Close An Existing Approval

When the necessary approval has been received for a document or link (for some processes, this may mean all have approved; for others, it may mean that one of the approvers has approved), the open approval should be closed by an Administrator or Manager so that it no longer shows on the active list of approvals. By closing the approval, you are marking the approval request complete (whether or not all approvers have responded).

To close an active approval, select the checkbox next to one or more approvals in the APPROVALS dashboard (or in the Approvals report) and then click on the Close Approval button at the top. Once an approval has been closed,  Approval closed will show next to the item in Documents. The approval will be removed from the active approvals list and will now be listed under closed approvals in the dashboard/report (accessed via the Filters button).
To reopen a previously closed approval, from the folder list in Documents, click the name of the item. At the top of the document's details page, click the Edit Approval button. On the next page, click the drop down menu next to Status, and change the value from Closed to Active. Click Save Changes button.
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