I'm working on a workflow with SharePoint Designer. I have added a "Hold" option to the Task Outcome field, but the option isn't appearing in the Task Outcome options in SharePoint Designer (2013). I had previously done this for another workflow on another site collection, and the option appeared properly.

Is there a time delay between when the option appears, and is there a way to force SPD to update the field's options?

  • did you create the custom content type and custom site column?
    – Aveenav
    Apr 2, 2018 at 20:17
  • I added "Hold" to the SharePoint Workflow Column
    – vanblart
    Apr 2, 2018 at 20:21
  • I'm not sure if that would work, you can try creating custom CT, site column with Task Options
    – Aveenav
    Apr 2, 2018 at 20:23

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Make sure you set Yes under "Update all content types inheriting from this type" for the Task Outcome field. After that, create a 2013 workflow again, it should have this outcome option. enter image description here

If this issue still exists, you can create a new custom workflow task(SharePoint 2013) content type and create a new TaskOutcome field and set options for the field and then create a 2013 workflow using this custom workflow task content type.
Create custom outcome options in workflow tasks for SharePoint 2013 workflow

  • This is what I missed! I didn't update the Site's content type, just the subsite's column!
    – vanblart
    Apr 3, 2018 at 12:16

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