My question could be a duplicate of another question that has been asked long back but without a concrete suggestion/solution.

Submitted user is also getting Reassign | Approve/Reject button on record

I have created multiple approvals through Apex and submitted as a non-admin user.

But, the biggest issue is, I am still able to see Reassign and Approve/Reject links for the approvals which I have submitted.

Actually, those approval requests have to be handled by the users Jon and Park in this case.

Any thoughts on why I am getting Reassign, Approve/Reject links even I am being as a submitter. I can adjust with Reassign link but I do not want Approve/Reject links which are not meaningful. Please see the screenshot below.

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Experts, please advise. Thanks.

Code snippet:

            List<Id> approvers = new List<Id>{'005o0000000POyp','005o0000000POyo','005o00000033qPS','005o0000000POyn','005o0000001z4Qz','005o0000000P6Y0','005o0000000POyl','005o0000002mdGZ','005o0000000POzf','005o0000000PZSU','005o0000002H8kV','005o0000003ZFd0'};
            List<Approval.ProcessSubmitRequest> appreqs = new List<Approval.ProcessSubmitRequest>();

            for (Id appId : approvers) {
                Approval.ProcessSubmitRequest req = new 

                req.setComments('Need approval. Product sample quantity is beyond the limit.');
                req.setNextApproverIds(new List<Id>{appId});


            List<Approval.ProcessResult> ApprovalReqs = Approval.process(appreqs);
  • did you logged in as integration user and taken this screenshot? May 22, 2018 at 14:47
  • Yes, @SantanuBoral. I took this screenshot in sandbox. I logged in sys admin and logged in as integration user from Manage Users.
    – Bforce
    May 22, 2018 at 14:54

1 Answer 1


Us the Approval set to Unanimous and not First Approver for Approvals for this section of the Approval process?

When multiple approvers are selected:

  • Approve or reject based on the FIRST response.
  • Require UNANIMOUS approval from all selected approvers.

If you look at the MetadataAPI for approval processes here, specifically the section on ApprovalStepApprover that would give you the reference you need. If you would like to modify the approval process from Apex you would need to download the one of the wsdl either developer or enterprise and then use the wsdl2apex tool in salesforce to generate a wrapper, or it would be easier to use Andy Fawcett's version of it where he already did most of the cleanup work.

  • Is that possible to set this through Apex? Because I have used apex to achieve multiple approvals as the standard point and click does not provide a way.
    – Bforce
    May 22, 2018 at 14:57
  • are you creating the approvals via apex and the metadata or are you processing (i.e. submitting records for approval) through apex? May 22, 2018 at 17:14
  • i have created approvals via apex. The objective is the sales rep has to get approvals from respective product managers if their opportunity products exceeding the quantity limit. There could be many product managers for a product and a product can be managed by many prod managers and it is N-N relationship. Since, an opportunity can have multiple products, the approval request has to sent to many product managers for their approval.
    – Bforce
    May 22, 2018 at 17:50
  • do u mind posting a snippet of code for how you create the approval process, cause i get the feeling that I'm talking around what you really mean. But if it is what you say then you need to set the ApprovalStepApprover.whenMultipleApprovers to RoutingType.FirstResponse because the default routing type is Unanimous May 22, 2018 at 18:35
  • please see the updated question as i have added the code snippet.
    – Bforce
    May 22, 2018 at 19:44

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