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On the 22nd July 2015 we released Nintex Forms and Nintex Mobile Enterprise editions. We've had a lot of interest on the site about it, and with interest comes questions So I've done my best to put together an FAQ to address these questions. If you have other questions about how Nintex Mobile Enterprise and Nintex Forms enterprise works, leave a comment below.

 

Where can I read more about it?

You can read more about Nintex Forms and Nintex Mobile Enterprise on these blog posts.

Building custom-branded apps is easy with NME

Intro to Nintex Mobile Enterprise (NME)

Nintex Forms Enterprise - SQL Request Control

Announcing the new Enterprise Editions for Nintex Forms and Nintex Mobile

 

You can also have a look at the release notes.

Nintex Forms 2013 - Release Notes

Nintex Mobile Enterprise - Release Notes

 

Does Nintex Forms Enterprise cost extra?

Yes, Nintex Forms Enterprise will be an additional cost. Please contact your partner for pricing.

 

How do I access Nintex Forms Enterprise and Nintex Mobile Enterprise?

You'll need to go to the trial page on www.nintex.com and sign-up for a trial version of Nintex Forms 2010 or Nintex Forms 2013. This gives you access to Nintex Forms Enterprise Edition and Nintex Mobile Enterprise Edition.

 

How do I upgrade or purchase?

 

Nintex Forms Enterprise

  1. Go to Product Downloads and download the latest installer files for Nintex Forms 2010 or Nintex Forms 2013 and install on your server.
  2. Contact your Nintex Partner or sales@nintex.com to get the enterprise licenses.

Note: The same install files are used for Nintex Forms standard and enterprise editions. The difference is in the licensing.

Note: You will need the latest version of Nintex Forms to activate Nintex Forms Enterprise.

 

Nintex Mobile Enterprise

  1. Contact your Nintex partner or Sales@nintex.com to gain access to Nintex Mobile Enterprise editions.

 

Is there an edition comparison doc for Nintex Forms standard and Nintex Forms Enterprise?

Yes, there will be. We are currently working on one, and I will post back here when it is available.

 

In the meantime, please have a read of the following:

 

How do I watch the webinar if I missed it?

Nintex ran a webinar for Nintex Forms Enterprise and Nintex Mobile Enterprise on August 5th. You can watch it here Webinar - Nintex Mobile Enterprise and Nintex Forms Enterprise

Our workflows no longer start and we are unable to publish any workflows. We can save workflows but if we publish them we get  the attached error. The error advises that the "Server was unable to process request. ---> ......HRESULT:0x80131401..." Please see attached screen shot.

 

We have had numerous calls regarding the issues that this has caused. Please could someone advise on what we can try?

 

Many thanks

Ever wanted to find out more about Nintex partners or have some great ideas about a potential project, but don't quite know how to get going? 

In fact, many organizations need help locating Nintex partners, and the Nintex.com site has a nice little feature available for FREE.  It's called, "Find a Partner".

Why you should care about this feature?

1. If you're new to Nintex.  Well outside of any obvious reason, if you're new to Nintex, then this feature can help you connect with a partner near you that can get you the necessary information.  They are super qualified, know your local area really well, and t best of all they are waiting to hear from you. 

 

2. If you're already a partner, or considering joining Nintex's Partner Network, then this could be your little gold mine.  Partner networking is a great way to get connected, learn the ropes, and make great networking connections that can help grow your business or expand your current offerings.  Many partners have a unique service offering or handle reselling only, so the chance to partner with others companies to tackle a specific opportunity could be huge. 

 

How does it work?

The feature is built using the Microsoft PinPoint platform which works really well because it provides organizations visibility not only from Nintex, but also within the entire Microsoft eco-system. Who wouldn't want that? While I'm not going to sell you on the PinPoint profile, the advantage for Nintex is that other partners can use it to find you and connect regardless the need.  Nintex just makes it easier for you to use it and find others. 

 

How to use it?

Click on the link Find a Partner - Nintex then click on the "Beta Preview*" link.

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Next, fill in your search criteria on the left hand side and watch the partner names roll in.  Its great, its fast, and its useful to helping you find the partner that’s right for you.

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So now that you've seen it, go check it out.  Happy Nintexting ....

 

P.S.  If you're a partner, then ensure your profile is out there and that your information and tags are updated correctly.

Hi Community,

 

i try to explain my problem and apologising for my poor english i made some screenshots, so mabee someone can understand my question.

 

I have a library “CheckBoxTest” with 2 columns type “Yes/No” (Daten1 and Daten2):

 

Column.png

Now i created a Nintex Form with nothing than default settings:

 

Upload.png

 

And a Workflow returning the values of Daten1 and Daten2:

Workflow.png

 

As you can see i tried to insert a “Commit pending changes” action to have the value of Daten1 and Daten2 set correctly but it doesn’t work. The Return of the Uploaded File is:

Return.png

So it doesn’t return the check true like I set, but it returns the default value set to false. How can I get the “real” value of my Daten1 and Daten2 without using a “Pause for …” action? Someone maybe has an idea? An possibly not having to change the column type and to use the Choice Control.

Thanks everyone

 

UPDATE:

Answer provided by Henning Eiben

 

OK, I missed, that the workflow is starting automatically - and that it's a library and not a list. That does make a significant difference!

 

When you add a document to a library, you first have to select the file and then enter the meta-data. At the time you enter the data, the file already exists in the library and the workflow is starting!

 

The only way to prevent the workflow from starting before you fill in all the meta-data is to make at least one field mandantory. Unfortunaltly a checkbox can not be marked as mandantory. But if you would have a single line of text, that could be marked as required.

 

When you now upload a file, this file is being treated as checked out, and thus a workflow can not yet start.

Another foundation level video that I created for Nintex Workflow Designer for O365.

 

This is the second foundation level video that I created for Nintex Workflow Designer for O365.

 

Here is the first of several foundation level videos that I created on the topic of Nintex Workflow Designer for O365.

 

Products: Nintex Workflow 2010, Nintex Workflow 2013

Summary

 

You find out that your Nintex database is filling up fast and you do not have a lot of workflows running.  You may have a workflow that is generating abnormal amount of data due to loop issues or other configuration issues.

 

Symptoms

 

Your http://sitecolleciton/lists/NintexWorkflowHistory list has abnormal amount of entries in short period of time and growing rapidly.

Your dbo.WorkflowProgress table in Nintex database has a lot of rows and the size of the database is growing rapidly.

 

Resolution

 

These two SQL scripts will help you find which workflow has created the most entries and where it is located.

 

Script 1

This script will show you how many Workflow progress records each workflow in your environment has generated.

 

SELECT i.WorkflowName, COUNT(p.InstanceID) [Number of WF Progress Records],  i.siteid, i.webid, i.listid
FROM dbo.workflowinstance i
inner join dbo.workflowprogress p
on i.InstanceID = p.InstanceID
GROUP BY i.WorkflowName, i.siteid, i.webid, i.listid
ORDER BY COUNT(p.InstanceId) DESC

 

 

Script 2

This script will show you the top 100 workflow instances that have generated the most records.

SELECT     TOP (100) I.WorkflowName, COUNT(P.WorkflowProgressID) AS WorkflowProgressRecords,
CASE i.state WHEN 2 THEN 'Running' WHEN 4 THEN 'Completed' WHEN 8 THEN 'Cancelled' WHEN 64 THEN 'Error' END AS Workflow_State,
I.WorkflowInstanceID, I.SiteID, I.WebID, I.ListID, I.ItemID, I.WorkflowInitiator, I.WorkflowID
FROM dbo.WorkflowInstance AS I INNER JOIN dbo.WorkflowProgress AS P WITH (NOLOCK) ON I.InstanceID = P.InstanceID
GROUP BY I.WorkflowName, I.WorkflowInstanceID, I.SiteID, I.WebID, I.ListID, I.ItemID, I.WorkflowInitiator, I.WorkflowID, I.State
ORDER BY WorkflowProgressRecords DESC

 

 

Additionally, you can add the WHERE clause to find a particular workflow. Here is an example:

SELECT     TOP (100) I.WorkflowName, COUNT(P.WorkflowProgressID) AS WorkflowProgressRecords,
                      CASE i.state WHEN 2 THEN 'Running' WHEN 4 THEN 'Completed' WHEN 8 THEN 'Cancelled' WHEN 64 THEN 'Error' END AS Workflow_State, I.WorkflowInstanceID,
                      I.SiteID, I.WebID, I.ListID, I.ItemID, I.WorkflowInitiator, I.WorkflowID
FROM         dbo.WorkflowInstance AS I INNER JOIN
                      dbo.WorkflowProgress AS P WITH (NOLOCK) ON I.InstanceID = P.InstanceID
WHERE     (I.WorkflowName = 'yourworkflow')
GROUP BY I.WorkflowName, I.WorkflowInstanceID, I.SiteID, I.WebID, I.ListID, I.ItemID, I.WorkflowInitiator, I.WorkflowID, I.State
ORDER BY WorkflowProgressRecords DESC

 

Special thanks to Chad Austin for the scripts.

We at Slater Hill Inc recently came across an issue with a customer who wrote Powershell scripts to automate the deployment of a Workflow 2013 for SharePoint solution (including Site Columns, Workflows with complex Task Forms, Constants, and so on).


I have read about (and experienced myself) the problem of automatically publishing a Workflow from an exported NWF file (using the Nintex workflow web service, with or without Powershell) and finding the workflow in the Unpublished state at the destination. The most common cause, according to the community, is a problem with the Columns on the List hosting the workflow.


In our case, however, all of the scriptically-deployed Site Columns appeared to be in place and working fine. We opened the Workflow in the designer and went over it with a fine-toothed comb, removing suspect Actions, reimporting Task Forms from the DEV environment, fiddling with the Workflow Properties -- no luck. Trying to publish the workflow would result in the dreaded "SoapServerException: An error occurred".

 

We checked available disk space on the SQL Server in case that was the culprit: no dice.


We stumbled upon the cause of the problem when I attempted to modify the default View of the SharePoint List. This resulted in a "Something went wrong" error, which we looked up in the ULS log: "Column 'WorkflowName' could not be found".


So that was the culprit:  the special SharePoint Workflow Status Column that Nintex Workflows insert into the List to show a link (labeled "In Progress", "Completed", etc.) to the status page for the most recent instance of that workflow. At some point in the running of the deployment scripts, this column had been created (perhaps on the failed publish attempt), but then deleted.


The quick and dirty way to resolve this:  we renamed the workflow, which resulted in the insertion of a Status Column with a new name, bypassing the missing column. We still had to create a new default View for our list, though.

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