New Responsive Designer Now Available

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
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We’re excited to announce the release of a new forms designer within the Nintex Process Platform. Now users across Office 365 and Nintex Workflow Cloud can design forms using the same easy-to-use yet powerful and flexible designer to create forms. This is a completely new forms designer – built from the ground up and focused on performance, usability, and flexibility. This will be our new engine going forward for Nintex Workflow Cloud, Office365, and SharePoint.

 

So, what’s new: 

  • Clean modern UI 
  • Improved geolocation control that supports Google Maps API on the web 
  • Native signature control that works across web and mobile and stores an image of the signature 
  • Barcode scanner is now available in the toolbox for use in Nintex Mobile 
  • Rules improvements 
  • Set the property of any control on the form (Including value) 
  • Set the properties of multiple controls in one rule 
  • Easily build AND/OR logic with clicks, not code 
  • ELSE conditions in the rule builder 
  • Formula builder 
  • Type-ahead when building a formula 
  • Inline help for functions 
  • Formula validation to ensure the formula is correct 
  • GetQueryString function is now included 
  • Multipage support 
  • Text masks on a text field 
  • Date/time can restrict past dates within the configuration of the control 
  • Separate currency control 
  • File upload allows dragging files onto the form for upload 
  • List Lookup can filter out duplicate items 
  • Instant preview 
  • Group (Panel) control now has heading and border options 
  • Separate email control 
  • The exported form is now constructed in JSON format 
  • The same form engine is used in Office365 and Nintex Mobile. Your forms share the same UI. 

 

Videos about some of the changes: 

 

So where can I learn about the new platform? 

 

Interesting links:

 

 

42 Comments
Denis_Emerson
Nintex Observer

Please advise if it possible to caclulate the value at row level in the repeating section

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @Denis_Emerson,

 

The work is scheduled but has not begun development as yet, so I cannot commit to a date. We are certainly keen to get this out as soon as we can.

 

Cheers,

Euan

connormower
Design Dabbler

Hi @EuanGamble ,

 

Is there a planned date to add the lookup formula? We use that in almost all of our forms so it would be difficult for us to start using the new designer until that is released. 

The new designer looks great by the way!

 

Thanks

Connor

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @connormower,

 

It is scheduled to developed soon, but I don't have an ETA as yet. It is definitely a priority, however.

 

Cheers,

Euan

jdblundell
Forms Fledgling

Any new accessibility improvements with the update?

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @jdblundell,

 

We have not specifically built the designer to be accessible but it is something we are certainly discussing internally.


Cheers,

Euan

jdblundell
Forms Fledgling

An accessible designer that meets ATAG standards would be amazing https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/atag/.

But right now, I'd be happy if the front facing forms met WCAG standards with proper labels and focus settings.

I can make some of those fixes on the classic forms but there's no way to fix them on the responsive forms.

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @jdblundell,

 

Few questions:

  1. Is the form used externally to your organisation or internal?
  2. If internal, what accessibility requirements does your organisation need to comply with for internal systems?
  3. Without being too specific, what industry do you work in that requires accessibility?
  4. What software do you use to test an application is accessible? 

Cheers,

Euan

jdblundell
Forms Fledgling

Please see my comments marked with JB

  1. Is the form used externally to your organisation or internal?
    1. JB: We create forms internally and externally.
  2. If internal, what accessibility requirements does your organisation need to comply with for internal systems?
    1. JB: We have a board policy that all digital content must be accessible. Our primary guideline is WCAG 2.0 AA. The ADA laws in the US (Section 504, Section 508, Americans With Disability Act) were initially created to ensure disabled employees are able to do the same job as their peers. In addition, we work with students who may be prospective students (external) or or current students (internal).
  3. Without being too specific, what industry do you work in that requires accessibility?
    1. JB: I personally work in higher ed. But I could also work in the resturant/food industry, grocery/retail industry, government agency, entertainment industry or any others.
  4. What software do you use to test an application is accessible? 
    1. JB: We've had an audit of our content and use a variety of tools for testing, including JAWS screenreader, WebAIM, SiteImprove, Accessibility Insights for Web from Microsoft, Web Developer plugin, Blackboard Ally, ANDI and ARC Toolkit.
AnjaliSharma
Design Dabbler

Any update on the lookup functionality availability on universal forms?  It is a show stopper for us to switch to the new release.

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @AnjaliSharma,

 

I assume you are referring to the Lookup function? If so, I can confirm it is in active development but I dont have a release date as yet.

 

Cheers,

Euan

AnjaliSharma
Design Dabbler

Thanks Euan.  Yes, I am referring to Lookup function as we have to display dynamic instructions based on value obtained from a different list.  I can also not see any option via Rules to dynamically set a checkbox, radiobutton or dropdown value based on a value selected on another control.  Is that also a known limitation or will be planned for a future release?

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @AnjaliSharma,

 

I have recorded a video that shows how to set the value of a checkbox, radio button or drop-down using rules. Hope this is helpful.

 

 

Cheers,

 

louise_rh
Forms Fledgling

I do not see the option for "on form load" in my rules tab. I need to set a user field to display the current user on form load. There is no option to set the default value in the user field. Why am I not seeing the "on form load" rules and can you tell me how to set the default value of the user field in the new responsive designer

 

NewResponsiveDesigner.PNG

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @louise_rh,

 

I have created a video showing off how you could set the default value of a people picker. The 'Default value' property for the people picker is in development at the moment, so this will only be required in the short term. 

 

 

Cheers,
Euan

louise_rh
Forms Fledgling

Thank you @EuanGamble that worked perfectly. Smiley Wink

 

My next question is how come I am unable to change the size of the field. The Shrink and Expand buttons do not work. I have quite a lot of fields on this form so I would need to display multiple fields on the one line.

 

I really like the 'New Reponsive Designer' but I am a bit concerned that it is not mature enough. We are digitising all of our forms. I want each form have a consistent style but having to switch back to the 'Responsive Designer' when the functunality in the New Designer is not available will not be sustainable. 

 

Going forward is it Nintex's plan to only develop on the 'New responsive Designer'?

RaviACC
Canvas Initiate

I do not see the option for "on form input" in my rules tab.

I need to set a list lookup field value based on query string.

I am not getting value option for any of the control under set rule.

 

Nintex Rule issue.png

tmfitz
Design Dabbler

@EuanGamble - how can we either:

a) display a SharePoint list calculated column or

b) create a calculated field on the form

 

I have severage fields that need to be calculated when other fields are entered.  For example, % of ownership * GAV = GAV at Share.

 

If we can't do this I may need to abandon using the new Nintex Repsonsive Designer which is unfortunate because everything else works so nicely.

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @tmfitz,

 

I have created a video show explaining how you could create a calculation within a Nintex Form. Hope this is helpful.

 

We do not support the calculated column from SharePoint in Nintex Forms.

 

 

Cheers,

Euan

tmfitz
Design Dabbler

@EuanGamble - thanks!  This really helped!

jdblundell
Forms Fledgling

Any updates on improving the accessibility of the forms?

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @jdblundell,

 

Accessibility is something we would definitely like to do in the future but nothing to share at this point.

Cheers,

Euan

jdblundell
Forms Fledgling

For the sake of all your government and higher ed customers, I hope it's something on your roadmap in the near future.

connormower
Design Dabbler

Hi @EuanGamble ,

 

Its great to see that what customers are asking for is being reflected in the ongoing updates for the new resposnive designer.

After creating some new forms on the new designer, the main two issues I have that are stopping me from migrating existing forms into the new designer are:

  1. Not having a default attachment control option so that when a form is published in an existing list with attachments it picks up the existing attachments. I have seen a fair few posts asking about this
  2. Repeating section control names not holding true in the XML and being assigned random system names. This means that a) I can't publish the new designer on an existing list with XML as it won't display this existing data because we can't control the control names in the XML and b) we can't use it on task forms that involve repeating sections

Do you know if either of these will be resolved soon?

 

Thanks

Connor

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @connormower,

 

This week we expect to begin rolling out an update to allow you to set a 'Default file upload' control. This will then show all attachments from SharePoint that have not been uploaded through a Nintex File Upload control.

 

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With regard to the repeating section XML, this is part of a broader piece of work. It is something we are aware of and working towards, but do not have a date as yet.

 

Cheers,

Euan

connormower
Design Dabbler

Excellent news @EuanGamble . 

Thanks for the update.

Connor

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @connormower,

 

Nintex New Responsive Forms for Office365 has just been updated. This includes the option to set a 'Default file upload control'.

 

 

 

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Cheers,

Euan

connormower
Design Dabbler

Perfect, thanks Euan.

Connor

amydpp
Forms Fledgling

@EuanGamble 

Hi! I followed your tutorial for filtering. However, this doesn't seem to work if the field you filtering on is a lookup. 

Here is my scenario, client number is metadata, and the next column is Batch Record number which looks up from another list (pulled into the current list through LookUp column). The list it is pulling from also has that client number field. The Batch Record Number should filter according to the Client Number, and does in the previous version of the universal form. But in this version, it doesn't work. Any plans to make this work? 

anneliese
Canvas Initiate

Hello:

Is Nintex for SharePoint 2016 Responsive Forms Designer expected to get the "Set value" rule functionality on a Single Line of Text control, and if so, when?

Thank you.

woutert
Forms Fledgling

Thank for the very good videos @EuanGamble in this topic. But similar to @RaviACC : The rules work great but is it correct hat we cannot set the value of a lookup field? See screenshot from NWO365 New Responsive Designer:

2020-09-16_14-06-09.jpg

I am missing the 'value' option here.

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @woutert,

 

Currently, we do not have the functionality to set controls where their choices are dynamic (List Lookup, Web Request, Data Lookup).

 

Cheers,

Euan

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @Denis_Emerson,

 

Yes row calculation has been released. I show the functionality in my Nintex New Responsive Forms update for February 2021.

Cheers,

Euan

woutert
Forms Fledgling

Good progress. Thanks @Euan. I can see we are moving towards the brilliant data structure model of NWC. Awesome.

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Glad to hear you find the updates useful, @woutert.

 

Cheers,
Euan

markaconwell
Nintex Observer

I am trying to create a web part in SharePoint for Microsoft 365, but I am running into issues. I am not able to include an icon. Also when I try to add the URL to link it to the SharePoint list, the link does not work. I read in one post that the New Responsive Designer does not work with SharePoint web parts. Is this true? If so, what do you recommend as a workaround. I need to deploy the newly created Nintex form to replace our old InfoPath form that is linked to a Nintex workflow. With Microsoft Office’s decision to no longer support InfoPath, our old form is running into issues as our enterprise SharePoint Team makes updates. Thank you in advance for your help.

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @markaconwell,

 

Currently we do not support New Responsive Forms inside the Nintex Web Part. The Nintex Form Web Part only supports Classic or the Old Responsive.

 

We currently do not have an option to embed a New Responsive Form onto a page today.

 

Cheers,
Euan

markaconwell
Nintex Observer

Hi @EuanGamble 

Thank you for the response. Will this be part of a future Nintex update? The main reason I selected Nintex Forms to replace the InfoPath form was because of the potential to use the form with a SharePoint list and to place the web part on our main page. I guess this means I will have to use the Responsive Designer instead, even though the form design is more complicated. Is there another way to launch the New Responsive Designer form from the main SharePoint page, instead of having users go to the list page?

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @markaconwell,

 

Right now it is not on the short term but embedding forms into Office365 is definitely something we are discussing internally.

 

You can use the URL to the form once the form is opened, however it will open in full screen away from the Office365 page.

 

Cheers,

Euan

 

 

alice_oneill
Forms Fledgling

Hi, I'm trying to use the new responsive designer but I've got a couple of problems. I'm not sure if it's just me being a proper numpty (quite possible)  but please can someone advise?

1. Is it possible to move the Submit button to the top of the form rather than the bottom? Or at least outside the "page" layout so that someone can click on it at any point without having to go to the last page.

2. How do you add your own buttons? I cannot see a way to do it.

3. Pages - you can't move through pages other than continuously. For example, if I'm on page 1 but want to look at page 5 then I can't do that without going through pages 2, 3 and 4. 

Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

EuanGamble
Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Hi @alice_oneill,

 

I have created a video to answer you questions. Hope this helps.

 

 

Cheers,
Euan

alice_oneill
Forms Fledgling

Thanks Euan - I'm definitely going to vote on those in uservoice

Alice.