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Approval Flow - Parrallel Approval?

I don't think it's currently possible to replicate the Parrallel Approval that SPD 2010-13 ootb workflows can do?

I guess that the PowerApp would be the front end asking the user to enter the names prior to the workflow starting.

 

Adding email attachments to Approval emails would also bring MS Flows closer to what SPD 2013 can do.

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Advocate IV

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 We use parallel approvals as shown above to have two required approvals happen, and then test with a custom condition that both were approved, if that helps.

 

Helper V

Ah I see this feature has just been added. Great.

What if I wanted to send this to more than 2 approvers at the same time?

 

 

Advocate IV

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 I havent tested this, but it appears you can continue to add parallel branches and then test all three are approved in an advanced condition, if you need multiple required approvals at the same time.  if you need one approval from a group of individuals, they can simply be listed in the 'Assigned To' field, and whoever approves first will progess the workflow.

 

Helper V

 

I'll be a bit cheeky here - the flow doesn't seem to bring in columns that I have created in the SharePoint list that I have created. Is this supported?

 

Also would all this work on a document library?

Advocate IV

 

 I'm not sure on the columns.  We currently only connect to issue lists in sharepoint online, which shows all of the columns we need.  

 

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Helper V

Hi Jake,

 

I'm experimenting with the new Approval option and, thanks to your help, the parrellel process.

Do you think there is anyway to provide a variable for the Assigned To field instead of harcoding an email into there?

 

Edit addition: The condition syntax you gave doesn't seem to work for me!

 

 

Regular Visitor

I have a parallel action, and we send approval mail (request) to VP, HR and CEO, suppose if some rejectd the request I need to terminate flow (not the action), is it possible. I know we can use "Start an Approval" action with approval type = Everyone from the assigned list, but here I am not able to capture if first approver approved, then need to update sharePoint list. (but Everyone from the assigned list working all the action compalted or any rejection happen). Any idea how to terminate the flow.

Regular Visitor

I have a parallel action, and we send approval mail (request) to VP, HR and CEO, suppose if some rejectd the request I need to terminate flow (not the action), is it possible. I know we can use "Start an Approval" action with approval type = Everyone from the assigned list, but here I am not able to capture if first approver approved details.

 

Per example, VP approved today, then I need to update the SharePoint list item VP Approved? Yes, then I need to update other column value like waiting response from HR and CEO.  Is it possible? Please guide me.