I don't have OnPrem at hand,

can someone check what the internal fieldname is for the default Tasks List "Task Status" field.

On Office365 it is Status,

I know it was TaskStatus in SharePoint 2010

Now wonder when the change was made.. (could have been an intermediate CU?)

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I have a SP2013 OnPrem running and its showing Field=Status

I just checked with powershell, its like this:

StaticName                 Title                      InternalName
----------                 -----                      ------------
Status                     Task Status                Status
  • tnx, In another SO question someone says he is on 2013 and its TaskStatus.. I am beginning to fear it was a Cumulative Update change. For CSR usage it means 2 definitions are required May 23, 2016 at 9:07
  • I have seen different values on SP2013 as well, but I suspect installation language. If the Server was installed in english the Title may differ from a german install. That's why I always install in english and later install language packs. - also german error names are hideous ;)
    – Nils
    May 23, 2016 at 9:11

Here is where the confusion comes from:

[in List settings ContentTypes:]

In the (List) Task ContentType the "Task Status" internal name is Status

[select the source ContentType Task:]

In the (Site) Task ContentType the "Task Status" internal name is TaskStatus

Same internal field renaming (but why?) with:

  • DueDate (List ContentType) => TaskDueDate (Site Column)

So when adding the DueDate Site Column to another List or Document Library, TaskDueDate has to be used as the CSR Internal name (and DueDate for the 'same' column in the standard Tasks List)


The internal name of workflow tasks Status field is also STATUS

Please refer the image below

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Internal field name for Task Status is TaskStatus

SharePoint 2013 on-prem --> vti_extenderversion:SR|

office 365 --> MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices:

Internal field name for Task Status (office 365) is also TaskStatus

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