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  1. Customize copy item to and from fields

    It would be helpful if we could also use variables in the to and from field on the Copy Item workflow action.

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    • Convert Word to PDF

      In former versions of NINTEX there was an action to convert Word documents til PDF files. This does not exist in NINTEX for Office 365. We have QMS systems in SharePoint being audited by external parties including government authorities. They only accept the PDF format for issued documents in our QMS system.

      23 votes
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      • Export workflow as JPEG file

        Would be good to have JPEG file or other file format options while exporting the workflow.

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        • New inline functiions for Nintex Workflow to encode and decode a URL

          New inline functiions for Nintex Workflow to encode and decode a URL, similar to the fn-xmlencode and fn-xmldecode, however for urls as well.

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          • enable prerequisite service on a specific server from External settings for workflow page

            can you provide the option to be able to select which server to enable live prerequisite service on from central admin =>Nintex workflow managment => External service for workflow

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            • Create User AD action to support password policy change above 10 characters

              When amending password policy for more complicated (more than 10 characters) in the AD, the "Create User AD" action should support that change.

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              • Base64 to Image

                Add an option choice on the Nintex forms image control to have base64 code, wither from insert reference or from direct input box. this would convert the base64 to image. And finally add an option to connected to a column (in this case Enhanced rich text (Rich text with pictures, tables, and hyperlinks) maybe.

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                • Update Nintex Workflow Scheduler to process workflows in order of NextRunTime

                  The stored procedure called by the Nintex Workflow Scheduler job does not contain an "order by" section. Because of this design, items execute in the order of the WorkflowSchedule table's default sort (column ScheduleID) rather than sequentially by the NextRunTime field. This forces newly scheduled workflows to always be last in line even in cases when they should really be first. I have had cases where not enforcing an order caused delayed workflows to run hours behind workflows they should have finished in front of.

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                  • Perform a start-up check against the version of the Nintex database

                    Nintex 2013 lacks a start-up check against the version of the Nintex database. Nintex designer should not load and workfows should not execute if the database schema – or any other component – SharePoint, Windows, even browser – is not the exact version supported (or later).

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                    • Make the Email body textbox larger or re-sizable

                      The Email body textbox in the workflow designer is way too small when working with html formatted content. Would be nice to see the entire message instead of constantly scrolling up and down, and left and right.

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                      • Set the task delegation comment into not required

                        When the task set to allow delegation, the user need to input the comment before delegate the task.
                        It will be useful if there is setting to make this comment into not required field.

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                        • when 100% Full Hebrew Support for Nintex Forms and RTL 2019 version ?

                          when 100% Full Hebrew Support for Nintex Forms and RTL 2019 version ?

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                          • Allow third-parties to create actions for Nintex Workflow

                            I work for a university in California and one of my goals as a Nintex Application Developer is to convert a project from our SharePoint On-Premise environment to SharePoint for Office 365. One piece of technology we rely on converts a submitted form to PDF. As this is not a first-party technology, it is my understanding that such a thing is not currently possible in the Office 365 environment.

                            It would be awesome if we could use this product with our Nintex for Office 365 workflows. Is this something that is being looked into? If it isn't already, it is…

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                            • FTP connector

                              It would be so great to have actions to be able to upload documents from a SharePoint library to an FTP server and also download documents from an FTP server to a SharePoint library

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                              • Run as workflow owner

                                Now, we are unable to use [Run as workflow owner] option under the following conditions.
                                We would be glad if we could use [Run as workflow owner] option under the following conditions in the future.

                                1) After starting workflow, it makes WF initiator's permission Read-Only.
                                2) In Action Set, it enables [Run as workflow owner]
                                3) In that Action Set, there is Flexi task action, which assignes many users to flexi task.
                                4) In that Flexi task action, it sets Escalation. Once it becomes overdue, it turns to [Comlete Task].
                                5) After Escalation's process proceeds, there is one minite pause…

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                                • Ability to provide link instead of attachment

                                  It would be great if we could provide a link to the dynamic document within the body of the email, rather than sending a pdf attachment. Many platforms are going in this direction as it helps with delivery rates, addresses compliance risk, etc.

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                                  • Update Nintex Workflow Scheduler to track performance of scheduled workflows

                                    We need an easier way to view performance of scheduled workflows. The Nintex Workflow Scheduler is single threaded, which means that when a single workflow takes a long time to complete, it causes delay to other scheduled workflows. The Nintex provided process for identifying long-running, scheduled, workflows is to enable verbose logging and to comb through hundreds of lines to see when each workflow starts and finishes. If verbose was not enabled when your delay started, there is no mechanism to see which workflows caused it. Best case, I would like to see a dashboard or nwadmin command to retrieve…

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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

                                      51 votes
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                                      • Ability to capture special characters in repeating section to be used in DocGen action

                                        We need to be able to use special characters like "ä, ü, ö" in repeating section without having to manually decode them in the workflow before using them in Document generation action

                                        6 votes
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                                        • SQL Request Control in task form does not populate the existing list column values

                                          Currently the SQL Request Control is able to capture existing list column value when open in edit mode in List Item form, but in Task form it is not pre-populating the original values from the list column. This is the major drawback when we use multi-level approvals with SQL Request control.

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