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  1. Offline form builder

    It would be fantastic to have a dedicated app to build Nintex forms in rather than being forced to do it via the browser.

    I understand that a lot of the functionality requires online access (lookups and columns etc), but the ability to build in a dedicated app and then publishing that to SharePoint would be a great addition.

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    I will update this idea if there are any updates to share.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  2. Make where you write functions an actual code editor

    It is very frustrating writing anything other than a basic formula in Nintex forms for several reasons. The biggest frustration though is that there is no validation. Even Microsoft Excel gives you and indication that your formula is invalid. Also marking closing and opening brackets and parenthesis would be a huge help. It seems like it would be a simple task to implement this and a huge win for users.

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    I will update this idea if there are any updates to share.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  3. Upload image directly to library from Image Control

    When using images in the forms design, having the ability to upload the image within the design experience rather than having to upload the images into a library prior .. And being able to browse for existing images would make designing much easier.

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion Dan. I can definitely see the value in this feature.

    We will consider this for future development when as we are building Universal Forms for SharePoint.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  4. Title calculation on responsive forms

    With the great September 2017 update, we have now the Responsive foms. This is great, but a lot of flexibility is lost on this process.

    One of the first things I missed is the possibility to build a control label dinamically (for multi-language forms, for instance). In normal forms, you can set a label, then calculate its value dinamically with a formula. In responsive forms you only can set a fixed value. It would be great (saving a lot of headaches) to have the possibility to get the control title from a formula.

    If this is complicated, it should be…

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    I will update this idea if there are any updates to share.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  5. Substring before/after runtime function

    It would be amazing if we could include substring before and after as runtime functions in the forms designer.

    At the moment you're limited to using the basic 'count' substring, which is very limiting. If we could specify the ability to substring before or after a character it would drastically increase the usefulness of forms for data manipulation!

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    I will update this idea if there are any updates to share.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  6. Form Canvas Resizing

    Rather than having to go into the form settings to update height and width values, it would be nice to be able to resize the canvas of the form by dragging the corners and sides of the canvas instead.

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    I will update this idea if there are any updates to share.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  7. Allow Copy and Paste across different Nintex Forms

    It's great that Nintex Forms allows you to copy and paste controls within a form but sometimes I need to copy one or more controls from one form to another. I don't want to export and then import the whole form, that's too much work. I just need to copy a few controls between forms. I guess I'm asking for something like Workflow snippets to be enabled for Forms.

    Thanks,
    Bruce

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion Bruce. We have discussed this feature in the past and have added it to the backlog.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  8. Conditional Sub Forms

    When designing Forms, have the option to show a Sub Form (or section) in the Form based on a Condition using @Formula Language.

    Example: @If(@IsNewDoc;"SubFormA";"SubFormB")
    When a New Doc is created, a subset of fields is shown from SubFormA, else the fields are shown from SubFormB

    SubForm can be Expanded or Collapsed (settings - allow to override this, for example Initially - collapsed). Have a look at the Lotus Notes clients.

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    I will update this idea if there are any updates to share.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  9. Support for Forms library content type in Nintex Forms

    Currently It looks like we can’t able to customize Nintex forms for “Forms Library” content type and Nintex Forms (Customize the Item Form) icon on ribbon is disabled for Forms library.

    We have so many forms customized in InfoPath and published as Forms library, and we are unable to convert those forms to Nintex forms because of this unsupported content type feature.

    Is it possible to add Nintex Forms (Customize the Item Form) feature for forms library as well ?

    Thank you.

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    I will update this idea if there are any updates to share.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  10. Create forms functionality for Surveys

    Allow for the creation of forms / layout for surveys. At best the Sharepoint survey functionality is a bit lacking and there will be the benefit of being able to publish this survey form as a mobile version.

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion Francois.

    Nintex Forms is mainly focused on the List content type and all derivatives. The Survey content type is a little bit different due to the Rating Scale which we currently do not have.

    We may consider it in the future, but at the moment we are focused on Universal Forms release.

    I will update this idea if we change our position on this idea.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  11. Different layouts for New / Edit / Display mode (and print)

    For larger forms it can be quite complicated to manage different designs for New / Edit / Display mode all in one single form.

    In addition to having the ability to use rules, coniditional field properties, panels and custom JavaScript, it would be nice to have additional layouts for this modes like in InfoPath.

    Forms would then be more easy to read and understand for form designers.

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    Under Review  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Hi all,

    With the development of Universal Forms, we are looking at how the current form modes are supported in the existing product.

    At this time we are still planning to continue using functions to detect form modes. This is so we are able to support migrations but also give a lot of flexibility in the rules engine.

    We do not plan to bring different layouts to Universal Forms at this time. As we are introducing multipage to Universal Forms, we do need to figure out how a multipage form will be printed and is under consideration.

    I will update this feature when we release an Advance Preview of Universal Forms if our position changes based on feedback.

    Cheers,
    Euan

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. We do not have any plans to implement this at this time. If we change our plans, I will update this idea.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  13. Ability to maintain a developer log/history for a Form

    Currently there is no way a maintain a developer log/history of a form. This new feature would be similar to a flower-box that is used to explain the changes within a program. A possibility is to add another option under the (Form) Settings menu option.

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  14. Cascading Lookups need re-work

    Currently building cascading lookups is cumbersome and very restrictive in where I can get data from. Having to create separate lists for populate the cascading values is not sustainable. I should be able to populate Form variables to filter and pull data from, also should be able to filter and get choices from unbound choice fields. Also the postback that currently happens is a real deterrent from using the controls. Re loading the form and having to scroll back to where you were at, isn't a very good user experience.

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    Under Review  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion Dan.

    We will certainly be considering how cascading lookups are configured when we rebuild the List Lookup control for Universal Forms.

    If you have specific feedback regarding your experience, please provide it in the comments section below.

    Thanks,
    Euan

  15. Option to trouble shoot problems in a form

    At the moment if I create a form and part of the form such as a calculated field is not correct when I preview the form it just fails to load the form without an error (just a blank page). An option to identify problems at that point would be useful. at the moment I just have to remove parts of the form until it works and even then I am not 100%
    sure what caused the issue.

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    I will update this idea if there are any updates to share.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  16. Sizing Controls

    There should be an option to make one or more controls the same size as another selected control on the form. This is a very common option to have in graphical interface designers, as seen in Netbeans and Visual Studio.

    Select a control: then select X number of controls, right click to get options to "Make controls the same size" >> first selected control is the control that determines the size of all other selected controls.

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    Under Review  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    As we are currently focused on Universal Forms, this is not on the short to medium term.

    Once we have shipped Universal Forms for SharePoint, we will revisit Classic Forms.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  17. Autocomplete Feature

    It would be great to be able to have an Autocomplete feature (similar to google search) built into the forms.We would like for our users to beable to type in the first couple characters and display results based on what they entered above/below. Another key feature would be the ability to click/select on the autocomplete function to fill it in.Lastly, to be able to reference a list and filter that specific feature based on another list within sharepoint would be optimal.

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    Under Review  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    This is now in the backlog and something we would like to implement with Universal Forms for the List Lookup control.

    I will update this feature when we begin development on the List Lookup control for Universal Forms for SharePoint.

    Cheers,
    Euan

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    I will update this idea if there are any updates to share.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  19. Check in/out a form for editing

    I would like to be able to check in/out forms while editing.
    I also would like to support major and minor versions. where a save will generate a minor version you can be able to check with the designer role.

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    I will update this idea if there are any updates to share.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  20. Classic Designer - List Lookup Control - Option "Render as Buttons"

    It would be great to have the "Render as Buttons"-option also available for the List Lookup Control (same functionality as for the Choice Control) [Classic Forms Designer]

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    Open for voting  ·  Euan Gamble responded

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    I will update this idea if there are any updates to share.

    Cheers,
    Euan

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