How can the name of the approver auto populate into "approved by"?

We have a change order request form for our suppliers to use when requested a change in the design or scope of our projects. I have an automatic workflow to send the request for approval to our construction manager(s). When they approve (or deny) the request, the status changes to approved (or denied) .. but I cannot seem to get the approvers name to auto populate in the "approved by" column

I have tried multiple workflows... I have found a way to have a name assigned to the "approved by" column when the approval status changes .. but I have to pick one persons name .. there doesn't seem to be an area where the person who clicked approve has their name autopopulate.

What am I missing?


  • Eric Law
    Eric Law ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jmalthouse Yeah, the reason for this is that ANYONE can be an approver. They just need to be sent a link. If you want a name to be populated, you will need to change the automation from Request Approval to Request an Update. Then you can hardcode each field into the message and link the Approval column and Approver name so the Updater (Approver) can update those 2 fields.