Nintex Workflow 2016 - Release Notes

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Product version: 4.2.1.1 
Database version: 4.0.5.0
Release date: 18 May 2017

 

Please note

  • A very small customers reported issues with send email actions when this action was originally configured with old versions of workflow. This version (4.2.1.1) has this issue corrected and therefore customers who upgraded using 4.2.1.0 (26 April 2017) are advised to upgrade with this version that patches this particular issue.

 

Enhancements

  • Rich Text column support for tagging using Document Generation action
  • Support for SQL 2016
  • Ability to connect to Dynamic CRM 2016 Online and On-premises using the connector actions

Security Improvements

  • Neutralization of potential vulnerability with script related HTML tags in web pages (XSS) (61173, 61182)
  • Neutralization of potential vulnerability with special elements in a SQL query (SQL Injection)(61484)

The following bugs were corrected:

  • Corrected the display of question marks in the name of a managed holiday in Russian site settings (44511)

  • Corrected the license attributions notice for React JS in NW2016 (54857)

  • Corrected the loss of the Workflow Description when Publishing a Workflow (55736, 61256)

  • Corrected the loss of workflow conditions when a workflow is published and reopened (58666)

  • Corrected the failure to start on item modification of a Reusable Workflow when associated with a Content Type (59273)

  • Rectified the multiple addition of line breaks when editing the source HTML in Send Notification (59600)

  • Corrected an issue when using a variable in the reftext in a hyperlink (61258)

  • Corrected the ability to view workflow history of a workflow created with a Site Collection Reusable Workflow (61723)

  • Corrected a issue with the hyperlink in Send notification reverting to the column name of the reference (61726)

  • Corrected the Task Description field for Assign a Task action not showing rich text formatting (61997)

  • Corrected a translation error in Create Appointment in German sites (62003)

  • Corrected the Context item display name not resolving the item name when the task emails are sent to the assignee (62006)

  • Corrected the unwanted rounding of numbers in document generation for MS Word and PowerPoint - correct in Excel(62202)

  • Corrected the missing or incorrect labels in Administration reports (62216, 62217)

  • Corrected an issue with the Send Notification email body that changes when Edit HTML dialog is opened and closed(62254)

  • Corrected an issue with conditional start configured for a change from previous value(62256)

  • Corrected and issue with the Export to Excel reporting webpart only exporting data from the current site and not other sites(62536)

  • Corrected an issue with Enterprise reports not sorting properly and excel export is not working for all sites (62590)

  • Corrected the splitting of results when exporting to Excel using the Nintex Workflow reporting web part on large content databases(62599)

  • Corrected an issue with Administration reports missing internal resource data(62631)

 

Product version: 4.2.0.10
Database version: 4.0.4.1
Release date: 23 March 2017

 

 

Enhancements

  • Removed the Action entitlement limits for subscription customers (requires this build to reflect the changes - reasonable use applies)

The following bugs were corrected:

  • Corrected the behaviour of a reusable workflow template losing conditions when it is published and re-opened (58666)

  • Restored the operation of the workflow chart viewer web-part (61416)

 

Product version: 4.1.1.0
Database version: 4.0.4.0
Release date: 19 January 2017

 

 

The following bugs were corrected:

  • A regular expression configured action was not running at run time (49019)
  • A regular expression did not retain a new line in the action configuration (51426)
  • When using a distribution list in the from-field of an email the SID is displayed and not its email address (56147)
  • Error when a "set a condition" action with and AND combined with a "Return type: as Double (58662)
  • Corrected an error message when a Document Template has been deleted prior to document generation action completion (59194)
  • Graphical history did not open if a "Copy to SharePoint" action was used in a German site (60687)

 

Product version: 4.1.0.0
Database version: 4.0.3.0
Release date: 8 December 2016

 

Enhancements:

  • Document Generation Capability (Action)
    • Provides capability to create custom documents in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or PDF with data, images and tables dynamically merged into tagged templates
    • Provides multi-template support with conditional template inclusion
    • Advanced document tagging capabilities
    • Output single or multiple files (pdf or original format)
  • Start workflow in Nintex Workflow Cloud Action
    • New action providing the capability to start a workflow in Nintex Workflow Cloud

 

The following bugs were corrected:

  • Fixed an issue where the Nintex workflow designer shows mixed English/International language when the SharePoint site is set to use an international language, region combination that is not supported (58672)

 

Product version: 4.0.1.0
Database version: 4.0.2.0
Release date: 2 November 2016

 

Enhancements:

  • Allow additional connection string parameters for Nintex Content Databases e.g configure SQL Server 2012 as AlwaysOn
  • Provide an additional setting for tasks that are configured with multiple approvers (anyone to approve) to set the task completion to 100% for all task assignees when any one assignee completes the task.
  • Included additional root certificates in the installer for future certificate update

 

The following bugs were corrected:

  • Browser crashed on an Arabic site when configuring the Request Data action (34489)
  • Date formatting in Set Variable action not working (42917)
  • Workflow history with hidden actions defaults to "1899" completed date (45988)
  • Unable to set the value of variable using Set Variable action from a field (47117)
  • People picker icon in Filter action not showing the reference icon after re-opening the workflow (47790)
  • DeleteWorkflow Webservice throws NullReferenceException error (48380)
  • Conditional start does not work with a calculated value field with negative currency values (48603)
  • Web Request method fails to call custom API while fiddler is working (49076)
  • Site Workflow schedule doesn't work as expected when it is scheduled on only working days (35460)
  • Bulgarian Sites break a number of workflow actions (40760)
  • Condition workflow start on modified not working with "Check In Comment" field (41949)
  • Edited hyperlinks in Rich Text editor using the Edit Source option does not save the value (45998)
  • The Scheduled Workflows page when accessed from 'Site Settings' page does not load correctly (50009)
  • Site Settings > Purge dialog in Manage Workflow History list page does not load correctly (50028)
  • Host named site collections not working in links created after using AddZoneSetting (51352)
  • Nintex Workflow Designer shows incorrect Danish translations and the wrong version (52083)

 

Product version: 4.0.0.0
Database version: 4.0.0.0
Release date: 11 July 2016

 

This first release of Nintex for Sharepoint 2016 includes the following features.

  • Consolidated Installer and licensing (Workflow and Forms) for easier installation and license management
  • Re-organized Central Administration pages for easier configuration and administration
  • Toolbox redesign and icon refresh aligned to Sharepoint 2016 and easy action search.
  • Online Help for current and extensible help (offline help option also catered for).
  • Modern Browser compatibility - IE10,11; Chrome; Firefox; Safari; Edge
  • Additional flexible licensing option to facilitate adding SharePoint online
  • Incorporation of the External Start capability to allow initiation of workflows from the cloud

 

 

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