The Advanced Settings option allows you to set certain behaviors of a task.
To enable these settings for a task, select the Advanced Settings from the task menu for the task you would like to apply the advanced settings. You will be presented with one the following dialogs:
Note: The Request Record setting only appears for Form tasks.
Each setting has a specific behavior in the system:
|Cancel process if task times out||Slide Button||This will allow for the request (instance of the process) to be cancelled if the task is timed out.|
|Allow task to be executed as a thread||Slide Button||When you need to have multiple recipients each completing the task and they need to work independently on the task, you can select this option. Each recipient will be able to complete their task at different times which could execute multiple threads (future tasks) in your process. For example, I need 5 different recipients to add their input into a form task and each needs the ability to complete without effecting the other's open form task. When the task is triggered, the Request Detail will display 5 open form tasks assigned to the 5 different recipients.|
|Any loopbacks to this task will initiate a new thread||Slide Button||This allows the task to initiate a new thread for the task if the task is started more than once. For example, I may have 1 recipient of a threaded task with my rules defined to allow the task to be started more than once. Each time the threaded task is completed, future tasks that are started based on the completion of my threaded task will initiate a new thread (future tasks with 'Allow task to be executed as a thread' selected that are started. This allows multiple threads of tasks to be worked on independently by users or groups.|
|Make this task a Request Record||Slide Button||This allows one form task per process to be designated as a Request Record, which can be used to update data for the request on without the form task being assigned to the current user. Click here for more details on setting up a request record.|