As soon as I open up a calendar event form in Nintex the "All Day Event" field is missing. And this is before I've even touched any fields. Does anyone know where it went or how to get it back? - Thanks.
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I believe that is a hidden field in based on the event content type. This isn't an issue with the form, but the functionality of SharePoint.
What are you attempting to do with the field?
I wasn't really trying to do anything with that field in particular. I just wanted it to remain there and not disappear - It's a handy field for calendar events. The main reason I started tweaking the SharePoint 2013 OOB calendar event form in Nintex in the first place was I was trying to set the 'Description' field to be visible to just a select audience but otherwise, wanted otherwise wanted everything else to remain as it was & visible.
Here's my experience with the All Day Event in Nintex development.
Environment: SharePoint 2010 - Workflow 220.127.116.11 - Forms - 18.104.22.168
End Result: Because of this limitation I don't use Forms/Workflows for a calendar where I need to manage the All Day Event. Go to Customer Feedback for Nintex and search for the all day event - it's been discussed.http://
In the case that you choose to create a new event based on the newly created "All Day Event?" column
(note the question mark, since SharePoint won't let you create duplicate column in this list)
This introduces a new problem...if the end user configures a recurring event; and you are using workflow to create a new event (from the original); how can you recreate the same recurrence pattern - since it also is not a column referable from the workflow?
Scott, I have not tried that specifically for creating a new event based off another one, but I assume you could copy the item and then modify some of the metadata. You care correct that reocurrence is not captured by the workflow action and is difficult to repeat.
Copying would be a good option - except the issue still remains that:
Since it was not created as an "All Day Event" and I cannot modify the "All Day Event" field/ setting on the calendar entry, the only option is to create a new calendar entry with all the existing fields.
Then when I create it new - I CAN set the "All Day Event" field, but now the issue of recurrence...which is not possible OOTB.
I found the following workaround:
Hope this will help someone
I'm somewhat new to Nintex and can't get any of the All Day Event solutions to work. I have tried using the Yes/No column creation, Create Item in the workflow, but none of it works. One of our senior admins said that if I use a site workflow, I can see/use the All Day Event column...but he went thru it so quickly, and I don't understand how to apply a site workflow at the list level. I know I'm mixing a few issue here and much of it is because of my inexperience.
But can someone please help me??? Many of these solutions are several years old. Has Nintex fixed this issue for 2020? How can I add an All Day Event to a SharePoint calendar without having to write lines of code or use rest APIs????