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Boon-1
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Multiple approver process without using approval flow connectors

Hi all,

 

What is the best approach to design a multiple approvers canvas app without using the "Approval Connector" as it is not allowed in my organisation? I will not be using "Forms" to design my form as well due to difficulty in manipulating the layout to suit my custom design. 

 

Thanks for your advice in advance! 

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@Boon-1 

I suggest that you create a SharePoint list with columns for your data as well as a status column (choice column - new, approved, rejected) and a multiline text column for comments.  If the individuals manager will be the approver, you can use the Get manager action (Office 365 users) to find that persons email address. 

When a new item is created in the list, you can send an email to the manager using a send email with options action.  The approver can select a response and the Flow can respond accordingly.  This assumes that you'll be using SharePoint as the interface for the user and manager.  Alternatively, you could use the same concept but use a Power Apps user interface.

So, get started and post a new question either here or in the Power Automate forum depending on the nature of your issue.

 

 

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Scott

Thanks @ScottShearer ,

That will certainly work, but if this is allowed (email with options), by @Boon-1 's company, it is the same principle as an Approval Email and I did not consider it for that reason. Also the approver  may not necessarily be the user's manager, but I recommend a reference list anyway.

@Boon-1 , it you can tell us your preferred option, there will be a way forward of some type.

@WarrenBelz 

Valid points.  My assumption was that if you can send an email there should be no prohibition on send email with options.  Also, I did say that if the approver is the manager that Get manager would be an option.  That said, I should have mentioned that the manager data must be populated in Office 365 in order for this to work.  

@Boon-1 

My suggestion is to give something a try based on the suggestion you have received here.  If you stumble, just post a new question either here or in the Power Automate Forum as there is always someone willing to assist.

 

 

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