Is that possible to skip the Approval Process by changing the status to something like "void" Any pointers?

EDIT: What I mean is that:

Current situation:

I have a record that user can submit for approval if the user wants the record to approved/reject OR if the user decide not to submit for approval, usually user delete this record.

The solution I want:

if the user wants to discard the record the user should be able to change the status to "VOID" and save the record.

But currently when the user selects the status to "VOID" and safe the approval process throws an error because the status does not match.

I'm looking for a way to escape the approval process when the user changes the status to void and save.


Entry Criteria:

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  • Status on the record? Can you clarify a bit what you mean here? Apr 23, 2021 at 2:36
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    I updated my question
    – Nick
    Apr 23, 2021 at 2:42

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All you need is to make sure you have an entry criterion for your Approval Process and not leave it open-ended.

If you have a criteria, make sure you AND the existing criteria with status!=void that way approval flow only enters when the status is other than void.

Check the below screenshot

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  • I do have a entry criteria but you saying I can have more than one criteria?
    – Nick
    Apr 23, 2021 at 2:52
  • Yes AND the existing criteria with status!=void that way approval flow only enters when status is other than void Apr 23, 2021 at 2:53
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    Ahh got it let me try.
    – Nick
    Apr 23, 2021 at 2:54
  • I created a new record and change the status to void and click on Mark as current status button then I get the above error
    – Nick
    Apr 23, 2021 at 3:28
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    I think it should not be PRIORVALUE and just keep the current value check Apr 23, 2021 at 4:09

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