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Nintex Forms delay the call to Web Request Action url

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I have a field on a Nintex form for Department. This value of for Department is set through js. I then have a second drop down field that I need to populate the option for a rest service. So I added a Web Request Action and the url used by this actions requires the "Department" value. Now this is not working because I think by the time the form loads, the Web Request action fires before the "Department" field is set so it's failing to return the users in a given department.

I do I could just use my own js call to the rest service and set the options myself, but I just want to know if there is a way of getting this to work with the out-of-the-box Web Request Action.

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cju
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Can you get the department using a form variable ?

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No sure I follow Caroline but it seems I don't have the forms variable on the action itself to pick from, see screenshot:

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cju
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You're right, sorry I thought you could pick a form variable.

I think that what you'd like to do will be possible with the next version of Nintex Forms Enterprise.

In the meantime, you can perform your web request call in javascript...

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Ok thanks!

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Hi, Jason, did Caroline Jung​'s java suggestion solve your problem? 

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Yes, the answer did confirm that I can't achieve what I wanted to achieve in this scenario using the Nintex Web Request Action. As I said in my post, I knew I could use my own custom js rest call. So there some room for improvements in the new version as Caroline mentioned.

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Thank you, Jason!  There's always room for improvement, very true. You may already be aware, but if you'd like to suggest features, you can visit @Customer Feedback for Nintex to tell our developers about them. You can also add your voice to suggestions that are already made so our devs know when a lot of people would love a certain feature.  All the best! Frank

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cju
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Hi Jason,

Good news, you can now do what you'd like to do with the new version of Nintex Forms Enterprise :

Nintex Forms Enterprise - SQL Request and Web Service Request enhancement

Have a nice day,

Caroline

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jessewilker
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Hey Caroline Jung​ -- Would you know how to avoid having the Web Request Control query when the form loads? I only want it to query when a named control is populated which I have working. However, all of my Controls fire before adding data. What happens is the first entry into the text field takes forever for the Web call.

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