A Task is an activity that needs to be accomplished within a defined period of time or by a deadline.

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How can I display a message on a list item when within X days of a date?

I'm using SharePoint 2010 and I'd like to create a column in Task List that will display a message (not generate an email: just display a field text) such as "URGENT" or "Almost Due" when the date is ...
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Show More by Default

I am using SharePoint 2013 and I have a custom contentype inherited from task. Because there are too many fields, by default there is a Show More option to show all the fields. Is there a way to ...
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Assign Tasks to multiple people with multiple completions

Sharepoint 2010. Question 1: I need to create a task that can be assigned to 1 or more people at the same time, but creates a separate tasks for each of the so that they would mark the task as ...
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Tasks Roll up across Farm, site collection

We have OOTB "task lists" in many sites used by the same set of users. We have a farm with "x" site collections and "x" sites with-in them without any changes to the default content type. We would ...
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List with hierarchy

I want to create a list with tasks, subtasks of these tasks, etc. It should also be possible to add new tasks to a specific level in the hierarchy. The only thing I could find is the Managed Metadata ...
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complete task by 4pm or else?

I've built a state machine workflow that has several tasks. If any of the tasks are not completed by 4pm I need to signify (email) the team(s). I guess I need some sort of event that fires at 4pm, ...
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Strategy Queston : how would you implement this calendaring use-case

At my organization there is a process that goes in to preparing for our Board of Director's Meetings that begins 6 weeks beforehand and involves about 9 different steps. We have a template document ...
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How to display counter

Is there a way to use jQuery and Css to pop up notification to user's breadcrumb area for user's open Tasks. I can drop a web part which gets all the pending tasks for browser's user. I see following ...
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Sharepoint Online 2013 - Retrieving a task by its related list item?

For the ticketing system I've been working on, a task will be created via workflow whenever a new ticket (discussion) is created, which is assigned to the specific personnel assigned to that ...
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How to alter SP2013 workflow task from an ASP task form?

I have created SPD workflow with a custom ASP form. My form opens when clicking on a task link and I can show information about the task. Now I want to alter the task after pressing a button, but ...
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How does SharePoint store tasks?

I am not very well versed in storage (databases), but how does SharePoint save tasks for multiple people? I understand excel and some Matlab. (note: vertical bars denote row changes) For example, if ...
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How to set start and end date in Timeline webpart in SharePoint 2013?

So here is the scenario. I want to "hijack" the Timeline webpart used for project sites in SP2013 and set a fixed start and end date. There is an option to lock the timeline in it's current state in ...
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Tasks and SubTasks with CSOM

I have a Sharepoint 2013 Tasks App which I am accessing using CSOM. It contains SubTasks. I would like firstly (1) to get the Tasks excluding the SubTasks, and then (2) when I get a Task, to get it's ...
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Overdue task email notifications out of the box?

I've created a simple SharePoint 2010 Designer workflow that starts the approval process on a document library. It assigns workflow tasks to users just fine and e-mails the initiator when the workflow ...
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Workflow and Associated Task Form Names

I have question regarding the InfoPath Forms that autogenerated by the Workflow Tasks. I was wondering if it is possible to give these forms more meaingful names. The current problem example: If I ...
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Automatically change the Outcome of a Task [How To?]

Here is my situation: I am working on a workflow (in SharePoint Designer) that is triggered when a new task is created. In some cases, I need to automatically complete a task via my workflow. To ...
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Can I set my own subject in the task notification email

I have created a workflow which is creating tasks and sets the body, subject and assigned to some user or group. SharePoint is adding some extra text to my subject. This is the text: "has been ...
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Gantt Chart in SharePoint— Timeline view disappears

The first time I load the page, the timeline view of tasks appears no problem. However, when I start to add an item, scroll along the timeline, or otherwise take an action on the page, the timeline ...
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Show all tasks from user

How can I make a list with all Tasks? It is possible to use the MyTasks webpart, this is after changing a list of all task within the sitecollection. But i want a list of all tasks of multiple ...
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Canceling Workflow (Task Process) from Infopath

I have a workflow (in SP2010) Task Process that I need to be able to cancel. I had a parallel action in the "When the Task Process Is Running" that checked for Item deletion or a field change. Run ...
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“Send email when ownership is assigned?” Due Date functionality

I'm writing a blog article about the above feature (under lists' Advanced settings) and I'm finding it goshdarn hard to find a definitive reference on the subject. In short, I've heard passing ...
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Approve listitem task from button with javascript

I am trying to find out the right way to approve a listitem workflow task clicking on a button using JavaScript (client object model). An approver should be able to approve/reject his own task by ...
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Correct Way to Reassign Workflow Tasks in Visual Studio WF

What is the correct way to programmatically reassign a task to another individual in a SharePoint 2010 custom workflow? We do not want to simply change the person to whom the task is assigned although ...
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SharePoint2013 “Start Task Process” workflow activity

The problem is the following: I need to create a workflow using sharepoint designer, which will create tasks for chosen users and after, will send them email notifications, where every email will ...
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Design Workflow that Emails People in Assigned To (Except for Created By)

We have a custom list that tracks work tasks in our department; we track our own work and use it to assign work/tasks to other colleagues. I have a people/groups column called AssignedTo and need a ...
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Can I create a “next due date” field for recurring tasks with no coding?

We've got a task list of recurring reporting jobs. For instance, a security report that's generated daily, weekly stats from three different individuals, semi-annual rollups of data. Our task list, ...
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Missing workflow task

A user is receiving an email for task that is overdue. The document that it relates to has been deleted. I have searched for the task and looked in the task history but I can not find it. Any ...
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SP2013 - Filtering not working on Calendar view of Task list

I have a page with a Task list on it displaying its Calendar view. I have a filter on the Calendar view where it should only show items where "Show On Content Calendar" is equal to Yes, however the ...
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Send an Email after several Tasks are done

Like the title says: I'd like to send an email after three tasks are done. All in Sharepoint Designer 2010. I can't figure it out myself and Google didn't really help. EDIT: Ehm maybe I wansn't clear ...
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Color Code Due Date for All Tasks?

I am trying to format a Tasks list in SharePoint 2010 using Sharepoint Designer using the following settings under conditional formatting. Field > Due Date = Less Than > Value = Current Date ...
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Check if task has already been submitted on opening InfoPath task form and switching view to reflect so

I am trying to make my custom task form (of Visual Studio Sequential Workflow) to switch view to "Submitted" in case someone has already submitted this task before, since this task could be assigned ...
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Identify person who completed a Collect Data task

I'm using "Collect Data From User" in a workflow to issue a task to a group. I need to be able to identify the member of the group who completed the task. The current solution is a People field in the ...
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SP 2013 My Site - Tasks - Page can't be displayed

On a SP 2013 My Site on 2 different environments we see the same behavior, that the page /personal/useraccountname/AllTasks.aspx could not be found. Has anybody come across this issue before or do ...
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Webpart won't show tasks related to the list item

I have a 'Complaints' task webpart that's displayed under a (list) display form. The tasks are created by a workflow, when a complaint is created. I can get all of the tasks to appear in the webpart, ...
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Prevent user from re-visit approval form. SharePoint 2010 Workflow

I created a custom Visual Studio Workflow. It works fine and is a simple approval workflow. There is a Workflow Task associated to a dynamic user and the user musst approve or reject it. The Problem ...
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Deleted Workflows Still Sending Emails

All! I have an issue that neither I nor the contractors that I have working for me have been able to figure out, and I'm hoping you all might be able to help me. I have several users that are getting ...
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Custom Task assigned to multiple users in SP 2010

I have a first SharePoint List that contains two columns: Name of the application Name(s) of the developer(s) There is a second SharePoint List that fires a Sequential Workflow in Visual Studio ...
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Randomly: Item does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user

I have a rather curious issue with some workflow tasks. My (state machine) workflow creates a handful of tasks while running. Users interact with the tasks to move the workflow between its states. ...
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Special Permissions on task

I'm having a problem with 'SpecialPermissions' its underlined in red (last line of code) Error 1 'Microsoft.SharePoint.Workflow.SPWorkflowTaskProperties' does not contain a definition for ...
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Linking Approval Tasks on List Items with SharePoint Designer Workflows

I have a simple approval process that I built with SharePoint Designer 2010. It starts by assigning a task to the user. The user simply approves and rejects the task. Based on the status an email ...
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Universal Task List

I suspect I am over-complicating this issue. At least it seems like such an obvious need that I would expect an obvious, pre-existing solution. Specifically, we want the user to be able to ...
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Only Allow Task Assignee to Complete the Task

How can I prevent people other than the task assignee to complete a task? At the moment, for some reason, anyone is able to complete the task. I'm ideally looking for a solution that involves the ...
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2013 Workflow not progressing after task complete

I'm having some issues with a workflow we have recently created to help assist us for IT Change Requests. The bulk of the workflow involves assigning approval tasks to two users, which change ...
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Workflow Status Tasks: One or more field types are not installed properly

In the workflow status tasks, I get the error: "One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete these fields" I have opened up the fields one by one ...
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ListData.svc and Task Approval

How can I approve a workflow task using the ListData.svc? I am attempting to just set the value of ApprovalValue to "Approved" but this is not working at all. Any help you can give will probably save ...
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Can I control the name of forms when using a custom task process in SharePoint Designer?

I use SPD 2010 to create a complex workflow. I use many custom task process to interact with the different users at different stages of the workflow. Each time I add a new custom task process in my ...
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Linked Data Source problems

I have some few questions regarding how to make Linked Data Sources work. Is there a way to have the column headers be able to sort by ascending or descending (this is not too important but is ...
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Prevent Deletion of Task List Item Created in SharePoint Designer Workflow Approval Task

When you create an Approval Process using SharePoint Designer, the tasks that are created allow the user to edit (Approve, Reject, Reassign, etc) but also allow them to delete the task. How can you ...
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sharepoint 2010, workflow, “start task process on current item with these user” action

I have created workflow. In the workflow I used the "start task process on current item with these user" action. my problem: the user do not receive any email/task notification. in the "edit task ...
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How to programmatically restart a workflow

I have a workflow linked to my list. Is there any programmatically way to select a list item and restart the associated workflow? Something like: SPListItem item = List.Items.GetById(1); ...