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"Dynamic column" in the workplace

Hi experts.

Do somebody know the possible uses of the "Dynamic column" field in the task registers of the Workflow inbox? You can add some dynamic columns via the "select layout" menu of the workplace but they seem to be empty.

I'm wondering if I can put some custom dynamic information on them via workflow definition (information such like users names or maybe some filter criteria) in order to help the user to show and order the active tasks easily.

Any help on this topic will be interesting for me.

Thank you all!!

Ismael

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Hi Ismael,

Dynamic columns are specific to each task, you can define them using tx SWL1.

Once defined, the dynamic column fields should now be available. However they do take a performance hit and obviously the fields are not applicable to all tasks. For this reason it is not a good idea to have a dynamic column as a default layout, but to use them in the in the task-based inbox views:

In the workplace view Inbox -> Workflow -> Grouped by task -> the task you just defined (you must have a workitem of that task already in your inbox). Define a layout and save it as a default, teach your users to navigate to a task if they want to use the columns.

Of course some users can still create their own workflow inbox view with dynamic columns if e.g. the majority of their work is a particular task.

Cheers,

Mike

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