First let me start with I have reviewed this post https://community.nintex.com/t5/Nintex-for-Office-365/whats-the-optional-one-for-quot-Request-data-q... on how you can create a new content type associated to the Workflow Task list. My problem with that is there is no way of storing input from that work-around into a variable in the current workflow.
I what to be able to assign a user a task action a get them to input information that directs the path of the workflow by storing that user's input in variables.
Am I missing something or am I making this far to complicated? I'm in the process of moving from on-prem to o365...
Thanks for any suggestions.
We implemented couple of similar processes, its not that complicated.
For Request review / data, you can follow below steps,
your solution of using an Assign task action, then hiding the task outcome options with a default value worked for me.
In my case I changed approved to Completed and set Completed as the default outcome.
I often used the request data action in nintex for sharepoint to assign a to do task that a person needed to complete an action rather than make a decision.
This has worked for me.