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Creating multistep workflows with SPD 2007 and collecting info from user

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 25, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I need to add an approval workflow the the service requests template.

More than just the standard arpproval, I need to assign users and mark if for compliance review if the manager approves the request.

The first step of my workflow creates a task for the Manager saysing that a new project has been submitted.

Next (i assume step 2) I want the manager to approve/reject the request,  assign who is working on it and mark it for review.

If it's marked for additional review, I want someone to be emailed. I also want the people assigned to be notified.

How do I incorporate the people picker or some sort of user list into collecting data?


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