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Helper II

How to populate the approval date in the Sharepoint list automatically?



I would like to add a column in the Sharepoint list to automatically update the approval date of previous step. Below is the said previous approval step.




So in the subsequent step I create "update an item" ---> I select "completion date":




Unfortunately this field is not working (date not populated automatically when previous step (approval) is completed. 


Can someone help?

Super User
Super User



As your approval type is first to respond you can try using the response date, instead of completion date it will also give you the same date.


I would also suggest you to have a look at the OutPut of the approval action card to see if you getting the data in the desired fields that you are trying to use.


After the flow run completes you will be able to see the outputs as below.


Copy the content present in the body and paste it in a notepad and you will be able to analyze the output of the action card.


Please try using both the above suggestions and you will be able to achieve the desired result.


If the information shared helps you, please consider giving a thumbs up 👍 and mark solution as resolved.

Hi Gopala,


Thank you for your inputs.


I checked the results/ outputs and realized where's my mistake was. Corrected and it's working!!


On a separate note, I have something else to check:


Possible to make this return field not "accessible" to all to update manually in SharePoint? As I would like to make the approval date from the flow "final".

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