Office 365 Workflows for SharePoint Designer 2013

Create new task

This activity allows to create a SharePoint task and returns task id.

Note: Using this activity you can create child tasks for new element. For example, a user creates a Summary Task 1 and then the workflow would create Task 2 as a child of Summary Task 1, etc.


Input parameters

Parameter Description Example
The following name Title of task
Start date (optional) Start date
Due date (optional) Due date
Assigned to (optional) SharePoint group id or name, user id or login name or email delimited by “,” or “;” who you want to assign the task to.
Parent task id (optional) Integer id of parent task. The parent task string supports Parent Task ID or path to parent task. Otherwise a summary task would be created in root. 12, [%Variable:ParentID%]
The following bulk update (optional) Bulk update string. Includes field name and field value lines. FieldName = FieldValue1 splitted by Enter key. Description=Test Description Start Date=2010-12-10T12:30:00 Published=1 Choice=My Choice #3 Lookup=12;#
Current list List id (guid) or name where you want to create new task. Default value is current workflow context list. http://mysharepoint/Lists/Tasks
Site URLs (optional) The URLs of a SharePoint site where you want to create new task. If the value field is empty, current site will be used. https://contoso/SiteUrl; https://contoso/Sites/SiteUrl; [%Workflow Context:Current Site URL%]subSite
User name (optional) User login name who you want the workflow must be run under
User password (optional) User password who you want the workflow must be run under