I have a task list and I have set up an alert so that it sends one when the task is completed.

Does this only work on the default "completed" option? What if I added another option called "complete" or have removed the default "completed" and added a new "completed" one?

  • Can you please explain how you created the alert? Apr 7, 2015 at 15:35
  • On a standard Task list, I went to the ribbon -> 'Alert Me' -> 'Set alert on this list', then chose the setting "Send me an alert when: A task becomes complete"
    – Katie
    Apr 7, 2015 at 15:57

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I've done some testing and here are my results:

  • If you remove the default "Completed" option and re-add it, it will still trigger.
  • If you remove the default "Completed" option and re-add it as "cOmPleTed", it will still trigger.

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