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Approval required - multiple approvers

I am trying to create a Flow where when a document is created or updated, an approval gets sent out to multiple approvers. How I have it set up is that I have created a piece of metadata for my document that is a Person or group column that allows multiple people to be added to it. This column, AdditionalApprovers, is the dynamic way for the user to choose who the approvers should be for their request and it keeps me from having to hard-code the approvers into the Flow. The Flow is running and assigning approval tasks, but where I am running into my issue is when it gets to the Condition step, it is failing. I included a screen shot of the error. What I am also noticing is that when I use that column, I cannot use any actions from the Approval step anywhere else in the Flow. I It works fine if I just put an email address in the Assigned To field, but I want it to be dynamic. Suggestions???

 

I am having trouble getting a screen shot in. I will work to get that added.

 

 

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Re: Approval required - multiple approvers

@JoeVolk:

 

I don't know for sure what your issue is without the screen shot, but I believe this example will help.

 

I have a SharePoint list with a person or group column (PG) that can have multiple entries.

I create a variable (string) and loop through each name in the person or group column and append the email address to the string followed by a semi colon.

I then reference the variable when setting the approvers in the approver action.

 

MultiApprover.jpg

 

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If not, please provide a screen shot of your Flow.

 

Scott

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Re: Approval required - multiple approvers

@JoeVolk:

 

I don't know for sure what your issue is without the screen shot, but I believe this example will help.

 

I have a SharePoint list with a person or group column (PG) that can have multiple entries.

I create a variable (string) and loop through each name in the person or group column and append the email address to the string followed by a semi colon.

I then reference the variable when setting the approvers in the approver action.

 

MultiApprover.jpg

 

If this addresses your issue, please mark your question as solved.

 

If not, please provide a screen shot of your Flow.

 

Scott

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Scott

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Helper I
Helper I

Re: Approval required - multiple approvers

This fixed my issue! Thanks @ScottShearer. I have one more question you may be able to answer. I have a condition after the task and in the condition I have it set to send an email to the document owner. Is there a way to send one email that includes the responses of all people who had a task? Currently, my Send an Email action is in an Apploy to each action that sends an email to the owner for each response. Thanks!

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Re: Approval required - multiple approvers

@JoeVolk:

 

One quick question before I respond.

 

Is your approval action set up for "Everyone must respond" or "Anyone can respond"?

 

Scott

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Re: Approval required - multiple approvers

@ScottShearer

 

It is set to Everyone must respond.

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