Dec 12, 2008

xxx Approval and Approval Status in list

After a list is enabled "Content Approval", the list has approval status field shows up in the default view. This is system field just like modified, modified by. It has nothing to do with workflow.

The xxx approval field is for workflow xxx. xxx is the workflow name. Even a user approve the workflow in the workflow form, the item's approval status is not necessary synchronized depending your workflow's behavior. To really approve the the item you have to use drop down menu of item, select "approved/reject".