow. More info: I also have ...
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Display the Approver name in a Sharepoint Wiki view

How can I display the Approver name (or "No 'Approved by' column in wiki page content type ?") in a SharePoint Wiki view? I have a SharePoint Wiki Library with Approval process enabled with Major+...
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Make one user create and edit page and other user approve it. How to do this?

I want to achieve this simple functionality using OOB Approval - SharePoint 2010 and Publishing workflows but it is not working. I have two users user1 and user2 I want user1 to create and edit pages ...