I have a discussion board which has a field called as Reviewer which is a person field. I want that whenever a reviewer is added to the discussion, a new task / reminder should get added with a due date of 7 days and a mail should be sent. If he does not reply in 7 days, another reminder mail should go. I tried to do this by assigning a task to him with the title of discussion thread. But am facing issues assigning a due date to the task.

Is there any other way or idea for doing the same?

  • How did you assign the task to him? Are you trying a workflow? in SharePoint designer or visual studio? – David Lozzi Nov 11 '11 at 13:17
  • I am trying to use a workflow in sharepoint designer. – Ashish Nov 14 '11 at 5:43

I'd create a workflow that fires on Item creation in the Discussion list to create a task a Task list. The task list would have an on creation workflow that pauses for 7 days. Then in the next step, look to see if the task is complete, if it isn't it emails the assigned to person.

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  • I tried to create task on item creation / as soon as reviewer is added. But am not able to add a due date to it. Can u please provide a step by step procedure to do this. Any blog post / article would also be helpful. – Ashish Nov 14 '11 at 5:42

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