I can not find any reference to this being a possibility.

Is it possible in SalesForce to have an Approval process time out and a reminder (they don't approve it or approve it within few days) cause a reminder email to be sent to those that approval is being waited upon from? Also is it possible to Lock the whole opportunity including Notes & Attachments(So nobody can add any notes or attachments after submitting for Approval)

  • This is mostly doable if upon entry to the approval process, you set two custom fields on the object being approved - is_in_approval_process__c (boolean) and entered_approval_process_date__c. Then you can use normal time-based workflows to send email alerts. When the record leaves the approval process, reset both fields to false/null. Email will need to go to an email field on the record being approved. Multi-step approval processes would require a scheduled apex job
    – cropredy
    Feb 19 '15 at 1:05
  • @crop1645 Thanks for the respond, I found this solution online help.salesforce.com/apex/…
    – Metawaa
    Feb 19 '15 at 16:44
  • glad you found this -- more or less what I suggested
    – cropredy
    Feb 19 '15 at 17:28
  • @crop1645 I know thank you very much, I am just new at this. Your comment was too smart for me :P would you be able to look at this question too Please ? salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/66912/…
    – Metawaa
    Feb 19 '15 at 17:53
  • @crop1645 quick question , when I make the workflow rule, my worksheet will not send an initial email anymore. so I have a worksheet that with every change of Stage the user needs to do a "submission for approval" and everytime they do it it suppose to send an email to a manager and ask them to approve it now , when I add the Workflow rule , it doesnt send an email for approval anymore , I have two email . Approval Assignment Email Template New Request For Approval Approval Post Template Your Approval
    – Metawaa
    Feb 23 '15 at 17:26

Just follow the link below and create a trigger for your workflow rule https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewSolution?id=000187156&language=en_US

This help article does not achieve the described goal - you can't send the reminder email to the users in the active approval process, unless you knew them in advance or used additional code, not declarative options.

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