SPD 2010 with SharePoint server 2010. I have seen examples of how to use the "lookup manager of a user" action. Our SP user profiles have the manager field populated. I know how to copy the default approval workflow and I've tried my best to pick it apart
- an effort to understand how it works. But I can't figure out how/where to insert a step to lookup the manager.
We want the workflow to send a document to a staff member that they need to approve. We'll customize the email that fires to that staff member - easy. Once approved, we want the workflow to automatically route the document to the manager of that staff member
for approval, and then close while notifying the initiator. This an effort to relieve the initiator from manual lookup of the manager to add in to the default approval workflow as an approver in series.
A relative novice to workflow, I believe I could piece together these steps in a new workflow. But I have no chance of including all the if/else steps that take into account due dates, approve/reject options, reassignments, etc. Hence the stab at customizing
the built in approval.
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