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Modern Approvals - option for comments required

Could an option be provided to set the comments field as required?


Possible options:

  • Required for Approve and Reject (I'm the most interested in this option myself as this feature has been requested by various clients)  
  • Required for either Approve or Reject


Status: Under Review

You could do this by re-sending the approval request with a note that comments are required, but this is clearly not ideal. We'll look at a better way to do this. Thank you.

Not applicable

Thanks for the reply. Users don't do anything unless they are forced to. When you have a process requirement, using suggestions is not a guaranteed method. 

Besides, if I said that comments were required, and they weren't actually required, that would make me a liar 🙂

Regular Visitor

Has there been any movement on this front? Is there a workaround to making comments required? It's a requirement that has been present in other workflows... surely it's coming soon, right?

Not applicable

Is this possible now?

Not applicable

I've seen no change.

Frequent Visitor

Another vote for this functionality.

New Member

Yes it would be very helpful, if we have this comment's section mandatory in the Approvals!

Advocate I

I need this feature, too. What is the current status here?

Frequent Visitor

I am also interested in this feature. Any further update on this?

Advocate I

I'm also looking for this feature.

It's gonna be great if we can make this possible because any reject should have the clear reason.


Looking forward for this.

Not applicable

I am also looking for this feature.

If someone hit reject we need to have comments why for audit purposes.


Thank you