Changing the Task list for SharePoint Designer Workflows

Posted: February 22, 2010 in Sharepoint Designer, Workflows

By default, SharePoint designer will automatically select an existing Task list ( The one created along with the template) or create a new one if a suitable Task list does not exist. To change the Task list used follow these steps.

  1. Create a new Task list using Site Actions + Create.
  2. Find the Id (Guid) for this new list (From the address bar of the list’s settings page)
  3. Using SharePoint Designer, open the site where the workflow exists, expand out the “Workflows” folder and the workflow whose Task list is to be changed.
  4. Locate the file called workflowname.xoml.wfconfig.xml and open this file for editing.
  5. Take the GUID of the list you found and replace the Id in the “<Association>” element’s “TaskListID” attribute.
  6. Save the file.
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Comments
  1. I tried this method several times. I am sure about the GUID and other workflow job. Workflow gives error. ?

    • chanakya01 says:

      Make sure you replaced the GUID in and not in tags.

      Also make sure the GUID is in correct (that of a Tasks list) and in proper format..

      If you take care of these it will work fine..

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