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Link from "assign task" takes to task description instead of form

I had some problems with nintex workflow, so after getting severely frustrated I've decided to start from scratch: so now I have a simplest possible workflow with default "assign task" step - it sends an email with a short description, after clicking the link user should be asked to fill the form.

2016-05-17 15_18_06-Nintex Workflow for Office 365.png

Instead user is taken to the task description:

nintext task.png

And there is no way to actually get and edit the form that actually is defined in the "Assign task" step.

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Automation Master
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Re: Link from "assign task" takes to task description instead of form

Hi Kristof,

if you click Edit Item in your second screenshot, do you have the possibility to complete the task?

Unfortunately at the moment, the task URL available goes only to the display form of the task, not to the edit form.

If you think it could be useful to have the possibility to change the link to the edit form, please have a look on https://nintex.uservoice.com (I have posted recently a request for that Edit Task URL property – Customer Feedback for Nintex )

Giacomo

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Re: Link from "assign task" takes to task description instead of form

No, if I click "Edit" it lets me edit the task - i.e. the task name, start date, etc but not the form itself.  And while I can put a link to the item, it takes me back to the original form, not the one that has been created in the "Assign task" step, which is against the whole idea of my project: form has to be filled by 3 different people and they shouldn't be able to see/edit what other person filled.

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Automation Master
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Re: Link from "assign task" takes to task description instead of form

Hi Kristof,

so you have edited the task form?

Have you done it with Nintex Forms? In that case, the task form should be rendered by Nintex Forms instead of standard SharePoint Forms..

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fccrous
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Re: Link from "assign task" takes to task description instead of form

Good day Kristof,

You can manually create a link that will open in edit mode.  By default, it displays the Display Item

http://intranet/fco/shs/TA/Lists/Tasks/DispForm.aspx?ID=1

but by changing the last bit of the URL it can open default in edit mode

http://intranet/fco/shs/TA/Lists/Tasks/EditForm.aspx?ID=1

You will need to know the url of the list and the ID of the item which is all available in the common properties and then you add text EditForm.aspx in-between.

Similar Principal will apply if you want them to create a new item from a  link in a email.

http://intranet/fco/shs/TA/Lists/Tasks/NewForm.aspx?RootFolder=

Let me know if you need more in-depth explanation.

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Automation Master
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Re: Link from "assign task" takes to task description instead of form

Hi Francois,

on O365 when you assign a task, you don't have the ID information of the task, or, at least, it is not available during configuration of the assigned task email..

The following are all the properties available for the new task..

taskproperties.PNG

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olampl11
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Re: Link from "assign task" takes to task description instead of form

Hello,

maybe that might helpful.

I'm using JS as described here​, unfortunately I didn't found a solution, which doesn't requires an reload, yet.

best regards

Oli

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Re: Link from "assign task" takes to task description instead of form

Have you had any success in obtaining a solution since originally posting this question?

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