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Is it possible to create multiple non-block tasks in SharePoint designer? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a workflow that needs to send out multiple non-related tasks at once. I want it to go like this:

    - send task to user A

    - send task to user B

    - send task to user C

    - wait for Status on list item to change

    - send task to user D

    I want to send tasks to user A, B, and C simultaneously, but currently it sends out the task to user A and waits for that task to complete before sending out the task to user B. I'm currently using the To-Do task. Is there a way to create a task that doesn't block? The only thing I can think of doing is creating a separate workflow for each task, but that will be a pain because I will need to create probably 7 workflows each of which will run on every change to the list item and I will have to create multiple tracking fields as well to track if a task was already created or not. I'm just hoping for an easier way.

    Friday, January 27, 2017 9:35 PM

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  • Hi KubalaML,

    From your description, you want to send tasks to user A, B, and C simultaneously.

    Do not use the "Assign a To-do item" action.

    Using the "Start Custom Task Process" action, Choose Parallel (all at once):

    Best Regards,

    Lisa Chen


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    • Proposed as answer by croute1 Monday, January 30, 2017 2:25 PM
    Monday, January 30, 2017 1:02 PM
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  • Yeah I was thinking of a way to get that to work, but it's not quite what I need. Each user has a different task with their own set of instructions. It's not three identical tasks.
    Monday, January 30, 2017 11:00 PM
  • Hi,

    How did you achieved the scenario. I am facing same kind of challenge!

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:59 AM