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Filling out default name/group when approving content (content approval workflow)

    Question

  • I am using using default content approval workflow to publish pages.

    Before a page can be published it needs to be approved by some user.

    You know when you try to publish page, it opens a screen where you can enter names of users who will approve this page. What I want is, I want some names to be automatically filled by the system rather than user manually entering them.

    Is it possible?

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 7:05 AM

Answers

  • Here the goal can be achieved in 2 ways:

    1) Make an approver list and associate that with OOTB content approval so that who ever will be in the list will get populated automatically. But this is not possible OOTB requires code customization.

    2) The other thing is that use a OOTB custom approval workflow instance and give the name of the approvers in the workflow itself. then for each item in the library it will populate the approvers name for that custom workflow. This can be done as an admin

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 7:50 AM