Today, I will show you how Unable to approve multiple items in SharePoint 2013. It’s possible to approve multiple items in one pass selecting the things in a view and clicking on the Approve/Reject button within the Items tab.



However, if the user has the acceptable permissions for the item, however not for the list and web site, the user will choose multiple things and click on Approve/Reject, however, if you click on it the Working on it… The dialog won’t disappear. It works if only 1 of the things is chosen, but with multiple items it’s loading forever.


The problems will be reproduced by doing the following:
1. create a new list and enable content approval.
2. Create two items within the list.
3. Disable permission inheritance for each items and assign a user while not approval permissions for the list or web site approval permission for the items.
4. Now sign up with this user and choose both items. The Approve/Reject button is enabled, however, if you click thereon the working on it. The dialog can seem, then again doesn’t go away. The expected Approve/Reject dialog will never show up.

If you are experiencing this problems, please make sure that the user has approval permissions for the list and the site as well. Hope it works for you!

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