Approving group of items in SharePoint 2013

This might be slightly off-topic but what is a blog if you cannot share ahas and tricks…at least so you know where to find it next time it is needed ?

When working with documents that require approval in SharePoint 2013 sometimes you want to be able to approve several items at once.

it is not possible in the UI if the document libray.

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you can only do it one at a time:

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What a waste of time !!

Use the Content and structure logs.

You will find under :

Site Settings –> Site Administration –> Content and structure logs

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This item will only appear if you have activated the Sharepoint Server Publishing Infrastructure.

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If you don’t have activated this feature you can use the below link:

http://<sitename>/_layouts/15/SiteManager.aspx

On the resulting page, find the library where you want to group approve and in the menu : actions –> approve

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This should do the trick !!

In the settings you can even add a bookmark to the library should you need to approve often…

Happy Sharepointing !!

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