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”
Office.com 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
- Insert it into SharePoint designer from the “Action” menu
- Click on “this user ” to select the target user who we need to find his/her manager
- From “Select Users” dialog you can choose a user…
View original post 126 more words