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Adeline MooreAdeline Moore 

Submit for approval in my flow

I'm trying to create a Submit for approval screen in my flow. The flow is actually a membership application for Update of an existing Contact record. 

1. Contact already exists in Salesforce
2. after completing this application
3. I want the flow to be approved
4. Record updates take effect in their existing Contact record after approval

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Im using the VARSelected ContactID as the input but what should I use as the output? When I select the instance Status i do not get the Default Statuses of Pending, Approved, Etc.

After creating this Submit for approval what happens in the flow?
Does it pause until the Approver take some action?
I am creating MANY Record Updates to take effect after the flow is approved.

PLease help!!

Lokesh KumarLokesh Kumar
Please check the below link.

Adeline MooreAdeline Moore
I read through that Blog but it still doesnt answer my Output question. Are you saying I need to build a Process builder process that will trigger the flow? I thought I could just use flow to do Submit for approval?
Lokesh KumarLokesh Kumar
I got it, Adeline, you have to create a new variable in your flow and assign the instance status to it and use how you want !!!


let us know if this will help you !! 
Adeline MooreAdeline Moore
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How do I assign the Actual Instant Statuses to the variable? 

I used this as default value = {!$GlobalConstant.EmptyString}

Where can I add the “Approved,” “Rejected,” “Removed,” or “Pending” Values that are usually attached to the Instance Status?