Nintex Workflow 2016 - Release Notes

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For the product update process, see Nintex Workflow 2016 update process

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Release date:             
3 February 2018

SP Service Pack/CU: December 2017

Database:                   SQL Server 2016


Please note:

  • This is a minor release that includes an update for Nintex Forms. See the Nintex Forms updates here.

The following bugs were corrected:

  • Corrected the inability to publish workflows on subsite, when user doesn't have full control permissions at Root Site collection (51003)


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Release date:             
17 January 2018

SP Service Pack/CU: December 2017

Database:                   SQL Server 2016


The following bugs were corrected:

  • Provided the GetItemsPendingMyApproval web service method (37995)
  • Corrected the inability to select a site, in copy to SharePoint action, when there are over 6,000 sites collections (34740)
  • Corrected an issue with Disable Auto Provision not working for Nintex Connector Workflow Queue Service, Nintex Connector Workflow
  • Service, and Nintex Workflow Start Service (35279)
  • Corrected an issue with Flexi task failing when a people/user variable is used for assignee (25568)
  • Corrected an issue when importing a UDA showing the message "UDA already exist on site collection" (25598)
  • Corrected the inability to publish a workflow on a sub site, without full control at Site Collection level (52090)
  • Corrected the translation of Start on the start button into Japanese (25607)
  • Corrected an issue with custom LazyApproval Terms at the Site Collection level (25623) - 2013 & 2016
  • Corrected a spelling error in Workflow Cancellation/Termination Notification email (34511)
  • Corrected Lazy approval terms that start with dash not working (33108)
  • Corrected the Update document action not working with MSWord documents that have a Table of Contents (43457)


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Release date:             
27 October 2017

SP Service Pack/CU: August 2017

Database:                   SQL Server 2016


Please note:

  • This is a minor release that includes updates to Nintex Forms only.


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Release date:             
20 September 2017

SP Service Pack/CU: August 2017

Database:                   SQL Server 2016


The following bugs were corrected:

  • Modified the enterprise reporting web part to return all results when exporting long lists to Excel (30994)
  • Corrected an issue with Choice fields not showing with some display options (25624)
  • Corrected an issue when a saved, but not published, UDA is executed instead of the last published version (35499)
  • Corrected an issue where Workflow is installed with Live unchecked, brought the whole Web App Down (30497)
  • Corrected a Spanish translation error (25597)
  • Resolved an issue in NW2016 with the toolbox translating after changing site locale (25534)
  • Corrected an issue with the "Delete multiple items" action filter did not present column information (35015)
  • Corrected an issue with modifying views in Workflow Inventory (37994)
  • Remediated the access to the Nintex Workflow Inventory page after upgrade into (41765)


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20 September 2017

SP Service Pack/CU: August 2017

Database:                   SQL Server 2016


The following bugs were corrected:

  • Corrected an issue with an updated UDA, saved in draft, was used by a republished workflow as a production version (35499).
  • Corrected an issue where a farm had retracted Live brought the Web App down when workflow was updated (30497).
  • Corrected a Spanish translation error in task delegation (25597).

  • Corrected an issue with task approval when migrating a 2007 workflow to 2010 (40590). 


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23 July 2017

SP Service Pack/CU: June 2017

Database:                   SQL Server 2016



  • Made an Image url available as a column type in tables in Document Generation (29558)
  • Webpart: Add a help text under the filter of Workflow Report Viewer webpart (32075)
  • Support for Dynamic CRM 2016 on-premises (via native actions)


The following bugs were corrected:

  • Corrected the Create item action in not retaining the item detail after saving the action (32095)

  • Corrected an issue when creating an item in another list beyond the 5000 item threshold (25588)

  • Corrected the truncation of long entries in the task description field (32484)

  • Corrected an issue with the Workflow Inventory page with multi-zones/AAM (25621)

  • Corrected and issue with the Document generation action showing in backward compatibility mode (32978)

  • Provided appropriate warnings for invalid entries in the Nintex Workflow Report month filter (33491)

  • Updated Connection Manager help file and connection manager link URL (32558)


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Release date: 18 May 2017

SP Service Pack/CU: April 2017

Database: SQL Server 2016


Please note

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



  • 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 (version 8.2) 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)


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Release date: 23 March 2017




  • 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)


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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)


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Release date: 8 December 2016



  • 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)


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Release date: 2 November 2016



  • 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)


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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