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Approver with an Alternate Approver

I have a Person field and using the Office365Users to populate a particular person.  It is possible to set this field dynamically depending on if another user (2nd approver) is logged in?  So if User A opens the App their name will be the approver and will be able to see the Checkbox and record their name as the Approver or if User B opens the App, then the same thing.


I want to do this dynamically in the event the 2 Approvers Change.  Should I use a 2nd list for the 2 approvers or can I use an OR in the DefaultSelectedItems logic?


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If I get you, there are assigned users and each different job descriptions. User a is approver 1 and user B is approver 2. But you would like to have a situation where the approvers can be changed and the system can tell? So the solution will be to either have default share point list that you can update from time to time to maintain the approvers or you use environmental variables that are available you when you package your app as a solution. With environmental variables you can update values within the app without needed to manually go in and change them. 

@kylzbaba For instance Approver A is the Main Approver, and Approver B is the Alternate.  Approver B can approve (I have a yes/no toggle and then date is set when saved if Approver A is not available.  Whoever approves I want that name to be displayed in the Approver Field and saved with the record.

This will help you figure out how to dynamically patch the person field.

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