I'm using Nintex for O365 and trying to find a way to get around the fact that we no longer have access to triggering workflows from menu items.
In one case, I have a calculated column which creates a button that sends people to a Start Form - that's all well and fine.
In this other case, I want to create a calculated column button, that, on that ONE click, will trigger the workflow to grab: the logged in user, and the ID that they clicked on. Honestly, I could either trigger a workflow to do this, or just have whatever other wizardry to update ONE status field.
Any thoughts on how to do this?
I have no idea how to find someone through the "@" in this platform, but, Andrew Glasser originally gave me this article to take a peek at - it's a good'un, but I'm lost on how to apply it to my specific need.
Thanks for any thoughts you have!
@rhia one thought would be to create a site workflow (component) and use the API call to start it from a link. This also gives you the setting to grab the initiators information automatically as part of the workflow process.
Hey @eharris04 - I'm trying this out, in two different tenants, and am unable to trigger the workflow by hitting the end point manually or from a link. (Pasting the URL with the token into the address bar, pressing "go".) I just get a bunch of JSON, and the workflow doesn't actually run. All I've put in as a test is an email to myself. Should I need to pass parameters to it if there are no variables and it's only a simple action like an email?
@rhia I'm having a similar issue. I want to launch the workflow from a formatted column in SharePoint like the example you provided and the Microstoft link on that blog about launching a Flow but when I try to work on a JSON script I can't seem to figure it out. I contacted support and they say they can't support custom code so I am out of luck. I have searched the web high and low and found almost nothing.