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Action Trigger Approval


I am newbie in Ms Flow. I have an issue:

-Requestor add new item in sharepoint online

-Before approver to do approved, approver to do edit item in sharepoint online, and then save item.

Whether approver can directly approved without having to click the approve button on the notification email?

What action triggers can implement like that?


Is there a difference between action trigger: "Start and wait approval" and "Create an approval" ? Because I want created flow with issue conditions above.

Please advice. Thank you

Super User
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Re: Action Trigger Approval

"Start and wait approval" and "Create an approval" 


Start and wait, will pause the workflow until the approval is given.

Create approval will create an approval and not wait. Essentially you would want a seperate wait for approval action, otherwise there is not really much point in having the approval at all as you cannot do anything with it once its completed.


For your scenario use start adn wait for approval, you can link to the item for the approver to update in the approval action.

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