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2383052 - What is the Expired status mean for an Approval Process


  • An Admin generated the Approval Status Report but the status shows Expired. What does Expired mean?
  • Checking on the Approvals on a User record, an Approval Process shows as Expired. Why was it expired?


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If using Approval Processes for users to enroll into Classes, some of those Approval Processes aren’t processed by the time the class begins. The Deny Expired Processes Automatic Process cancels any approval process for a pending enrollment or external learning request if the start date of the class or event has already passed. Learners no longer need approval for the classes because they can no longer attend.


This is an expected behavior caused by running the 'Deny Expired Approval Processes' Automatic Process. The Approval Process Report and Approvals on the User record display Expired as per the Cause section above.

See Also

Scheduling the Deny Expired Approval Processes


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