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2578548 - Auto approval - EC workflow


Is it possible to have workflow auto approved if approver doesn't action within specified number of days?


Employee Central - Workflows


  • Automatic approval of a stalled workflow is not possible.
  • We have options such as auto escalation which can be utilized to send the workflow to another approver when current approver doesn't action on workflow. This funtionality can be configured such that it can be made recurring which will keep on going to higher level of management for approval, and at the end when there is no more higher level, the workflow will stop there (it will not get automatically approved though). 
  • This is not a supported logic and engineering do not intend to implement it, if you wish to have this functionality, please raise an enhancemnet request with business justification scenarios as per KBA-2281023.


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