Copying An Existing ‘Auto-Approval’ Rule

  • WHO:              Project Manager / Status Manager               
  • WHERE:         Project Online/Project Server PWA


  1. Access the ‘Approval Center’ by:
    a. Navigating to your Project Online environment.
    b. From the Quick Launch Menu, click the Approvals link (or ‘Approvals’ tile, if visible) to access Project Online’s ‘Approval Center’


2. From the Approval Center, click the ‘Manage Rules’ button located on the ‘Navigate’ section of the ‘Approvals’ menu ribbon in PWA.

3. On the Rules page, select the rule from the list, and click the Copy button, located in the ‘Rule’ section of the Rules menu ribbon to copy the selected rule.

4. Click the link associated with the newly copied rule and proceed with the appropriate edits.

Copying existing auto-approval rules in MS Project Server and Project Online saves you time by not having to start all rules from scratch. To learn more on using ‘Auto Approval’ Rules for Task Updates in Project Server and Project Online, be sure to check out these other articles:

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