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Inline versus runtime functions

Posted by fhunth Champion Nov 25, 2016

Sometimes we remember about inline functions and runtime and use them on different parts of the design of our Nintex Forms, but we don't get the expected result by us, and sometimes it's simply because we haven't considered when they are executed.


The difference is that Inline functions are run when the form is loaded., although the Runtime Functions will run while you have the form open, changing a control 's value, so filling a text field will cause the Runtime function to evaluate again.


This is a simple reminder for me and you.

Exporting all forms on the site

This is an useful feature that sometimes saves your work.

Currently on Nintex Forms for Office 365 has not the feature to browse your past version and you cannot rollback a change. That 's when this feature ( exporting all forms ) is useful because you can use it daily and have all version saved.


You can export all forms on the site to a local .zip file. The file contains a separate .nfp file for each list that includes a form. Each .nfp file includes all configured device layouts for the form.

Exporting all forms on the site is useful for backing up forms, copying forms from one server to another, and using forms in other SharePoint lists.

To export all forms on the site

Note: You must be a site owner to access this functionality.

  1. On the Site Contents page for your site, click the Nintex Forms for Office 365 app.
  2. On the upper right of the Nintex Forms for Office 365 page, click Nintex Forms Admin and then select Export All Forms on Site.
  3. Follow browser prompts to open or save the .zip file.

Related information on Nintex Help

Importing and exporting forms

A customer came to me with the question below, after trying to create a POC with our Forms Enterprise product. I was able to help them out, and thought it could be useful to others as well. 


Question: When a form contains repeating tables it adds all of this white space after it, how do I fix it?




The white space usually occurs when the control within the panel (where the hide rule is located), is not extended all the way out.


In order to fix this issue you need to do two things.


One: Have the customer extend the left and right side of the control to the edges of the panel. 


Two: Recreate the Hide Rule that is associated to the Panel, and extend the controls.


This will keep the repeating table from adding additional white space to your Form, and keep your Forms looking crisp.


Hope that helps! 

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