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CRM 2011: Re-Open Closed TASK

Sometimes, there will be a need to re-open an activity which was marked as completed. Though it makes us feel like going to the relevant activity and just re-open (Much similar to re-activating a Quote). But the answer is NO (we cannot do that in the interface).

But, CRM provides you an option to do this with the help of  “On-Demand” PROCESSES formerly WORKFLOWS.

So, let us consider an example of re-opening an completed TASK, below are the steps,

  • Create an new Workflow on the task entity.
  • Select “On-Demand” under Available to Run.
  • Click Add-Step and select Change Status.
  • Select the entity as Task and set that to open and the below options as desired.
  • Save and “Activate” the workflow.

Done with the workflow!

Now, select the desired task from the list of activities and select “Run workflow” – Pick the relevant one and click OK, we are done.

Below is a screenshot showing the same,


Record status is changed! Very Simple isn’t it.



  1. Paul Smith
    July 12, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Hi excellent

    Can you also re-open an email you are tracking in CRM so you can automatically trigger an open activity reminder as a ‘To Do’ to remind you to chase up the email??

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