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Assigning a Task to Inactive User results in " 'INACTIVE_OWNER_OR_USER"

Knowledge Article Number 000205308
Description When a Task is assigned to an Inactive User, the result is 'INACTIVE_OWNER_OR_USER, operation performed with inactive user' error message in most of Organizations. However, in some of them,, the same operation is completed without any issues. Why there is a discrepancy in the behavior?
Resolution When a Task is assigned to an Inactive User, the operation fails with 'INACTIVE_OWNER_OR_USER, operation performed with inactive user' error message in most of Organizations. However, it works in some of the Organizations. The reason behind this behavior is the permission called "Create Audit Field" permission in the Org.
If "Create Audit Field" permission for the Organization is enabled, the operation will not fail. If it is disabled, the error "INACTIVE_OWNER_OR_USER" will be faced.
Also, such assignation can only be done via API.




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