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Approval Workflow

  Asked By: Tameka    Date: May 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1482

I am implementing a document approval workflow and the out of the box
solution gets me about 90% there. There are a couple of issues I would like
to address and I am hioping that someone can help me.

1)I would like the first step to be a peer review, and any one of six people
could sign off on this. I tried using a DL but that is not allowed. any
ideas how this could be done.
2) I would like to do a combination of serial and parallel review. First it
must be approved by a peer, then executives would be jointly notified. I
don’t want to request exec approval until it has passed peer review, but at
that point it does not matter what order it is approved


Is there a way to accomplish this without getting to deep into the code. I
am somewhat compitent with designer and have VS but I would prefer not to
have to dig into the code to accomplish this unless I have to.

I have looke for the approval workflow I have created with designer but
can't seem to find it.

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4 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Kyla Eckert     Answered On: May 02

A Designer workflow  could do what you are looking to do without much
trouble. You cannot edit the Out of Box workflows, which is why you can't
find it.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Alisha Holmes     Answered On: May 02

I was afraid of that, is there a designer  template somewhere I can copy and
modify to meet my needs?

or can you tell me where the form that is used in this flow is stored so I
can implement it?

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Alexis Ellis     Answered On: May 02

There aren't templates for Designer workflows. Designer based workflows are
specific to a given list and library and are created  using the workflow  
Wizard. You need to add the actions and conditions as needed to accomplish  
what you want the workflow to do. There is a good tutorial on the Designer
Site for building a review  workflow that will give you a good idea of what
some of the actions and procedures can do. But you will have to plan it out
and build it yourself.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Percy Beach     Answered On: May 02

In SharePoint 2010 this is standard workflow  action.

In SharePoint 2007 you can use this pack:
spdactivities.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Start%20Another%20Workflow

 
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