This should be a simple thing to do, but I'm having issues.
Venturing into the world of Nintex for O365 and having issues with the Approvers Comments.
I have a task that completes successfully, I store the ID from the task in variable (turns out this is a GUID not the list ID) and then using this to do a lookup and and return "Approver Comments". Not getting anything returned in the query. I've edited the form using a Nintex form and checked the controls and it seems the "Comments" field is connected to a column called "Comments" (not "Approver Comments"). "Approver Comments" is not available to connect to from the form designer. And in my List query, there is no column called "Comments" to select.
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Works fine for me,
- Store TaskItemID from the approval Task into variable
- Once tasks is complete you can get approval comments from the "Comments" field in the Workflow Tasks list when GUID = TaskItemID
I am seeing Comments in the query list output column selection. Are you sure you are referencing a "Task List" in your query list and not another list by mistake?
So this is is my task where I'm setting a variable for the taskID
This stores a GUID (which is different to on-prem, which confused me. Why a GUID?).
Then this is Nintex Form I'm creating for my task. It only allows me to connect my comments box to Body or Comments, no Approver Comments option.
Then this is the screenshot of me Setting a variable using the Workflow Tasks list, which is the list the tasks are stored in. As you can see the only option available to me is the "Approver Comments", no "Comments" and using this returns nothing.
Here's my Workflow task list settings, no Approver Comments. So to me this means the action in my screenshot above, is not functioning/configured correctly.
That is strange. Maybe try running a workflow with a task that has the comments box connected to the comments (which it is by default - just different name for the column here in the O365 realm), and once you have a task completed in the list, see if the Comments appears on the Query List action. I already have tasks in mine, so it would be interesting to see if it needs "triggered" to come to life.
Ryan Greenaway I am seeing similar behavior in my tenant. I see Approver Comments in the columns to select. But that column is not populated with comments from task form. I have customized my task form and the comments box is connected to "Comments" field.
I wonder why we see "Approver Comments" when no such column exists in Task list. Did this ever work for you?
Instead of Value> Source = Workflow Task , switch to task list of the corresponding list were the item is created. And you should see the comments options to select.
Hope that answers the question.