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Creating different types of Tasks in a Workflow


I want to embellish my existing approval  workflow by adding a non-approval task in the Approved branch of the "Assign Task" Action. The example I have in mind, is once a managed has approved a request,  a new "Action this" task is generated.  Ideally this would display a check list of related sub tasks which will need to be completed before the overarching "Action this" task is flagged as complete.

I guess I could do with some advice as to which is the best approach - here are my initial thoughts:

  • Configure a "Assign Task" with appropriate outcomes "Request Completed" or "Waiting for more info".
  • Create  a custom Task Outcome: Content Type ( happy to do this PowerShell).
  • Customise the Task form to included my check boxes.
  • Perhaps, add a New Item to a designated Task List . The Task List  I could included additional fields or better still created with  a new Content Type.

Be interested to hear the thoughts of the community.


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Re: Creating different types of Tasks in a Workflow


In the end I created an Item into a Tasks List within the Approve branch of an Assign Task.   Now this is far from perfect:

  • I couldn't see a way of easily creating a link to the original request ( that triggered the workflow) . I tried copying the variable from Assign Task ( email) and just got the variable definition ...
  • Also, I want to monitor the progress of this new Task to check its progress;  again this isn't clear:  do I add yet another workflow on the task list or do I add a "Delay until Time" action in the current workflow which would suspend it until the delay ( The Due Date for the child task).

Hopefully folks more experienced with Nintex can advise here.


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