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Approval workflow and versioning in a list library

  Asked By: Caleb    Date: Apr 01    Category: MOSS    Views: 1350

I am using the contacts template from the 40 application templates for MOSS
to share contacts within the organisation.

I have enabled the approval worflow which requests approval from a
designated user whenever an item is added/modified. Also enabled is the
versioning setting and requires content approval prior to being listed for
all to see.

My problem is everytime the designated user approves (approve/reject) the
item it shoots an email (and creates a task for the designate); the item
however doesn't get approved.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Gina Freeman     Answered On: Apr 01

Maybe a dumb question, but does the user  have sufficient privileges to
approve items in this list?

Also, are there any errors in the Windows event viewer or SharePoint log?

Answer #2    Answered By: Tyrell Nash     Answered On: Apr 01

If you meant the Post-completion workflow  Activities (it is checked as is
evident below).

After the workflow is completed:
Update the approval  status (use this workflow to control content  approval)

This is why it has me stumped.

I figured that the approval workflow would compensate for the content
approval required by the versioning  setting.
Every time I or the designated user  approves an entry the "created"
timestamp is updated to the current time "modified by" to "system account"
and still comes up for approval. I have tried disabling/enabling other
workflows I am running on the item  as well but to no avail.

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