Can I use the CATEGORY_ and DUE_DATE_ fields of the ACT_RU_TASK table ?
For my project, I need 2 business notions namely an effective date and a category. Can I use the 2 fields CATEGORY_ and DUE_DATE_ in the ACT_RU_TASK table ? Currently these 2 fields are always empty in my table.
Re: Can I use the CATEGORY_ and DUE_DATE_ fields of the ACT_RU_TASK table ?
Category should be inherited automatically from the process definition if a target namespace is declared.
Equally. the process declaration (or associated listeners) may declare a due date for tasks (the default is no due date).
Therefore, while you MAY overload these columns, be aware that they are actually wired into the process declaration and as such, you may get unexpected results if a future process author makes use of the feature.