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  1. hide fields from send notification

    There are times in which you many not want to have all fields available to the "Send Notification" action (ie different content types, internal fields, etc.). From my understanding there is no way to hide fields from the list, which can be confusing to some end users.

    We would like to see some way (even if it is via schema definition) to limit the fields that are selectable for that action.

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  2. Newsgator

    Newsgator is a third party add-on to SharePoint used as a social networking tool. The feeds are stored in sql and not in a list. I would like to be able to run a workflow every time someone submits a new post. The workflow will then read the text looking for keywords that I have picked. Once it finds a word such as "Nintex" it will reply to that post with a link to some Nintex training or a person who is a Nintex master.

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  3. Ability to sync Notification and Reminders

    Provide a button that sync the subject and/or Body of the reminder email to the main notification. We find ourselves updating the main body, but always forget to "copy" into the reminders. Also, the average can't copy and paste between the 2 fields since it tends to mingle the format. We have to use "edit html" action to be safe. Having the ability to sync, would prevent that situation. The reason I'm suggesting to have different sync option over the subject and body is to allow the designer to add the word "reminder" in the subject line.

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  4. Flexi Task - ability to record all responses

    It would be great if there was the ability to record all responses, irrespective of the outcome within a Flexi Task

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  5. Waiting or Watch task and continue Workflow on task creation

    A possibility to add a approver Task an let workflow continue without waiting for his input.
    The idea behind is to have a wating task that is diplayed in the my workflow tasks.

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  6. The Calculate Date function should allow date formatting

    The Calculate Date function should allow date formatting as part of configuration options, without having to resort to ANOTHER action to format the output.

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  7. Workflows on page level

    Would love capability to add workflow at a page level. For example, setting a workflow to kickoff when a page is created/modified to do various things such as approval, publishing, etc.

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  8. Ability to not restart a workflow if the document is updated by the workflow

    i Am updating a document with version and document numbers in the footer but each time the version number are updated the workflow want to restart.

    It should be restarted if a user updates the document but not if it is saved and the version updates.

    13 votes
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  9. Row Item Variable

    Hello,

    Often I have to work with multiple items at a time, which means I have to save each column of each item into a collection, and then loop through these collections get all the values from all the columns. This becomes a big task when there are a lot of items with a lot of columns.

    It would be really cool if you could create an "item variable" which essentially would contain all of the item's columns within it. This way we could easily loop through a single collection and do things with this "item variable" such as creating…

    50 votes
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  10. Expand Logging Capabilities

    Expanding the amount of text that can be logged to the Nintex Workflow History would be very helpful. Right now the output seems very limited (I believe to 256 chars). Sometimes it is necessary to log what is in an XML file or other long pieces of text. If you could increase the amount of text able to be logged that would be fantastic.

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  11. Read and Write Property Bag items

    It would be great to be able to get SPWeb Property Bag values - and also SET the values within a web.

    These are often used to store "about a web" properties - but can only set via code (C#) - or CSOM (JS).

    Eg. When we use a Nintex Workflow to create an SPWEB, also add a property such as 'locale' - and then can use that to display an icon on the site home page.

    Many other uses - there is a custom action BLOG post about this - but would be good to have within the core…

    72 votes
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  12. Access to item history data within a workflow

    As start condition you can compare current and previous value of a field but not within the workflow.
    These would be useful in e.g. a mail action to inform users about specific changes on the list item or other use cases.

    20 votes
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  13. Active Site or SiteColllection features with Nintex Workflow

    It would be great if an action exists that can activate features. This can be used in several provisioning workflows. After creating a new site / site collection some features can be activated with Nintex Workflow.

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  14. Specify MIME type for file attachments

    When we attach PDFs to emails, the workflow uses an application/octet-stream MIME type. Most applications expect an application/pdf MIME type. It would be helpful to be able to specify the MIME type for file attachments.

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  15. Combine functionality of Task activities into Flexi-task

    It would seem to me that the functionality of the Flexi-task could be expanded to encompass most of the different types of task activities. This would make the decision of what type of task to use more straight forward, and some of the other task types would benefit from the options available to the Flexi task.

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    Under Review  ·  Alex responded

    Thanks for the feedback, we are currently reviewing this request.

    If this is something you would like to see added, please remember to vote up the idea.

  16. Add Error Handling to UpdateItem

    Looping through many or all of the items in a library is a common development requirement. A typical workflow might be a Query List followed by a For Each loop that contains UpdateItem.

    Sometimes the UpdateItem might fail for reasons like the item is checked out.

    There should be a way for the workflow to continue to the next item if the update fails and not have the workflow fail.

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  17. In the Copy to SharePoint task, allow specification of the name of the new document

    The Copy to SharePoint task allows for a new document name if the document name already exists in the target. It does this by appending date/time information.

    I suggest allowing the new name to be provided via a workflow variable. It would provide much more flexibility.

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  18. Workflow Actions/FlexiTask: Ability to use HTML Templates

    On many workflows, we re-use most of the same verbiage and it would be helpful to have a method where we can pre-load a FlexiTask with a template and populate it with workflow variables. Right now, the only way of doing this is to click Flexi > Edit HTML > Drag to notepad, then manually drag into each Flexi. However if you click in the wrong spot once you paste the HTML in, you will get some formatting issues.

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  19. Loop N Times to allow you to store iteration number

    When the Loop N Times actions runs, it would be great to be able to store the number of the iteration we are up to.

    This would be especially useful to pull data from a Dictionary after you have queried some data from a list.

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  20. FlexiTask: WUSIWUG component update

    Editor component needs an update to support multple browsers. Right now it only works well in IE. Does not work at all in Firefox or Chrome.

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    Under Review  ·  Alex responded

    Hi Jason,
    At the moment on-premises only officially supports IE, but are looking at options to broaden this support to other browsers for 2013 upwards.

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