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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".?

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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Jonathan Gama
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GeorgeGerguesCommented:
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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Jonathan GamaAndroid DeveloperAuthor Commented:
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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GeorgeGerguesCommented:
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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Jonathan GamaAndroid DeveloperAuthor Commented:
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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GeorgeGerguesCommented:
but that column can be added.
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Jonathan GamaAndroid DeveloperAuthor Commented:
It is a good work arround but , the solution must be more specific and detailed.
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