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plamping
Nintex Newbie

Get Repeating Section data in new responsiver designer

There are several posts here about using Nintex Workflow to get data from a Nintex Form repeating section.  The trick is to create a list column of multi-line text and set your Repeating Section control's "Connected to" setting to that multi-line column, and Workflow can parse the XML output stored in that column.

 

Well, I noticed something different in the new responsive designer.  Normally when you add a control into the repeating section, you can name the control and that name will be used in the XML output, so you can set your XPath query to //<controllname>.

 

In the new responsive designer, the XML output uses random numbers instead of the name you gave the control.  Thus the XML looks like this,

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><RepeaterData><Version>1.0</Version><Items><Item><_d1c6bb8c4ea50881a5b6e43e1e6ca973 type="System.String">user input here</_d1c6bb8c4ea50881a5b6e43e1e6ca973> etc

 

Therefore, to get the data I had to set my XPath query to

//_d1c6bb8c4ea50881a5b6e43e1e6ca973

 

Hope this helps someone.

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Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Re: Get Repeating Section data in new responsiver designer

HI,

New Responsive forms are still being developed and features are being added at a rapid pace.

Repeating sections were not even in the first release.

I tested the issue you are facing and you are correct that this is the current functionality.

 

@EuanGamble will this functonality change in the future so that it behaves like Repeating Section output in Responsive and Classic Forms?

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Nintex Employee
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Re: Get Repeating Section data in new responsiver designer

Hi @SimonMuntz  and @plamping,

 

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I will speak with the development team regarding this.

 

Cheers,
Euan

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FranckGarcia
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Re: Get Repeating Section data in new responsiver designer

Hi Euan,

Any news regarding this issue? I've tried this week and the XML is still containing strange codes instead of the field names. I could use these codes but I wonder if they won't be changed if I move the application to production...

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,

Franck

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Nintex Employee
Nintex Employee

Re: Get Repeating Section data in new responsiver designer

Hi Franck,

 

I have been discussing this with the team and it is a complex piece of work. It is certainly something we plan to do, but we do not have an ETA at this point.

 

Cheers,

Euan

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