Assing a Task to a People and Group field within a Workflow in SharePoint Designer

When I tried to assign a task to a people/Group custom filed via SharePoint designer workflow.

assign task

After running the workflow,I found out it suspended in the assign a task action for this user.



This problem might occur because of allowing Multiple Selections for a People and Group custom field in Additional Column settings.


  • Open List settings > Below Columns > Click on your people and group column to open its settings.
  • In Additional Column settings. > Below Allow multiple selections > Set it to No.

Allow Multiple Selections

Note: If you need to assign a task to multiple users, you should use start task action rather than assign task action.

Enjoy 🙂

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