I have a very simple approval process where users fill in a form on a list
1) User creates request
2) Depending on the users email domain, it will go to the equivalent approver
I want it so if the user who creates the item has the email domain ......@test.com, the approval system will go will go to approver who deals with only ...@test.com emails
But if the user has anything other than ...@test.com email d omain then it will go the Approver who deals with anything other than ...@test.com So there are two scenarions.
User with email@example.com creates an item, it will then go to the approver who deals with this domain e.g. microsoft firstname.lastname@example.org
Another 5 users create new items all with different domains e.g. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org all other domains which dont have ....@test.com should go to this approver and not the one for...@test.com
Is this something that can be easily done?
I'd suggest the following approach...
This should enable to you obtain the relevant user / users which you need to contact relevant to the domain... it also provides a simple way to update the solution without needing to change flow.
Please mark as a solution if this helps solve your issue
Thing is the domains could be hundreds-thousands and loads of different usernames at ..@domain.com
Do you have a pictures of this flow please? Sorry im still learning it
Maybe I could have 2 approvals if domain =1 it goes to approver 1 if 2 goes to 2?
Hey, sorry I misread your original requirement... I’ve reread and in essence there are two approval routes, one for specific domain and the other for all other domains.
I’ll pull together an example Flow later and share details, it’ll be less complex than I suggested.
Ok, there are two ways to do this... a simple condition check or a more complex condition check which is probably overkill.
The easy way
Just simply check whether the current email address 'ends with' @test.com
A bit more complex...
This more complex route will enable you to extract the domain from the email address, which may be helpful within your logic.
The expression pointed to is:
If this has solved your query please marks as solved 🙂
Can you help me on this error that I have when I tried to click save on my flow? I have attached 4 pictures
Error: The template validation failed: 'The inputs of template action 'Send_an_email_3' at line '1 and column '7222' cannot reference action 'Start_an_approval'. Action 'Start_an_approval' must either be in 'runAfter' path or within a scope action on the 'runAfter' path of action 'Send_an_email_3', or be a Trigger.'.
Any ideas please 😞
WT....(ef). I figured it out!
It was because the body of the 'send an email 3' had the same contents as in send an email 2... Both had e.g. 'Your site has been approved. Comments:' I changed the wording in the body of send an email 3 and it works now!!!
It looks like it didnt like the fact i copy and pasted the body from send an email to the send an email 2 as they had the same dynamic contnet or something
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