I'd like to query all Active approval process, know what Object they control, and ultimately pull the type of Approver (related, user, queue etc..) is this possible? doesn't seem like it..

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you can do it by means of Process.. sobjects:

  • ProcessDefinition (Represents the definition of a single approval process.)
  • ProcessInstance (Represents an instance of a single, end-to-end approval process. Use this and the node, step, and workitem process instance objects to create approval history reports.)
  • ProcessInstanceHistory (This read-only object shows all steps and pending approval requests associated with an approval process (ProcessInstance).)
  • ProcessInstanceStep (Represents one work item in an approval process (ProcessInstance).)
  • ProcessInstanceNode (Represents a step in an instance of an approval process. Compare to ProcessNode, which describes the step in a process definition. Use this object to retrieve approval history.)
  • ProcessInstanceWorkitem (Represents a user’s pending approval request.)
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    Okay this is great -- Especially ProcessDefinition for grabbing the target object -- but how do I query for the field that grabs the Approver: Type - relatedUserField> developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.api_meta.meta/… I want to check if that field has a null value and throw an error if that's the case: Sep 27, 2018 at 18:54

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