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aspitalnick1
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Building a 7 approval flow

I was asked to write a 7 approval flow, which I did and it works. Now they want a way to visually keep track of where the document is in the process. Any ideas how I could get each step of the process to update the same row on a sharepoint list, when I tried to record the steps to sharepoint it created a new line for each approval. All help is greatly appreciated.

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eric-cheng
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Hi @aspitalnick1 ,

 

Can you post a screenshot of your flow?

 

You can create a column in the list called Approval step and use the Update Item action before each approval action to set the progress.

 

Screenshot_20210922-225024_Chrome.jpg

 

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aspitalnick1
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The flow is huge, but this is what I triednot_working.JPG

aspitalnick1
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When I look at the logs, it looks like the file is locked when it tried to progress through the steps, is there a way to automate unlocking it?

 

eric-cheng
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Hi @aspitalnick1 ,

 

There aren't any connectors to discard a check out but you can use the SharePoint API to do this here..

 

_api/web/GetFileByServerRelativeUrl('{everythingAfterTheDomainUpToTheFilename}/ {filenameWithExtension}')/CheckOut()

 

Here are two links (here and here) to detect if the file is in fact checked out/locked and then you can either call the API to discard check out or delay it.

 

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