darioc
Nintex Newbie

Display "Task Status" in a task form

Is it possible to display the Task Status field in its own task form?

I edited a "Start a task process" process with Nintex Forms, dragged the "Task Status" control on the form and changed its Control Mode to "Display", so that users can't mess with it.

However it always displays "Not Started", even after the task has been completed and the task status column in the "Workflow Status" says "Completed".

All I want to do is to display the status so that when a task is assigned to a group and one of the users complete the task, others can see that is't already been completed.

At the moment the only indication is that the "Edit Item" is disabled.

By the way, this works fine when using the default SharePoint task form before it's edited with Nintex Forms (you need to click "Show More" and Description, Priority, Task Status, etc. are displayed).

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christopheraucq
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Re: Display "Task Status" in a task form

Hi Dario,

What about using a Calculated Value control.

In the Formula, add the item property: Task Status.

Regards,

Christophe

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darioc
Nintex Newbie

Re: Display "Task Status" in a task form

Hi Christophe,

Thanks. Unfortunately the formula for a Calculated Value accepts Item Properties (the item against which the workflow runs) but not items from the Task itself.

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christopheraucq
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Re: Display "Task Status" in a task form

Dario,

Just display the item displayed in the Standard Sharepoint form as you explained this is working.

Regards,

Christophe

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darioc
Nintex Newbie

Re: Display "Task Status" in a task form

Hi Christophe,

The client required some form customization which we achieved via Nintex Forms, so that is not an option.


Regards,

Dario

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Re: Display "Task Status" in a task form

You could add a column to your task list, let's call it "MyState". Then you could create a workflow for your task list, which will use the "Update Item" action. This action should take the "Task Status" value and copy it to "MyState".

If you use Nintex Workflow on premise, you could configure the workflow to start, when "Task Status" changes. If you are on Office 365 you'll be needing some additional logic, let the workflow start every time the Task changes and sort out when to update the "MyState" field.

Granted, this not an elegant solution, but it should work. If you set an appropiate default value for "MyState" it will even look like it is filled by creation time.

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Re: Display "Task Status" in a task form

Today I stumbled upon this discussion: Nintex O365 - Workflow not starting on item creation

I fear the solution proposed in my previous answer isn't going to work ootb as workflows don't start automatically when the correspondent items where created by the system-account but there are some workarounds mentioned in the linked discussion.

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TomaszPoszytek
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Re: Display "Task Status" in a task form

Hi! Just pinging to find out whether you solved the issue with the help found in the Community or by yourself? If by yourself - can you share your solution? Can you mark any from the answers as "Correct"?
Regards,
Tomasz
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