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How to allow user to choose who Approval should go to

I am building a flow that needs to accomplish the following: 

 

  1. Triggered when a file is uploaded in sharepoint
  2. File Uploader needs to identify who they want to be the first approval of this file
  3. First approver is sent the Approval request to Approve/Reject

Currently, I am using Approvals to allow the File Uploader to type in the email of the First Approver (works, but susceptible to typos, requires the inputter to remember the email or have to look it up, and can go outside the organization). What I'd like to do is to allow the File Uploader to choose the First Approver through a people chooser, like below:

 
 
 

Is this possible? Are there any other user-friendly alternatives? 

 

I've also tried using custom approvals to have multiple choices for a first approver (person1, person2, person3 instead of Accept, Reject, Reject with Edits) but this is not scalable as you add approvers. 

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Re: How to allow user to choose who Approval should go to

 

Hi @chenjonathanc ,

 

The currently available method is to use Reassign to select approver, but here it seems that only members within the organization can be selected. The File Uploader needs to be prompted in the approval email to choose Reassign instead of Approve / Reject.

 

The second is that File uploader specifies approver when uploading files, and directly adds the person field in the SharePoint Library to select approver.

 

As for the last method you mentioned, Response options is actually an array. Response options can be dynamically configured. You can use array variables to store email addresses in advance.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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Re: How to allow user to choose who Approval should go to

 

Hi @chenjonathanc ,

 

The currently available method is to use Reassign to select approver, but here it seems that only members within the organization can be selected. The File Uploader needs to be prompted in the approval email to choose Reassign instead of Approve / Reject.

 

The second is that File uploader specifies approver when uploading files, and directly adds the person field in the SharePoint Library to select approver.

 

As for the last method you mentioned, Response options is actually an array. Response options can be dynamically configured. You can use array variables to store email addresses in advance.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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