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How to use REST API GetItems POST query in Nintex Forms for O365?

Hi All,


We are using SharePoint Online with Nintex Forms O365. We are trying to query a SharePoint List from the host web from Nintex Forms O365 but is facing difficulty.


We are using REST API POST query because of a calculated field. Currently, we are facing difficulty  using it because Nintex Forms is located in a separate App Web, resulting in an Access Denied (403) error when trying to access the Host Web URL.


    var hostweburl = decodeURIComponent(getQueryStringParameter("SPHostUrl"));
    var appweburl = decodeURIComponent(getQueryStringParameter("SPAppWebUrl"));  
    var viewXml = "<Query><Where><And><And><Geq><FieldRef Name='EndDate_Adjusted' /><Value Type='DateTime'>" + str_startdate + "</Value></Geq><Leq><FieldRef Name='StartDate_Adjusted' /><Value Type='DateTime'>" + str_enddate + "</Value></Leq></And><Eq><FieldRef Name='Workflow_x0020_Status' /><Value Type='Text'>Blocked</Value></Eq></And></Where></Query>";      
    var queryPayload = {
        'query': {
            '__metadata': { 'type': 'SP.CamlQuery' },
            'ViewXml': viewXml

    var url = appweburl + "/_api/SP.AppContextSite(@target)/web/lists/GetByTitle('Booking Requests')/getitems?@target='" + hostweburl + "'";
    var executor = new SP.RequestExecutor(appweburl);
            url: url,
            method: "POST",
            body: JSON.stringify(queryPayload),
            headers: {
                "Accept": "application/json; odata=verbose",
                "content-type": "application/json; odata=verbose",
                "X-RequestDigest": NWF$("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val()
            success: function (data) {
                var jsonobj = JSON.parse(data.body);
                var results = jsonobj.d.results;
                for (var i = 0; i < results.length; i++){
                    blocked.push({ID: results[i].ID});   
            error: function (data) {

We cannot use GET request because EndDate_Adjusted and StartDate_Adjusted are calculated fields, which $filter does not support.


We cannot get / fill-in the correct RequestDigest because querying /api/_contextinfo would also need a POST query, which results in Access Denied as well.


What are the options that we can use / do in order to use REST API POST query?


Thank you

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Re: How to use REST API GetItems POST query in Nintex Forms for O365?

I see what you are trying to do, but why? What are you trying to get items on a form?


You can use list lookup control, a prepopulated dropdown control, or javascript. But again its difficult to help without know what you're really after. 

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Re: How to use REST API GetItems POST query in Nintex Forms for O365?

We are doing a custom display and post processing of the items. 

We have solved it by using JSOM instead of REST.

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