This article describes how to use the automatic multiple approval function in Lark Approval.
Q: What is the automatic multiple approval function?
A: If the same person is the approver for multiple steps, once approval is given for one step, all the other steps will also be approved.
Q: What are the situations where automatic multiple approvals can be used?
A: Such a situation will occur in an approval process with multiple steps where an approver has assumed various roles. For example, in a 2-level approval with a "Direct Manger - Direct Department Supervisor" structure, where an approver is both the applicant's direct manager and direct department supervisor.
Q: What are the situations where automatic multiple approval can not be used?
A: In any of the following situations, automatic multiple approval cannot be used, and the approver will still have to give approval at each step:
- •When the information on the approval form is changed during the approval period. For example, if the reimbursement amount was originally 100, but it is changed to 1,000 during the approval period.
- •When the same approver has different permissions at different steps, e.g., he cannot read the form field at first step, but can read it at the second step.
- •When a document needs to be approved a second time because it was transferred or sent back, or an approver was added, e.g. previous approval was already granted, but an approver was added, so re-approval is required.