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  • sharepoint 2013 designer workflow auto approve task after due date is passed.

    Could we approve the task automatically once due date is apssed?


    MCTS Sharepoint 2010, MCAD dotnet, MCPDEA, SharePoint Lead

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7:39 PM

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  • Hi Amit,

    If your task is created by a workflow (first) and stored in a separate task list, you can create another workflow on this particular task list, then each workflow instance would check if current task is expired (not approved/rejected), then determine if update current task's "Task Outcome" as approved (and update task status as complete), and then create a retention policy on this paricular task list to trigger the workflow on due date .

    Thanks,

    Daniel Yang

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    • Marked as answer by star.wars Friday, May 30, 2014 10:51 AM
    Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:27 PM

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  • Hi Amit,

    If your task is created by a workflow (first) and stored in a separate task list, you can create another workflow on this particular task list, then each workflow instance would check if current task is expired (not approved/rejected), then determine if update current task's "Task Outcome" as approved (and update task status as complete), and then create a retention policy on this paricular task list to trigger the workflow on due date .

    Thanks,

    Daniel Yang

    Forum Support

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Daniel Yang
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by star.wars Friday, May 30, 2014 10:51 AM
    Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:27 PM
  • Is it possible to submit a Task after the due date in SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow , through custom Form ? Will the workflow progress as usual to a next stage ,in such cases.

    Athar raza faridi

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 7:14 AM
  • This answer is incorrect as far as I've been able to test.

    For some reason Designer does not make the default task Outcome field available in the drop down of Task list columns you can update through the 'Set field in current item' action.

    Monday, August 17, 2015 4:31 PM