We have a centralized flow account to manage some business Flows.
I find myself tinkering with an approval flow. The approval is working. However, the approval always says it is being requested by the account the flow lives on. Is there a way to configure that to be someone else without the flow living on that someone else's account?
What I would like to do is have the requested by be whoever was entered in a person field within the sharepoint list item that was triggered by the flow.
The only options I see for the approval is:
Title, Assigned To, Details, Item Link, Item Link Description.
Do you want to change the requestor (Requested by) of the Approval email sent through "Start an approval" action dynamically?
The requestor (Requested by) of the approval email sent through "Start an approval" action is based on your current login account of Microsoft Flow. In other words, if you login in Microsoft Flow with the account of user A, the requestor (Requested by) of the approval email sent through "Start an approval" action is user A, if you login in Microsoft Flow with the account of user B, the requestor (Requested by) of the approval email sent through "Start an approval" action is user B.
There is no way to change the requestor (Requested by) of the Approval email sent through "Start an approval" action dynamically in Microsoft Flow currently, if you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:
Kris - I createrd a Flow idea per your instructions. This seems like a faulty design to hard code an approval request to show as coming from the person who created the flow. Approvers (managers or otherwise) do not need to know, nor would they care, who created the Approval Flow. This could often be an IT resource. Approvers would primarily be concerned with who created the item requiring approval.
I can think of a use case where this hard coding of the Flow creator makes sense for an approval.
The approval email comes from a microsoft.com address you cannot change that.
What you can do is insert your people value into the Requestor field in the approval like this, click show advanced options
The problem isn't the ability to add a "Requestor" merge field into the body of the approval email, it's that the Flow Owner is featured prominently in the first line of the approval request email and is prefaced by "Requested by". In fact, the physical person requesting approval for an item is listed below that.
Therefore, the problem is two-fold in my observation:
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