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Beginner Javascript and Nintex Forms

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All,

Where can I learn about javascript  and then how and where it all fits into my nintex forms?

I'm a total beginner with javascript. I've got some code - which hopefully will do a job for me, but don't know where it's meant to go, is it complete, how it is meant to run, how it could be expanded.

I notice many forum posts refer to javascript, yet it's as if you're already meant to know how it works, and what goes where.

Thanks

Andrew

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Re: Beginner Javascript and Nintex Forms

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You can start JS learning from here JavaScript Tutorial.

'Nintex Forms' can run 'JavaScript' code directly without any JS reference files (unlike html pages) for all JavaScript basic operations.

You can add your JS code in 'Settings' page.

In 'Settings' page there is a 'Custom JavaScript' tab will be there, you can put all your code here.

All the best..Start your JS coding.

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Re: Beginner Javascript and Nintex Forms

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it's as if you're already meant to know how it works, and what goes where

you're moreless right, but note that javascript is independent of nintex. nintex just utilises it, just like eg. HTML.

in fact, javascript is more about browsers capabilities then about nintex itself. nintex (fortunately) just provides a way you can include your custom javascript into forms to extend its functionality, but the code is run by browser not by nintex.

You can find plenty of resources on javascript learning, either online or paid courses.

however, I'm not aware of one that would focus on javascript+nintex. but I'm quite sure, once you get familiar with javascript, you will quickly understand how to integrate it with nintex.

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Re: Beginner Javascript and Nintex Forms

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Thanks, all, I'll have to start learing and playing.

Just a little tricky when I need to use it now

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Re: Beginner Javascript and Nintex Forms

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A pretty decent place to start learning JS

https://www.codecademy.com/learn

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Re: Beginner Javascript and Nintex Forms

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Thanks or the above. Yet here's the thing:

If Nintex forms can run javascript

What is NWF$ ?

When do I need to add this or not.

See my challenge?

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Re: Beginner Javascript and Nintex Forms

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Thanks, I've used codeacademy in the past. I've got over the basics of JS with them, yet I think I need to revisit it, almost in 1 sitting. I was a bit here an there when I first went over it. Maybe I'll take a look at at Lynda.com.  Like them too or udemy

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Re: Beginner Javascript and Nintex Forms

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NWF$ is how you reference a control in a Nintex form. Under each control you'll find the following settings in "Advanced"

You can name your control as a variable which you can then reference in your Javascript.

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Re: Beginner Javascript and Nintex Forms

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Agree, it's definitely worthwhile revisiting and then applying the learning straight away. If you don't use it, you'll lose it...the knowledge that is!

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Re: Beginner Javascript and Nintex Forms

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NWF$ is an alias for jQuery library for the most part. You can refer to documentation at docs.jquery.com.

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