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How to use the Validate step for Approve step

Hi Experts,

I have modeled a workflow with the steps start,process, validate, approve, process and stop.

Process is set to owner and approve is set to some other user user1.

My requirement is as follows :

1) Approve the records by approver and then it should send it to the next step for further processing

1.1) if the approver did not approve the record it should send a error message until the record is approved. So it should not send it to the next step when record is not approved

I am using a field called item status for approving and disapproving the records. My validation is based on this field only... Validation working fine when i tested it manually.

But my issue is when am using this validate step in workflow design validation is getting triggered for all the per my requirement only approver should get the error message.But in my scenario owner is getting the error message and approver is not getting any message.

How can i use the validate step only for particular step say approve in workflow.

Can anyone please help me out how should use validate step only for approve step...

Thanks & Regards



Edited by: sireesha esukapalli on Jun 17, 2008 2:48 PM

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    Former Member
    Jun 17, 2008 at 03:33 PM

    Call the validation in Branch step and form 2 processes. On correct validation send it to approval and on i correct one send it back....

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    Jun 17, 2008 at 08:22 PM

    Hi Sireesha

    We also had a similar requirement wherin once the record is getting disapproved by Approver it should go back to previous step with notification to the User. This is not possible. MDM doesnot support rejection of records. Even if when the record is unapproved it will always go back to previous step.So if you want a mail to be sent on rejection the workflow will look like:

    start > process ->notify >Approve ->stop

    Problem is even for the first time when record is being submitted for Approval after creation/change it will trigger the Notify step.

    Also adding branching along with approve makes sense only when both these steps are in Group which is also not allowed. that is we cant have branch step inside Group.

    Award points if helpful.



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