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Any way of getting approvers at Workflow Execution time?

Hi,

This seems like a pretty simple question..but couldn't find anywhere else.  Is there any way of getting approvers for a FlexiTask (or any approval task) when the workflow is run by a user?  So like the OOB sharepoint approval workflow when users can add approvers when they run the workflow.

I know you can have an approvers column on a list and have the users enter the approvers there, but would be a much better experience to have the user declare the approvers when the WF is executed.

Thanks for any help on this!

Cheers,

Troy

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Workflow Hero

Re: Any way of getting approvers at Workflow Execution time?

Yes, have a string that is present on the start form

The use can then enter a delimited list of users

This string is then used as the list of approvers in the flexi task

Its very little different to using a list entry, of course there wont be any validation

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Workflow Hero

Re: Any way of getting approvers at Workflow Execution time?

Thanks for the response Graham...unfortunately there must be validation.  We can't rely on users to enter a delimited list of users and expect any kind of accuracy ;-).

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Re: Any way of getting approvers at Workflow Execution time?

Well, you could validate the users in the workflow and abort if they are invalid - send the originator an email telling them where they went wrong

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Re: Any way of getting approvers at Workflow Execution time?

Could you not just add edit the workflow start form and add a People control to it?

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