Update List Item once the workflow status is approved

This short article should you how to update List Item once your desired workflow status is approved.

I spent days to get this right. I have a workflow named Manager-Approval and I have another column named ApprovalStatus.

The List looks like the one below.

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What I did I created a workflow in SharePoint Design 2013 like below. A lot of forums and blogs asking you to do this as well (pay attention to equals ‘Approved’).

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This is incorrect. DON’T DO THAT.

SharePoint approval has constant integer value for each of the status like the one stated below.

Status

Value

Not Started

0

Failed on Start

1

In Progress

2

Error Occurred

3

Canceled

4

Completed

5

Failed on Start(Retrying)

6

Error Occurred (Retrying)

7

Canceled

15

Approved

16

Rejected

17

 

So this correct way should be instead of (equals ‘Approved’) you should use (equals 16).

 

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This above workflow works for me.

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206455/Microsoft_Live_Spaces_Moves_to_WordPress_An_FAQ.html) till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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