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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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      11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Component Workflow - Visibility

      As of now, any component workflows created in a Office 365 is visible to all users within the tenant. This will create confusion in scenarios where in the component workflow is required for a specific site collection and not to be visible for others.

      A visibility flag might help a long way to target component workflows for specific site collections rather than entire O365 tenant

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        4 comments  ·  Runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for the great suggestion guys, I’ve added this backlog and will keep you updated on a time frame on when we can deliver this feature update. Would love to hear any other thoughts/suggestions on how we can make component workflows even better..?

      • Nintex Governance: Connection Manager & Workflow publishers

        Best practice around Connection manager would be: Create tenant level connections with appropriate set of users who will design workflows. To ensure local site admins don't create unnecessary connections we need a central setting to disable site level shared connections and personal connections.

        Workflow publishers: We need to add/remove each user to the list of allowed workflow publishers. There is no way to use AD groups. It'll be great if Nintex can enable AD groups in workflow publisher settings.

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          2 comments  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Termination of Component Workflow

          Today if a main workflow invokes a component workflow and the component workflow is terminated for some reason, then the component workflow does not return any status back to the calling workflow and the parent workflow keeps waiting forever. This is the case if the setting on the "Invoke Component Workflow" action is set to wait for component workflow to complete and wait for the outcome

          There should be a way for the component workflow to return back the status in case it is terminated

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            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi Sridhar,

            The issue we currently have is the workflow engine does not send us any kind of event to indicate that the component workflow (or any workflow) has suspended meaning we can’t send any notification back to the parent workflow. We are currently talking with Microsoft to see if they can provide us the info we need, will update you once we know more..

            Cheers, Rick

          • Enable Date formatting functions

            Date format is one of the common use-case in Nintex workflows. It'll be great if Nintex can build this feature.

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            • Support for operators in *Wait for field change in current item* action

              *Wait for item update* action in Nintex on-prem enables developer to use different operator based on need. Please enable operators in Nintex online action *Wait for field change in current item action*

              e.g. Status != Submitted

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              • Personal connections in Connection Manager

                From the governance perspective, personal connections should be disabled by default. Currently it must be manually disabled on each site/sub-site.

                Recommended path:
                1. Personal connections must be disabled by default
                2. Need basis site owners may decide to enable it
                3. This would encourage the use of *shared connections*

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                • 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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                  • Connection Manager for "Web Request"

                    Connection Manager is now available for Office 365. However, action "Web Request" was not included. I would suggest Nintex to enhance this.

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                    • Disabling Header and Footer in Notification Message in SharePoint Online

                      We are trying to figure out how to remove headers from emails from the workflow in SharePoint online. I see you have a KB article:

                      https://support.nintex.com/SharePoint/Workflow/Disabling_Header_and_Footer_in_Notification_Message

                      But that appears to only be for SharePoint on-prem. How do we disable them in SharePoint online?

                      I opened case number 00246103 and they suggested I post here. They are still researching. I would call this a feature request.

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                      • notes for variables

                        Ability to add notes to a variable describing it's overall purpose (not just for within an action)

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                        • How can I achieve 'fn-ToUpper' in Nintex Online

                          What's an alternative to fn-ToUpper in Nintex Online?

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                          • Add Lazy Approval/Actionable Message support for individuals in Mail Enabled Security Groups

                            Currently in case of lazy approvals, email notifications are not being sent to the members of security groups. It would be great if this email notifications are enabled for lazy approvals as well.

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                            • Export action set

                              The ability to export action sets and import them into other workflows would be a great piece of functionality for us to have!

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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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                                • How to Get Nintex Workflow inventory on SharePoint online/ O365 ?

                                  is there any way o f getting Nintex Workflow inventory on SharePoint online/ O365 ?

                                  Power shell script ??

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                                  • inline functions

                                    Please allow me to use inline functions in a workflow. I cannot convert a string to all upper case without using 26 regular expression actions. Before I could use fn-toupper() when building a string.

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                                    • los flujos no se ejecutan cuando creo o modifico un elemento por flujo de trabajo

                                      los flujos no se ejecutan cuando creo o modifico un elemento por flujo de trabajo

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                                        0 comments  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Workflow Errors

                                        There needs to be some notifcation to the designer or somoene if the workflow errors. When you have multiple workflows across multiple sites a notifcation is helpful in managing your workflows and any issues. This was available in on-prem why has it gone away?

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                                          29 comments  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          Open for voting  ·  Jon Hardy responded

                                          Palesa, one of our Technical Evangelists posted this comment. I thought this was so valuable that I have repeated it here so it stays in view. A great workaround while we work on a solution with Microsoft.
                                          Palesa says:
                                          “Hey guys here’s a little trick which will hopefully help some of you community.nintex.com/docs/DOC-6580”

                                          I have watched the Youtube video, may even be a convert to rapp after this. Check it out, it will save you time.

                                        • Daylight Saving Time Support

                                          Currently our Site workflows have been firing an hour early due to Daylight Saving Time ending for this year. This is apparently not a bug for some reason, and should be considered such.

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