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Is it possible to use the out of the box approval workflow in sharepoint 2007 in combination with an infopath form that "can include a combo box for changing the status of the workflow".?

Posted on 2011-02-21
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Or at least show the status of the workflow in the infopath form, and also show the user who approved or rejected that form?
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by:GeorgeGergues
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I don't think so ,
but here is the trick
You can make the Form set a field on that Form library item ( like a column state change from false to true )
and let your workflow trigger on that Column change.

that had worked for me for many years.

Best of luck,
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by:gesban
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Ok, Thanks for your fast answer,
but can you explain it, how can i trigger  the workflow from there, and by changing this field from false to true is kind of simulating the status of approval?.

Thanks for your comments.

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Create a List connection to the Form inside the Form itself.


Workflow changes.
the workflow will Run on ( Item Chnage ) correct

  - > Here is the Check ( If Column [myBoolColumn] = true]
      Invoke workflow.

the work flow run
    the workflow should reset that [myBoolColumn] = false when done , otherwise it would be infinite.


that is all.
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by:gesban
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Thanks, can the workflow out of the box update "myBoolColumn"?, i know that the workflow
out of the box asks you if after the workflow is complete update the approval status, but ,can the workflow update a column i added like "myBoolColumn"?

Many thanks man.
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by:GeorgeGergues
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but that column can be added.
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by:gesban
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It is a good work arround but , the solution must be more specific and detailed.
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