Category: Nintex

Nintex Foxtrot RPA – review

Nintex Foxtrot RPA

On March 4, Nintex announced that it has finalized acquisition of the EnableSoft company. The company behind the Foxtrot suite. Starting then RPA (Roboting Process Automation) software became part of Nintex products, somehow completing the gap between business processes in the cloud and those being done on users’ computers “locally”.

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Discovering suspended workflows with Microsoft Flow

In my daily work over business processes in Office 365, specifically in SharePoint Online, one thing annoys me the most – namely the lack of mechanisms to inform me that the workflow has hung up – that it is in a “Suspended” state.

The solution for that issue is not provided by Microsoft or Nintex – the company with which products I have been working for a quite long time. There are only workarounds, but they are inadequate, and I wanted to be able to react proactively and not reactively to any flow suspension event.

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Multiple parallel tasks pattern for Nintex Workflow

Nintex

Requirement where a designer has create a workflow assigning multiple parallel tasks to multiple parallel groups of approvers is complex.

Basically, Nintex offers us two approaches: either assign task to a group and wait for the first response or to wait for all responses. But what when we need to have multiple groups assigned a task in parallel?

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Nintex Forms – load SQL Server table contents into repeating section

Nintex Forms

This post is a “how to” tutorial, showing how  can a data from SQL Server table be loaded into a “Repeating section” control in Nintex Forms. Needless to say, having that data inside the control allows then to manipulate it and treat each row as a single record, thanks to the possibility of saving contents of the control as XML. 

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Show SQL Server table inside Nintex Form

Nintex Forms

Ever wondered how to display SQL table inside your Nintex Form? Indeed, there is the “SQL Request” action, but it only allows you to show data from database as a dropdown, list of options, etc… and always – just a single column.

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How To: SharePoint grouped view conditional formatting

SharePoint Online

Recently my customer asked me to create a dashboard, to monitor completion of tasks in a workflow. The idea was to highlight completed, on track and overdue tasks with different colors. First I thought about using SharePoint list with Modern Experience, and column formatting. But then I was asked, not only to highlight rows for tasks, but also their grouping header – as there were many tasks created per each group of tasks and the customer wanted to see status of a whole group ad-hoc, without a need to drill down.

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How To: use Nintex Mobile signature in Document Generation

Nintex Document Generation

I recently was asked a question: how can I use the signature from the Nintex Mobile inside a document being generated by the Generate Document action? Unfortunately this is not yet feasible only using Nintex products. This is because Nintex Workflow for Office 365 is not handling correctly the binary data (it loses null bits) so what I proposed was to use Microsoft Flow.

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What’s coming up for Nintex in 2018?

Nintex Xchange

The Nintex Xchange conference in San Diego has just finished. Although I haven’t had the opportunity to be there myself, our community is sharing fast still hot news from the event. I decided to put them in order facing my personal interests.

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Working with Nintex for Office 365 REST API from Azure Functions

Still being under impression from working with Azure Functions, I decided to try finally build a solution for Nintex Workflows for Office 365, where I have a single repository of workflows’ definitions, and from here I am able to publish them across the site, to different libraries or lists. Previously I was only able to do it using PowerShell or tools like Postman or Fiddler. However I wanted to have a single workflow that does all of the magic for me.

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How To: Simple newsletter solution using Nintex Workflow for Office 365

Nintex Workflow

The article is a continuation of the post describing creation of a simple newsletter using SharePoint Designer 2013, written here. This time I would like to show, how the similar solution can be made using Nintex Workflow for Office 365.

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