How do I stop an approval workflow from going to everyone selected in the drop-down?


I want the request for approval go to the individual selected in the drop-down cell instead of everyone that is an option in the drop-down.


  • Evette Brown

    Would I need a separate condition in the workflow for each individual (manager to approve)?

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Evette,

    Not sure I follow!

    You’d select in the Automation that you want it to send to the contacts specified in a contact column, and if there is only one selected, it should only send to that one contact.

    Can you describe your process in more detail and maybe share the sheet(s)/copies of the sheet(s) or some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. (share too,

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic weekend!


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