I have copied the std task ts31000007 and I removed the std rule in that by replacing my rule which is used to find the 1up manager also.And I need to give the deadline like if the manager not execeuted that workitem within 3 days, the workflow initiator is to get the deadline message. I have entered the text in task description in latest end. I have assigned this task in data entry profile and SWFVISU for portal also. Now I want to get the deadline message to the initiator of the workflow. There is no std rule for this. My question is whether this single step task will do this or I have to make one custom workflow to do this. If single step will do this means can you give me any rule for this. or how to do this in custom workflow. If I do this in custom workflow where I have to assign this workflow number.