Box Relay variable support
Could we have a variable for approvers Instead of harcoding them to a relay?
For example, if a document contained a metadata field for approver and it was populated with a user, could we use that metadata as a variable for the approval step of the relay workflow?
This is still on the roadmap.
Each time we're considering a use case when we could use Relay, we're hitting this very same issue. For instance when we'd like tender applications to be submitted, we would like the uploader to indicate the company name in a metadata, and then the submission to be moved to a new folder that would include the tender reference >> company name. Then we'd like a set of sub-folders to be auto-generated. Finally, there would be an approval on the entire submission (folder, not file), based on which the folder gets moved to a long/shortlist or rejected folder.
It could be very important and useful. Not only for approvers but also for selecting the folder to save files.
Dan Cole commented
This would make relay so much more useful, especially with the new file request feature.