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Task Type field not available when creating New Task

Knowledge Article Number 000193640
Description When creating a new task unable to find the "Task Type" field
Resolution Task Type field is set to Hidden by default. To correct this follow the steps below : 
  1. Setup | App Setup | Customize | Activities | Task Fields 
  2. click on field label 'Type' 
  3. click on 'Set Field-Level Security' Button 
  4. Set visibility to your preference > save 
  5. On the left hand panel click 'Task Page Layouts' 
  6. Edit Task Layout and make sure 'Type' is included in your current layout 
  7. Save changes

We can also set field level security for the field using the following steps: 

Setup > Security Controls > Field Accessibility
Task > View By Fields > On the Field drop-down look for Type
Set the permission by profile


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