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SharePoint – Using C# change workflow task owner

Assume we have a workflow task as below


Currently its assigned to “Amal Hashim”. We can change this to another user say, “Administrator” using following snippet

using (SPSite site = new SPSite("http://myteamsite:2012/"))
    using (SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb())
        SPUser user = web.SiteUsers["myad\\administrator"];
        SPListItem taskItem = web.Lists["Shared Documents"].Items[0];

        SPWorkflowTaskCollection taskCollection = new 
SPWorkflowTaskCollection(taskItem, new SPWorkflowFilter());

        foreach (SPWorkflowTask task in taskCollection)
            Hashtable ht = new Hashtable();
            ht[SPBuiltInFieldId.AssignedTo] = user;
            SPWorkflowTask.AlterTask((task as SPListItem), ht, true);

After executing this, we will get


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    • inturi
      April 27, 2013 at 2:37 AM

      Nice atricle. I am able to change the approver but when i try to approve as the new approver i am getting below error

      Error in task. Unauthorized attempt to update workflow task by usarxi10. The response has not been recorded.

      Could you please suggest what needs to be done. Here is my code

      SPList taskList = web.Lists[“Workflow Tasks”];
      SPListItem taskItem = taskList.GetItemById(taskId);

      int decision = 1;
      string comments = “test from c# code”;

      Guid commentsFieldId = Nintex.Workflow.Common.NWSharePointObjects.FieldComments;
      Guid decisionFieldId = Nintex.Workflow.Common.NWSharePointObjects.FieldDecision;
      Guid outcomeId = Nintex.Workflow.Common.NWSharePointObjects.FieldApprovalOutcome;

      taskItem[decisionFieldId] = decision;
      taskItem[commentsFieldId] = comments;
      taskItem[outcomeId] = 0;

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