My activities in Salesforce appear as "Open Activities" instead of in the "Activity History"

Document created by 2029 Employee on Dec 17, 2014Last modified by 7c0530b8c4efdd5734ac0e37c02a18c0a98056cf on Sep 27, 2017
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To ensure all your activities show up under the Activity History (as opposed to Open Activities) make sure you have a "Completed" values in the Task Status list and that it's a "Closed" state.

Here is how to check it:

  1. In SFDC, go to Setup > App Setup > Customize > Activities > Task Field.  Click on Status

  2. In the Task Status Picklist Values list, check if you have a "Completed" value.  If you do have it, skip to step 5.

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  3. You need to create the "Completed" value.  Click on the New button

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  4. Type in Completed and click on Save

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  5. Click the Edit link next to the Completed value

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  6. Check the box next to Closed and click on Save.

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Once the steps above are completed, you should now Completed in the list with "Closed" checked like this: