Set Multi-level Workflow

General Introduction

Select a Mode

Tips to Set Up Your First Workflow

Mode 1: Create Approval Workflow Only

1.1 Add Static & Dynamic Recipients

1.2 Set Multi-level Workflow

1.3 Set Conditions for Recipient

1.4 Add Form Respondent

1.5 Request Response Edit

1.6 Check Tracking Report

1.7 Add & Use Recipient Group

Mode 2 & 3: Generate & Send PDF/document only

2.1 How to generate PDF/document

2.2 Common file template errors

2.3 Send PDF/documents to recipients

2.4 Send PDF/documents to respondents

Mode 4: Combine All Modes

3.1 Combine Modes – Setup File Template

3.2 Combine Modes – Add recipients

Email Settings & Features:

4.1 Options for Sending Final Email

4.2 Enable/Disable Sheets Report on Final Email

4.3 Show File Attachment Link On Emails

4.4 Resend Email to Recipient & Edit Recipient Email

4.5 Customize Email Template

4.6 Dynamic Fields of Custom Email Template

Team Plan:

5.1 Add/Remove Users 

5.2 Share Edit Permission

Additional Features: 

6.1 Set Reminder & Auto Approve/Reject

6.2 Resend All Pending Requests

6.3 Manage Forms in Dashboard

6.4 Unique Request Number

6.5 Approval Link Authentication

6.6 Transfer Forms Data

6.7 Transfer Paid Plan To Other User

6.8 Avoid Automatic Approval/Rejection

6.9 Sign a Request

Quotas & Billing

Refund Policy

Learn how to setup multi-level workflow.

1. How multi-level workflow works

“Multi-level workflow” means that when a respondent submits a request, the approval email will be sent subsequently starting from the first recipient.
 
  • If the first recipient approves: the approval email will be sent to the second recipient on the list, and so on.
  • If the first recipient rejects: the request will be rejected, then a final-status email will be sent to all recipients (and the respondent if added) informing that the request is rejected. This rule also applies for if the first recipient approved, yet later recipient rejects.
 
2. How to set multi-level workflow
First, go to the add-on’s “Configuration” menu and switch on the “Multi-level Workflow”:

Next, you will see numbered boxes appear on the left side of each recipient field.

Here you can set the order number for each recipient. The numbers will determine who can receive approval email 1st and who receive email later.

*Note: To make sure this feature functions properly, you must set the first recipient as number “1”, then second recipient as number “2”, and so on.

Finally, click “Save” and your multi-level workflow will be activated.

3. Tips to make the multi-level workflow more flexible and coherent

You can edit the step number of recipients to be the same as each other. This will form a new workflow in which, at a certain step, two (or more than two) recipients need to approve the email if they want to move to the next step. The image below is an example for your reference.

Another useful tip is that you can combine different conditions for recipients having the same step number. This will form a new workflow in which the recipients’ approvals depend on the conditions above.

For example, we have a Google Form called ‘Budget approval Form’. We will set the conditions of the ‘Cost’ question for our two recipients: ‘[email protected]‘ and ‘[email protected]‘.

To set conditions, go to the ‘Recipients & Respondent’ section and add the two recipients’ static emails with the same step number.

There you can see ‘Conditions: 0‘. As we haven’t set any conditions yet, the number of them is zero. Click ‘Condition: 0‘ to start editing the conditions for each recipient:

Clicking ‘Conditions: 0’ will open a box Set Conditions For Recipient “[email protected]. Then click ‘Add condition’ to see the options.

To begin with, you should choose ‘One’ or ‘All’ to apply one or all of the conditions for recipients.

There are 3 fields you can adjust to suit your needs.

  • The first field presents the question of the Google Form you want to attach the condition. Simply click the arrow to see the scroll down of those questions. It’s the ‘Cost’ question in the example.
  • The second field shows measurements that will distinguish between the answers’ questions with and without conditions.
  • The last field is the characters indicating the differences between the answers’ questions with and without conditions.

 

The condition for the recipient ‘[email protected]’ answering the ‘Cost’ question is set as ‘is greater than or equal to 1000‘. It means that this recipient will receive and be able to approve the request if the ‘Cost’ of the request is greater than or equal to 1000, and vice versa.

Meanwhile, the other recipient ‘[email protected]’ will still receive the approval email as we didn’t set any conditions for this recipient.

Here is the email to the recipient having the condition ‘the cost is greater than or equal to 1000‘:

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