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How can we check Approval status value

We have requirement to send an email whenever list items gets approved from Pending state (using content approval). So far I couldn't find option to check value of Approval Status (moderationstatus  - internal name) or before properties of it even.


Any clue how to do that?


Thanks in Advance.



Arpan Shah

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Community Support

Hi @ArpanShah,


Thanks for posting.

Content Approval is not supported currenlty.

There are ideas submitted on this:

Allow MS Flow to update the SharePoint list Content Approval "Approval Status" field.




Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
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Advocate V
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What is the status of this?  Seems crazy that you cant retrieve the approval status using Flow!!!!!

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Yes it is very crazy to the point where it's almost unusable.

I've got about 10 approvers which I need to check the approval status individually and since I can't using one function, I had to use parallel branch.


However after using a parallel brach of 10 the flow freezes all the time. So I've concluded not to use it for this application.....

It is weird that you can't check approval status but you can set the approval status.



Indeed, we need this feature...

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