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  1. Slow Environment

    Working in the O365 version is excruciating. Forms are bad enough, however workflows are extremely slow. Opening/closing/saving actions, saving/publishing any size workflow takes a ridiculous amount of time. We are migrating approx. 80 workflows. This will take a year at the speed this system works. And that's not counting all the new forms we are constantly building. Can the performance of the O365 environment please be improved.

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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Assign a task without sending notification email

      Currently, Nintex Workflow for Office 365 does not provide any out-of-the-box functionality to assign a task without sending notification email to the assigned people in the workflow. Can we have this feature to choose not to send email to the assigned people in the Workflow Tasks which was previously available in Nintex 2010 as option - "None".

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      • String length function

        Currently in On-Premise Nintex Workflow, there is fn-Length() to get length of string but there is no counterpart in Online. This is very important for many of the string functions. Can this function be added as part of Nintex Office 365 Workflows?

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        • Start a workflow from where it errored(e.g. hold state)

          We have workflows that error for one reason or another.
          It would be great to be able to restart from where the error occured.

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          • Option to suppress "Start Component Workflow" wf history entries

            It would be useful to have an additional option in the "Start Component Workflow" action that gives the possibility to suppress the automatically generated log entries in the workflow history.

            Whenever you start a component workflow it logs the id of the component workflow started and when the comp workflow is finished all outcome variables are logged as well.

            Since our customers use the workflow history to see what is going on, they should not see technical messages like that.

            It would be more useful to be able to store the instance id of the started comp workflow in a…

            15 votes
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            • Workflow inventory for site collections

              For many non-enterprise customers, Nintex hawkeye is not an option, provide a view of workflow inventory at site collection level or in the current usage report

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              • Workflow Constants (Note: not for credentials - see Connection manager in the Nintex community)

                Create a centralized location where values can be assigned to constants for use across the tenancy or Site Collection by all workflows. Allows the use of consistent values for parameters. The values can be centrally managed so that all parties use consistent values that can be easily updated and immediately applied to wherever they are used. An example could be a discount rate used for financial calculations or a department cost center code.

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                • support lookup expressions when import/export workflow between sites

                  we are developing a workflow that is rather complex and includes lookup expressions in the text expressions (it is where you can insert a variable but also pick up data from a list). when exporting, the lists are references by id, thus importing to another site breaks all that expressions. we have dev, test and prod sites with an identical structure - same names and urls for lists, but internal sharepoint ids are different because this is how it works in sharepoing. we cannot import workflow to test or prod when exported from a dev site.

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                  • In the current usage report display the usage of the simple workflows in a separate column

                    In the current usage, report display the usage of the simple workflows in a separate column

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                      1 comment  ·  Licencing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Notification options - Multipe approvers

                      Please allow (as already delivered for NW for SharePoint) the configuration of configuring the notification Options for individual approvers. More particularly, I want to be able to enable the notification E-Mail for certain approvers within one Action while disabling the notification for other approvers.

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                      • It would be great if when doing a search through help that it filters based on product.

                        Search on Runtime Functions from within Help whilst in the Workflow designer- it will show you an article in Help about Runtime functions - related to Forms. Doesn't work in Workflow. It was misleading!

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                        • Cannot connect to the workflow manager to check the name of this workflow. (Unexpected response data from server.)

                          online error Cannot connect to the workflow manager to check the name of this workflow. (Unexpected response data from server.)

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                            1 comment  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            • Why can't we have a feature similar to Content control title in update word document? Doc generation does not support table,checkbox etc

                              My application with dynamic html structure containing checkbox and table structure was working fine while render to Control Content title but now, even though Rich text field support html conversion, It does not render my table, styling and the controls like checkbox,radio button

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                              • Implement Workflow Change Approval

                                There is a feature "Workflow Change Approval" available on-premises which allows site admins to review and approve the workflows users are publishing. With customizable approval workflow this was really flexible solution when you had to enforce some governance on user community. The only thing that I didn't like about it - the Approval could not be enabled on entire site collection and had to be enabled manually on every site where we wanted it.

                                It would be very good to have the same feature in Nintex for O365. This will help managing the operational cost, taking in account the cloud…

                                3 votes
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                                • Closing site workflow designer to return to workflows home page instead of site home page

                                  When closing a site workflow designer please make it return to the Workflow App home page instead of site homepage. It is annoying especially when you have to check scheduling etc. after closing the designer, when you have to come back to the Workflow app the long way.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Deleting Component Workflow is not a true delete

                                    Current deleting a component workflow is not a true delete as you can't reuse the name of the deleted workflow. Please fix this.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Nicholas, This should not be the case, once you delete a component workflow you should be able to reuse the name for a different workflow. If you continue to experience this then please log a support call so identify the issue.

                                    • Advanced lookup: Provide value-based drop-down for Choice fields

                                      Hello,

                                      for virtually every Action, the workflow designer can use "dynamic" data based on the workflow context, for example, for recipients, filters, notifications etc.

                                      A typical Scenario is a Run-If Action, where the embedded Action should only execute if the value of a certain attribute for "Current Item". Now imagine that the column on which you want to check for the value is of type "Choice", i.e., has a predefined list of possible values.

                                      In order to ease the process of Workflow design, such fields in an "Advanced lookup" should present a drop-down with all possible values to the Workflow…

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Exception Handling when Task Outcome Content Types are deleted

                                        When creating custom Task Outcomes in a Task Action, a new Content type is automatically being created at Site Level and added in the Workflow Task list.

                                        We had a heavy workflow with different Tasks and used this "custom Outcomes" until we realized it would be more efficient with custom Content types for our outcomes.

                                        We refactored the workflow, forgetting a couple of Task Actions, and deleted automatically generated Content Types that were still in use.

                                        The designer won't open the workflow anymore. The Null Pointer Exception is not caught.

                                        Hours of work were lost as we couldn't save the…

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Enhance the 'query xml' action to support setting multiple variables at once

                                          The current Query XML action is limited to just being able to set one variable (collection) as its output. We would like to see (just like in the On Premise version) that you can have multiple variable assignments in one action.

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