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  1. Allow People Picker be used in a validation rules - New Responsive designer - Nintex Forms O365

    It would help a lot to have the ability to use people picker value inside validation rules in the new responsive designer. At least the value of the people picker field stored in a text variable should be allowed. We use a lot of rules based on people picker values.
    It is also confusing that in fact in the new responsive designer you can select the people picker value inside the rule without any issue but the rule will simple not work which make it confusing.

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  2. Show the SMTP error that the mail was unable to send on View Workflow History page

    We request to add a function that is to show the SMTP error that the mail was unable to send on View Workflow History page

    We found the error was not showed if the mail is unable to send from “Send Notification” action causing by what the wrong mail address is registered on the user account.
    However this error is generated on the Nintex Workflow category of ULS log.
    Users are not able to note this issue that they are not able to receive the mail on time.

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  3. Find Variable or Text

    There are some other great suggestions for documentation of variables, but I would also like to see a way in the designer to highlight actions that use a variable. I envision a Search button in the ribbon that opens a search dialog where I could either select a variable from the list of variables in this workflow, or simply type something in a text box. The feature would search the workflow and highlight all the actions that use the variable or contain the text.

    The suggestion for finding and removing unused variables (https://nintex.uservoice.com/forums/229405-1-nintex-workflow-for-sharepoint/suggestions/10843149-find-and-remove-unused-variables) identifies the scenario of trying…

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  4. Workflow description in Workflow Inventory

    When you hoover over a workflowname in de Workflow Inventory, the description of the workflow should be shown. This would help in using short workflow names AND finding them back very easy.
    Thanks,
    Peter

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  5. Add a MOVE method to the Nintex Web Service

    Being able to MOVE an item or document in SharePoint maintains the version history of that item as opposed to a COPY that creates a new item and doesn't maintain that history. Currently MOVE can only be done using Content and Structure or WEBDAV. Being able to automate this in Workflow would be very useful.

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  6. 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.

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  7. Migration

    Since a Nintex workflow can become quite complex with lots of information coming from multiple locations it would be great to be able to define all the pieces and parts that are needed for that workflow to run (a report of some sort). Further, once a designer/developer has created a workflow with all it's part and has unit tested the hell out of it, allow them to perform a save that pulls together all of the components into one Migration package / file / folder etc... so that when moving a workflow to a QA server it doesn't take manual…

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    Under Review  ·  Alex responded

    Thanks for the feedback Sunnie.

    We’re reviewing this feature request

  8. 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.

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  9. Workflow Inventory Enhancement in 2010

    In Workflow 2010 2.4.7.0 - Workflow inventory, its hard to identify whether the workflow is unpublished or not. Because there is no unpublished column in the view. Can you please add diferent view for saved workflow , published workflow and unpublished workflow?

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  10. Forms Designer in Workflow Task Form is missing the List Attachments Form Control

    While designing a Task Form in Workflow Action, like Assign Flex Task, the Attachments list column Form Control is not available. A user responding to a task request is unable to view any attachments in the list. Although you could check the checkbox of "Include list item attachments" in the Configure Action of Assign Flex Task, having the list Attachments form control right on the workflow task form will be much convenient.

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  11. Save and Continue option

    While it’s on my mind, one for the suggestion basket: Suggest adding an option to the Save dropdown menu that is in the vein of “Save and Continue” which would allow the user to save without having to go through the popup confirmation window and just return the user to the editing stage. Alternatively, it might work to allow one to set the behaviour of the Save button itself to that (presumably on a per-user or per-session basis).

    :)Ben

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    Under Review  ·  Alex responded

    Thanks for the feedback Ben. I am interested to know what the driver of the request is? Is it simply best practice saving every now and again, or is it due to the browser potentially crashing and losing your work? If it’s the latter, would some form of AutoSave assist?

  12. 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.

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  13. 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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  14. Check the design of a workflow

    Would be great to check the design of a workflow if it meets best practices such as if it is too large (and should be broken into smaller workflows) or the actions used are appropriate, such as using Commit Pending Changes instead of pause.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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?

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  18. Search for a keyword within a Workflow. Shows which actions they're in.

    Allow searching keywords within a Workflow so something can be found easily, whether it be an email address or a text in the email body, etc.

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  19. 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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  20. disable email notifications toggle

    I have seen a number of occasions where, while testing or even just restoring a backup of a site collection for testing/development, it is very easy for Nintex Workflows to be triggered. This wouldn't be so bad except sometimes these workflows contain email notifications, resulting in end users inadvertently receiving emails that they shouldn't. This can be REALLY bad if lots of users get these inadvertent emails.

    It would be great to see some kind of farm level and site level setting to toggle whether emails are actually sent for running workflows on that farm/site.

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