Montag, 26. Oktober 2009

Nintex Best Practice: Task Delegation

In my opinion, one of the most valued features of Nintex Workflow 2007 is the "Task delegation". With task delegation, a user can delegate task wich will be automatically created from Nintex Workflow 2007 (by Actions like "Request Approval") between specific dates to a specific user. Cool feature for your next holiday preparations. If you have activated Nintex Workflow in the site collection features, users can set up delegation:


As you see in the picture above, a user can delegate task for the whole site collection in one step as well as for the current site. You can turn of the task delegation in the SharePoint Central Administration (Central Administration - Web Application - Nintex Workflow 2007 - Global settings). At the same section, you can turn on the administrative task delegation.

 

If you turn on the administrativ delegation, site administrators can delegate tasks for other users, wich will be necessary for many scenarios. By default, this setting is turned off.
If now the following question comes up: "Hey, can I build endless loops with task delegation?". No! You can't build delegations like "user A" to "user B" and back to "user A". Ok, users CAN build this, but it don't works endless. Nintex delegate a task only one time automatically.

Greetings,
Andreas

Kommentare:

  1. Hi! nice post! I also discussed about it on my blog, with a deeper look:

    http://workflowexperience.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-delegation-works-on-nintex-workflow.html

    Best regards!

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  2. Hi Andrea,
    How can I set up an approval workflow for invoices. I also want the approver to have the ability to make comments or provide feedback that can be added to the workflow. Aside from approving or rejecting, can we also create a pending status. Any feedback would be apprecaited

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  3. Can site admin update the delegation task of others?

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  4. Hi, if you allow it in the Central Administration General Nintex settings, an Administrator can delegate tasks for other users.

    Cheers,

    Andreas

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  5. God with you if you have the permissions on site.

    Sp_coll

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  6. Very informative post. I sometimes do presentations on SharePoint and was wondering if I could use your Print List example in my presentations.

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