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Can an approver list be automatically generated on the Approval tab

Glenn Watkins (8839) | asked Aug 21 '15, 6:06 a.m.
 Good Afternoon

Can an approver list be automatically generated on a the approvals tab?

Donald Nong commented Aug 23 '15, 11:23 p.m.

Under what conditions?

Glenn Watkins commented Aug 24 '15, 1:39 a.m.

 Hi Donald,

Based on the work item status and project area, for example when the work item transitions into a "Testing Completed" state it should automatically populate a list of approvers based on the project area the work item belongs to.

Almost a "Dependent Enumeration" type scenario.

Thanks for taking the time to look into this Donald, really appreciate it.


sam detweiler commented Sep 09 '15, 6:25 a.m.

I wrote a participant plugin that injected approvals onto workitems when they transitioned to specific states.  It had the ability to select a specific user, all users in a role, user with least outstanding approvals and random user in role.
(all thru configuration)

an extension of the plugin in Ralph's blog

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Ralph Schoon (61.6k33643) | answered Sep 07 '15, 3:49 a.m.
The only way this could be achieved would be custom operational behavior. describes a possible approach.
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Glenn Watkins commented Sep 08 '15, 9:09 a.m.

 Hi Ralph

Thanks very much for your reply, really appreciated.

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Donald Nong (14.4k314) | answered Sep 07 '15, 2:28 a.m.
You should be able to achieve it in the same way as the "dependent enumeration" scenario.

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