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LEEBE
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SharePoint Online Content Approval status was not update when approving by email/mobile Flow app

When we enable "Content Approval" from the List options, it will auto create a metadata column named "Approval Status".  

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When I use the flow template "Start approval when a new items is added", I want to append a step before the end of workflow, such to feedback the actually approval status to this metadata field.  

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However, I could not locate it.

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Is it a bug? and if there is any roadmap to fix it?

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KrisDai
Regular Visitor

Hi @LEEBE,

 

Unfortunately, Microsoft Flow doesn’t support to update the “Approval Status” column of a SharePoint list that has content approval enabled.

Please refer to the response from STAFF merwan in the following thread:

Flow Features

 

If you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

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

 

Best regards,

Kris

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KrisDai
Regular Visitor

Hi @LEEBE,

 

Unfortunately, Microsoft Flow doesn’t support to update the “Approval Status” column of a SharePoint list that has content approval enabled.

Please refer to the response from STAFF merwan in the following thread:

Flow Features

 

If you would like this feature to be added in Microsoft Flow, please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

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

 

Best regards,

Kris

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thechumz
New Member

How _is_ the Approval Status column updated? I'm developing my first approval flow to gauge the value of Microsoft Flow, and I have found that neither the approval nor rejection of a list item will update the Approval Status value.
TommyJeon
Frequent Visitor

I have a same question too.

 

The approval status doesn't update the value when the item is approved and reject.

My question is so what is the approval status for then??

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