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  1. Change content type for an item is not supported

    Nintex on-premises.
    If document libraries are associated to content types and are being customized using Nintex forms, then change in content type value is not working. Once your document is moved to a content type where it has nintex form associated, it won't allow you to change content type. To reproduce the issue
    1. Create 2 content types and customize forms using Nintex
    2. Assign these content types to 2 document libraries
    3. Add docx files to the library and set documents to one of the content type
    4. Change content type of the document that you uploaded

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    3 comments  ·  Form controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Repeating sections should have an auto size option for hidden sections. See attached screenshots, it doesn’t shrink the space left behind by

    Repeating sections should have an auto size option for hidden sections. See attached screenshots, it doesn’t shrink the space left behind by the large hidden sections.

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    22 comments  ·  Form controls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have looked into allowing the resizing of a repeating section in the row for Classic Forms and found that architecturally, this is a significant piece of work.

    This will not be addressed in the current Classic Forms but will be addressed in the upcoming Universal Forms.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  3. Ability to "disable" the Nintex form and revert back to SharePoint form

    ○ I do not want to use "Delete Form"
    ○ Page 79 of the Help Guide discusses how to revert back to the default SharePoint form that you have assigned to an individual task in a workflow - this does work
    ○ Workaround: Export the form to "Form.xml" - Use "Delete Form" to delete the Nintex form from the list (This way the Nintex form is still available to use - just use Import)

    The workaround is easy to do but it would be helpful if a "Disable Form" option was available.

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  4. Publish JavaScript Change Logs In Patch Notes, or Put Nintex Forms On Github!

    For anyone who is attempting to get their hands dirty inside the more obscure parts of a Nintex Form, it can frustrating to see a patch note that only reads

    "This release may include changes of some controls. If you are using custom JavaScript, it may require adjustments to your custom JavaScript."

    What would be 1000% better, is if we could get the published / generated version control changes so that we didn't have to guess or hunt to find the changes between updates.

    And perhaps even better than that would be if Nintex would create a public repository on…

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    0 comments  ·  Documentation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Noah. Thanks for taking the time to suggest this but the overhead of putting code changes into the patch notes is not insignificant.

    Our preference is to build the functionality you are using JavaScript for into the product, which you will see through Universal Forms in the future.

    If you feel there is a specific piece of functionality you would like to see, please raise a feature request in User Voice and I will reply.

    Cheers,
    Euan

  5. Correct the attachment file upload size in Nintex Forms

    For attachment size limit for list items on upload forms designed by NF2013, it doesn't show correct value for the attachment upload size.

    By default in SharePoint 2013, attachment size limit of list item is equal to 50 mb. When web application level document upload size limit is set to 2 gb. It does not mean attachment size is also 2 gb. To increase attachment limit size of list items there are 2 obligation. One of them increasing document upload size limit in Central Administration(this is already 2 gb in teamspace). But this is not enough to upload attachment over…

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  6. Viewing custom device-specific Nintex Forms on mobile devices

    When using a flexi task to send out requests for approval in a workflow the custom device-specific Nintex form layout cannot be viewed on mobile devices. This applies to Smart Phone, iPhone, and iPad layouts. On iPads, the default desktop version of the Request Approval form is displayed. However on smartphones, the SharePoint task form associated with the item is displayed instead of the Request Approval form. Thus, the user CANNOT approve the item using this form.

    The best case scenario is the workaround listed here: https://community.nintex.com/thread/1268. However, this workaround does not work in scenarios where authentication may be…

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  7. Disable or Unpublish Form

    Currently, once you publish a Nintex form, it becomes the live form for that list or CT and the only way to revert back to the default OOB SP form is to Delete the Nintex form. It would be nice to be able to temporarily disable or unpublish the Nintex Form but not lose it completely.

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  8. More Submit Options/Rules

    Currently in Nintex Forms, a button can save and submit, save, cancel, and execute some JavaScript. In InfoPath, on submit you can email, send to doc libraries, send via web service and more. If you were to do that with Nintex Forms, you'd need a workflow. Whereas InfoPath was a kind of "one-stop shop" and a workflow wasn't explicitly needed.

    While all of these can be done via CSOM on Submit, it'd take a savvy user to make that happen. To me the beauty of Nintex is how simple and powerful it is. I'd like to see more submit options/rules…

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    declined  ·  Daniel Kinal responded

    Hi Erik. Thanks for the feedback. The truth is that this is something we are unlikely to do inside Nintex Forms itself. We are keenly aware of the importance of keeping business logic (handled by Nintex Workflow) separate from presentation logic (handled by Nintex Forms). We believe that using Nintex Workflow to handle the orchestration work is far more robust and far easier to work with (particularly if the logic starts getting complex) and to maintain. Frankly, this was where maintenance of InfoPath forms became quite difficult for many customers.
    That said, your point is well taken and we are exploring ways to make Nintex Forms and Nintex Workflow more tightly integrated so that it would be far more straightforward to achieve the results that you are looking for while allowing us to continue to work within the strengths of both products. I hope you’ll be happy with the results…

  9. Offline Nintex Forms and Workflow Designer

    It would be much faster building forms and workflows offline and then ability to import the XML back online

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    declined  ·  Daniel Kinal responded

    Sorry Felix but I don’t think we’ll be looking at this one. It may work faster than in the browser but there are just too many aspects that require online access such as configuring lookup controls, adding columns, running previews etc.

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