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  1. View start variables in workflow schedules page

    I often have site workflows with required start variables (usually to define the number of days before the event to remind people). In the WorkflowSchedules.aspx page it would be really useful to see the start variable values, or to be able to "name" my schedule so that I can see which one is which.

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    • Universal Workflows

      With universal forms be announced at Xchange, to complete the loop we need universal workflows as well. As the workflow functionality often defines which environment that can be used especially those on-prem and want to move but can’t due to functionality limitations.

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      • Enabling error handling in Nintex online actions

        Nintex workflows for O365 does not have error handling feature for many actions. The typical behavior at SP2013 is that user can choose to handle errors for certain actions. In office 365, Nintex provide a flag for subset of actions. This flag determines weather action succeeded or not.

        Such actions are:
        1. Web Request
        2. Query XML
        3. Update XML
        4. Create item in another site
        5. Delete multiple items
        6. Update multiple items

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        • Provide help files in the languages that are supported by Nintex

          Provide help files in the languages that are supported by Nintex

          To provide a better user experience it would be good to have the help files in the languages that Nintex supports, This includes the internal help files that are installed during the install

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          • Validation for nr of actions in workflow while saving/publishing

            It would be helpful when during saving/publishing a workflow a message will be displayed when workflows includes more than 100 actions. It can be a performance issue when workflows have more than 100 actions.

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            • Add comments for workflow variables

              It would be nice to have the ability to add comments to workflow variables that show in the workflow variables dialog.
              It could help to get back into a workflow or if someone else created the workflow to better understand what variables are used and whats their intention.

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              • Delete items permanently and skip the recycle bin

                It would be useful to add a check box in the action for Delete item or Delete multiple items action to skip the recycle bin and deleted permanently

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                • Add "Replace" Functionality to Collection Operation Action

                  Unless I am completely missing something, it looks like there is not currently a 1 action way to replace a collection value with another value. (Either using "exists" or the index desired.)

                  Example: I get a collection of a field from my repeating section, and now I have to format that data or in a For Each and put it back into the collection (for DocGen).

                  The way I'm doing it now is to pull it out and then delete the item from the collection and then add it back at the same index. I wish I could just do…

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                  • Nintex App for Microsoft Teams

                    ability to fill in a form, ability to interact with a workflow items/actions in teams, as well as have visibitlity of all takss associated to 'me'

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                    • Allow for customization of actionable messages

                      It would be great if actionable messages in task actions were customizable. We require the ability to swap out the Nintex logo with our own corporate logo.

                      We would also like the ability to include additional fields in the task email beyond "description and due date" and change the order fields as required.

                      In a nutshell, we're looking for greater flexibility. Thanks!

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                      • Geolocation Support

                        SharePoint currently supports Geolocation field which is not supported by Nintex.

                        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/general-development/create-a-map-view-for-the-geolocation-field-in-SharePoint

                        In nintex we have to use a single line of text. With proper geolocation field in SharePoint we can create special Map Views in SharePoint.

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                        • Allow the Create Site Collection action to specify which SharePoint database to use

                          There should be an option in the 'Create Site Collection' to select which SharePoint content database to use. This is to satisfy Microsoft's recommendations regarding the storage volumes of databases. It will also help organisations with large farms and multiple content databases to manage their environments.

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                          • Check in/out Workflows while editing

                            I would like to be able to check in/out workflows while editing.
                            I also would like to support major and minor versions. where a save will generate a minor version you can be able to run with the designer role.

                            3 votes
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                            • Enable Skype for Business 2015 with Nintex Workflow

                              Nintex Workflow works well with Lync 2013 however it would be great to see the product to work with Skype for Business 2015.

                              Some of the expected features would be to see:
                              - Instant message notification
                              - Functional Lazy Approval

                              6 votes
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                              • Correct the error message

                                When using the User Profile Query action, it is required to use credentials to connect to the service.
                                We have to wait for the workflow to crash to know the right format :domain\\username
                                We have to use a single backslash, so the error message is false and misleading.

                                "Erreur lors du requêtage du profil utilisateur. Informations d'identification Windows fournies non valides. Les informations d'identification doivent respecter le format domaine\\nom d'utilisateur."

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                                • Inserted bullet point styles with Nintex Workflow for Document Generation

                                  With DocGen action for Nintex Workflow, with rich text filling, the bullet point styles inserted always uses the default solid black circle, irrespective of nesting level.
                                  It would be great if Nintex DocGen would support different bullet style for nested levels.

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                                  • Add a "tostring" action/reference

                                    In Java, most core classes have a tostring method that returns all the instance variables as a String.

                                    Having something like this, but for all column values, would be supremely helpful in developing/debugging workflows.

                                    I suggest adding this to either a workflow action or as a Common Reference to this function in the body of "Send Notification" actions.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Assign Flexi Task Should Allow Setting Values on Custom Columns

                                      It would be nice if we can create some additional columns in task list and associate them with Flexi task to set their values...similar to what update item allows us to do.

                                      Thanks.

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                                      • Ability to add attachments in flexy task reminders

                                        When using Flexy Task, actually it's possible to specify additional attachments that can be sent with task notification. In task reminder that capabilità isn't present and it's possible only to add the current document/attachments depending if it's a library or list workflow..

                                        Sometimes attachment to task notification are very useful to understand the task and combined to Lazy approval may speed up a process but, if in reminders the attachements are missing, the user has to connect to SharePoint in order to verify everything..

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                                        • Distinct Values for Dropdown List

                                          Can Nintex include a checkbox to provide distinct values in the dropdown control? Currently we must go to great pains to eliminate the duplicates, and this functionality is something that dropdown lists in other platforms and designers have included for years.

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