Parsing Repeating Sections in Nintex Forms - No More!

Parsing Repeating Sections in Nintex Forms - No More!

If you have been using Nintex Forms for creating solutions, then you have probably worked with the Repeating Section control at some time.  One of the common questions we get at TekDog is “How can I attach a repeating section to a list?” or “How the hell do you get data out of a Nintex repeating section?”.  I never really had a good answer until now.

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Nintex Forms | Disable Save with Choice Fields

Nintex Forms | Disable Save with Choice Fields

Here is a quick trick for disabling the save button when a specific choice field is selected. For instance, say that you have a set of choices. If a user selects a certain field you can disable the save button. The example below is a form with a set of three choices and the Save and Cancel buttons. As you can see the Save button is disabled because Option 1 is selected. 

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Creating Tabs in Nintex Forms

Creating Tabs in Nintex Forms

We get asked often on how to have tabs within Nintex Forms. The short answer is you can't. There are no tab options in Nintex Forms. Thanks for checking out this blog, see ya next time! .....

Ok so that isn't the end of the blog. Even though there isn't any functionality built into Nintex Forms, doesn't mean you can't create the illusion of tab functionality. Here is a quick way to get you started...

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Setting an Image as Form Background | Nintex for Office 365

Setting an Image as Form Background | Nintex for Office 365

One of the many challenges to converting from an existing paper form to a digital form is the customers desire NOT to change. Let’s face it, we are all creatures of habit. So why not embrace the movement of non-movement while providing a solution that looks the same while having a modern powerful backend? This little trick has helped many designers create Nintex Forms without having to rock the boat! 

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Query List | Nintex for Office 365

Query List | Nintex for Office 365

It took a little bit of time, but we finally have our personal favorite workflow action “Query List” available on Nintex for Office 365. This workflow action provides the ability to query another list or library, returning the result as a workflow variable. You can then use that value to evaluate as part of a conditional statement, switch, or in conjunction with a calculation or endless other possibilities including using in messaging. 

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Setting Workflow Status | Nintex for Office 365

Setting Workflow Status | Nintex for Office 365

If you have worked with on-premise versions of Nintex Workflow, you may have noticed that SharePoint will add a column to any list or library that has a published workflow. That column provides quick access to the workflow history by providing a workflow current status hyperlinked to the workflow history. In SharePoint (online) there is no default workflow status, therefore, no direct link from the item to the workflow history. Sure, you can transverse the contextual menu system, but who has time for that??? To achieve this functionality in Office 365, you can use the “Set Workflow Status” workflow action. We recommend using this workflow action to update the current status of a workflow.

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Nintex Mobile | Nintex for Office 365

Nintex Mobile | Nintex for Office 365

Nintex for Office 365 draws many key features from the original product line. This includes Nintex Mobile. Nintex Mobile provides the ability to publish a form in a format that can be consumed via Nintex’s mobile app. The Mobile app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows mobile platforms. Sorry to the 5 people still using BlackBerry, but no Nintex Mobile for you! By publishing your form to Nintex Mobile you have the ability to create a new form on a mobile device and to submit the form to your SharePoint list. Once an item has been submitted to a list this can start a Nintex workflow. Basically, this feature is amazing!

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Learn How to Build State Machine Workflows With Nintex Workflow

Learn How to Build State Machine Workflows With Nintex Workflow

State Machine workflows with Nintex provide the foundation to create complex business processes with equally complex business routing. But here's the kicker: State Machine workflows are not complicated to implement with Nintex Workflow and provide the type of flexibility that your business requirements demand. If you want to learn how to add sophistication without the complexity – you’ve come to the right place!   I've created a quick tutorial showing you how to create a State Machine workflow with the on-prem version Nintex Workflow. This is a painless Nintex Workflow example that will help you get started on the right path! 

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Nintex for Office 365 Query List

Nintex for Office 365 Query List

You've stumbled upon my favorite Nintex Workflow action!  In this quick video below, I will show you how to use the Query List workflow action in Nintex for Office 365. Using the Query List function will allow you to get information from other lists and bring them back into the workflow.  Ok, enough of me talking about it!  Below is a video using a Dynamic Approver example to show you the Nintex for Office 365 Query List function. Enjoy!  

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The Differences Between Nintex For Office 365 (Cloud) and Nintex for SharePoint (On-Premise)

The Differences Between Nintex For Office 365 (Cloud) and Nintex for SharePoint (On-Premise)

One of the most frequent questions we are asked is “What is the differences between Nintex for Office 365 and Nintex for SharePoint server?” Trying to explain the differences can be a little tricky, so I’ll try to do my best. One item to take into consideration is that Nintex for Office 365 is VERY much in active development. Once I write something… it’s probably out of date. Nintex for Office 365 is constantly receiving new features and enhancements, where the on premise product for SharePoint server receives less frequent quarterly updates. So here are a few of the items that I encounter on a daily basis that I hope will help you understand the difference.

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[Update] Nintex For Office 365 Training Course

[Update] Nintex For Office 365 Training Course

What a crazy few months we have had here at TekDog! We are only a few days away from launching TekDog Academy, our learning center in Columbus, Ohio; yet, we find ourselves in the studio putting the final touches on our Nintex for Office 365 course. Although we launched the course officially in TekDog University over a month ago, we have been adding content to the course continually to cover new techniques and functionality being released by Nintex. Additionally, we have taken a lot of feedback from our current Nintex course offerings to construct a very detailed – yet fun – course. In the next week, we will be fully releasing two new chapters for our Nintex for Office 365 course. We are pretty excited, so let me tell you a little bit more about the new additions.

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