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I have a customized Sharepoint 2010 Approval Workflow that has triggered a Task. I want to be able to edit the Due Date manually, but when I try, it is a Read Only field. Any help?

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you should create new task form fields . You can achieve this in SharePoint designer:

-Add a workflow for a List. -Add a ‘Start Approval Process’ action in the workflow. -Click on ‘these users’ to add the approvers. -Click on Approval(1) to edit the task process. -Add a new task form field named "New due date".( Add a task form field here will automatically create the field in the list after publish it). -Click on Change the behavior of a single task . -Define a workflow variable named "Var due date". -Add a "Set workflow variable" in "When a task completes" section . -Click on "workflow variable" and choose "var due date". -Click on "value" and select "Current task:Approve(1)" as data source . -In field from source dropdown list you can see all the task form fields . -Choose "New due date" and click OK .

Now you have the new due date value in "var due date" variable. Then follow these steps :

-Add another ‘Start Approval Process’ action in the workflow. -Click on ‘these users’ to add the approvers. -Click on Approval(2) to edit the task process. -Click on Change the behavior of a single task . -In "Before a task is assigned" step add "Set task field" (in Action / Task behavior action) -Click on "Field" and select "Due Date". -Click on "Value" and select "Workflow variables and parameters" in data source . -Select your variable (varduedate). then publish i. I hop it's useful for you .

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You can add a new task form field in SPD and get new due date from approver and add a new action to update your due date . Good luck .

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Can you please extend this answer. It needs more detail to be really useful –  Robert Lindgren May 3 '13 at 8:33

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