I create an Edit Form on list named Pitch. One of the fields (string) contains a link to an external site. I not only want to display this link at the form but also want to insert a direct link for the user to click. Therefore I use the Insert Link. But to my great surprise ALWAYS the link to the list is added in front of the URL. It looks like this:
Before inserting the link I display for clarity of this message the URL and the Item URL.
When published the form shows a very strange link to my surprise:
That won't work for sure.
But what to do? Or is this a bug?
You can use a workflow constant and insert there the URL. I've tried the same a time ago enter the link with https://.....
Find the constants under >site settings>nintex workflow>Manage worklfow constants.
In the label settings you can choose Workflow constants.
Thanks Florian. Appreciate your answer. This would certainly work for a constant URL. In other words a URL that never changes. This is also as I showed it on my example (www.google.ca) above to keep it simple. But in practice this URL is the result of a user data entry through a form control. This eliminates the option for a workflow constant unfortunately.
You are right : when the URL starts with http:// or https:// Nintex sees it as an absolute URL and doesn't add the link to the list in front of it. I am still not sure if this is a bug or a "undocumented feature" 😉
Any suggestions ?