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Delete or Ignore Approval Requests

Hi, 

 

I've been playing with the new Modern Approvals service - which is awesome, much smarter and easier than the clunky untraceable old one.. 

 

One issue I came across though, during testing, I had a couple of flows fail due to me playing with parameters (Assigned to etc). These are now stuck in my "Received Requests" screen with no clear way to remove them... Clicking approve/reject results in the window hanging with the spinning dots. 

 

As far as I can see, there's no way to "delete" or "ignore" a request.... I've tried cancelling the flow, but no joy.

 

Please can we have a way to delete, ignore, or at least hide requests?? 

 

Thanks

 

Kay

Status: Started

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Super User

@viewfile 

@Faulwurf 

@mseklec 

 

You can cancel Flow Approvals through the CDS Connector. I just created a video about it:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Webinars-and-Video-Gallery/Microsoft-Flow-Approval-Cancellation/...

Lag
Level: Powered On

Thanks for the video @Laskewitz !
In my case it is not possible to even manually cancel the request of approval sent, the button is disabled and I get this message:
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Do you know why this could be happening? any change that I should do to my approval flow?
thanks in advance.

 

 

Super User

@Lag 

 

Canceling only works with the following cases:

 

  • When you're the person who created the approval and you haven't filled in the requested by field (in this case you will be able to cancel the approval)
  • When you have filled in the requested by field (in this case the person who is added in this field is able to cancel the approval)
  • When you have the Approval Administrator role in the common data service. (you will be able to cancel the approvals with the CDS connector, but you will not be able to cancel through the UI)

 

I hope this helps.