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Cannot update due date in SharePoint 2010 Approvel Workflow generated Task RRS feed

  • Question

  • Wondering why due date cannot be changed by users with List permissions on a Task which was generated from the built-in Approval workflow.

    I can have the workflow set the initial due date. The business process dictates that at times the due date need to be updated on the Task before they are completed (shift to the right or whatever).

    The column settings for the due date field do not seem to be set as read only??? why can the not be updated by users/admins?

    If the due date must be updated by a workflow how can a workflow be manually be run...like an administrator business process feature?

    BTW...this project mandates that all processes are run with OOB settings (codeless).

    Thanks

    Ok, found the answer to this on another post: click on the workflow status field of the workflow that generated the tasks. Then click "Add or update assignees". Very nice!



    • Edited by JP1111 Thursday, June 14, 2012 5:08 PM
    Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:44 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

    Beside the way you mentioned, you can also try to reassign the task from the task list directly. Thus you can enter a new duration for this task and SharePoint will generate a new task.

    Thanks


    Pengyu Zhao

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Friday, June 22, 2012 6:27 AM
    Friday, June 15, 2012 6:56 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

    Beside the way you mentioned, you can also try to reassign the task from the task list directly. Thus you can enter a new duration for this task and SharePoint will generate a new task.

    Thanks


    Pengyu Zhao

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Friday, June 22, 2012 6:27 AM
    Friday, June 15, 2012 6:56 AM
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