I'm totally new here. We have an approval-workflow in SharePoint 2013 with 1-5 approvers. After all of them approved or rejected the application, it should go to a "master approver" who sees all the comments and approvements of the approvers before. On this basis he can approve or reject the application. Our Problem is, that there is no option that everyne has to approve. As soon there is a majority, the task goes on and the other approvers get a "not required" mail. Has anybody an idea how we could solve this?
I hope it's clear, what the workflow should do. Otherwise please ask...
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So basically, there are a number of approvers, at least 1 and up to 5 (plus the master approver). You want to send an email to all of the original approvers at once to look at the information, and approve or decline it. If at least 3 (in the case of 5 approvers) approve it, the process moves forward and the master approver now is set up to approve. The other 2 approvers receive a "it's already approved by a majority" email.
Thanks for your answer. To your questions:
Oh! I got your requirements backwards; it currently only waits for a majority but you want it to wait for all. In your flexitask, you should have an "Behavior" section, there are options there for when you want to progress. Check out the documentation here: http://help.nintex.com/en-US/nintex2013/help/#Workflow/RootCategory/Actions/Nintex.Workflow.FlexiTas... for more info on what each option does!
what about design like this?
if 5 approvers is your upper bound on number of approvers, you could use parallel action with 5 branches, within each branch assign a task to one of those 5 approvers.
to ensure the task is assigned only to defined approver, you could first check it with run-if.
parallel action ensures, that workflow will not proceed until all the parallel branches and finished, so in your case until all of the 5 approvers respond.
then finally assign task to master approver.