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  Asked By: Tracey    Date: Apr 23    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3069

I have a situation where I would want to create Tasks from Defects list.
Like, having a button to create a Task for the entered defect. So, when the Lead
of the module clicks the button, then should be taken to a new Task form with
couple of data PRE-POPULATED from the Defects list. Is this possible to do it
with WSS 3.0 environment?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Richa Verma     Answered On: Apr 23

Yes this is possible.
You can create  a worklow using SharePoint Designer and attach it to
the Defects list. You can set it up so that Whenever a New Defect is
created the workflow is automatically launched. Within the workflow
you can have a form  pop up for the user to complete and then populate
the Tasks list.

Answer #2    Answered By: Corrine Potts     Answered On: Apr 23

But, I was looking for a way where the lead wants to create  a Task only if they
feel so.
Meaning, if they are viewing the Defect in the
/Lists/Defects/DispForm.aspx?ID=1234, i will incorporate a Button in that page
which allows the Lead to click it and take them to /Lists/Tasks/NewForm.aspx
Here in the Tasks NewForm.aspx, couple of data  fields from the Defects list
should be prepopulated so that they do not have the overhead of re-entering all
the data.
Can this be accomplished?

Answer #3    Answered By: Kabeer Karkare     Answered On: Apr 23

The same workflow idea should work, just make it manual instead of
automatic, and have the workflow pull values from the original list.

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