Update managed metadata with Nintex Workflow for O365 via SharePoint REST api

Blog Post created by robertwagenaar on Jun 25, 2015

As a little 'evening project' I've done some research on how to update Managed Metadata with Nintex Workflow for Office 365.


There is no pre-defined action in Nintex Workflow O365 that does this.


I've set a constraint for myself to do this with the SharePoint 2013 REST API, because the SharePoint SOAP Webservices are deprecated.


There is a lot of information on the internet that describes part of the solution, but no overall practical guide (or at least I didn't find it).


That's why I wanted to share the following practical description with the community:


There are just 4 steps you need to follow:


STEP 1: Add a 'Build Dictionary' action to your workflow




Configure this action as follows:




STEP 2: Add a Call HTTP-webservice Action




Configure this action as follows:




STEP 3: Add a Get an Item from a Dictionary Action




Configure this action as follows:




STEP 4: Add a Web Request action




Configure this action as follows:




Of course there are some improvements to make:


for instance: you should determine the type of your item, not just enter SP.ListItem


I hope it's useful for someone and I'm open to any feedback/additions/corrections