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What on-premises actions are supported in SharePoint Online?

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What is the comparison of workflow actions between Nintex for SharePoint On-Prem and Nintex for Office 365?

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Actions which map to an equivalent in O365 (note: not all parameters will have an equivalent so actions may not map directly) 

 

On Prem

O365 

Action set 

Action set 

Add user to AD group 

Office 365 add user to security group 

Assign Flexi task 

Start a task process 

Assign to-do task 

Assign a task 

Build string 

Build string 

Calculate date 

Add time to date 

Change state 

Set next state 

Check in item 

Check in item 

Check out item 

Check out item 

Collection operation 

Add item to collection 

Collection operation 

Check if item exists in collection 

Collection operation 

Count items in collection 

Collection operation 

Get item from collection 

Collection operation 

Join items in collection 

Collection operation 

Remove duplicates from collection 

Collection operation 

Remove item from collection 

Collection operation 

Remove last item from collection 

Collection operation 

Remove value from collection 

Collection operation 

Sort items in collection 

Convert Value 

Convert Value 

Copy item 

Copy document 

Create AD user 

Office 365 create user 

Create item 

Create list item 

Create item in another site 

Create list item or document set 

Create site 

Office 365 create site 

Create site collection 

Office 365 create site collection 

Decommission site collection 

Office 365 delete site collection 

Delete drafts 

Office 365 delete drafts 

Delete item 

Delete item 

Delete multiple items 

Office 365 delete items 

Delete previous versions 

Office 365 delete previous versions 

Delete site 

Office 365 delete site 

Discard Check out 

Discard Check out item 

Document generation 

Document generation 

End workflow 

Terminate Current workflow 

Filter 

Filter 

For each 

For each 

Log in History List 

Log to History List 

Loop 

Loop with Condition 

Math Operation 

Do Calculation 

Pause for 

Pause for duration 

Pause Until 

Pause until date 

Query List 

Query List 

Regular Expression 

Regular Expression 

Remove user from AD group 

Office 365 remove user from security

group 

Run if 

Run if 

Run Parallel Actions    

Parallel Block 

Send document set to repository 

Office 365 send document set to

repository 

Send document to repository 

Office 365 send document to repository 

Send Notification    

Send an Email 

Set a Condition    

Conditional Branch 

Set approval status 

Office 365 set approval status 

Set document set approval status 

Office 365 set document set approval

status 

Set Field Value    

Set Field in Current Item 

Set item permissions 

Office 365 update item permissions 

Set Variable    

Set Workflow Variable 

Set Workflow Status    

Set Workflow Status 

Start workflow 

Start workflow 

State Machine    

State Machine 

Switch 

Switch 

Terminate workflow 

Terminate current workflow 

Update Item    

Update List Item 

Update multiple items 

Office 365 update items 

Wait for item update    

Wait for Field Change in Current Item 

 

 

Actions available for mapping with caveat: these actions will map if AD and/or Exchange have been migrated to online 

 

On Prem 

O365 

Decommission AD user 

Azure AD disable/enable user 

Update AD user 

Azure AD Update user 

Create appointment 

Exchange online create calendar item 

Create task 

Start a task process/Assign a task/Exchange online

create task 

Get meeting suggestions 

Exchange online get meeting suggestions 

 

 

On-Prem actions without an equivalent O365 action 

 

On Prem  Potential Alternatives
Capture document set version   
Convert document 

Can be replicated with the Document

Generation action.

Copy to file share 

Most file shares have been deprecated and

replaced by online File Storage systems like 

Box, Google Drive, or OneDrive.

Copy to SharePoint 

Can be replicated with the Office 365

Upload File action.

Create list 

Can be accomplished with the Call HTTP

Web Request action.

Declare as record   
Read document   
Submit record   
Undeclare as record   
Update document 

Can be replicated with the Document

Generation action.

Commit Pending Changes

Has been deprecated due to using the

Workflow Manager workflow engine

which is much better at batch processing

workflow actions.

Retrieve data 

Can be replaced with the new task actions

and a custom content type.

Store data   
Wait for check out status change   
Compile audience    
Create AD group 

Can be replicated with Web Services

and the new Graph API.

Create audience   
Delete AD group   
Delete audience   
Enable lync/OCS 

Has been deprecated due to Skype for

Business licenses being applied with

new Office 365 users.

Provision user in exchange   
Update user profile 

Has been replaced with the Azure AD

update user.

Complete workflow task   
Delegate workflow task 

Can be replicated using slightly updated

workflow logic around task actions.

Request approval 

Can be replaced with the new task actions

and a custom content type.

Request data 

Can be replaced with the new task actions

and a custom content type.

Request review 

Can be replaced with the new task actions

and a custom content type.

Task reminder  Has been built into the new task actions.

 

 

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