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How to get approver comments from OOTB workflow and display as a column in Tasks list

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


My problem is simple, although solution can be complex. If you know, when you start OOTB approval workflow, it creates a task item in Tasks list. An approver can click the task and open the page where he can approve/reject, also, where he can leave his comments in the "Type comments to include with your response:" textbox. These comments are included in the email which is sent after approval/rejection. Well, I looked at the columns in the Tasks list (Workflow Tasks list too) and I couldn't find any column that specifically stores these comments. I'm sure they are stored somewhere, they just can't be gone with an email.

My question is where are the comments and how to get and display them as a column in the Tasks list. I hope there is a UI way to do this. But if not, I'm ready to develop something like event handler for that.

Thank you!

Regards, R.D.M.

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