The information in the help section, vs the how-to centre vs what I have experienced with minimode links is conflicting.
Nintex Help Says:
Minimode links update every time a process is published. That means a link to an unpublished process will show the current version until the process is published. When sharing a "0.xx" version process, the process version gets updated to 1.1 version, and that same minimode link shows the newer version.
Links generated for published processes behave the same way, but allow users to switch between the last published version and the current in-progress process.
In either case, once the process is published (or published again) a new minimode link will be needed to view the current state of the process. For more information, see Minimode configuration.
The How-to Centre Says:
How do Nintex Promapp minimode links for published, unpublished, and in-progress processes work?Minimode links have different behavior depending on their publishing status:
An unpublished Process is any Process that has never been published. For example, version 0.X. A minimode link generated for an unpublished process shows the latest version of the process until it is published. Once the process is published, the minimode link shows the last unpublished version prefaced with the word Historical to indicate it is not the latest version of the process.
A published process is any process that has been published. For example, version X.0. A minimode link generated for a published process shows the latest published version of the process until the process is archived.
An in-progress process has been previously published and has some new changes saved to it. For example, version X.X. To generate a minimode link for an in-progress process, a Process Editor should view the in-progress version of the Process and then select the Share Process Link option. This link shows the latest in-progress version of the process until it is published again. Once the process is published, the version number is prefaced with the word Historical to indicate it is not the most recent version of the process.
I’ve just tested a minimode link generated from the first draft of the process, version 0.1. I edited and saved drafts of the process, I could see the updates in the minimode and see the version of the process go up (as expected). When I published the process, I could see the version change to 1.0 in the minimode (unexpected).
I then edited the published version and could see the version change in the minimode to in progress version 1.1 and I could view either the latest published version 1.0 or the in progress version. When publishing again, I could see the version changed to version 2.0.
I then edited the process to version 2.1 and generated a new minimode link. I could see version 2.1 and I could also select to view the latest published version, version 2.0. After publishing to version 3.0, I could see version 3.0 in the minimode (for both links generated).
Note - I was viewing the minimodes as an unauthenticated user.
Has the functionality changed and the help guides haven’t been updated to reflect the latest functionality or is there an issue with the way minimodes behave at the moment?
I’m currently working with a client and need to be able to explain how minimodes work for unpublished, vs published vs in progress processes.
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