How to retrieve Users Manager in SharePoint Designer Workflows

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SharePoint Designer 2010 facilitates the creation of SharePoint workflows for Power Users using very intuitive user interface and a set of ready-made actions (which can be extended).

One of the useful actions available is “Lookup Manager of a user”

2012-01-17-RetrieveUsersManager-01.png explains the functionality of this activity as follows

“This action is initially displayed in workflow steps as Find Manager of this user (output to Variable: manager). Use this action to look up a user’s manager. The output value is then stored in a variable.

Following is an example of what the action might look like in a workflow step:

Find Manager of Workflow Context:Initiator (output to Variable: manager)”

To use this action

  1. Insert it into SharePoint designer from the “Action” menu2012-01-17-RetrieveUsersManager-02.png
  2. Click on “this user ” to select the target user who we need to find his/her manager
  3. From “Select Users” dialog you can choose a user…

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