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start approval based on people picker

Is it possible to start an approval based on tthe value in a sharepoint people picker?


I have a SharePoint list that has a user defined in a people picker field. I need to start a flow with the same user as approver. 


If I select the sharepoint field in the approval 'approver' field it does not seem to work?

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Hi @nick9one1,


Do you have a People and Group type column in the SharePoint list, and do you want to send an approval email to the specified people?


There is a column AssignedTo in the SharePoint list, I want to send an approval email to the people when a new item is created.


In the action Start an approval, select the dynamic content AssingedTo email for the Assigned to field.


It works fine, image for your reference:





Best regards,

Mabel Mao

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