Is there a way to capture the manager of assignee and add to workflow task list? I have a workflow that creates review tasks in workflow task list, but I need for "Manager" value to be populated on the task list, when the task is created. I'm using SharePoint 2013 Enterprise and Nintex WF 2013
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Do you have nintex forms?
you can achieve this by editing your task form inside your flexi task action and using the function for user profiles inside forms to pull back the assignees manager.
I agree with Brendan you could do that. I have done this before in nintex forms I am sure but I think it meant saving that expression into a form variable and then querying for that and updating a person or group type field. Brendan's approach is the more simple approach. So create your workflow on the workflow tasks list, ensure there is a conditional start if required and use query user profile to get the manager of the assigned to. Use that value to update the manager field.