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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
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
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'
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Original publish date: 06-26-2015We're very excited to announce our latest innovation - Nintex Add-in for Outlook!Nintex Add-in for Outlook is a brand-new way to experience Nintex from Outlook. Make your users more productive by interacting with Nintex Workflows in the context of email, seamlessly inside of Outlook. With Nintex Add-in for Outlook, users can:Quickly and easily respond to Nintex Workflow tasks from within Outlook Add comments to tasks providing context to decisions Rapidly progress a workflow without having to transition to a browser Increase productivity whether using Outlook on the desktop, the web, or even a smartphone or tabletNintex Add-in for Outlook activates when receiving any “LazyApproval” email from Nintex Workflow. Simply open the Nintex Add-in, enter a comment if desired, and select your choice from the list of options. Nintex Add-in for Outlook works with existing workflows without requiring any updates to Nintex Workflow software or to the workflows the
How to retract and remove Gac files for Nintex Workflow and Nintex forms solutions for Sharepoint 2013
TopicHow to do a clean install of Nintex Solutions after a failed installation. Also Applies for : Nintex Workflow 2010 , Nintex Worklfow 2016 InstructionsGo to Services.msc » Stop these services on all servers where it is running. Nintex Live Relay Service Nintex Live Workflow Queue Service Nintex Workflow Start Service In Cent. Admin, retract all Nintex Workflow and Nintex Forms solutions in the following order, waiting for each one to retract before moving to the next: nintexworkflow2013enterprisefeaturesbackwardscompat.wsp (Used if you have any sites running in 2010 mode, Retracts from each web app, then Central Admin web app). nintexworkflow2013backwardscompatibilityui.wsp (Retracted globally, used if you have any sites running in 2010 mode). nintexworkflow2013enterprisefeatures.wsp (First all web apps, then Central Admin App) nintexworfklow2013.wsp (First all web apps, then Central Admin App) nintexworkflow2013core.wsp (Retracted globally). nintexforms2013backwardscompat
Document created by Emily Billing on Sep 15, 2014 This short article describes how you can split a Nintex Workflow to improve workflow performance. Given that there could be thousands of combinations and permutations of workflow designs, it’s very difficult to describe one way to split one complex workflow into separate parts. Therefore, a general approach is offered by way of a relatively simple example. For example, this simple workflow has two approval stages:There can be any extra amount of actions, however the essential part is that the workflow has two stages, the initial approval and then the second level approval. If this workflow was having issues, the logical step would be to split up the workflow into two workflows; ‘stage 1 approval’ and ‘stage 2 approval’. To do this, you first need to determine where the second approval process begins. This is where it is best to divide the workflow. In this simple scenario, the workflow can be divided into two workflows, each containing
Document created by Emily Billing on May 25, 2014 In some instances it may be necessary to increase performance by using a Call Web Service action to speak to another workflow. Extremely large workflows can be difficult to edit and may run slower than a smaller workflow designed for a specific process. In these cases, splitting the workflow into separate workflows and having the first workflow call the second and so on can increase performance. This can also be an advantage if there is an error; the workflow can be restarted from a certain point rather than from the beginning. Why use a Call web service action instead of a Start Workflow action? The Start Workflow action allows the user to start a workflow on the same list item only. This is useful in certain situations but more often than not starting workflows on different list items is required. Also, if the workflows are part of a larger process, passing variables between the workflows is essential. This can be achieved using the C
Looking for Nintex for SharePoint 2016 guidance? See the following link.http://help.nintex.com/en-US/nintex2016/current/Default.htm#cshid=backuprestore This article provides guidance on data management procedures for Nintex Workflow (2013 and 2010), specifically backup and restore functions that are compatible with SharePoint’s own framework and processes. The target audience are system administrators of SharePoint and Nintex Workflow. See also Database Design Guide: Nintex Workflow. Supported Backup and Restore MethodsThe following backup and restore methods are supported for Nintex Workflow 2013 and Nintex Workflow 2010.Restoring from the Recycle Bin; see Microsoft article: Manage the Recycle Bin of a SharePoint site collection. Note: You can restore subsites, lists, document libraries, and other SharePoint elements directly from the first and second stage recycle bins. Restoring subsites; see “Restoring a Site via Site Export/Import” below. Note: Avoid using stsadm commands; workflo