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I'm trying to create a task in a workflow which collects data from user with sp designer 2010. Some predefined available type for custom form fields single line of text, choice and such things. I want to add a custom type which is a drop-down list, and fill it with a look up site column (look up in other lists in site ).

Is there any possibility to do so?

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SharePoint OOTB doesn't have methods for doing this in SharePoint Designer. The "official" way is to use InfoPath and Visual Studio to create a Visual Studio workflow with an InfoPath workflow form.

With that said, however, this blog post shows one way to hack around this in SharePoint Designer: http://generation12.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/using-lookup-fields-in-workflow-initiation-forms/

  • That's for Initiation form. I'm looking for a way too add a dropdown to Tasks when I'm Collecting Data From User. – fatima n Mar 4 '13 at 16:22
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I've done this by customize task form in Info path,I've created Custom Task form with Start A Custom Task Process action and in Task Setting , I've added a choice field to task form fields. after publish workflow, I've changed task form in info path and connect drop-down in task form to one of SharePoint list data source.

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