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2017

I have been working with Nintex workflows for a long time now and have only just started using this action.  It is so simple but so powerful and has saved me doing this painful step in a lot of my workflows:

 

Scenario

I have a workflow that runs for all types of users entered into a list.  Most of the workflow is relevant to all types of users but there are some things that I would like to be done only if the user type is Employee.  Yes, I could use a Run If action, but I am using this fairly simple scenario to explain the filter action.

 

The Filter Action

As opposed to a Set a condition action where only one branch is executed, or a Run if action where the contents are run only on a condition being met, this action literally only executes the actions below it if the condition is met, otherwise the workflow is ended.  No need to add actions to a Run if container, or to add actions to one branch in a Set a condition action and an "End workflow" action in the other!

Action Configuration

Very similar to the Set a condition and Run if actions, you can specify:

  • Condition:  what you are comparing (i.e. current item, variable, metadata etc)
  • Comparison:  equals, not equals, contains, greater than etc.
  • AND/OR conditions

For my specific example I have the configuration as follows:

 

I have designed a lot of my previous workflows using the very first image on this post but will have to keep the filter action in mind going forwards as it does the same thing and is often overlooked!

Each month, I like to highlight valuable community members and name them to a monthly honor roll.  You, dear community member, are asked merely to follow them.

 

 

Just hover over their names and click "follow" or visit their profiles and follow them there to get their activity in your newstream in the community.  This helps expose you to how active community members are engaging with other Nintex users.  You'll see what content they're creating, and responding to.  It's a great way to enrich your community experience.

 

This month, we have a nice mix of customers, partners and employees.  I want to especially call out Bashya Rajan,  N M ,  Lakshmi C, and Philipp Lucas, four Nintex customers who always offer friendly, useful advice that is coupled with gentle suggestions about how to look at solutions from a different perspective. Gentlemen, I appreciate your approach and the help you've given others in this community. Thank you!

 

Our Nintex Partners are a tremendous asset to this community, too. The smartest ones know that sharing their knowledge (as they frequently do with informative blogs) helps raise their profile in the workflow world.  Ben Stori, Patrick Abel, thanks so much for your help!

 

Nintex Technical Evangelists round out the list. Be SURE to follow them to get notified when they post, so you don't miss their insights and news!

 

This month's Honor Roll members to follow:

 

Congratulations and thank you to all of this month's Honor Roll members!

 

 

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Honor Roll members will get this badge in their reputation center, along with 100 points.

 

This is not just open to the whims of the community manager! If you'd like to nominate someone for the honor roll next month, send me a message: frank.field@nintex.com or ping me via the community!

What steps can be taken to improve accessible experience on Nintex Forms?

 

An example of making Nintex Forms elements focus-able with tab-index and JavaScript?

 

    Manage focus on a form using keyboard commands or key handlers?

     

    How can we add WAI-ARIA authoring practices (roles or states) to Nintex Forms HTML markup for screen readers?

     

    Best practices to manage keyboard focus when using dialog boxes within Nintex Forms?

     

    Horizontal fields vs. Vertical fields how will tab order behave?

    • The form CSS / JS are highly customize-able, depending on what the accessibility standards are requiring for this question, they should be able to update and modify accordingly.

     

    Repeating section how will tab order behave?

    • All controls should function the same with tabbing behavior.  After doing some testing, it doesn’t look like the ‘Add New Row’ is part of the tab index.  This would likely require adding a JavaScript button to click the ‘Add New Row ‘ button.

     

    How will all the controls like check boxes, radio buttons, and other controls behave?

    • These can be edited by tabbing through the choices.  You can select the option by hitting the space bar.

    Overall Compatibility with Jaws reader

    • Haven’t tested with that one in particular, but you can use explicit labels to provide the functionality needed for other screen readers.
    • Added Value of Label Associations

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