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Update "Approval Status" by "Publishing work flow" RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    • I have a List .
    • I enable "Require content approval for submitted items?".
    • I create a work flow "Publishing Approval"  on the list .
    • in the workflow configuration , I enable "Update the approval status after the workflow is completed (use this workflow to control content approval)".
    • I create new Item . The "Approval status" is "Pending" . Then I start the work flow.
    • I go to "Workflow Tasks" . And Approved the task.
    • I return back to the list . "Approval status" is still pending .

    So why  "Approval status" not changed  And How can I Update it through Work Flow.


    ASk

    Friday, May 23, 2014 2:06 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    According to your post, my understanding is that the “Approval status” not updated when item approved.

    Did you use the OOB workflow or Designer workflow?

    Using the OOB workflow, in my environment it worked well, when I approved the item, the “Approval status” column updated to the Approved status.

    You can create a new approval workflow with a new created list to check whether it works.

    If you use the Designer workflow, where did you enable the option "Update the approval status after the workflow is completed (use this workflow to control content approval)"?

    I could not find the option in the workflow.

    You can use the below action to update the Approval status column.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Jason

    Jason Guo
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Lindali Friday, May 30, 2014 9:49 AM
    Monday, May 26, 2014 9:40 AM