Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow


This SharePoint 2010 designer workflow tutorial explains, how can we change the due date for a task list in SharePoint designer workflow. In SharePoint 2010 designer workflow by default due date comes as today’s date. But we need a due date to be today’s date + 7 days.


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So below is the way you can change the due date.

Open the SharePoint site using SharePoint designer 2010 and then click on the workflows link from site objects and then select your workflow.

Then click on the Approval link as shown in the figure below:

 Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow
Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow

Then from the Customization section, click on “Change the behavior of a single task” as shown in the fig below:

 Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow
Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow

Go to the first part “Before a Task is Assigned” and there add one action. From Core Actions select “Add time to Date”. It should now look like below fig.

 Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow
Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow

Now click on the minutes link and change that to days and then click on 0 link and add 7. Then click on the date link and then click on … button and then select Today.

The above step will add 7 days to the current date and assign it to a date variable. Now it should look like below:

 Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow
Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow

Then add another action to set the due date field of the Task. From Actions, From Task Behaviour Actions section select Set Task Field.

In this Action click on the field link and select Due Date and then click on value. And click on fx. This will open the Lookup for Date and Time dialog box. There select Data source as Workflow Variables and Parameters. And Field from source as Variable: date. Remember in the first action we added 7 days to this variable. So it should look like below:

 Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow
Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow

Then click on Ok. So our action should look like below:

 Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow
Change due date for Task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow

Now save and publish the workflow, the due date will come as today date + 7 days format. Similarly, you can also change other fields like Title etc.

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Hope this SharePoint 2010 workflow tutorial helps how to change task due date in SharePoint 2010 task list in SharePoint designer 2010 workflow.

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