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How to: Define a Workflow Task as Bulk Editable in SharePoint Server 2010 (ECM)

Last modified: February 28, 2011

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

To define a task type in a given workflow as bulk editable, you add two elements to the workflow template definition.

For more information about workflow template definitions, see Workflow Definitions.

To define a workflow task type as bulk editable

  • Add the following two elements to the MetaData element in the workflow template definition, where N represents the task type number:

    • TaskN_IsBulkActionable   Optional Boolean. TRUE to define the task type as one that can be edited in bulk.

      This element is optional. Office SharePoint Server 2007 treats task types that are not explicitly defined as bulk actionable as not bulk actionable.

      This element defines the task type as bulk editable only for this specific workflow template. Therefore, you can use the same task type in multiple workflows, and decide on a per-workflow basis whether the task type is bulk editable.

      All tasks of a given type are either bulk actionable or not, within a given workflow template.

    • TaskN_BulkActionableFormName   Optional Text. The task name to display for this task type in the Office SharePoint Server 2007 user interface. Users click this name to display the workflow bulk edit form.

The following example has been edited for clarity.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> 
<Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
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