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Showing a Text variable as Multi Line Textbox in a Task Form

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I need to store a 'reason for declining' in a Customized Task form.
To store the feedback I use a Workflow variable (so I can send it by email in a follow-up action).

I can only find the option to show the Workflow Variable in the Task Form as a single line text.

Is there a way to use a Multi Line Text input? 

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Re: Showing a Text variable as Multi Line Textbox in a Task Form

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Are you using a default SP task form or customized using Infopath or Nintex Forms?

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Re: Showing a Text variable as Multi Line Textbox in a Task Form

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I'm using a Custom Task Form from the Nintex Workflow Designer (so a Nintex Office 365 Form)

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Re: Showing a Text variable as Multi Line Textbox in a Task Form

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So if I understood you properly, below you should find a solution for your question

So first you should open the "Assign task" or "Start task process" action (depending which you use). You may see a situation like below, that the icon to customize a form is inactive:

To activate it you have to add Nintex app to the site you store your workflow. Go to site settings, then "New", and choose "Nintex Form for Office 365":

After it is added open your workflow again.

Before editing a form be aware, that your variable is set as "Multiple lines". Click on the "Variables" button on the Workflow Designer's ribbon:

then click the variable you want to be a multiline. Be sure you have the checkbox "Initiation" checked. Then click the small gear icon next to the checkbox:

On the opened form with variable settings, check the field "Multiple lines":

Now, when you drag and drop your variable onto the Nintex Form the variable is presented as a multiline field:

The same for the "Initiation form":

Regards,

Tomasz

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That worked.
And since I did not want to have a 'Initiation form' just unchecking the 'Initiation' checkbox did that (whil keeping the multiline field in the Task Form.

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Re: Showing a Text variable as Multi Line Textbox in a Task Form

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Hi ‌,

glad you found a solution. Can you please mark answer as correct so others can see that a solution for your issue has been found?

Thanks

Philipp

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