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Task locked by Running Workflow and Cannot be Edited

If you’re trying to update a task item that is linked to a running workflow using code similar to

public UpdateTaskItem(SPList taskList, int identifier, string newValue)
{
  taskItem = taskList.GetItemById(identifier);
  // Update task item
  taskItem["fieldname"] = newValue;
  taskItem.Update();
}

and receive an error stating This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited, a simple fix is to update the built in field WorkflowVersion to the value 1 prior to calling the Update method.
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