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I am trying to create a workflow that will change the "Task Outcome" value of a task. The task list is associated with an Approval Workflow and was created when the specific instance of the approval workflow was configured. I can change other columns (such as "% complete" and "status") no problem but the "Task Outcome" refuses to change. I am wondering if it has to do with the fact that the Type is "Outcome Choice" rather than "Choice". Has anyone done this?

I am using a Sharepoint 2010 workflow in SPD 2013.

  • If I create a new Tasks List, I don't see the "Task Outcome" choice field. But I do see "Priority" and "Task Status" choice types. Is the Task Outcome a custom Site/List Column or are you using a different SP-version than me (who uses SPO)? – Benny Skogberg Jul 12 '16 at 9:35
  • Maybe I should add that the tasks list is to do with an approval workflow. The task list was created when I established the approval workflow. – Chris D Jul 12 '16 at 10:56
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I'm now told over at MSDN that this is not possible OOTB.

https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/511f5495-07af-457c-aa8b-bc45910cdcf1/using-spd-workflow-to-set-approval-workflow-task-outcome?forum=sharepointcustomization

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