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Delete or Ignore Approval Requests

Hi, 

 

I've been playing with the new Modern Approvals service - which is awesome, much smarter and easier than the clunky untraceable old one.. 

 

One issue I came across though, during testing, I had a couple of flows fail due to me playing with parameters (Assigned to etc). These are now stuck in my "Received Requests" screen with no clear way to remove them... Clicking approve/reject results in the window hanging with the spinning dots. 

 

As far as I can see, there's no way to "delete" or "ignore" a request.... I've tried cancelling the flow, but no joy.

 

Please can we have a way to delete, ignore, or at least hide requests?? 

 

Thanks

 

Kay

Status: Started

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Regular Visitor

Is this feature now available? Is there any way to delete the approval requests by code.

Advocate I

I have the approval proces in place, but I see that when a user rejects the approval request the other users are still seeing the approval request.

It would be nice that if someone rejects the approval request all other users will see an update email with a message that the request is outdated

Frequent Visitor

Hi

 

   is there a way to remove pending approvals now ? I was doing some tests and I have like 500+ to approve 🙂

 

Regards

Advocate V

@JosePrada I think you can create a new flow as a copy. Then delete the old one with all pending approvals.

Frequent Visitor

I've done that @bloodoff saved the flow with different name and erased the old one. Pending approvals are still active

 

Regards

Regular Visitor

This is exactly what's needed to flesh out the approval function, before Microsoft Flow can be a usable tool to our C-Suite...

 

bonm014

I have the approval proces in place, but I see that when a user rejects the approval request the other users are still seeing the approval request.

It would be nice that if someone rejects the approval request all other users will see an update email with a message that the request is outdated

Regular Visitor

+1 for deleting approvals.  This would be particularly useful when testing approval flows when I know the source data no longer exists but the approval is still pending action.

Regular Visitor

I agree. I just came out of a meeting where people are hesitant to adopt a new Powerapp/Flow because it's one more confusing thing to work through with all the "dead" items sitting in their approval dashboard. Definitely see value in the platform itself being able to clean house and remove approvals that someone else has already approved/rejected from a users dashboard. If not the platform, then give me a way to do so through Flow. Extra points for showing in their history still with the information of whoever approved/rejected for transparency (aka sanity as well).

Frequent Visitor

We need this badly.

 

We have a global app in place for approving funds--all the execs use it--and sometimes these approval processes have to run over 30 days...which means the whole Flow times out, and execs are left with confusing "dead Approval Requests" that just say "Cancelled" when they click "Approve."

 

We had a successful PowerApp launch, but now it feels like we're springing leaks and losing stakeholder confidence. The Execs are not happy.

Regular Visitor

Hi,

Is it possible to get an update or an ETA of when this will be completed?  

I see that it has been marked started, but nowhere does it say when it started or an estimated timing.

Thanks!