In this section, we're going to create a basic sequential approval that involves first- and second-stage approval. These types of approvals are common in scenarios where an individual requests more than a certain number of vacation days or expenditure that reaches a certain threshold.
Like other workflows, you can use a SharePoint list as the starting point. You can also take input from other methods, such as reading content from a file or even requesting user input (which you'll learn about in Chapter 14, Accepting User Input).
For this example, you'll be creating a list with a number of different columns and data types. The columns will be used to store information as it moves through the process. The overall process will look like this:
- Configuring the prerequisites
- Creating the flow
- Testing the flow
The design of the flow will stipulate that the first-level approver is the requester's manager, while the second-level approver...