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Stop workflow submitter from approving [AX 2012 R3 CU8]

This is a common request in previous versions of AX. Usually you would want to stop the submitter from approving their own workflow. Dynamics AX 2012 CU8 has introduced a new flat on the Workflow parameters. “Disallow approval by submitter”. This is a global setting and not workflow specific. To test this out I created a user group with 2 users. One of them being my account. I created a workflow for journals and used Role based assignment to the APTeam user group.   I was allowed to submit it but I found the workflow history had an error. ie Submitter cannot be the approver. I understand why Microsoft has done it this way but I am not a big fan of it. I don’t like introducing errors in the workflow history. It makes the workflow configuration very difficult. Lets say you had a team of 5 users. Each one was able to submit but not approve their own journals. Then you would have to create a complex workflow configuration to deal with all the combination. I have done similar sol