Assign Task to Group in SharePoint Designer Workflow

In this post, we will explain how to assign task to group when creating a SharePoint Workflow using SharePoint Designer in SharePoint 2016 and 2013.

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Assign Task to Group in SharePoint Designer Workflow

In SharePoint Designer Workflow, I have tried to assign a task to a people/Group custom filed as shown below

assign task to group sharepoint 2013

After running the workflow,I found out it suspended in the assign a task action for this user.

Assign Task to Group in SharePoint Designer Workflow

Cause

This problem might occur if you are allowing Multiple Selections for a People and Group custom field in Additional Column settings.

Solution

  • Open List settings > Below Columns > Click on your people and group column to open its settings.
  • In Additional Column settings. > Below Allow multiple selections > Set it to No.
allowing Multiple Selections for a People and Group custom field

Note: If you need to assign a task to multiple users, you should use start task action rather than assign task action.


Applies To

  • SharePoint 2016
  • SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2010
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