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Getting disconnected data from your Nintex Form into your Nintex Workflow

Blog Post created by cazza162 Champion on Oct 13, 2017

Sometimes we have disconnected data in our form that we do not require in the underlying list, but may need as part of our workflow process.

In this example I show you how to utilise the very helpful Form Data available in Nintex Workflow to pull information from the form that submitted the data in the first place.

 

List Settings

  • Custom list with title field as standard called "FormDataDemo"

 

Form Settings

  • Customise the "FormDataDemo" list using Nintex Forms
  • Add Single Line Textbox control to the form with the following settings:
    • Name:  UnconnectedTextBox
    • Connected to:  Not connected
    • Data type:  String
  • Publish the form

 

Workflow Settings

  • New nintex workflow on list "FormDataDemo"
  • Start when items are created
  • Query XML action:
    • XML source:  XML
    • XML:  {ItemProperty:FormData}
    • Output 1 - XPath:  /FormVariables/UnconnectedTextBox
    • Store result in: New variable "vTextUnconnectedTextBox"
  • Log in history list:  vTextUnconnectedTextBox

 

 

Of course you are likely wanting to work with that value, not just log it to history list, but this was just for demo purposes and to help resolve a question asked on the community.

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