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ElMeSaFeR
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Dynamic approvers

Hi,

 

I'm trying to work out on a scenario needs to let the user ( a head of department user ) to decide the next approver 

I'm working on a SharePoint library list, when a file is submitted the creator user needs to take some approvals from multiple head of departments 

I add "Approvals" fields in the list accepting multiple users and then user can run a Flow on a particular item 

 

once the first approver ( let's say Sales Manager ) received the approval request he need to take another approval from another approver ( like the Finance Manager ) some times need to take approval from ( Technical Manager ), So, the approvers are not fixed. 

 

I'm thinking to user PowerApps to show the user a screen to put the next approver email until the approver click on Approve or Reject so the flow will end ! ... but I'm not sure this is the best practice. 

 

I need a help for the best practice to apply this scenario please !

Thanks

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Hi again!

 


but I need to let the user to take an action like "Approve & need more approvals" 


There is an option to customize Approval buttons and add mor than two called 'Custom responses'. Please note it is Premium

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-custom-response-options-for-approvals/

 

I believe you need to implement the Approval procedure via Outlook -I mean Teams not valid- right? If so, implementing your own Adaptive Card will provide you a higher degree of customization

https://spodev.com/flow-and-adaptive-cards-post-1/

 

Hope this helps



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v-litu-msft
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Hi @ElMeSaFeR,

 

Currently adding custom text input fields is not supported within the approvals connector. If you think this should be added as a feature, you can create a post here or upvote already existing ones with a similar use case. 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

As a workaround, the Comments field is the only way could approach, you could refer to the link provided by @efialttes to create some custom responses of Approval, if outcome met "Approve & need more approvals", create a new approval and put the Email in the comments into the *Assigned to field.

 

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Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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efialttes
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Hi!

Once Approver clicks on 'Accept' 'REject', did you consider using 'Comments' field to dynamically add the next approver email?

PowerApps can be a valid workaround, also design your own Adaptive Card

Hope this helps



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I'm considering the "Comments" already

but I need to let the user to take an action like "Approve & need more approvals" 

this action it will and Option to the approver once click on it, should to ask what is the next approver 

Hi again!

 


but I need to let the user to take an action like "Approve & need more approvals" 


There is an option to customize Approval buttons and add mor than two called 'Custom responses'. Please note it is Premium

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-custom-response-options-for-approvals/

 

I believe you need to implement the Approval procedure via Outlook -I mean Teams not valid- right? If so, implementing your own Adaptive Card will provide you a higher degree of customization

https://spodev.com/flow-and-adaptive-cards-post-1/

 

Hope this helps



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v-litu-msft
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Hi @ElMeSaFeR,

 

Currently adding custom text input fields is not supported within the approvals connector. If you think this should be added as a feature, you can create a post here or upvote already existing ones with a similar use case. 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

As a workaround, the Comments field is the only way could approach, you could refer to the link provided by @efialttes to create some custom responses of Approval, if outcome met "Approve & need more approvals", create a new approval and put the Email in the comments into the *Assigned to field.

 

Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Lin Tu
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