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Re-assign an approval flow to only specific users

Hi all,


I made an approval flow for a sharepoint list, for this I used the following template: "Start approval when a new item is added".
The approval now works as expected and will be sent to the right people. My problem arises when the approver re-assigns the request. At this moment he/she can choose each account that is available in my organization, a typo is easily made. Therefore I would like that if you want to re-assign, only certain accounts are available, is that possible?





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Re: Re-assign an approval flow to only specific users

I don't think the system will let you re-assign it to a miss-spelled account.  It will check it against your organization.  But I don't know of any way you can restrict who it can be re-assigned to at this point.

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Re: Re-assign an approval flow to only specific users

Hi @Kea 


@Pstork1 is right - there is no way to decide who one can re-assing to

Also there is no way a user can enter incorrect email because it wont re-assign until a valid uer is selected


Only option if you need custom re-assignment is to create an App in which they can see their current associated tasks and then reassing - here you can define who they can re-assign to

Check this re-assignment app in app gallery (

You would have to make modifications based on your requirement


However, plz note it will still not stop the user from re-assigning in the approval dashboard



Reza Dorrani


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