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Dynamic Active Directory Service
An AD Service the offers the following features: • CreateUser • UpdateUser • ReadUser • GetUsers • Move User OU • Add User To Groups • Remove User from Groups • Search User by SubString • Search Groups By SubString This is release one of the service which as per the ‘Project Overview’ provides the ability to have more advanced Active Directory integration focused around Active Directory Users. In the Zip file for the project is the document Last version: "ActiveDirectoryDynamicSO 22.214.171.124.zip" generated the 3 June 2022.
Purging workflow data automatically on schedule
Hello all,anyone knows if there is any way how to create kind of a task in CA for instance to use PurgeWorkflowData with certain parameters, which would run regularly instead of having to go to CA, set the filter Run the query and purge it manually? Or anyone knows how to use NWAdmin.exe with filter parameters in powershell script? All I so far found is the creation of the batch files and then windows tasks out of it, which I find quite cubersome for such important task to do. I would expect this option to be configurable in CA.. Thanx for any kinda reply. Jan
Create a table in Nintex Form?
I need to create a table in Nintex Form with an easy calculation of multiplication when a user enters a field.Can you please help in how to create a table in Nintex and add calculation. Below is the table:If the user can enter number of hours and the Total dollar value and hours can be calculated in the table. Role hours rate total Product Managers 4 $145.00 $580.00 Product Owners 5 $70.00 $350.00 Scrum Master 2 $40.00 $80.00 Business Analyst 6 $98.00 $588.00 IT Clinical Engineering 0 $90.00 $0.00 Quality Assurance 3 $22.00 $66.00 IT Engineering 200 $90.00 $18,000.00 Warranty support 2 $98.00 $196.00 Total
NWC Deployments Best Practices for Multiple Environments
OverviewAfter creating an NWC workflow, it must be deployed for consumption. There are 3 different approaches one can take when deploying an NWC workflow.Use OOTB UI deployment with one environment. Not recommended, especially if the solution being deployed has several connections and each could have different environment configurations.Note: It’s also possible to export/import from/to the same environment, as you are able to set a new name as “import time”. Use the OOTB UI deployment to export/import to multiple environments. Recommended and outlined below. Use NWC's API to handle deployments in bulk to multiple environments. Powerful automated approach for solutions with multiple workflows, but proceed with caution, as the aforementioned deployment tool has yet to be fortified and undergo rigorous testing. This has been tested w/about 100 workflows and appears to work well. The only shortcoming of using the API is you cannot import a workflow if one with the same name already exists,
26033 Worklist item 1418_11 Not Open for K2:DENALLIXAdministrator at 127.0.0.1:97554
Symptoms User is able to submit a task action from SmartForms successfully, but the action does not commit. The task event does not complete and the workflow does not move forward. The following error is logged: ""76350792","2016-11-22 13:17:35","Error","General","1","GeneralErrorMessage","K2Worker.Action","1 26033 Worklist item 1418_11 Not Open for K2:DENALLIXAdministrator at 127.0.0.1:97554","","","K2PROD:C:Program Files (x86)K2 blackpearlHost ServerBin","76350792","ee665d0b960244729f4ef86f774a2a53",""" Diagnoses Exporting the result from the [Server].[Actioner] table as a .csv file, there looks be be trailing spaces of the accounts in question: ID,ActionerName,ActionerType,Status 1,K2:DENALLIXAdministrator ,1,NULL The destination set for this client event is using a SmartObject result from a SQL table (varchar SQL type) that return the username in the format 'DENALLIXAdministrator'. It would appear that this data may have had trailing spaces. This issue can be replicated by
Considerations for Migrating or Upgrading Nintex for SharePoint
QUESTIONWhat considerations should be made when upgrading to a later version of Nintex for SharePoint?ANSWEREnsure the destination environment has the same content.To prevent upgrade issues from third-party tools, read this first: Nintex Workflow Backup and Restore. Nintex requires that the destination environment contain the same content as the source environment: GUIDs, content types and directory structure. Third-party tools can change this content, causing issues during upgrade. Use the Database Attach method for migration.The primary supported migration method for full content migration is the Database Attach method. For more information, see Nintex Workflow Backup and Restore. This method ensures migration of all content and ensures that running workflows continue. Any other method requires running workflows to cease during migration.Migrate to the next immediate version before migrating to the desired version. Migrating directly from Nintex for SharePoint 2007 to Nintex for Shar
Migrating/Upgrading - What you need to know
Learn what you need to know when upgrading to a later version of Nintex for SharePoint.For example, you may want to upgrade from Nintex for SharePoint 2013 to Nintex for SharePoint 2016. 1) Make sure the destination environment has the same content. Are you using third-party tools?To prevent upgrade issues from third-party tools, read this first: Nintex Workflow Backup and Restore. Nintex requires that the destination environment (the environment you are migrating to) contains the same content as the source environment: GUIDs, content types and directory structure. Third-party tools can change this content, causing issues during upgrade. 2) Use the Database Attach method for migration.The primary supported migration method for full content migration is the Database Attach method (see Nintex Workflow Backup and Restore). As long as that process is followed to a tee, all of your content should be migrated. Use the Database Attach method to ensure that running workflows continue. Any ot
Reset people picker to default value when Yes/No checkbox is set to No
I am new to Nintex and I need a bit of help related to the default value of a PeoplePicker field.My form has a checkbox Yes/No for delegation (screenshot 1). If it is checked (screenshot 2) I set up a rule (screenshot 4) to show another section that has a PeoplePicker for choosing the person for who we are filling the form (screenshot 3).This PeoplePicker as the CurrentUser set as default (screenshot 5) because even if delegation is not checked I still need the same information to connect to my list columns.Everything works fine except in the eventual case if someone checks delegation, chooses another person in the PeoplePicker but then regrets it and unchecks delegation. In this not probable but possible case, the PeoplePicker doesn't reset to the default CurrentUser.I would prefer a solution using the rules or formulas but I am not against using only JS. ScreenshotsForm when a new item is created (no delegation is the default)When delegation is checkedChose another person instead of
Query the Nintex Database for Workflows based on state
You can use the following SQL query to find workflows inside the Nintex Content database based on their state. Simply modify the "WHERE" argument to look for workflows in other states. SELECT DISTINCT i.workflowname, i.webid, i.siteid, i.listid, p.CurrentActivityTitle, p.TimeStampFROM dbo.workflowinstance i inner join WorkflowProgress P on I.InstanceID = P.InstanceIDWHERE i.State = '2' Here are the different states you can query:when 2 then 'Running'when 4 then 'Completed'when 8 then 'Cancelled'when 64 then 'Error'
K2 Server Capacity Planning
Symptoms Is there any documentation related to the amount of load a K2 server can handle? Diagnoses There is no "standard" amount of capacity needed. This will vary on the type of process, amount of processes, and numerous other factors. Resolution Two helpful documents for planning are:> Performance and Capacity Planning - http://coe.k2.com/files/9035> K2 blackpearl Performance Testing - http://help.k2.com/files/1630
Property of control could not be set: GetProperty. Error message: Unable to get property 'SFCAreaItem' of undefined or null reference (Helper: executeControlFunction) on SmartForm
Symptoms When viewing the SmartForms Debug logging and the Developer tools in IE for this form we see the following errors in a vast amount:Developer Tools IE Error:[error] Property of control could not be set: GetProperty. Error message: Unable to get property 'SFCAreaItem' of undefined or null reference (Helper: executeControlFunction) Unable to get property 'SFCAreaItem' of undefined or null referenceTypeError: Unable to get property 'SFCAreaItem' of undefined or null reference at getProperty (http://[SMARTFORMS URL]/Runtime/Bundles/Js/RT?v=IfuEr25ODjKqVi0o8cBgfoyPwj3DBETjfmQlMxvt-y41andamp_v=4.15060.15300.4:263:1074) at executeControlFunction (http://[SMARTFORMS URL]/Runtime/Bundles/Js/RT?v=IfuEr25ODjKqVi0o8cBgfoyPwj3DBETjfmQlMxvt-y41andamp_v=4.15060.15300.4:223:15034) at setTabIndexesToNone (http://[SMARTFORMS URL]/Runtime/Bundles/Js/RT?v=IfuEr25ODjKqVi0o8cBgfoyPwj3DBETjfmQlMxvt-y41andamp_v=4.15060.15300.4:223:1623) at SourceCode.Forms.Widget.PopupWindow._create (http://[SMARTFO
Copy data from a list library to a document library
Need some help with a time sensitive request. I have a list library with a Nintex form. The form is a questionnaire that a user fills out. Once the form has been completed the user needs to be able to open a document (or template) with the data gathered and print this document.I have a list library and a document library. How do I copy the data from the list library to the document library? My plan is to store the document template in the document library, copy over the data from the list library and open the document template that should have the questionnaire data populated.Have and am trying to use Copy Item workflow, but keep getting this error:"Workflow StatusThe workflow could not copy the item. Make sure the source and destination lists have the same columns and column settings."I have validated the list library and the document library have the same columns and column settings, but still get this error.
What's New From Nintex - Nintex for SharePoint 2016!
Originally published 11 July 2016July, 2016 release: Nintex for SharePoint 2016 We have released the latest version of Nintex Workflow and Nintex Forms for SharePoint Server 2016! The announcement came at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto, where Nintex made a number of product announcements.New FeaturesThis latest release improves user experiences, includes the capability to start a workflow from a non-SharePoint environment, and gives customers a flexible workflow platform that can scale as part of their on-premises deployment or through a hybrid implementation of SharePoint Server 2016 and Office 365.How can I get it?Existing customers can upgrade to Nintex for SharePoint 2016 as a part of their software assurance from the Product Download space, while new customers can purchase it through a partner.Product Downloads can now be found within your Customer Central site under 'Product Releases' in the left hand navigation. If you are using your corporate ema
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Digital Signature v4
v4 is a bug fix for K2 Five based on V3 share by @JPSwaynos in Digital Signature v3 Bug: Unable to get File output value.Investigation: There is a change in SourceCode.Forms.AppFramework.Logging class in K2 Five.Fix: Comment the logging line and output error in the form itself. Build info Tested on K2 Five (5.0001.1000.0) Built with Visual Studio 2015
SharePoint Workflow Engine Bug - may look like a timer service issue
Originally published: 4 February 2013 There is a known SharePoint bug which can affect some Nintex Workflows and cause them to freeze under certain conditions.How the bug is definedWe believe the root cause of this issue is a fault with the SharePoint workflow engine. The bug causes workflows that have delay activities to fail and then wake up from a paused state and lose their workflow context.When a parallel block is in another parallel block and one branch sets a variable and the other reads it, the reading branch doesn’t read the latest value of the variable.OrHaving a delay inside a parallel (in your example this is a task reminder) OR “while” loop (which are both Windows Workflow Foundation activities) suffer from the issue. More technicallyWe believe this issue is caused by a race condition and is therefore, intermittent. However, this is exaggerated when the servers that are running workflow are under load. The issue is that if a workflow process is hydrated in the w3wp.exe pro
Workflows not continuing - timer service and delays
Originally published: 4 February 2013 Are your workflows freezing, or take longer then they should to continue? This may be due to the SharePoint timer service. Please see below for issues and troubleshooting.All delay actions utilize the SharePoint timer service. If there is a greater issue with this service it can affect any action that utilizes delays. The effect on these actions might be they do not continue at the expected time, or they never continue.The following action may be affected:·Pause for (NW2007 = Delay for) ·Pause until (NW2007 = Delay until)·Task reminder·Complete workflow task·Delegate workflow task·Loop (when Safe Looping is enabled)·State machine (when Safe looping is enabled) Issues and Trouble shooting Issue 1 – The “Pause for” action never continuesTroubleshootingPlease follow these steps if you experience issue 1.1. Restart the SharePoint Timer Service2. Hot FixThis .NET hotfix was released by Microsoft for delays in workflows:* Ensure Windows 2003 SP 2 is ins
Export and Publish Nintex Workflow with the SOAP Web Service
You can use a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) client to hit the Nintex Workflow SOAP endpoints. With Visual Studio, you can add the Nintex service as a resource and then build a client. In this post, I show you how to add the resource, create your client, configure your bindings, and then use the export and publish endpoints to retrieve a workflow file and add one to an existing SharePoint list. In this post we will walk through building a client from scratch. Visual Studio will help with the behind the scenes code to build the proxy and client. You can also download the complete project from the Nintex Platform SDK. This is what might be called a beta topic. I'm looking for feedback on how to make this subject clearer and more useful to you. Please feel free to send me your feedback or include your feedback as comments to this post. Thanks, MattTable of Contents Export and publish a workflow overviewThe following lists covers the major steps for creating a SOAP client, bounding
what is the maximum number of nodes (tasks) in a parallel action section of a workflow?
I have a workflow where I need to send 10 tasks at the same time. I have set up a parallel action with ten nodes (tasks) but I can’t save it or publish it. I get an error that states: soap:ServerServer was unable to process request. ---> Failed to publish workflow: Error in the application. What is the maximum number of nodes I can place in a parallel action?
Tracking and Resolving Stuck Workflow Timer Jobs
Originally published: 08-25-2015Please note images and attachments are not available.PrefaceI've been on a number of collaborative calls with Microsoft investigating paused/failing timer jobs and decided to share the process used to track a rogue workflow that is running amok. If you are seeing workflow timer jobs across your entire farm fail one by one in succession then it's likely there is a particular workflow being rehydrated that is causing your workflow timer job to pause or fail. Once this timer job pauses/fails the workflow failover timer job will pick up this rogue workflow and execute it again on the next available timer job in the load balancer pool thus leaving you with no workflow timer jobs running on your farm. PLEASE NOTE:This guide should not be used to troubleshoot all issues with workflow timer jobs. Please review the following document first: Workflows not continuing - Timer Service and Delays Additionally, a workflow timer job can pause, fail or run for a very lon
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