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SharePoint Designer 2013 Approval Workflow with Comments

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Adding Comments to a SharePoint 2013 Approval Workflow I needed the ability to capture comments from Approval Tasks in a workflow.  This has changed greatly in 2013 workflows.  Everything is more modular and as such must be built somewhat from scratch.
SharePoint 2013 workflows can become corrupt.  This may have been fixed by a patch, but please refer to a previous post before creating any 2013 workflows in Designer: http://www.ericjochens.com/2014/12/sharepoint-2013-workflow-observations.htmlSharePoint 2013 does not have a built-in approval workflow, nor does a built-in task item include comments.  I solved this by building my own approval workflow, and using a custom content type to include a comments field.A SharePoint 2013 Workflow will not store the Task ID when a task is created, so you cannot do a lookup into that task list to grab comments or any other field.  I solved this by creating a separate workflow in the task list to read the Related Items column, and update the origin…