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RichMariner
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Where is "Start an Approval" action?

Can someone help me? I can't find the "Start an Approval" action. I thought maybe it was replaced by the "Create an Approval". But the "Create an Aproval" doesn't offer the "response" field needed. If you start with a template you can still see the "Start an Approval". But if you start from blank it's not there.  

 

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Thanks a lot!

Have a great day!

Rich

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Re: Where is "Start an Approval" action?

Hi @RichMariner ,

 

Yes, Approval action has been updated to extend more features.

Please refer to the blog below for more details:

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-custom-response-options-for-approvals/

 

Hope it helps.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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RichMariner
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Re: Where is "Start an Approval" action?

Ok the "Start an Approval" is replaced by the "Start and wait for an approval". The "response" is replaced by "outcome".

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Where is "Start an Approval" action?

Hi @RichMariner ,

 

Yes, Approval action has been updated to extend more features.

Please refer to the blog below for more details:

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-custom-response-options-for-approvals/

 

Hope it helps.

 

Best Regards,

Community Support Team _ Barry
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RichMariner
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Re: Where is "Start an Approval" action?

 Thanks! I subscribed to the blog. This will save a few hours in the future.Smiley Indifferent

MJA
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The solution does not apply to non-approval workflows.

Hi @v-bacao-msft 

 

I reviewed the blog.

 

I am not sure how this solution / fix applies to a non-approval workflow.  For example: 

  1. User X creates and publishes the Flow
  2. User A adds / creates a new SharePoint item to the list
  3. An email is sent to User A Manager to review the item; the email is sent from the Flow author (User  X).

The issue occurs in step #3.  I'm not sure how the approval updates in the blog applies to the above example for a non-approval flow -- where we just need to send an email, from the person who created the item in SharePoint, to some random person for review.  There is no approval, therefore I dont understand why I need to configure the approval action in the flow, I wouldn't want User A Manager to be confused about something needs to be approved.

 

Can you clarify the solution for non-approval flows? And what if User X leaves the company, do the flows fail?

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