Flow Modern Approvals

 Beginner Flow Lessons Learned

We have a business scenario that centers on filling out a word template and Karen Adkinsgetting approvals. The Project Charter (which is the word template in my case) is typically filled out by one person and the approvals are generally a formality.

With the above in mind, I started on my journey to learning Flow. The focus is on the Flow Modern Approvals using a SharePoint Online Document Library. Here are my findings:

  • General

All flows stay active 30 days and then expire.

While writing this blog, I found an article on setting the expiration time on a card.

“Developers can now embed actions in their emails or notifications, elevating user engagement with their services and increasing organizational productivity.   Note – Actionable Messages is available only on the Outlook web app and on the desktop version of Outlook 2016. For the latter, you can install the latest update to get Actionable Messages functionality.

 Start an Approval Card

  •  General

You have to manually add a field to show response info/workflow status (flow variable flow approval has been responded to) status

Update workflow status field in flow   This is a single line of text.

You need to add the condition using the Responses object created when you select “Start an Approval.

Everyone from list

Stays in “Not Completed” state until everyone has replied or expires after 30 days with no activity – provided you didn’t change this particular setting.

 

Sources:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/flow/parallel-modern-approvals

https://collab365.community/7-problems-will-encounter-using-microsoft-flow-including-workarounds/

 

 

SharePoint Designer Workflow using Call http Commands

What’s this Blog about?

Karen Adkins

This blog lists some helpful tips and tricks about using the http GET and http POST. We’ll  walk through creating a SharePoint Designer Site Workflow that loops through an existing orders list to find pending orders which are added to a Historical Pending Orders List.

About Me

I know enough to be dangerous in the development world. However,  my current role does not allow for much development/power user type activities.  I know a little about json, xml, ajax calls, javascript.  To be effective, I need to search the internet for more answers!

 

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Check Out Our Agile Process in Action

Karen AdkinsWe recently worked with Benefit Express (BE), a health benefits administration firm, to enhance their in-house software. We’ve worked with them in the past, so they knew our agile, feature-driven development processes could meet their needs.

Our total transparency model allowed us to be in constant communication with BE even though we worked remotely, ensuring the product would give their customers what they needed.

Utilizing Angular.js, C#, and Web API, we provided the tools and resources that allowed BE to finish their project on time.

Check out this video to learn more:

SharePoint 2013 On Line – Trying to Open Document in Word 2013 Desktop Version

Karen AdkinsProblem:  I have my browser open to a SharePoint Document Library.  A doc will show in Web Apps.  When I select edit in Word, I get a splash screen that says I need to install 32 bit Office Apps.

Solution:  I did an Office Repair on the desktop apps.  This Worked!!!

Details:  I was using IE 10. Office Pro Plus 2013.  When I used Chrome, I could use the Desktop Word 2013.  Very frustrating but now it is solved!!!

A Practical Way to Gain Experience Acquiring a New Skill – Mind Mapping Your Career Plan

Karen AdkinsMind Maps are used for problem solving, team building and in requirement gathering among other things. Following 10 simple guidelines from Buzan on Wikipedia, you, too, can try this approach.

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