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Global Tenant wide Power Automate Approval Workflow

The following provides a guide on how to add an approval Power Automate workflow to any Document Library in your tenant just by adding a JSON formatted column to your library! A previous client had a requirement to create some global approval templates across the whole of their SharePoint Online Tenant. Power Automate is a great tool for this with its integration with Microsoft Approvals which gives the end user a slick experience being able to approve/reject documents from email or Teams. The problem with most approval templates is an individual workflow has to be deployed to every Library as they run on the "For a selected file" step, which can't be dynamic... or can it!? My colleague Robin Pemberton created an original set of approval templates, one with a multi-step approval, one where everyone must approve, one where only one person needs to approve which we then provided to the business on how to deploy this to their SharePoint libraries, with a long set of instruc