Tasks allow users to request collaborators on a file to review a file or complete a piece of work. Tasks can be used by developers to create file-centric workflows. Learn more about tasks from the Adding Comments and Tasks article on our support site.
Box currently supports two types of tasks defined by the
review tasks and
The type of task determines the possible resolution states a task can be in and the interface shown to a user in the web and mobile apps.
|Task action||Possible resolution states|
review task starts out in an
incomplete state and can be marked as
rejected. In the user interface a user is
provided with a text box and an pair of buttons to approve or reject the task.
complete task starts out in an
incomplete state and can be marked
completed. Once a this task is marked completed, no
further changes can be made to the task's state. In the user interface a user is
provided with a text box and an button to mark the task as completed.
A task on a file can be assigned to more than one collaborator on the file, and
a task has a
completion_rule that can be used to define if all users who've
been assigned the task (
all_assignees) or only one assignee (
need to complete the task.