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AKB_2K19
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Trigger message when approval is sent

Hello Everyone,

Do we have a feature where notification/email is triggered to requestor once request is sent for Approval to Approver?

I tried adding notification/email just before the approval action starts but it is kind of incorrect. What happened is in this case, I got email that approval flow is intitated but approval flow failed because of some error.

If I add the notification/email trigger to after Approval action, flow waits for Approver's response to trigger the relevant notification or email action, which again defeats the purpose.

Thanks,
AK
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ScottShearer
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Super User

@AKB_2K19

You may want to consider the following:

1) Send the email to the requestor before the approval

2) Start Approval

3) Add a send email action to send an email to the requestor after the approval that will only be sent if the approval fails. The email can explain that there was a problem.

 

To configure the second email action to fire only if the approval fails, you'll use the "configure run after" settings.

See my screen shots below.

ErrorEmail1.jpg 

ErrorEmail2.jpgErrorEmail3.jpg

 

If this addresses your issue, please mark your post as Solved.

 

Scott

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ScottShearer
Super User
Super User

@AKB_2K19

You may want to consider the following:

1) Send the email to the requestor before the approval

2) Start Approval

3) Add a send email action to send an email to the requestor after the approval that will only be sent if the approval fails. The email can explain that there was a problem.

 

To configure the second email action to fire only if the approval fails, you'll use the "configure run after" settings.

See my screen shots below.

ErrorEmail1.jpg 

ErrorEmail2.jpgErrorEmail3.jpg

 

If this addresses your issue, please mark your post as Solved.

 

Scott

If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Scott

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v-zhos-msft
Solution Sage
Solution Sage

 

 

Not exactly a full proof solution but good workaround. I will mark it as solution.

 

Thanks for taking out time to respond Smiley Happy


@ScottShearer wrote:

@AKB_2K19

You may want to consider the following:

1) Send the email to the requestor before the approval

2) Start Approval

3) Add a send email action to send an email to the requestor after the approval that will only be sent if the approval fails. The email can explain that there was a problem.

 

To configure the second email action to fire only if the approval fails, you'll use the "configure run after" settings.

See my screen shots below.

ErrorEmail1.jpg 

ErrorEmail2.jpgErrorEmail3.jpg

 

If this addresses your issue, please mark your post as Solved.

 

Scott


 

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