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Problem with the Approval Workflow on the Tasks list

  Date: Sep 17    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3081

I have a standard Tasks list that I want to trigger the out-of-the-box Approval
Workflow. I set up the Approval Workflow with the following:
-Task List: New Task List (This creates a 'Task Approval Tasks' list)
-Name: 'Task Approval'
-History List: 'Workflow History'
-Assign tasks Parallel.
-Approvers: Myself
-Everything else was left unchanged. This allows ths workflow to be manually

I invoke this workflow on a list item on the Tasks list. The workflow status
says 'In Progress' (as it should). I click the links to approve this workflow.
It comes back to the 'Workflow Status' page as Completed, but the Workflow
History does not include the completion. Also, when I return to the original
Tasks list, the Workflow Status still says 'In Progress' (It should say
'Approved'). BTW, the 'Task Approval Tasks' list says the Approval task is

In the past, I've been able to add the OOB Approval Workflow to any custom
list. This just happens to the Tasks list.

Any ideas as to why this occurs?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Sep 17    

Does the list have "Require content approval" selected? I've heard that
this can be necessary with the OOTB Approval workflow.

Answer #2    Answered On: Sep 17    

Thanks for your response.This did not work however.

My issue below occurred on my development VM. This morning, I tested this on
my staging and production servers - these worked as they are supposed to.Because
of this, I'm not going to worry about it.

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