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Link with address of Approval/Reject request

HI all, 

 

I have a flow that sends Approval/Reject requests to users, however users do not reply to the requests and I made a recurrent  flow to remind users about the approval request. How do I add a link to the reminder email with the address to the original Approval/Reject flow so people have the request just in front of them? 

Thanks. 

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Super User
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Re: Link with address of Approval/Reject request

@Anonymous:

 

Actually, there is one place that you can point any approver to where they will see all outstanding approval actions:  https://flow.microsoft.com.

 

please see my example below.

In my Flow, I have parallel actions where I run an approval action and also a delay action.

In the Approval branch, I update the SharePoint list item with the results of the approval action after action is taken.

If the delay branch, I wait for a specified period of time and then check to see if the item has been updated.

If no action has been taken on the approval (SharePoint list item not updated), I send an email to the approver.

I have "Is HTML" set to yes in the email settings.

I include a hyperlink to https://flow.microsoft.com.

When the approver clicks on the link, they will see any outstanding approvals for which they need to take action.

 

If this meets your requirements, please mark your question as solved.

 

AApproval1.jpgAApproval2.jpg

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Re: Link with address of Approval/Reject request

@Anonymous- I don't know if the information that you want is available.  However, you can just include a link to the default Flow screen and any approvals that are waiting should show there.

 

I am in the US and this is the link that I am referring to:

https://us.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/

 

My pending approvals show at that URL:

 

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Anonymous
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Re: Link with address of Approval/Reject request

Hello @ScottShearer and thanks for your reply. 

 

I thought the same - the person approving however is always different (ie chosen by who submits the flow) so it is impossible to point towards one general location. 

I wanted to provide an elegant, one click solution so approvers are more likely to do their tasks, but it seems I will have to add instruction on how to get to the approvals page in the reminder email (eg open the Flow page, click this, etc). 

Hopefully there is a direct link to the task somewhere.

Thanks for your help. 

Super User
Super User

Re: Link with address of Approval/Reject request

@Anonymous:

 

Actually, there is one place that you can point any approver to where they will see all outstanding approval actions:  https://flow.microsoft.com.

 

please see my example below.

In my Flow, I have parallel actions where I run an approval action and also a delay action.

In the Approval branch, I update the SharePoint list item with the results of the approval action after action is taken.

If the delay branch, I wait for a specified period of time and then check to see if the item has been updated.

If no action has been taken on the approval (SharePoint list item not updated), I send an email to the approver.

I have "Is HTML" set to yes in the email settings.

I include a hyperlink to https://flow.microsoft.com.

When the approver clicks on the link, they will see any outstanding approvals for which they need to take action.

 

If this meets your requirements, please mark your question as solved.

 

AApproval1.jpgAApproval2.jpg

If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Scott

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Anonymous
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Re: Link with address of Approval/Reject request

Thanks Scott, it is a nice suggestion. Let me test it before marking the solution. 

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