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Showing approved by and date - SharePoint Columns

I have a workflow set up which is a manual trigger for approval from within a Teams Channel (SharePoint) once the document has been approved it is copied to another Teams Channel (SharePoiint).  The workflow is working fine, however I have been asked if its possible to add, an approved by column and approval date.  I am a bit stuck on what my options are, do I need to create columns in SharePoint to allow this and then add an update properties once copied??  I have attached a screenshot (if this is not allowed apologies please let me know if its to be done another way)


So 2 items I need assistance or pointing in the right direction

1 - Do I need to add columns to SharePoint first?  How do I go about this and is there a tutorial somewhere?

2 - What is the best or correct flow addition to update the status of the file in the copied approved folder?




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Hi @NeilR 

Yes, first you need to create two columns ‘Approved by’ and ‘Approved date’ in the target library.

You can create a column of type ‘Single line of text’ to display the name of the approver, and add a column of type ‘Date and time’ to store the time when the approval is completed



Below are the two columns I created in the target library.


Then you need to add Update file properties action to update Approved by and Approved date column.


Hope the content above may help you.

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Hi v-LilyW-msft,


could you tell me how you added or got approved by and approved date on update file properties? Mine doesn't have that option. 

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