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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Export workflow as JPEG file

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

      4 votes
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      • add the ability to user list name in Custom Javascript

        In a Nintex Form for o365, it is not possible to add List name and
        List ID
        Current Item URL
        Item Display Name

        As a common reference in Javascript

        Please add this

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

          4 votes
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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).

            2 votes
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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.

              3 votes
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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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                  0 comments  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Document Generation to include item attachments

                  It would be very useful if Document Generation allowed a user the option to include attachments as appendices to a document they are using.

                  For example, an assessment form is filled in with attachments as evidence. When using Document Generation the user can map the assessment data into a template, and then select a tick box that tells the action to include the List item attachments as appendices if they exist.

                  16 votes
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                  • Enable workflow to start from the item menu for reusable workflows

                    For list workflows the option "Enable workflow to start from the item menu" is available and works really well. I have this same requirement but for a site collection reusable workflow where it is not an option. Please can this be added?

                    10 votes
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                    • Flexi Task easily reorder task outcomes

                      When using Flexi Task, there is no easy way to move the order of Task Outcomes. So if you wanted to present Reject, Approve instead of Approve Reject, you would need to rename each one.

                      It would be nice to be able to drag/drop the outcomes in any order or have the branches dictate the order when you move branches left to right etc.

                      21 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Find and remove unused variables

                        There should be a way to list and remove unused variables in the Workflow Designer.

                        The current approach (trying to delete individual variables to find out if the system throws an error message) is not convenient.

                        253 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Get previous field value in workflow

                          As start workflow option to start a workflow you can set the "value differs from the old value" option. Nintex Workflow obviously has access to this information. Within the workflow you can not load the previous value into a variable or something else. That would be nice.

                          Actually you have to use multiple hidden fields storing the previous value to use in for workflow porposes.

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

                            Without going into the technical detail; the previous value made available in conditional start is actually the current value just before any updates are made to the item. When the item is updated, we lose the ability to get the value prior to the update.

                            To restate the workaround as indicated in the idea; create an additional column in the list or library and update this with the current value of the column of interest. Then when the actual column is updated, the previous value is still available in the additional column. Of course one need not make this additional column visible in the view or Form so the users are not confused.

                          • Yes/No column should return a Yes/No result - not a True/False

                            When completing a form I'd like users to answer "yes" or "no" to particular questions. This information then get embedded in an email and gets sent out to multiple departments. But instead of the "Yes/No" field showing as "Yes" or "No" it instead shows as "True" for yes and "False" for no. This is not helpful, especially when emailing non-techie people within the company. Thank you.

                            14 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Undo and redo buttons

                              At the moment, if a workflow action is deleted, there is no way to go back unless close the designer without saving it. Having the Undo and redo buttons would be very useful if a group of actions were deleted by accident. For example, I made lots of changes on a workflow and didn't save the change and then I deleted an action set action, but then realize I only need to delete the action set not all nested actions. The undo button would be very handy.

                              24 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Capture Lazy Approval Token

                                Being able to capture the Lazy Approval Token would you to add it to reminder emails so that the reminder email could be replied to.

                                61 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Export list item data to CSV, including Repeating Section data

                                  A Workflow Action to easily select the columns to export to CSV (attach to an email notification for example) including data in Repeating Sections.

                                  Currently I can do this manually, but very cumbersome and time consuming.

                                  79 votes
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                                    Open for voting  ·  0 comments  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Escalations

                                    Please consider a modification to your Escalation page and escalation notification.
                                    • Since the Escalation Delegate notification is a rather important feature I find it hard to believe that you put the Escalation information entered on the Escalation tab at the bottom of the notification email. It would be tremendously helpful if the escalation comments section were shifted to the top of the email notification.
                                    • Even better idea, allow the Escalation notification be format-able just like a reminder. Allow the designer/developer to enter custom information so that whoever is receiving the Escalation information is well aware of what is…

                                    35 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Reorder UDA Parameters

                                      When building and extending UDA's you often add new input/output parameters. Currently, the parameters appear in the order entered, I think. Would be great to have a way to reorder the parameters on the UDA configuration. Having the parameters in a seemingly random order can be confusing and has led to the wrong value be entered into a parameter.

                                      22 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Designer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • AutoSave in Forms/Workflow Designer

                                        what would be great is to allow for the Nintex Designer to AutoSave forms and workflows every 10/15 minutes, so in case the browser freezes or you accidentally press back, you can go back to the most recently saved design. similar to how MS Word autosaves documents...

                                        2 votes
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                                        • O365: Copy a field of type Person or Group with multiple values to a Person or Group variable

                                          In order to copy all the values of a field Person or Group, a loop is required with a sequence of several actions in which a Text type variable is built, which causes time to be consumed in the development of the flow and the use of several additional tasks that could cause the maximum size of the workflow to be reached. It would better if this was done in a single action.

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