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Deepak PansariDeepak Pansari 

Approval re-assign via apex code..

Hi All,


I need to re-assign Approval to some one else via apex code , when an object is already submitted for approval and status is pending.


Any help ?





Check the  below especially the highlighted part which shows the syntax for set ApprovarID:-

public class testApproval {


// Insert an account

Account a = new Account(Name='Test',annualRevenue=100.0);
insert a;

// Create an approval request for the account

Approval.ProcessSubmitRequest req1 = new Approval.ProcessSubmitRequest();
req1.setComments('Submitting request for approval.');

// Submit the approval request for the account

Approval.ProcessResult result = Approval.process(req1);

// Verify the result

System.assertEquals('Pending', result.getInstanceStatus(), 'Instance

// Approve the submitted request
// First, get the ID of the newly created item

List<Id> newWorkItemIds = result.getNewWorkitemIds();

// Instantiate the new ProcessWorkitemRequest object and populate it

Approval.ProcessWorkitemRequest req2 = new Approval.ProcessWorkitemRequest();
req2.setComments('Approving request.');
req2.setNextApproverIds(new Id[] {UserInfo.getUserId()});

// Use the ID from the newly created item to specify the item to be worked


// Submit the request for approval

Approval.ProcessResult result2 = Approval.process(req2);

// Verify the results

System.assert(result2.isSuccess(), 'Result Status:'+result2.isSuccess());
System.assertEquals('Approved', result2.getInstanceStatus(), 'Instance
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Hi Dipak


Use list of "ProcessInstanceWorkItem" ( Method below)


public pagereference reassign(){


List<ProcessInstanceWorkItem> workItemList = [Select p.ProcessInstance.Status, p.ProcessInstance.TargetObjectId,p.ProcessInstanceId,p.OriginalActorId,p.Id,p.ActorId
        From ProcessInstanceWorkitem p where p.ProcessInstance.TargetObjectId = :  "Your record id"];


workItemList.get(0).ActorId  = 'id of user who will be reassigned';


update workItemList;


return null;




it will automaticlly assigned to that id and update it in Approval history also.


it is working for me, let me know if it work for you or not.