HOWTO: Set a Default Value on a Date Field of a Task Form

Updated: July 11, 2024

Let's say we have a workflow variable in a workflow whose name is due_date. In the first node of the workflow, a task asks the workflow initiator to fill-in the participants. He/She also has to set the due date, but a value is already suggested: The current date plus seven days.

While desinging your workflow in Nuxeo Studio, in order to pre-set the due_date value, you can use an input automation chain on the node (General tab of the Node Properties dialog). In this automation chain, you use the Workflow Context>Set Workflow Variable.

Fill in the following parameters:

  • name: due_date
  • value: @{CurrentDate.days(7).date}