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  1. Make task forms configurable by URL pointing to the Nintex Item Form

    Scenario: List item Nintex Data Input Form with 5 sections. Corresponding 5 task workflow that fills out the 5 data input sections of the List item Nintex Data Input Form. Currently you can export List item Nintex Data Input Form and then import it into each of the 5 task's forms. This makes the workflow quickly grow to beyond your 500kb workflow limit. Also this make for an incredible amount of maintenance because any single change to the List item Nintex Data Input Form, require a corresponding export and 5 imports to each of the 5 task forms. A better…

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  2. Published Date Stamp on Form and Workflow Designer

    While you are building a form are workflow there is not an easy way to see when the last form or workflow was published. In the upper right corncer where you see the workflow name, list name, and version number, please add a date stamp so the end user knows when it was last published.

    6 votes
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  3. Unpublish or disable a workflow

    It would be great to get a possiblility to disable or unpublish workflows. At the moment once the workflow is published, you cannot disable the workflow temporary. Sometimes that would be useful (eg. if you import a lot of data to a list, where you do not want to run the workflow).

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  4. Improve XSN Builder

    1. Nintex Xsn Builder Nintex Xsn Builder doesn't allow task InfoPath forms to be customized within the realm of what InfoPath is capable of. E.g. Nintex expects the order of the fields in the InfoPath form to match that of the underlying task content type which is completely impractical . It also expects the fields to be within its own cell in a table. On publishing the workflow, the XSN builder overwrites the InfoPath form and enforces these rules thereby deleting the rules built on the fields and changing the order.

    This can be updated to ensure that the XsnBuilder creates…

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  5. Include ULS in Support Console

    Although the Support-Console already includes an extract of the ULS it would be more helpful if not the ULS from the time the Package is created would be included but instead from the time the error occured, because this is most likely the timeframe of most interest.

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  6. Build the Workflow analyser directly into Nintex Workflow solutions

    The Nintex Workflow analyser is a great tool however it would be best placed being built directly into Nintex so that all end users can build workflows that align to the best practices.

    Updates to this should be delivered via a CU like install or definition upload for those SharePoint installs not internet accessible or via an auto update solution controlled within the Nintex area of SharePoint Central Administration for uploads etc

    Workflow analyser can be found at https://community.nintex.com/community/build-your-own/blog/2015/07/17/workflow-analyzer-version-14037-released?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social-post&utm_campaign=July2015-Connect-WorkflowAnalyzerUpdate

    This would make sure that workflows are authored with best practises suggested and is a great sell point from IT to…

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  7. Color coding of references

    After adding a reference in the designer (in a regular field or within the RTE) you cannot tell where this reference is comming from, you just have the name of the reference.

    This is very troublesome if there is an item property call "foo" as well as a variable called "foo" and maybe even a common property "foo".

    So far I try to prefix all my variables with "var" so I can tell them apart, but that doesn't feel right.

    I would love to be able to tell the different source apart by having the references color coded im some…

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  8. Update an UDA throw error if List Name ist not internal tech. Name

    Hallo,
    I maybe it will be great to change the set of internal UDA parameter:listName value allways to internal List Name. Because if you change the Display Name of a List, you cannot update the UDA in the List WF.

    4 votes
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  9. Single function to maximize all action sets, switches, etc

    I would like to have a easy way (preferably a single click) to maximize all action sets, switches, loops, etc. This is especially useful for a large workflow when you want to search for a certain keywords which can't be found when in minimized mode.

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  10. Multiple Lines of text Workflow Constant Type

    How come we've never had a "multiple lines of text" workflow constant type?

    Reason i'm asking is because I've used workflow constants in my nintex forms to put in snippets of javascript code (for example hiding the sharepoint ribbon on my SP 2013 forms) and adding it in as a reference in the javascript section on my nintex forms designer and showing some of my process owners how to resuse this.

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  11. combo focus

    Allow non-textboxes like combo boxes and toggle switches to have focus on the iOS form/Nintex App.
    For example if you have a textbox followed by more information/labels/or non-textboxes, then a combo box. Then when a user enters text into the textbox at the top, scrolls down to the combo box and answers it, the form jumps back focus to the original textbox.
    This is very unintuitive for the user, not sure why the focus wouldn't stay on the last input clicked.

    3 votes
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  12. Promote Save Button to the Top Nav Bar

    Promote the save button to the same top level as the undo and redo buttons and tab headers so it can easily be accessed from any screen.

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  13. 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.

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    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.

  14. Add nwcontext data connection to Infopath start forms (2010 and 2013)

    Infopath can be used to create workflow start forms, however it does not have the nwcontext xml resource file necessary to use an item's metadata, unlike task forms customised using Infopath.
    Whilst variables such as approver comments are not applicable, it would be very useful to provide the basic fields such as item ID, creator and item url.
    I've been told by Nintex support that this discrepancy is intended functionality and to raise the request on here. Infopath is still a much stronger form designer than Nintex forms, for things such as multiple data connectors or unique values in dropdowns.

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  15. Have a way to view hyperlinks in body of email for Send Notification

    When creating a "Send notification" and specifying a hyperlink inside the body of the email, there is no way to view what that link is set to. The only way to see that again is to view it using the HTML editor.

    There should be a way to click on the hyperlink text and see the actual URL behind it.

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  16. Disable [BACKSPACE] key

    Would be good if the designers (forms and wf) both disabled the backspace key when a textbox is not in focus. If you accidentally hit that key, the browser picks it up as a history.go(-1) and you lose all your changes.

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  17. Ask for saving the workflow when the tab is closed

    I often lose all the changes I made when designing a workflow and pressing Ctrl+W unintentionally. Ctrl+W closes the current tab (in IE) and there's no message that is displayed asking us if we are sure to close the current window or tab.
    Adding this kind of message would be really great when closing the tab using Ctrl+W (there's maybe other shortcut that closes the current window or all tabs)

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  18. Setup cascading functionality with external content type

    How can I apply cascading filter on 2nd External Data Column using 1st External Data Column selected value

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  19. Need good document for Nintex 2010 to 2013 up gradation

    Can you guys please publish good official document for Nintex 2010 to 2013 up gradation and patches up gradation as well if you can that would be great. if you guys can add some action in the admin section so that developer can use can migrate /upgrade

    Cheers,
    Kamal Pandey |

    Cheers,
    Kamal Pandey |

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  20. User roles and Sharepoint security groups use on list forms

    Enable rules on SP lists which can use Sharepoint security groups/user roles.

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