Updating a Total Price From a Unit Price in SharePoint

Updating a Total Price From a Unit Price in SharePoint

Updating a total price of an order might be the most common business functionality in software. Every business that carries more than one product, or even a business with multiple options on a single product needs to be able to calculate the total cost from individual unit prices and quantities. This is such a common need that I’m surprised there wasn’t more support for this situation in Nintex Forms, before the TekDog Productivity Controls that is.

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Validating User Input with Regular Expressions and the TekDog Input Mask

Validating User Input with Regular Expressions and the TekDog Input Mask

When we build solutions at TekDog, we often have a situation where the user registration page requires an email address. Guess how often the email address is invalid as typed by the user? Incorrect email addresses can really be a nuisance when trying to send out a mailing list for instance. Also, if the email is intended to be the account username, all sorts of havoc can ensue. Good luck trying to reset your password! This is why many website registration pages ask you to type your email address a second time to confirm.

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Nintex Responsive Forms for SharePoint 2013/2016

Nintex Responsive Forms for SharePoint 2013/2016

We are very excited to announce that Nintex has launched it responsive form designer for Nintex 2013/2016!  This amazing new designer allows for a much cleaner and practical way to design forms in SharePoint.  No longer do we need to worry about aligning pixels, we can now create beautiful responsive forms in minutes using Nintex!  This release also includes new “Set value” rules which we will be blogging about next week (stay tuned).  We’ve created a quick video to go over the new features below.

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How to Export Your Nintex Forms Data to CSV

How to Export Your Nintex Forms Data to CSV

One of the things that motivates us here at TekDog to get robust data relationships out of our SharePoint lists is reporting. We have all of these great Nintex Forms that we’ve designed that enter data into SharePoint lists, and then what? Of course you wouldn’t be bothering to have users input all of this data if you weren’t going to eventually do something with your data.

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ESignatures for Nintex Forms

ESignatures for Nintex Forms

One of the items we often encounter when working on Nintex Forms projects is the need for an Electronic or Digital Signature.  I’m proud to announce that we will have an Electronic Signature control available as part of our TekDog Productivity Pack for Nintex Forms.  This control will allow for you to collect electronic signatures as part of an internal form on SharePoint 2013 on premise (soon available for 2016!). 

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How-To Create Relational Databases in SharePoint

How-To Create Relational Databases in SharePoint

If you have been working with SharePoint as long as we have, you may be frustrated with the fact that SharePoint does not provide the ability to create a relational data model.  In fact, all SharePoint list data is stored in a single table called AllUserData. Wow, that’s some type of crazy!  So, what if you want to create a relational data model?  Simply put, you can’t.

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Create Custom Nintex Form Controls That Any Nintex Form Designer Will Love!

Create Custom Nintex Form Controls That Any Nintex Form Designer Will Love!

Have you ever wished you could pass values to a Nintex Form via the URL, like you might do in a web application? Maybe you’ve already been doing this with JavaScript working behind-the-scenes with Nintex Forms. But as you might know, that can get tedious to maintain, especially when your Nintex form designers need to alter your JavaScript to add new forms or new fields.

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New Productivity Controls for Nintex Forms Coming in August!

New Productivity Controls for Nintex Forms Coming in August!

It’s been about 6 months since we went to market with our TekDog Productivity Controls for Nintex Forms.  Over the past 6 months, we have been building solutions with our controls,  listening to customer feedback, and day dreaming of new ideas.  In the past 6 weeks, we have created an additional 3 new Productivity Controls that will empower your solutions to be even more AWESOME.  Here is what is coming later this month:

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Retrieve User Display Name in Nintex Without User Profile Service

Retrieve User Display Name in Nintex Without User Profile Service

If you are using Nintex Standard Edition or if you are using SharePoint Foundation with Nintex Enterprise, you may be frustrated with missing the User Profile Service and the associated workflow actions from Nintex.  The Nintex workflow action provides an easy way to retrieve properties about the user like their Display Name as well as their departments, title, manager, etc.

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Mask Control for Nintex Forms

Mask Control for Nintex Forms

As 2016 ended, we reflect on all we have accomplished in 2016.  I’m very proud of my team at TekDog, and all we have accomplished from a product development standpoint in 2016.  Not only did we launch our first software product, CivicXpress, we have also made great strides in creating controls for Nintex Forms that empower Form Designers to create more powerful solutions than are typically possible using SharePoint and Nintex.  Our flagship control, TekDog Sub Form, empowers designers to create and maintain parent child relationships in SharePoint using Nintex Forms on-premise.  Although I wish I could say our journey has been easy, it was far from it.  Countless hours of hard core development has made our team crazy as well as very proficient in creating Nintex form controls. 

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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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