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Add Custom Fields to the Approval Form

Hi team,


So here is the thing: when we approve something more frequently than we thought we need more information being handled by the approver that outlines the approval context.


Some examples

  • When you require an approval that require to assign a resource
  • When you need to restrict the approval to a condition or parameter
  • To avoid re-start an approval process because the object of approval is immutable 

So, i.e. if I could modify and retrive more information (other than the comments and Approve/Reject flag) such Persons, Numbers, Option Selection, etc. I could ask for approval and yet other information valuable to the process.


Is it possible for you guys add support to modify / custom fields to the approval form?


Thanks, Ed.


Status: Under Review

Thank you for the suggestion, this is a great idea.

Level: Powered On

@gguillen Yep, it's a very very basic business need. They already have what I would consider a model for this: the "button" flows. The trigger to start a flow with a button used to just be a very basic connector that had a button and that was it. They added the ability to tack on custom fields to allow entry of text values, numeric values, choice fields, etc, all kinds of stuff.


I doubt it'd be much for them to add a similar thing to Approvals. You know what would actually be even BETTER would be to add the ability to add a custom field to the approval that uses a given SharePoint list as a source of "Custom fields" you can choose to add or not add to the approval.