Displaying Workflow Approved date in View

Hi,

I have created a workflow that shows the workflow status in my view, however, how do I show the date of approval/rejection next to it for the item so that I can export to excel to run reporting?  

We have MOSS out of the box workflow and do not have access to designer.

Thanks,
Ross
rossco1111Asked:
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ZithrobCommented:
You may be working a little to hard.  There are canned reports available for workflows.  
Select any item in your library
Mouse over the item to get to the pull down menu
View the Properties of the item
Click on the "Workflows" icon
Select any workflow
Select "View Workflow Reports"

You'll have a choice of either "Activity Duration" or "Cancellation & Error" Reports.

The Other information is maintained in the "Tasks" list, usually located in the same site.
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JoestetzCommented:
Is the workflow made by SPD? Or is it an OOTB approval workflow?
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ZithrobCommented:
Approval workflows are available as an OOTB item.
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rossco1111Author Commented:
It is OOTB approval workflow, the reports that Zithrob mentioned are available, but I wanted a custom view to export with the Approval/Rejection Date as a column in that view so that the workflow data has more meaning.  
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JoestetzCommented:
The unfortunately there is nothing you can do using the SharePoint UI. However, you could use SharePoint Designer to make an On Change workflow that checks the Approval Status column and in turn sets a new, custom column, to the current date/time.
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ZithrobCommented:
Some other ideas:

1. Create an Approval workflow and have it trigger automatically when a new document is created.  that way, you'll be able to look at the workflow history.

2. Create an alert.  You'll at least of an email thread of which documents were updated and when.
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