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Is it possible to prohibit deleting approvals from workitem?

Kevin Owen (122) | asked Apr 16 '13, 6:10 a.m.


I am trying to prohibit users to delete approvals from workitem.

I unchecked "Modify the work item's approvals", but users still can delete approvals.

Also, I defined "Required Approvals" for all state transitions, and it seems to work on Eclipse, but still can delete from web client.

Is it possible to prohibit deleting approvals from workitem?

Do I have to develop a custom precondition to do that?

Thank you.

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Daniel Toczala (88211514) | answered Jun 24 '13, 6:03 p.m.

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Lauren Hayward Schaefer (3.3k11727) | answered Apr 16 '13, 7:06 a.m.
Hi Kevin,

After playing with this to figure out how it works, the name "Modify the work item's approvals" is a bit misleading to me.  It looks like "Modify the work item's approvals" gives you permission to change the state of an approval (like from pending to approved), but it doesn't restrict you from adding or removing approvals to the work item.

I don't know how to prohibit deleting approvals from a work item. has some information you may find helpful.  I'm not sure what your goal is--you can require approvals before a work item can transition to a new state.

Kevin Owen commented Apr 16 '13, 7:57 a.m.

Hi Lauren,

Thank you so much for your reply.
Since any users can delete any approvals, I would like to prevent this.
I looked into the post you showed, I guess I need some custom preconditions to do this.

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