Run Approval Workflow on Multiple Items of List in SharePoint 2010


  • I have approval workflow in SharePoint 2010. I want select multiple items and start this workflow for all selected items.

    What is the best way to handle this scenario?

    thanks in advance.....

    • Edited by LB-softcom Wednesday, June 27, 2012 8:40 AM
    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 7:35 AM


  • Create a text/choice column say WFStatus, when you select multiple items of list, update the WFStatus column with some value say "Start".

    Modify your Approval WF to start on Item change event and when the WFStatus column has value "Start".

    If the condition is satisfied reset the WFStatus column to say "Stop".

    Thanks, Neha Navale

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:28 AM
  • Hi LB,

    You can create the SharePoint Designer workflow like this:

    If checkbox column is YES,
    then start approval process,
    then Set checkbox column to NO

    Thanks & Regards,

    Emir Liu

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, July 03, 2012 10:37 AM

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