A couple of weeks ago I was asked if it was possible, during a conversation about alerts, if you could not just be notified of changes but also remind someone if a change hasn’t been made for x number of days or hours, we ended up agreeing that the most logical way to do this was using a simple SharePoint Designer Workflow.
I have previously written an Introduction to SharePoint Designer as well as Creating a email workflow with SharePoint Designer and this post will compliment them nicely.
The Scenario is this, we have a simple, out of the box, task list and we would like to have a visual indication that a task has not been completed as well as an email reminder every day if it is still not complete.
So during the conversation we came up with two cool ideas;
- Conditional Formatting to colour the row if the task is incomplete
- An email reminder if it is incomplete