Creating an approval task workflow. Need to have another field added in the reassignment form view to allow the user to select an item from a drop down menu. I am able to display the new field in the form view but I am not able to retrieve the value. I used the New Task Form Fields section from the Designer section. I am fairly new to Sharepoint overall. I am using Sharepoint Designer 2010 and InfoPath 2010.

  • Check the column of task field. It will be there.
    – Aanchal
    Commented Jun 20, 2014 at 5:10

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The field filed is kind of a task form field . If you want get these fields value follow this:

   Click on workflow to edit the task process.

   Click on Change the behavior of a single task .

   Define a workflow variable .

   Add a Set workflow variable in "When a task completes" section .

   Click on value and select "Current task:Approve(1)" as data source .

   Is field from source drop downlist you can see all the task form fields .

   Choose your field and click OK .

For more details check :



  • Thank You, this is what I needed. I had already done those steps however, I was trying to retrieve the value in the Task is Pending section and I never saw the value I wanted. Now that I am retrieving the value in the Task Complete and setting it to a variable I can use it where I need to for the remainder of the task being processed. I had understood the concept of the new task form fields and I had already viewed the information from the two links provided.
    – casp
    Commented Jun 20, 2014 at 19:39

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